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Maine House speaker sues governor over loss of school job

Maine House speaker sues governor over loss of school job

| July 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic House Speaker has sued Republican Gov. Paul LePage after the governor threatened to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get him removed from the top job there. Mark Eves said in the federal lawsuit filed Thursday that LePage violated Eves’ First Amendment rights by pressuring the […]

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Psychiatric Worker Sues Over Attack While Pregnant

Psychiatric Worker Sues Over Attack While Pregnant

| May 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A mental health worker at a Maine psychiatric center says the state failed to protect her when she was repeatedly stabbed in the hand and face by a patient while she was pregnant. The Portland Press Herald reports Jamie Hill-Spotswood filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Hill-Spotswood says […]

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Fairgrounds Accident

Fairgrounds Accident

| April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – An Oakland man injured by a malfunctioning starting gate during a harness race at the Windsor Fairgrounds in 2010 has filed a lawsuit after efforts to reach an out-of-court settlement failed. Christopher Charrier filed suit last week in Kennebec County Superior Court. The suit says the 43-year-old Charrier was one of […]

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Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley. A subcontractor hired to install the pipeline for the $350 million Summit Natural Gas Inc. project is suing the contractor as well as an insurance company. Ursa Major Underground Inc. is […]

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Maine CDC Investigation

Maine CDC Investigation

| December 12, 2013

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A government oversight report says that Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials ordered staff to destroy documents regarding grants for health programs. The Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability report presented to lawmakers Thursday says that MCDC developed some documents in response to open-records requests because “relevant […]

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