Is Maine’s Criminal Justice System Corrupt?

A review of the book Human Sacrifice by James P. Moore By Peter Clifford James P. Moore’s Human Sacrifice is an absorbing and challenging book about a sensational murder case, State of Maine v. Dennis Dechaine. Like any good story, Moore’s book is about more than one individual. It is a book challenging the very…

Current Issues in Litigation: Electronic Discovery

Electronic Discovery is coming soon to a courthouse near you, just in time for the holidays. So, chug another eggnog, finish off the last of the office’s secret chocolate stash, and let’s get started! In many respects, the development of e-discovery is yet another step away from the mythical “golden age” of trial practice –…

Foreclosure Defense in Maine, Part 3

M.A.S.H. –Maine’s Foreclosure Defense Force: Part 3 [Author’s Note: This is the last of an interminable series on foreclosure defense law. As we observed last time, the world, she’s a turnin’ quick, but the real estate market is still stuck in the muck.] Before we start on Part 3 of this series, let’s once again…

Foreclosure Defense in Maine, Part 2

M.A.S.H. –Maine’s Foreclosure Defense Force: Part 2 By Peter Clifford The world, she’s a turnin’ quick. Unfortunately, the real estate market is still stuck in the muck, spinning its shoddy wheels. It’s time for Maine attorneys to push the proverbial ox cart out of the proverbial mud. Its time for us to buck up, start…

Foreclosure Defense in Maine

NOte: This blog post contains an article I wrote for Maine Lawyers Review, published in the MLR July 2009 edition. M.A.S.H. –Maine’s Foreclosure Defense Force: Part 1 By Peter Clifford “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” Karl Marx Lawyers…