For those of us who enjoy Maine history, the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College are a valuable resource (www.digilib.bates.edu). As you probably guessed, the oral histories in the archives trace the legendary career of Senator Ed Muskie, who was also a former Governor, Vice Presidential candidate and Secretary of State. But for his…Details
On August 19, 2009, Peter Clifford obtained a judgment from the US District Court, for $2.2 million, for a client involved in a workplace accident. Click here to read the decision.
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…Details
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 –…Details
Judge M. Margaret McKeown, of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has a dual reputation as both a brilliant legal scholar and a great storyteller. During her keynote address at the recent Federal Bar Conference, she readily displayed both talents as she discussed social networking. One of the highlights of her talk…Details
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…Details
On February 17, 2012, Peter Clifford obtained a judgment from the US District Court, for $100,000, for a client involved in an accident at the post office. Click here to read the decision.
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…Details
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…Details
When I came to see Jim I was in a desperate frame of mind, at my wits end trying to deal with Maine Unemployment System. All I could see were the apparent road blocks they were placing between me and my benefits due. Jim provided a sympathetic ear and quickly filtered from my story the…Details