Commercial Litigation

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Braden M. Clement
Amy Dieterich
Ronald P. Lebel
Jordan Payne Hay
Theodore Small 

Has a business partner taken advantage of your trust?
Has a former employee sued you alleging you failed to accommodate a disability?
Has a construction project gone bad?

The experienced commercial litigation attorneys at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott can help.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is AV rated by the oldest attorney rating service in the country, Martindale Hubbell®.  Our experienced litigation attorneys are in Court regularly defending and prosecuting claims for our clients.  Our experience includes the full spectrum of commercial litigation.

Business Torts are private wrongs done to a business.  Business torts include, among others:

  • Embezzlement
  • Slander
  • Restraint of trade
  • Anti-trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Violation of intellectual property rights

The experienced commercial litigation attorneys at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have decades of experience handling business torts.

Insurance is a part of every business today, whether it is worker's compensation insurance, liability insurance, or property insurance.  Insurance policies are complex and difficult to read.  Insurance is like no other product a business buys, it is a future promise.  Unlike buying a piece of equipment, you cannot look it over carefully to understand what you are buying beforehand.  When a problem arises, it feels like you are at the mercy of the insurer.  Maine imposes certain special obligations on insurers, including handling claims fairly.  Let the experienced insurance litigation attorneys at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott help.

One of the fastest areas of litigation is the area of Employee's Civil Rights.  Many people think that if they treat their employees fairly, and do not discriminate, that is enough.  It is not.  For example, in the area of disability, treating the employee the same as others is a violation of the law.  Employers must make reasonable accommodations, provide special treatment.  This is a complex and developing area of the law.  The commercial litigation attorneys at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott are experienced at labor and employment litigation.

Whether it is a business tort, insurance, employee rights or other business litigation, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has been representing Maine businesses in the Courts of the State of Maine for more than one hundred years.

If you have questions about a dispute, call us for a free consultation today at 800-639-7026.