How Do I Take The Deposition Of A Witness In Maine For Use In A Case Pending In A Different State?

The Maine Rules of Civil Procedure make it easy to depose witnesses in Maine for use in a civil case pending in a foreign jurisdiction. Rule 30(h) sets forth the process.  Out-of-state counsel must retain local counsel in Maine to assist, but from there the process is relatively straightforward.  First, local counsel will submit anRead More

Is your settlement taxable?

Are The Proceeds Of Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

A common question plaintiffs ask is whether they are required to pay taxes on the money they receive to settle a claim for personal injuries. The answer is generally no, and the reason for the rule is relatively simple.  The IRS does not count compensation for personal physical injuries or physical sickness as income. LookRead More