Paper Streets – Again! A Window that Closes September 29, 2017

Maine municipalities face another deadline for action to preserve their rights to accept the incipient dedication of undeveloped streets in “ancient” subdivisions recorded before September 29, 1987. A statute enacted in 1987, 23 MRS § 3032, provided that paper streets in such subdivisions are deemed vacated unless the municipality constructed or used and accepted theRead More

One Member’s Bias Can Taint a Government Vote

Maine Law Court Issues an Important Employment Discrimination Case In Walsh v. Town of Millinocket, 2011 ME 99, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Alexander, J.) held that the discriminatory animus of one member of the board of selectmen was sufficient to permit the jury to find that the town had retaliated against its former recreationRead More