Though plaintiffs in two recent court cases in Maine received large awards, Sumn
Though plaintiffs in two recent court cases in Maine received large awards, Sumner Lipman, an Augusta attorney, does not believe they signal a trend. Statistically, Lipman notes, Maine is the third least litigious state in the nation, and its verdicts are among the lowest. With references to a recent sexual discrimination case against U-Haul International tried in Bangor's U.S. District Court, which awarded the plaintiff $640,000, and a case brought against Portland landlord Joseph Soley in Portland's Cumberland County Superior Court, which awarded four plaintiffs $1.5 million. Also with comments by Judy Potter, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law.
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Haskell, Meg, "Though plaintiffs in two recent court cases in Maine received large awards, Sumn" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3674.