We are off for the holidays, and so end the year with a quick review of recent decisions from the Law Court and First Circuit. Thanks to all for reading and for the feedback received in 2017. A surprising number of folks seem interested in reading about Maine law – we had 400 readers on a recent blog entry. Remember, a subscription makes a lovely present (it’s free! Just press a button!) I look forward to the another year of reporting what’s doing in the Maine appellate world.
In a recent blog we noted two recent First Circuit decisions, one affirming rejection of an appeal because of a blown deadline, and another reversing denial of a motion to vacate a dismissal of a suit for not showing up at a motion hearing. (Here are a couple recent rulings from the First Circuit that piqued our interest) The difference in the results, the later decision said,