Supreme Court Oral Argument Schedule & Summaries

Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Sitting as the Law Court

Caution: This schedule is subject to change. The case synopses are prepared for the convenience of the public and are not to be construed as statements of the court.

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April 2017 Session

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland
  8:30 a.m.   WCB-16-204   Michael F. Bailey v. City of Lewiston et al.

Attorneys: Benjamin DeTroy, John H. King, Jr., James J. MacAdam, Nathan A. Jury, Donald M. Murphy

Summary to be announced

  9:20 a.m.   Cum-16-305   Timothy A. Davison et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company et al.

Attorneys: Jeffrey T. Edwards, Timothy D. Connolly, Martica S. Douglas, James D. Poliquin, Jonathan W. Brogan,
John S. Whitman

Summary to be announced

  10:10 a.m.   PUC-16-353   Conservation Law Foundation v. Public Utilities Commission et al.

Attorneys: Emily K. Green, Sean Mahoney, Greg Cunningham, Christopher C. Taub, Amy B. Mills, M. Tannenbaum,
Catherine R. Connors, Liam J. Paskvan, Patrick Taylor

Summary to be announced

  11:00 a.m.   PUC-16-398   Enhanced Communications of Northern New England, Inc. v. Public Utilities Commission et al.

Attorneys: Sean M. Galvin, Catherine R. Connors, Elizabeth J. Wyman, Robert A. Creamer, Jordan D. McColman,
Mitchell M. Tannenbaum

Summary to be announced

  1:30 p.m.   BCD-16-419   Alan Miller v. Steve N. Miller et al.

Attorneys: William H. Welte, Christopher K. MacLean

Summary to be announced

  2:20 p.m.   Aro-16-411   State of Maine v. Dale E. Blier

Attorneys: Todd R. Collins, Neil J. Prendergast

Summary to be announced


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland
  9:00 a.m.   Cum-16-312   Arthur Murdock v. Martin Thorne et al.

Attorneys: Philip P. Mancini, Michael T. Devine, Thomas A. Knowlton, Elizabeth A. Germani

Summary to be announced

  9:50 a.m.   Cum-16-408   Matthew J. Wallace et al. v. Twin Pines Construction, Inc., et al.

Attorneys: Steven D. Silin, Robert H. Furbish, Michael F. Vaillancourt, J. William Druary, Jr.

Summary to be announced

  10:40 a.m.   Cum-16-415   Victoria Goodwill et al. v. Brian Beaulieu Jr.

Attorneys: David J. Van Dyke, Peter M. McGee

Summary to be announced

  11:30 a.m.   Han-16-378   State of Maine v. Benjamin H. Hodgdon II

Attorneys: Toff Toffolon, Rory McNamara

Summary to be announced

  1:30 p.m.   Ken-16-342   Stephen Doane v. Department of Health and Human Services

Attorneys: Christopher C. Taintor, Thomas C. Bradley

Summary to be announced

  2:20 p.m.   Han-16-414   Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC v. Max A. Bickford

Attorneys: Katherine Audet, Erica Veaxy, Thomas A. Cox, Linda Conti

Summary to be announced

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Capital Judicial Center, Augusta
  8:30 a.m.   OJ-17-1   In the Matter of Request for Opinion of the Justices

See the informational page on this matter for details.

  9:50 a.m.   Cum-16-405   Gary D. MacDonald v. Patricia L. MacDonald

Attorneys: Michael J. Donlan, Taylor R. Neff, Thomas F. Hallett

Summary to be announced

  10:40 a.m.   Pen-16-395   State of Maine v. Jacob L.

Attorneys: Tracy Collins, Benjamin Fowler

Summary to be announced

  11:30 a.m.   Ken-16-402   State of Maine v. Ryan Turner

Attorneys: Francis Griffin, Scott F. Hess

Summary to be announced

  1:30 p.m.   Ken-16-350   State of Maine v. Justin E. Pillsbury

Attorneys: Donald W. Macomber, Stephen C. Smith, Caleb J. Gannon

Summary to be announced

  2:20 p.m.   Aro-16-351   State of Maine v. Jesse P. Marquis

Attorneys: Lara M. Nomani, Jeremy Pratt

Summary to be announced