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Previous years' opinions
This year's opinions
|2018 ME 27||Frederick Olson et al. v. Town of Yarmouth et al.||February 22, 2018|
|2018 ME 26||State of Maine v. Eric Nobles||February 13, 2018|
|2018 ME 25||Melanie G. Boyd v. Edward W. Manter||February 13, 2018|
|2018 ME 24||Victor S. Urrutia v. Interstate Brands International et al.||February 8, 2018|
|2018 ME 23||Stacy B. (Greenleaf) Mooar v. Terry L. Greenleaf||February 6, 2018|
|2018 ME 22||State of Maine v. Abdi A. Hassan||February 6, 2018|
|2018 ME 21||State of Maine v. Betty L. French||February 6, 2018|
|2018 ME 20||In re Corey T.||February 1, 2018|
|2018 ME 19||Adoption of Paisley||January 30, 2018|
|2018 ME 18||In the Matter of Robert M.A. Nadeau||January 25, 2018|
|2018 ME 17||State of Maine v. Macie N. Jones||January 25, 2018|
|2018 ME 16||State of Maine v. Arder Prinkleton||January 25, 2018|
|2018 ME 15||State of Maine v. Douglas Annis
Revised February 1, 2018 (Errata sheet)
|January 25, 2018|
|2018 ME 14||State of Maine v. Daniel L. Chase||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 13||In re Meena H. et al.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 12||In re Asanah S.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 11||In re Zarianna C. et al.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 10||Euphrem Manirakiza et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 9||In re James C.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 8||In re Emma S.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 7||In re Emma C.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 6||In re Dante C. et al.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 5||State of Maine v. Foster Bates||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 4||In re Aurora M. et al.||January 23, 2018|
|2018 ME 3||State of Maine v. Dylan Fulton||January 18, 2018|
|2018 ME 2||In re Ballot Dispute in Election of Town of Winslow District 3 Town Councilor||January 11, 2018|
|2018 ME 1||Estate of Stephen E. Libby||January 9, 2018|