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Previous years' opinions
This year's opinions
|2019 ME 42||Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB v. Matthew J. Needham et al.||March 14, 2019|
|2019 ME 41||State of Maine v. David T. Brown||March 14, 2019|
|2019 ME 40||John C. McGarvey v. Susan L. McGarvey||March 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 39||In re Child of Amanda H.||March 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 38||Robbie M. Nason v. Timothy Pruchnic et al.||March 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 37||State of Maine v. John M. Burbank||March 7, 2019|
|2019 ME 36||Daniel R. Lawson v. Debby Willis||March 7, 2019|
|2019 ME 35||State of Maine v. Robert Hansley||March 5, 2019|
|2019 ME 34||In re Children of Tiyonie R.||March 5, 2019|
|2019 ME 33||State of Maine v. Arthur J. Jones||March 5, 2019|
|2019 ME 32||Donald G. Durkin v. Joyce L. Durkin||March 5, 2019|
|2019 ME 31||In re Children of Christopher S.||February 28, 2019|
|2019 ME 30||State of Maine v. Jeffrey A. Cookson||February 26, 2019|
|2019 ME 29||Daniel Raposa Jr. et al. v. Town of York et al.||February 26, 2019|
|2019 ME 28||State of Maine v. Philip S. Fournier||February 21, 2019|
|2019 ME 27||Jacob Berry v. Mainstream Finance||February 21, 2019|
|2019 ME 26||Hearts with Haiti, Inc., et al. v. Paul Kendrick||February 21, 2019|
|2019 ME 25||Petition of Edwin R. Jonas III for Reinstatement to the Bar of the State of Maine||February 14, 2019|
|2019 ME 24||Adoption of Riahleigh M.
Adoption of MyAnnah D.
|February 14, 2019|
|2019 ME 23||In re Patricia S.||February 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 22||Adoption of Ivan M.||February 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 21||Marcel Dubois et al. v. Town of Arundel et al.||February 12, 2019|
|2019 ME 20||In re Children of Travis G.||February 5, 2019|