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Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland. Our lawyers offer sophisticated legal expertise that emphasizes responsive client service.

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Municipal manager searches continue in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland

Cape Elizabeth received 38 applications from candidates interested in replacing longtime Town Manager Mike McGovern, who retires at the end of December. The Town Council is scheduled to interview six semifinalists during executive sessions on Dec. 13 and 14, said Don Gerrish of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, the firm assisting with the search. Advertised nationally, […]

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Eaton Peabody Moving to Larger Space in Portland

Portland, Maine – Nearly four years after the opening of its Portland office, the law firm of Eaton Peabody has leased larger space at 100 Middle Street, Portland. Currently, Eaton Peabody’s office is at One Portland Square. Eaton Peabody has experienced close to 300% growth in its Portland office and a 30% growth in its […]

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Trademark Office Fee Changes for 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it is changing a number of the trademark filing fees effective January 1, 2017. The fee for filing an application through the electronic system at the Trademark Office website, which is one of the most commonly paid fees, will be increased from $325.00 per class currently […]

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Darling’s Prevails in Ten-Year Litigation Against Ford Motor Company

After 10 years of litigation, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously determined that Ford Motor Company is required to pay Darling’s, a long-time Eaton Peabody client and Ford dealer, the damages Darling’s has incurred from April 1, 2005 to the present as a result of Ford’s unilateral decision to modify Darling’s franchise in violation of […]

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Woodford v. RSU 38 and Laura Reville

A Readfield couple is suing the Maranacook school district and Laura Reville, a fifth-grade teacher at Readfield Elementary School, charging that Reville placed a bag over their daughter’s head four times during class last year, in an act aimed at humiliating and embarrassing her. The complaint by Michelle and Adam Woodford on behalf of their […]

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Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule Implementation

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the implementation of the new overtime rule which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.  This means that the injunction will halt enforcement of the rule until the government is successful in winning an order from an appeals court lifting the injunction. […]

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