Maine’s Anti-SLAPP Statute: A Tool for Litigators

By: J.D. Hadiaris   Defending a claim for defamation, libel, or abusive litigation (i.e., malicious prosecution or abuse of process) can be difficult and time consuming.  Even when the plaintiff’s claim is weak and the damages small, these cases often require substantial discovery practice before a motion for summary judgment can be filed.  Factual disputes can… Read more »

Health Record Audit Trails: How Useful is the Metadata that is Associated with a Patient’s Health Record?

By Jennifer A.W. Rush, Esq.   Gone are the days when your doctor carried a manila folder into the exam room with her, shuffling through it to find the last office visit note or your current list of medications.  Paper charts have been replaced by electronic health records, or “EHRs,” which are now in wide use… Read more »

What’s In a Name? – A Practical Lesson On Name Selection

By Darya I. Haag When a local credit union decided to launch its mobile banking program a couple of years ago, the question “How should we name it?” was on the staff members’ to-do list.  The decision was made in favor of a catchy phrase that drew a strong association with the credit union’s new… Read more »