Attorneys Valerie Wicks and Carol Garvan win landmark case on behalf of female psychologist earning half the rate of males at Acadia Hospital

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker ruled Tuesday that Northern Light Acadia Hospital violated the Maine Equal Pay Act by paying Dr. Clare Mundell less than her male colleagues for comparable work. Per the ruling, the hospital now owes her triple damages for lost wages, totaling over $200,000, according to Portland law firm Johnson, Webbert…

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Attorney Carol Garvan in the news for defending inmate's rights in First Circuit Court of Appeals after his unemployment benefits were withheld

An appeals court in Boston will decide if Gov. Janet Mills violated an inmate’s constitutional right to due process when she seized his unemployment benefits during the pandemic without a hearing. … Marc Sparks, 36, of Bucksport was one of 53 prisoners who received nearly $200,000 in unemployment benefits because they had been laid off from work…

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Attorneys Shelby Leighton and David Webbert file wrongful termination suit on behalf of longtime Parks and Recreation director against city of Saco for violation of rights to due process and good reputation

The former parks and recreation director of Saco has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city. Joseph Hirsch worked for the city for 25 years, including 13 as the department head. His complaint, filed Tuesday in York County Superior Court, says the city abruptly forced him to retire in October 2017 without giving him any notice…

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Attorneys Shelby Leighton and Valerie Wicks represent female officer in suit against Maine Department of Corrections for harassment, discrimination and retaliation

A female corrections officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the state that says she and other women have experienced “severe and pervasive” sexual harassment and discrimination during their work in Maine prisons. Autumn Dinsmore, 26, now works at the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren. She first filed a complaint to the Maine Human Rights…

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