Roy Pierce

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Words Matter … To Spartans And To The First Circuit

There is a scene in the movie 300 where King Leonidas greets the Persian messenger with, “Before you speak, Persian, know that in Sparta everyone, even a king’s messenger, is held accountable for the words of his voice.” ...more

6/13/2014 - Class Action Medical Monitoring Raytheon Toxic Exposure

Spring Fever - Cautious Optimism for More Critical Appellate Review of Agency Actions

The calendar tells us that it is now spring – the season of hope and optimism. While this may seem like a legal technicality given the weight of the objective physical evidence to the contrary, I, being a lawyer, have no...more

3/24/2014 - Appeals Standard of Review

Are We Headed Towards Decisions That Are Only Kinda Precedential?

It was a busy day Tuesday over at the Law Court with a full slate of oral arguments and the issuance of seven new published decisions and two Mem Decs. One decision in particular, Riffle v. Smith, 2014 ME 21, caught my...more

2/17/2014 - Judicial Review

First Circuit Unable To Release Unsuspecting Victim Snared In Jurisdictional Trap

I would put the odds of a first-year law student getting through the first week of law school without hearing the phrase “trap for the unwary” at something south of 0%. Today’s post involves a decision highlighting a statute...more

1/20/2014 - Healthcare Jurisdiction Statute of Limitations

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