Maine Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Maine or Court of Appeals of Maine where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Graves v. S.E. Downey Registered Land Surveyor - 11/22/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 18, 2005 Panel: SAUFLEY, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, ALEXANDER, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. [ ] S.E. Downey Registered Land Surveyor, P.A., Patrick Downey, and Stephen Downey (S.E....

Parent v. Eastern Maine Medical Center - 10/26/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: April 27, 2005 Panel: SAUFLEY, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, ALEXANDER, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Majority: CLIFFORD, DANA, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Dissenting: SAUFLEY, C.J., and ALEXANDER,...

Beane v. Maine Insurance Guaranty Association - 8/31/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: June 15, 2005 Panel: SAUFLEY, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, ALEXANDER, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. [ ] Rebecca and David Beane appeal from a declaratory judgment entered by the Superior Court...

Standring v. Town of Skowhegan - 4/8/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 20, 2004 Majority: DANA, ALEXANDER, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Concurrence: CLIFFORD, and RUDMAN, JJ. [ ] Kevin C. Standring appeals from a decision of a hearing officer of the...

United States v. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate - 4/7/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 20, 2004 [ ] The United States District Court for the District of Maine (Hornby, J.) has submitted certified questions to this Court pursuant to 4 M.R.S.A. § 57 (Supp. 2004) and M.R....

Sarah v. Maine Bonding & Casualty Co. - 1/20/2005
Reporter of Decisions Argued: November 17, 2004 [ ] Sarah G. and Bianca G. filed this reach and apply action, 24-A M.R.S.A. § 2904 (2000), against Maine Bonding & Casualty Company. Maine Bonding insured the Chalet Motel...

Sanders v. Seaside Nursing Home - 11/3/2004
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 23, 2004 [ ] Seaside Nursing Home appeals from a decision of a hearing officer of the Workers' Compensation Board (Jerome, HO), granting Anna M. Sanders's petition for award. Seaside...

Butterfield v. Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - 9/30/2004
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 14, 2003 Majority: SAUFLEY, C.J., and RUDMAN, DANA, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Dissenting: CLIFFORD and ALEXANDER, JJ. [ ] Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co. appeals...

Acadia Insurance Co. v. Vermont Mutual Insurance Co. - 9/23/2004
Reporter of Decisions Submitted On Briefs: June 24, 2004 Majority: SAUFLEY, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Dissenting: RUDMAN and ALEXANDER, JJ. [ ] Acadia Insurance Company appeals from a...

Lydon v. Sprinkler Services - 2/12/2004
Reporter of Decisions Argued: March 12, 2003 Majority: SAUFLEY, C.J., and RUDMAN, DANA, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ. Dissent: CLIFFORD and LEVY, JJ. We are called upon to determine whether a physician may be...

Farris v. Georgia-Pacific Corp. - 2/9/2004
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 15, 2003 In this workers' compensation appeal, the following question is presented: which party has the burden of proof with regard to the percentage of whole body impairment that...

Ashe v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 12/17/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 16, 2003 Richard Ashe appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Androscoggin County, Delahanty, J.) in favor of defendants Enterprise Rent-A-Car and The Travelers...

Mallar v. Penn-America Insurance Co. - 12/9/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: November 6, 2003 After witnessing the murder of a bartender and obtaining a $300,000 judgment against the pub for negligent infliction of emotional distress, Douglas Mallar brought a...

Morrissette v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. - 12/4/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: January 16, 2003 Kimberly-Clark Corporation appeals from a decision of a hearing officer of the Workers' Compensation Board (Elwin, HO) granting the petition of its employee, Anita...

State v. Cookson - 12/1/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 10, 2003 Jeffery A. Cookson appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Penobscot County, Cole, J.), after a jury trial, convicting him of two counts of murder (17-A...

Costales v. S.D. Warren Co. - 9/19/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: May 14, 2003 Rafael Costales appeals from the decision of a hearing officer of the Workers' Compensation Board (McCurry, HO), denying his petition for restoration and applying the "retiree...

McLaughlin v. Superintending School Committee of Lincolnville - 9/16/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: March 11, 2003 Patricia McLaughlin (Patricia), as next best friend of her grandson Joseph McLaughlin (Joseph), appeals from the summary judgment in favor of Superintending School Committee of...

Miele v. Miele - 9/15/2003
Reporter of Decisions Submitted on briefs: June 26, 2003 Norman E. Miele appeals from a divorce judgment, entered in the District Court (Rumford, McElwee, J.). Norman contends that the court abused its discretion by (1)...

Despres v. Moyer - 3/26/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: January 15, 2003 Terri Despres appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court (York County, Brennan, J.) granting David Moyer's motion for a partial summary judgment and granting his motion...

Brawn v. Oral Surgery Associates - 1/30/2003
Reporter of Decisions Argued: January 9, 2002 Twenty-one plaintiffs (plus thirteen spouses) appeal from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Delahanty, J.) granting the defendants' motion for a...

Austin v. Universal Cheerleaders Association - 12/17/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: November 14, 2002 Universal Cheerleaders Association (Universal) appeals from an in limine order of the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Marden, J.) regarding the jury verdict form to be used...

Coulombe v. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine - 11/1/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 10, 2002 Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine, Inc., appeals from a decision of a hearing officer of the Workers' Compensation Board granting the employee's petition for award and...

North River Ins. Co. v. Snyder - 8/27/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: May 7, 2002 Majority: SAUFLEY, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ. Dissent: RUDMAN and ALEXANDER, JJ. The United States District Court for the District of Maine...

Daley v. Spinnaker Industries - 8/15/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: June 12, 2002 The employer and employee cross-appeal from a decision of a hearing officer of the Workers' Compensation Board granting the employee's petition by awarding varying rates partial...

Garland v. Sherwin - 8/8/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: May 9, 2002 Lonnie Garland appeals from a summary judgment entered in Superior Court (Penobscot County, Mead, J.) in favor of Dr. Joshua Sherwin. Because we agree with the court that...

Dubay v. Dubay - 6/25/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: February 5, 2002 Majority: SAUFLEY, C.J., DANA, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ. Wayne Dubay appeals from a judgment of divorce entered in the District Court (Skowhegan, Clapp, J.) awarding...

Walker v. MaineGeneral Medical Center - 3/27/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: January 10, 2002 Patricia Walker appeals from a judgment entered in Superior Court (Kennebec County, Studstrup, J.) in favor of MaineGeneral Medical Center after two jury trials. The hospital...

Coulombe v. Salvation Army - 2/15/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 11, 2001 Donald Coulombe appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Studstrup, J.) in favor of The Salvation Army on its affirmative defense of...

Kotch v. American Protective Services - 2/6/2002
Reporter of Decisions Argued: December 4, 2001 The employers in this consolidated appeal challenge decisions of hearing officers of the Workers' Compensation Board finding that the employees have permanent whole body...

Greenvall v. Maine Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - 12/27/2001
As amended January 4, 2002. Reporter of Decisions Argued: November 7, 2001 Jerald E. Greenvall, the personal representative of the estate of Carla Madore, appeals from the judgment entered in the Superior Court...

Peters v. City of Westbrook - 12/27/2001
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 10, 2001 Nancy Peters, the personal representative of the estate of Michael Peters, appeals from the summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Warren, J.) in...

Mastriano v. Blyer - 9/14/2001
Reporter of Decisions Argued: June 12, 2001 Majority: CLIFFORD, RUDMAN, SAUFLEY, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ. Dissent: WATHEN, C.J., and DANA, J. Rachel Mastriano appeals from the summary judgment entered in...

Abbott v. School Administrative District No. 53 - 11/13/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 6, 2000 The employee, Katrina F. Abbott, appeals from a decision of a Hearing Officer of the Workers' Compensation Board terminating partial incapacity benefits upon the expiration...

Johnson v. Shaw's Distribution Center - 10/31/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 5, 2000 John Johnson Jr. appeals from the decision of a Hearing Officer of the Workers' Compensation Board granting his petition for award for injuries in 1993 and 1995, but...

Joyce v. S.D. Warren Co. - 9/28/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: September 5, 2000 The S.D. Warren Company has an in-house medical department providing employees treatment for on the job injuries. The services of that clinic have proven a significant...

County Forest Products - 8/17/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: April 5, 2000 Green Mountain Agency, Inc., Sphere Drake Underwriting Management, Ltd., and Terra Nova Insurance Company, Ltd., appeal the judgment of the Superior Court (Aroostook County,...

Merriam v. Wanger - 8/15/2000
Argued: June 5, 2000 William Wanger, M.D., appeals from the judgment entered in the Superior Court (Oxford County, Kravchuk, J.) on a jury verdict in favor of Laurel Merriam in her medical malpractice action against him. On...

Snow v. Villacci - 6/30/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: April 4, 2000 Robert Villacci and Gene Villacci d/b/a Villacci Motor Sales, appeal from a judgment in favor of Richard Snow entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Cole, J.),...

Thibodeau v. Slaney - 6/21/2000
Argued: April 5, 2000 Kevin M. Thibodeau appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court (Somerset County, Marsano, J.) determining that Thibodeau's negligence claim was subject to the exclusivity provision of the Maine Liquor...

Cyr v. Adamar Associates Limited Partnership - 6/9/2000
Reporter of Decisions Submitted on Briefs: May 25, 2000 Thelma Cyr, the personal representative for the estate of her daughter, Rachelle Williams, appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court...

Cole v. Chandler - 5/26/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: April 3, 2000 Plaintiff, Curtis Cole, appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Oxford County, Warren, J.) granting defendants Brenda Chandler's and Pola Buckley's motions for...

Department of Human Services v. Monty - 5/19/2000
Submitted on Briefs: February 25, 2000 Charles Monty appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Crowley, J.) dealing with orders obligating Monty to pay child support for the years 1993 and 1994,...

Porter v. Philbrick-Gates - 2/28/2000
Reporter of Decisions Argued: February 7, 2000 David and Rhonda Porter appeal the judgment of the Superior Court (Somerset County, Kravchuk, J.) granting a summary judgment in favor of defendants, Katherine...

Churchill v. Central Aroostook Association for Retarded Citizens - 12/22/1999
Reporter of Decisions corrected 12-29-99 Argued: September 8, 1999 The employee, Catherine Churchill, appeals from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Board granting her petition to determine the extent of...

Peerless Division - 12/17/1999
Reporter of Decisions Argued: November 4, 1999 United States Special Hydraulic Cylinders Corp. a/k/a Hunger Hydraulics (Hunger) appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Penobscot County, Delahanty, J.) in...

Roberts v. State - 6/21/1999
Argued: June 7, 1999 Darryl Roberts appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Cole, J.) in favor of the State and corrections officer Robert Allenwood on Roberts' claims arising from a personal...

Foundation for Blood Research v. Marine - 6/3/1999
Reporter of Decisions Argued: May 5, 1999 The United States District Court for the District of Maine (Carter, J.), acting pursuant to 4 M.R.S.A. § 57 (1989) and M.R. Civ. P. 76B, has certified the following question to...

Webb v. Haas - 5/13/1999
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 5, 1998 Jeffrey Haas appeals from an order entered in the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Alexander, J.) denying his motion for a summary judgment on the state and federal claims of...

New Orleans Tanker Corp. v. Department of Transportation - 4/28/1999
Reporter of Decisions Argued: February 3, 1999 New Orleans Tanker Corporation appeals from an order entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Cole, J.) dismissing its complaint against the Department of...

Nevin v. Union Trust Co. - 3/12/1999
Reporter of Decisions Argued: December 1, 1998 This matter is before the Court on report by the Superior Court (Hancock County, Mead, J.) pursuant to M.R. Civ. P. 72(c) to consider whether plaintiffs' claims of...

Shaw v. Jendzejec - 8/12/1998
Reporter of Decisions Decision: 1998 ME 208 Argued: January 5, 1998 Charmaine B. Shaw, the personal representative of the estate of Thomas L. Shaw, IV, appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court...

Mason v. Torrey - 6/19/1998
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 6, 1997 Marilyn Mason, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Julia Ayer, and Charles Ayer appeal from the judgment of the Superior Court (Sagadahoc, Cole, J.)...

Butler v. Killoran - 6/15/1998
Reporter of Decisions Argued: December 2, 1997 Walter K. Butler, III, the personal representative of the estate of Martha Butler, appeals from the judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Calkins, J.)...

Elliott v. Hanover Insurance Co. - 6/4/1998
Reporter of Decisions Argued: December 3, 1997 The Hanover Insurance Company appeals from the summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Mills, J.) in Warren Elliott's favor and awarding him...

Dubail v. Department of Transportation - 5/28/1998
Reporter of Decisions Submitted on Briefs: January 22, 1998 Richard and Georgia Dubail appeal from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Brennan, J.) on the Department of Transportation's...

Lee Poland v. Webb - 5/13/1998
Reporter of Decisions Submitted on Briefs: October 17, 1997 Lee Poland appeals from the judgment entered in the Superior Court (Knox County, Marsano, J.) in favor of Anita Webb on his complaint against her for damages...

Champagne v. Mid-Maine Medical Center - 4/30/1998
Reporter of Decisions Argued: October 7, 1997 Karen Champagne appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Alexander, J.) granting Defendant Mid- Maine Medical Center's and Defendant Priscilla...

Libby v. Boise Cascade Corp. - 4/30/1998
Reporter of Decisions Argued: March 2, 1998 Boise Cascade Corporation appeals from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Board awarding its employee the protection of the Act. Boise contends that because it voluntarily...

YORK INS. GROUP OF MAINE v. VAN HALL - 12/12/1997
[ 1] Carol Van Hall appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Brennan, J.) in favor of York Insurance Group of Maine contending that the trial court erred when it determined as a matter of law...

IRISH v. GIMBEL - 3/18/1997
[ 1] Plaintiffs Russell and Laurie Irish, husband and wife, and their minor child, Shane, appeal from an adverse judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Saufley J.) on a jury verdict in their in this case,...

LISTER v. ROLAND'S SERVICE - 2/12/1997
[ 1] The employee, Terry W. Lister, appeals from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Board denying his petitions for award and fix related to an April 27, 1987 low-back injury. The injury occurred while his employer, Roland's...

CAMBRIDGE MUT. FIRE INS. CO. v. VALLEE - 12/31/1996
Cambridge Mutual Fire Insurance Company appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Androscoggin County, Alexander, J.) in favor of Steven M. Vallee, State Mutual Insurance Company, and David and Renee Ouellette....

JOHNSTON v. DOW & COULOMBE - 12/9/1996
Lois H. Johnston, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of James Johnston, and Bruce S. Johnston appeal from the entry of a summary judgment in the Superior Court (York County, Perkins, A.R.J.) in favor of Dow &...

VIGNA v. ALLSTATE INS. CO. - 11/26/1996
Plaintiffs Bernard P. Vigna and Claudia B. Pott appeal from the summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Sagadahoc County, Cole, C.J.) in favor of their liability insurer, defendant Allstate. On appeal, plaintiffs contend that...

PEERLESS INS. CO. v. WOOD - 11/18/1996
Plaintiff, Peerless Insurance Company ("Peerless"), appeals from the judgment entered in the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Saufley, J.) declaring that the actions of Kenneth Hirst, an employee of the insured Hofsaes Construction...

MAINE MUT. FIRE v. AMER. INT'L UNDERWRITERS - 6/24/1996
American International Underwriters Insurance Company appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Mills, J.) granting Maine Mutual Fire Insurance Company's motion for a summary judgment and denying American...

BUREAU v. STAFFING NETWORK - 6/21/1996
is the continued existence of the so-called "work search" requirement in determining injured workers' entitlement to benefits for partial incapacity pursuant to the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992, 39-A M.R.S.A. § 101 et...

WELCH v. MCCARTHY - 6/17/1996
Joanne and Colburn Welch appeal from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Penobscot County, Marden, J.) in favor of Daniel J. McCarthy, D.D.S. The Welches contend that (1) a motion for a summary judgment based on the...

THOMPSON v. CONSOLIDATED CONSTRUCTORS - 6/11/1996
In this appeal and cross-appeal, the employer, Consolidated Constructors, appeals from a decision of the Workers' Compensation Board granting the employee, Melissa Thompson's petition to increase her average weekly wage pursuant to...

NELSON v. FLANAGAN - 6/7/1996
This case is before us on report, pursuant to M.R.Civ.P. 72(c), of an interlocutory order entered in the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Atwood, J.) granting the defendants' motion for a summary judgment against Alfred Nelson, Sr.,...

POWERS v. PLANNED PARENTHOOD - 6/6/1996
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (Planned Parenthood) appeals from an order of the Superior Court (Franklin County, Delahanty, J.) granting Mary Powers's petition to perpetuate testimony pursuant to M.R.Civ.P. 27. We affirm...

DUTIL v. BURNS - 3/14/1996
Plaintiffs, five named dental patients and their spouses, appeal from orders of the Superior Court dismissing their complaints against certain named oral surgeons for failure to state a claim. Plaintiffs allege that they were injured...

BOND BUILDERS v. COMMERCIAL UNION INS. - 3/13/1996
In this declaratory judgment action plaintiffs Bond Builders, Inc. and Robert Bond seek a determination as to which of three insurers owe a duty to defend them in a tort action brought against them by Mark S. Santos. Commercial Union...

SHERBURNE v. MED. MALPRACTICE PRELITIGATION - 3/8/1996
Cecilia Sherburne appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Alexander, J.) dismissing her plenary action challenging the action of a Medical Malpractice Prelitigation Screening Panel. Because we conclude that a...

SHELTRA v. ROCHEFORT - 12/5/1995
Victoria Rochefort appeals from the judgment as a matter of law entered against her in the Superior Court (York County, Bradford, J.) setting aside a jury verdict in her favor in an action brought against her by Rosemarie Sheltra and...

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