There are too many success stories to list them all. Patrick Bedard and David Bobrow have succeeded in getting their clients what they want over hundreds of trials, and thousands of successful settlements in criminal, divorce, and civil disputes. Since both attorneys have been the attorney in many lawsuits that have been the subject of reported legal decisions and newspaper articles, it is easier and quicker to provide these as a small sample of our work:
Maine Supreme Court upheld discovery sanction decision against a Husband by holding an apartment building was marital property subject to division and that the Wife would receive a portion of the value of this building.
Dakota the dog ordered euthanized by a District Court Judge, Governor LePage pardoned the dog which the Court refused to recognize, and there was an eventual settlement after an appeal led to Dakota the dog being saved and instead being adopted by a loving family.
Moses King was found not guilty of aggravated assault after a jury trial, but convicted of misdemeanor criminal threatening. The Maine Supreme Court threw out his illegally obtained confession and remanded to the Superior Court for a new trial on the criminal threatening conviction without using his statements against him, and upon remand the State of Maine dismissed the case against Moses King.
Strafford County Superior Court jury found Mr. Higgins not guilty of sexual assault after seven day trial, and the jury split, or hung, on second count of sexual assault. The State of New Hampshire later dismissed the second charge of sexual assault against Mr. Higgins.
First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Federal District Court decision and held that Michael Dinan is entitled to three times his unpaid wages, a total of approximately $221,000, plus attorney’s fees for his employer’s failure to pay his sales commissions (wages) in a timely manner.
Maine Supreme Court upheld Probate Court decision that mortgage company be denied the appointment of a special administrator to probate the Estate of Collopy for the sole purpose of foreclosing against property formerly owned by Robert Collopy.
Maine Supreme Court held that an employee was entitled to treble damages and attorney’s fees under Maine statute if amounts that were not paid to employee would be considered payment for working for employer, or wages, whether under an express contract or an implied contract.
Massachusetts Appellate Division overturned a Judge’s decision throwing out part of 90 Exchange’s counterclaim against engineers Cronis and Liston, and remanded the case for a new trial before a jury on all issues, including whether the engineers committed malpractice in their designs.
Maine Supreme Court overruled lower court Judge and held the Plaintiff Currier was entitled to statutory damages of $5,000 plus attorney’s fees because the Defendant Huron failed to discharge a mortgage when it was paid in full by her former boyfriend Currier.
York County Superior Court held that Town of Acton’s tax lien foreclosure against the property of John Iozza did not follow State law, was therefore invalid, and therefore the property was returned to the ownership of John Iozza.
Maine Supreme Court overturned hearings officer’s decision not allowing self-employed carpenter to deduct his business expenses when determining his gross wages for the purposes of a child support calculation.
Maine Supreme Court overturned drug trafficking conviction because marihuana was illegally seized from the Defendant Lewis without a warrant so the drugs were suppressed, and upon remand the State of Maine dismissed the drug trafficking case against Mr. Lewis.
Maine Supreme Court overturned District Court decision refusing to order payment of attorney’s fees to St. Hilaire and ordered attorney’s fees to be paid to St. Hilaire because the contract provides for the payment of attorney's fees when payment has not been made.
Maine Supreme Court held that Bedard, a real estate broker seeking payment of a commission, was entitled to a new trial on whether he was owed a $25,000 commission for the sale of a restaurant, and on remand and a new jury trial Bedard received a judgment from the jury for his $25,000 real estate commission.