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Lipman & Katz files class action lawsuit against governor

Alleges violation of Mainers' state, federal constitutional rights; invites others to join
May 19, 2020

Bangor — Lipman & Katz and lead attorney Steve Smith announced today that they have filed a class action lawsuit against Gov. Janet Mills in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The lawsuit is filed on behalf of plaintiffs Rick Savage, owner of Sunday River Brewing Co.; Mike Mercer, Navy veteran, former deputy sheriff and owner of Mick Mercer Consulting LLC; James Fahey, wedding and event disc jockey; and Lindsey Crosby, hair salon owner of Harper Method Hair LLC.

The attorneys invite Mainers in the "class," including business owners, businesses, customers and employees "adversely impacted by the governor’s executive orders, the partial shutdown of the State, and the mass quarantine of its citizens," to join the lawsuit.

"Mainers' interest in this suit is overwhelming," attorney Smith said in the press release. "Mainers, including business owners, employees, and customers, are being injured in a disproportionate manner than the alleged 'life-saving' restrictions imposed by Gov. Mills. Lipman & Katz continues to receive an astounding response to this effort and is currently continuing to screen clients to add to this important challenge to the liberties of Mainers."

The case is captioned Savage, et al. v. Governor Mills, Case No. 1:20-cv-00165-LEW and is filed on behalf of all persons or entities in the class.

Any persons or entities that fit within the class are encouraged to contact Lipman & Katz at 622-3711, or For additional information, visit

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Comments (4)
Posted by: EDWIN (BUD) NESBIT | May 20, 2020 21:23

Hmmm.  Temper tantrum by litigation.  What a crock.

Posted by: Cindy Sterling | May 20, 2020 09:24

Why do I think that these are the same people who refuse to wear masks at Hannaford.

Posted by: Ralph Stanley | May 20, 2020 08:18

I see a lot of people being like "I would survive the coronavirus. I'm taking my chances."

The way I see it, yeah. I'd survive it. But I might carry it to someone who wouldn't. Therein lies the problem.

Posted by: Seth Thayer | May 20, 2020 08:06

And this, right here, is what is wrong with America.

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