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Ben Donahue Gets "Not Guilty" Jury Verdict In Lincoln County Court

On April 18, 2017, a Lincoln County jury found an HZW client not guilty of a criminal case of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer. The Lincoln County prosecutor insisted that Attorney Ben Donahue's client had intentionally ignored a police officer's signal to stop.  The prosecutor showed the jury a video of the driver continuing 2.6 miles with a police car flashing its lights and sounding its siren behind him. On cross examination, Attorney Donahue discredited the prosecutor's video evidence and the police officer's testimony. Attorney Donahue's case rested on an argument that his Client's hearing loss caused the failure to stop. After Attorney Donahue's strong closing argument, the jury returned a verdict for the defense after forty-five minutes of deliberation.

HZW File Class Action Suit Against Electricity Maine

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple filed a class action suit in Federal Court yesterday against Electricity Maine and other related Defendants.  The suit claims that Electricity Maine defrauded hundreds of thousands of Maine people related to their electricity costs.  The Bangor Daily News story on the suit can be found by clicking here.  In the article, HZW Associate Attorney Ben Donahue is quoted as saying "Defendants, including Electricity Maine, have made millions by gouging Mainers on their electricity bills.  This lawsuit seeks to hold Defendants accountable and to stop this kind of misconduct from happening again."