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Smith v. Town of Jonesboro Download as PDF Back to Opinions page MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT Reporter of Decisions Decision: 1999 ME 55 Docket: Was-98-318 Argued: December 1, 1998 Decided: April 13, 1999 Panel:WATHEN, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, SAUFLEY, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ.
EVELYN SMITH et al. v. TOWN OF JONESBORO
PER CURIAM Evelyn Smith appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (Washington County, Marden, J.) granting the Town of Jonesboro's motion for a judgment as a matter of law because the Smiths failed to present expert testimony on whether the Town's volunteer fire department breached its duty of care when attempting to suppress a fire in the Smiths' house and whether that breach proximately caused the destruction of the Smiths' house. Because the Court is evenly divided, we affirm the judgment. The entry is: Judgment affirmed.
Attorney for plaintiffs: William B. Devoe, Esq., (orally) Eaton, Peabody, Bradford & Veague, P.A. P O Box 1210 Banghor, ME 04402-1210 Attorney for defendant: Brett D. Baber, Esq., (orally) Rudman & Winchell, LLC P O Box 1401 Bangor, ME 04402-1401