Linda Larson and Paul Weiland Mentioned as Lead Counsel in Lawsuit Defending Maine’s Lobster Industry
A press release from the Office of Governor Janet T. Mills, “Mills Administration Granted Intervenor Status to Support Maine’s Lobster Industry in Lawsuit,” references Nossaman’s involvement in Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross in the U.S. District Court in the D.C. Circuit.
A federal judge granted the Mills administration’s motion to intervene in the pending litigation case. Governor Mills stated, “A court decision in the plaintiff’s favor could close Maine’s lobster fishery altogether – a completely unacceptable outcome that would be devastating to our lobstermen and their families and devastating to our coastal communities and our economy.”
The Mills administration contracted with Nossaman to represent the State of Maine, with Linda Larson and Paul Weiland serving as lead counsel. The press release noted, “Nossaman attorneys have extensive experience litigating Endangered Species Act issues related to commercial fishing.”
The administration has worked extensively to protect Maine’s lobster industry to ensure economic and fundamental stability for its men, women and fisheries.