Saving Seaweed Via Maine Property Law

June 13, 2019

On June 13, 2019, Law360 published environmental attorney Gordon Smith's article, "Saving Seaweed Via Maine Property Law." Gordon discusses Ross v. Acadian Seaplants Ltd., a decision by the Maine Supreme Court, where conservation-minded landowners turned to private property rights for environmental protection.

To read the full article, visit Law360.com.

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