February 11, 2016.
P. Mancini, Esq., and Michael T. Devine, Esq., Drummond &
Drummond, LLP, Portland, for appellant Arthur Murdock.
A. Germani, Esq., Germani Martemucci & Hill, Portland, for
appellee Martin Thorne.
T. Mills, Attorney General, and Thomas A. Knowlton, Asst.
Atty. Gen., Office of the Attorney General, Augusta, for
appellee Department of Public Safety.
argument: Philip P. Mancini, Esq., for appellant Arthur
A. Germani, Esq., for appellee Martin Thorne.
A. Knowlton, Asst. Atty. Gen., for appellee Department of
SAUFLEY, C.J., and ALEXANDER, MEAD, GORMAN, JABAR, HJELM, and
[¶1] Arthur Murdock appeals, and the Maine
Department of Public Safety (DPS) cross-appeals, from summary
judgments entered by the Superior Court (Cumberland County,
Warren, J. ) in favor of Martin
Thorne on Murdock's complaint for negligence, and in
favor of DPS on Murdock's complaint for uninsured
motorist coverage. Because we conclude that the court
improvidently granted Murdock's motion to enter final
judgments on those claims pursuant to M.R. Civ. P. 54(b)(1),
we dismiss the appeals.