News organizations were frustrated when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court implemented its electronic case filing system, making some civil case filings inaccessible for more than 90 days due to the new rules.

The Penobscot County Superior Court was part of a pilot program to provide electronic filing and access to court records in August 2020. The Rules of Electronic Court Systems stated that the records would not be available to the public until three days after at least one defendant had been served process. In Maine, plaintiffs have 90 days to serve a defendant.

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