The Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld a trial court’s judgment in favor of the University of Maine after a law professor claimed the school failed to timely pay him wages, but the state high court reached its conclusion on alternative grounds finding he was properly paid under a fee basis.

The state high court determined Robert Bocko earned upward the equivalent of $75 per hour and $102 per hour, respectively, for the time he spent teaching a one-credit banking law course and a three-credit admiralty law course at the University of Maine Law School.