Brian Champion and Tyler Smith win dismissal of $3.85 million attachment

In July 2015, Brian Champion and Tyler Smith of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC won a dismissal of a New Hampshire action on behalf of three of their clients.  The plaintiff in the case sought to register a $3.85 million prejudgment attachment from a Maine court in the State of New Hampshire.  Attorneys Champion and Smith successfully argued that the prejudgment attachment cannot be registered in New Hampshire, because a prejudgment attachment is a non-final order that is not entitled to full faith and credit.  The New Hampshire Court agreed with the argument, writing in its decision that “the court concludes that a prejudgment attachment cannot be domesticated under the Uniform Act” and that “this case is dismissed.”

Brian L. Champion

Brian L. Champion
Partner

Brian L. Champion is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.  He is also admitted to The First Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court. Employment Law:  Mr. Champion defends management’s rights with passion and determination when allegations… Read more »

Tyler J. Smith

Tyler J. Smith
Associate

Tyler J. Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012. His practice includes a wide array of civil litigation and criminal defense matters—ranging from drunk driving defense to employment discrimination to defamation. Tyler is also an experienced appellate advocate. He has handled over 20 appeals, and has argued before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court… Read more »