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.”

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Brian L. Champion

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. Trusts & Estates:  Mr. Champion believes that the caring for one’s family… Read more »

Tyler J. Smith

Tyler Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012 and became a partner in 2018. He maintains a general litigation practice, with experience in criminal defense, employment law, appellate advocacy, defamation/slander, civil rights, undue influence, and other civil disputes. He is also experienced in representing professionals before professional licensing boards. In… Read more »