Posts Categorized: Announcements

NLRB reverses its course on e-mail policies

Historically, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated in its 2007 Register Guard case that employees did not enjoy rights granted to them by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act in the context of using company e-mail. The Board concluded in a 3-2 decision that employees had no Section 7 rights to use company… Read more »

Tara A. Rich joins the firm as an Associate Attorney

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is pleased to announce that Tara A. Rich has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Tara’s practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation in a wide variety of cases including family law, employment law, property disputes, personal injury and criminal defense. Tara joins the firm after having spent… Read more »

Maine Law Court decision demonstrates need for caution in negotiating agreements

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently held that two attorneys verbally entered a binding settlement agreement during a deposition in a probate matter, even though no formal written agreement was ever signed or agreed to.  This case highlights the importance of using clear language during negotiations that no agreement is final until a formal, written… Read more »

Timothy O’Brien and Tyler Smith obtain favorable decision for client in “whistleblower” action

Timothy J. O’Brien and Tyler J. Smith recently obtained a recommended decision favorable to their client on a motion for summary judgment filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maine.   Tim and Tyler represented an employer who discharged an employee for insubordinate behavior.  After being discharged, the employee filed a complaint in… Read more »

FTC pushes to regulate corporate cyber security

As reported in the Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, April 8, 2014), United States District Court Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey has rejected claims by Wyndham Worldwide Corp. that the FTC does not have power to regulate corporate data security issues.  According to the WSJ, the federal court ruled on Monday that the FTC’s authority allowed it to bring… Read more »