Posts Categorized: Articles

Use of experts in divorce litigation

Divorces, like general civil litigation, involve the use of experts in a variety of areas. The two principle issues in any divorce involve parental rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children and the identification and valuation of marital property. Expert testimony can be utilized to establish a variety of facts with respect to the… Read more »

Brian Champion speaks on privacy and data security issues at Maine State Bar Association meeting

On June 26, 2014, Attorney Brian L. Champion was a featured speaker at the Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting held at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine.  Mr. Champion’s presentation – Privacy and Data Security – addressed the current state of privacy and data security issues facing companies and employers and underscored the serious organizational,… Read more »

Target Shareholders urged to remove board members due to data breach

According to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (05/29/14), a proxy advisor – Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) – has recommended that seven of ten Target board members should not be re-elected at the retailer’s annual meeting next month on the basis that those directors failed to protect the company against a massive data breach… Read more »

High Costs of Data Breaches Have Cost Target’s Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Steinhafel His Job

According to an article in the Washington Post (05/05/2014), Target has announced that Greg Steinhafel has agreed to step down immediately as the Chairman, President, and CEO of the company.  According to the Post, this resignation by Mr. Steinhafel has occurred nearly five months after the retailer disclosed its data breaches on December 19, 2013, that, according… Read more »

How to Manage Competing Viewpoints as a Business Litigator

By Brian L. Champion. Typically, a business litigator is geared for battle, ready to seek justice on the client’s behalf, or to vigorously defend against an unjust claim. The client, meanwhile, usually just wants to get back to business; the case is merely an impediment. These competing viewpoints present unique challenges for business litigators. They… Read more »