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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 »

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 »

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 »