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Attorney Tyler Smith successfully argues “rising blood alcohol” defense in OUI case

Representing a client in a hearing before the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attorney Tyler Smith successfully argued a “rising blood alcohol” defense in an operating under the influence case.  Our client was allegedly witnessed consuming alcohol in a parking lot. The witness called the police, who promptly responded and stopped the client after he… Read more »

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues ruling on employee use of medical marijuana

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently decided that employees of Massachusetts corporations and of out-of-state corporations doing business with operations in Massachusetts are permitted to use medical marijuana and cannot be fired for failing a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.  On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of… Read more »

Appeal of Maine criminal cases to be considered by U.S. Supreme Court

On October 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari (Voisine, et al., v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-10154 )to two petitioners who have been convicted in the State of Maine for charges of misdemeanor domestic violence.  More plainly stated this means that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review… Read more »

Maine Estate Tax Update

On June 30, 2015 the Maine Legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of the State Budget, which means the proposed Budget became law.   Among the changes to Maine law as a result of the veto override was a change to the Maine Estate Tax Law, codified as 36 M.R.S.A. §§ 4101-4118, which is set… Read more »

Tim O’Brien presents on payments to collegiate athletes at NCAA Conference

Tim O’Brien gave a presentation on “Title IX and the Changing World of Stipends, Aid, Benefits and Compensation” for collegiate athletes at the NCAA’s Inclusion Forum held in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015. Tim analyzed the recent changes to NCAA legislation allowing schools to pay up to the full cost of attendance and… Read more »

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC selected by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Law Firms 2015 – Maine”

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC has been recently honored with a recognition by U.S. News & World Report  in its selection of “Best Law Firms 2015 – Maine.”   Selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.   Clients were… Read more »

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 »