Keith Richard successfully obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a client seeking title to land by adverse possession. The injunction effectively halted planned construction of an access road to a subdivision over the property. Unless the developer finds an alternative access road, the development will be on hold until the conclusion of the litigation.
Keith Richard recently prevailed in an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court. Keith successfully overturned an adverse decision for the client in Superior Court, in an appeal that required supplemental briefing and oral argument. In Hill v. Town of Wells, 2021 ME 38, the Court held that the Wells zoning board of appeals correctly… Read more »
Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard recently prevailed in an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court. The appeal was briefed and argued by Attorney Richard and this represents his first win at the Court. The appeal was from a 2018 jury verdict in their client’s favor on claims for… Read more »
Attorney Keith P. Richard recently successfully appealed a permit denial decision on behalf of a client in Poland, Maine. The client applied for a permit to install a dock but was denied on the basis that there was insufficient frontage pursuant to the Town ordinance. At a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals, Attorney… Read more »
Attorneys Brian L. Champion and Keith P. Richard recently obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a case brought against their client doctor in the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.
In August 2019, Tyler Smith successfully defended a Town in a lawsuit for judicial review brought by a former town employee. The Plaintiff argued that his separation from employment was accomplished through means that were pretextual, arbitrary and capricious, and without any rationale basis. After written briefing and oral argument, the Court rejected these arguments… Read more »
Attorneys Tyler Smith and Tim O’Brien recently won a victory for a client in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Lee v. Town of Denmark, 2019 ME 54. The plaintiff brought claims against our client for whistleblower retaliation, unpaid wages, and defamation. Attorneys Smith and O’Brien filed a successful motion for summary judgment in the… Read more »
Tyler Smith won an appeal to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, overturning a trial court decision that had enforced an unfavorable lease-extension against the firm’s client until the year 2059. In fact, the Law Court did not just overturn the trial court’s decision granting summary judgment to the tenant; it went one… Read more »
June was an extraordinary month for Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion. Gene Libby lead trial teams composed of associates Tyler Smith and Keith Richard to prevail in three multi-day jury trials that resulted in three unanimous jury verdicts for our clients. The trials were held in the Maine Superior Court in York County. When a… Read more »
Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard represented a woman who received negligent legal services during her divorce in 2008. Her counsel at the 2008 trial failed to conduct discovery, failed to provide the Court the necessary language to divide military pensions under the Armed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, and failed to request spousal support… Read more »