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Maine Supreme Judicial Court rules that variance granted in 1973 remains effective

Gene Libby and Tyler Smith of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion successfully defended an appeal in a land use case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Campbell v. City of South Portland, 2015 ME 125. Our client owns a parcel of land in South Portland.  In 1973, a prior owner obtained a dimensional variance allowing… Read more »

Gene Libby recognized by Best Lawyers for family law and criminal defense work

Gene R. Libby was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Gene was specifically recognized for his work in the areas of family law and criminal defense, both white collar and non-white collar.  In addition, Gene was named the Best Lawyers’  2016 Portland, Maine “Lawyer of the Year” in… Read more »

Court rejects legal challenge to NLRB “Ambush Election” rule

In April 2015, the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rule became effective, shortening the time between a union’s request for an election and the election itself to just two weeks.  The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a legal challenge to the rule. The lawsuit argued that that the new rule… 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 »

Jury awards client damages after 17 years

Gene Libby and Tyler Smith of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC recently represented a client attempting to recover damages as a third-party beneficiary to a contract (actually a letter) prepared by the client’s father in 1998.  The letter provided that the father’s son and daughter-in-law, as well as another son (the client), would share… Read more »

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion successfully defends against request for substantial attorney fees for corporate client in contract case.

In April 2015, Attorneys Gene Libby and Tara Rich of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC defended a Montana corporation in a Uniform Commercial Code arbitration brought by a Maine-based manufacturer. Attorneys Libby and Rich prevailed in arguing that the manufacturer’s boilerplate terms and conditions did not apply to the contract between the firm’s client… 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 »