D.C. Strikes Down NLRB’s Poster Rule

On May 7th, the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. struck down the National Labor Relations Board new rule requiring companies to post a notice advising employees of their rights under federal law, that included an employee’s right to join a union. In the decision, Judge A. Raymond Randolph said that the poster rule made an… Read more »

Tyler J. Smith joins the firm as an Associate Attorney

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is pleased to announce that Tyler J. Smith has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Tyler practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law and family/divorce law.  He gained practical trial experience serving as a law clerk to Justices Marden, Mills, Murphy and Nivison in the Maine… Read more »

Gail Kingsley Wolfahrt serves as Master of Ceremonies for Avesta Housing’s opening of Park Street School apartments

Avesta Housing, its partners and members of the Kennebunk community recently celebrated the grand opening of Park Street School, a new affordable housing community for seniors located in the historic school building.  Avesta Housing is the largest nonprofit developer in northern New England.  Its mission is to promote and provide housing opportunities for Southern Maine… Read more »

Brian L. Champion Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict

Brian L. Champion recently won a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of his defendant doctor in a medical malpractice case. The jury deliberated a total of 6 minutes before returning the verdict in favor of Brian’s doctor.  The case was tried before a jury in the Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast, Maine. The finality… Read more »

Gene R. Libby presents at program about aggressive litigation tactics

On October 19, 2012, Gene R. Libby was a presenter at a Continuing Legal Education program entitled: “Aggressive Litigation Tactics:  How to Deal with the ‘Rambo’ Litigator.”  Gene’s portion of the program focused on teaching attorneys how to deal with frivolous discovery objections and inappropriate behavior of opposing counsel at depositions, as well as how to make sure… Read more »

Gene R. Libby receives service award from Maine Cancer Foundation

At its 36th Annual Meeting, the Maine Cancer Foundation recognized the accomplishments and commitment of Gene Libby over the last 14 years by awarding him the first Board of Directors Gold Service Award. Gene served on the Board of Directors 12 years, the last two years as President of the Foundation.  During his tenure, overall… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court rules that pharmaceutical reps not entitled to protections of overtime law

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Christopher v. SmithKlineBeecham Corp., that sales reps for GlaxoSmithKine were not entitled to overtime pay under federal labor law because they fell within an exemption for “outside sales.”  The majority opinion noted that pharmaceutical reps, who are well-compensated, are not the kind of employees… Read more »