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 »

Brian Champion and Tyler Smith win dismissal of $3.85 million attachment

In July 2015, Brian Champion and Tyler Smith of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC won a dismissal of a New Hampshire action on behalf of three of their clients.  The plaintiff in the case sought to register a $3.85 million prejudgment attachment from a Maine court in the State of New Hampshire.  Attorneys Champion… 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 »

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 »

Brian L. Champion selected as a “Top 100” Litigation Lawyer in Maine

Brian L. Champion was recently selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) as one of the Top 100 Litigation lawyers in the State of Maine for 2015.  Brian’s selection for inclusion in this prestigious group is the culmination of an annual process, whereby the ASLA researches tens of thousands of lawyers throughout the… Read more »