A woman will be allowed to proceed with claims of abuse of process and intentional infliction of emotional distress against a law firm that represented her ex-husband in a divorce proceeding after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court concluded that her tort complaint was not barred by the doctrine of issue preclusion.

In an underlying matter, Jamie Pacheco filed for divorce from her now ex-husband, who was represented by Gene Libby, a partner at the firm Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion. The firm has a southern Maine office, as well as locations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Greater Boston area, according to its website.

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