Gene R. Libby was one of twenty “Concerned Maine Attorneys” who recently provided support as amici curiae to overturn a decision of the District Court in a parentage action involving surrogate parents. The court had ruled that it lacked statutory authority to declare the genetic mother to be the legal mother of a baby born… Read more »
Gene Libby has been selected by the Thorton Academy Alumni Association to receive its 2012 Public Service Award, in large part due to his contributions to the Maine Cancer Foundation. The annual award recognizes graduates of Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine for their outstanding public service and volunteerism. Gene has been recognized for the founding and… Read more »
On June 7, 2012, Gene R. Libby will present a continuing legal education program to Maine attorneys and financial professionals concerning forensic accounting as a tool in family law cases. The program will discuss how to best make use of a forensic accountant to identify missing income, fraudulent expenses, fraudulent tax practices and other misconduct… Read more »
On March 27, 2012, the Law Court decided a case brought against York County and several other counties by a private company, MacImage of Maine, LLC. MacImage sought access to electronic copies of all of the land records in the counties’ Registry of Deeds databases. After York County agreed to provide the records for a fee, MacImage… Read more »
Effective May 4, 2012, Massachusetts law places new obligations on employers’ access to and use of criminal offender record information (“CORI”) of applicants and current employees. The changes include: -employers must have a written CORI policy -employers must comply with new rules for obtaining CORI information, including a requirement that they provide applicants/employees with copies of… Read more »
On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Marmet Health Care Center v. Brown that a state may not categorically prohibit agreements to arbitrate personal injury or wrongful death claims against nursing homes. There, the Supreme Court of West Virginia held that such agreements were unenforceable as a matter of public policy. The… Read more »
Brian L. Champion, Esq., a partner with Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC, with offices in Kennebunk, ME and Waltham, MA, was recently admitted into the New Hampshire Bar Association during a ceremony at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Mr. Champion practices as a member of the Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and District of Columbia… Read more »
On December 6, 2011, Gail Kingsley Wolfahrt spoke at a day-long seminar for the National Business Institute, in Portland, Maine on the topic of “Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts”. Ms. Kingsley Wolfahrt is a prolific writer and speaker regarding high net worth estate planning and estate administration, and she speaks at various seminars from Maine to Massachusetts.