Posts Categorized: Announcements

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 »

Gene R. Libby to receive Public Service Award from Thornton Academy

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 »

Gene R. Libby to present program about forensic accounting for family lawyers

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 »

Law Court concludes York County complied with law in setting fees for copies of land records

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 »

Change to Criminal Background Check Law in Massachusetts

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 »

Supreme Court upholds personal injury arbitration agreements

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 »