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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 »

Brian L. Champion Admitted to NH Bar

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 »

Gail Kingsley Wolfahrt Speaks About Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts

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.

Avoided Trial

In August, 2011, Gene Libby and Hillary Massey obtained a judgment for a client in a fraudulent transfer matter. The plaintiff (our client’s ex-wife) claimed that our client fraudulently transferred his assets, including a piece of real estate and a business, in order to avoid paying spousal support. We moved to dismiss the case, arguing… Read more »