Faculty Scholarship & Activities: Nov. 26, 2012

Published: November 26th, 2012

Category: News

Jeffrey Davis
Professor of Law; Gerald A. Sohn Research Scholar

“Attorney: 94-year-old lost $55,000 from fake papers for Sam Snead’s Tavern” (Nov. 18, 2012, Naples Daily News)

Davis commented on a case of a shopping center in North Naples demanding more than $55,000 from a 94-year-old Pennsylvania resident because her signature appears on her deceased son’s lease agreement for his former business. She is stating the signature is forged and the witness signatures are not legible or notarized.

From the article:
“If it’s a forged signature, it’s not a valid note,” said Jeffrey Davis, who teaches contract law at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law. “It comes down to a matter of proof. It’s a question of fact, whether it is her signature or not. They must prove it’s her signature.”

Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Stephen C. O’Connell Professor of Law

McMahon presented Nov. 16 at the Tennessee Tax Conference in Nashville on “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation” jointly with Prof. Ira Shepard.

McMahon presented Nov. 9 at the 28th Annual Arizona Federal Tax Institute in Phoenix on “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation.”

Jon Mills
Dean emeritus

Mills was an invited panelist for New England Law Review’s Fall 2012 Symposium “Crisis in the Judiciary” held Nov. 15 in Boston for the panel “State Court Systems in Financial Crisis.” This panel discussed how justice has changed in judicial systems of vastly diminished resources. Other panelists included Hon. Robert J. Cordy, associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court; Stewart Aaron, partner, Porter & Arnold, LLP, and president, New York County Lawyers’ Association; Paul T. Dacier, executive vice president and general counsel, EMC Corporation; Professor David A. Hoffman, Harvard Law School; and Harry Spence, court administrator, Massachusetts Trial Courts. New England Law Professor Jordan Singer was the moderator.