On October 5, 2020, Attorney Meredith A. Fine advocated before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a case of first impression interpreting the Uniform Probate Code. Supporting Attorney Fine were the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association, the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Abstract Club.
The question before the Court was: Does MassHealth have unlimited time to file a claim for payment on an estate? Ms. Fine argued that the Uniform Probate Code has a clear statute of limitations and the Legislature did not make an exception for MassHealth.
Ms. Fine represented the Estate of Jacqueline Ann Kendall, Docket No. SJC-12881. A decision is expected in early 2021. The argument can be found here: https://boston.suffolk.edu/sjc/archive.php