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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Says Bicycle Accident Case Against Utility Company Should Not Have Been Dismissed on Summary Judgment

All Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death cases are subject to strict filing deadlines called “statutes of limitation.” Cases not filed within the time set forth by these statutes are almost always dismissed on procedural grounds. It is important to … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Court Finds Plaintiff Has No Right to Sale Proceeds from Foreclosed Property

Massachusetts foreclosure proceedings may involve multiple legal challenges from different parties and extend over many years.  In a May 13, 2019 case, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts reviewed a dispute over the surplus sale proceeds following a real estate tax … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment to Insurance Company in Dog Bite Case

In a Cape Cod dog bite injury lawsuit, there can be a wide variety of issues. As always, the burden of proof lies on the party asserting the claim. Insurance coverage can be an issue in some cases. Depending on … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Department of Revenue Issues Draft Technical Information Release Addressing Opportunity Zones

On May 9, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued for practitioner comment a working draft Technical Information Release ("TIR") addressing the Massachusetts corporate excise and personal income tax ramifications of the federal Opportunity Zone provisions. Due to the different … Continue reading

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SJC Rules Massachusetts Retail and Inside Salespersons Entitled to Overtime and Sunday Premium Pay

The SJC, Massachusetts’ highest court, issued its long awaited decision in Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC,  SJC-12542 on May 8, 2019. The case should be of concern to businesses which pay individuals fully or primarily by commission, especially in the retail context … Continue reading

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