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‘Notice Pleading’ Passes the Smell Test in Noxious Odor Matter

USA - July 15 2020 Emphasizing the concept of “notice pleading” under Mass. R. Civ. P. 8, Judge Salinger recently denied a gelatin factory’s motion to dismiss. In…

Michael J. Leard.

EEOC Releases Guidance Allowing Employers to Conduct Coronavirus Testing, Other Considerations for ‘Return to Work’

USA - April 29 2020 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently provided “Return to Work” guidance for employers. In the days since, the EEOC has…

Liam T. O'Connell.

Extensions of Court Orders Regarding Impact of COVID-19 in Massachusetts

USA - April 28 2020 Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an order updating the status of operations of the state courts. This order confirms that the judiciary…

Heather B. Repicky.

Judge Davis Sanctions Plaintiff for Submitting Bad Faith Affidavit and Errata Sheet

USA - April 23 2020 In 2016, we blogged about Judge Leibensperger’s sanction to disqualify Siew-Mey Tam as a class representative after finding that she made materially…

Alison C. Casey.

Will Business Interruption Insurance Protect Against Losses Caused by COVID-19?

USA - April 10 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly affects businesses across the United States, the question whether business interruption insurance will cover…

Stephen J. Brake, Sarah P. Kelly, Eric P. Magnuson.