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Massachusetts Legislature Pushes Forward With Amended Non-Compete Bill
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

This Blog has previously covered the six non-compete bills that were introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature in 2017 (See articles dated December


Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Bans Salary History Inquiry, and So Much More
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

The Act to Establish Pay Equity, amending G.L. c.149, 105A (MA Pay Equity Law), goes into effect July 1, 2018. All employers, regardless of number of


Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Employer Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Criminal History
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

A provision in the Massachusetts criminal justice reform law signed by Governor Charlie Baker amends the state’s restrictions on the questions


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Passive Debt Buyers Are Not Debt Collectors Under Massachusetts Law
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • April 17 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held in Dorrian v. LVNV Funding, LLC, that “passive debt buyers” are not “debt collectors” required


CAFA Catchup - Massachusetts District Court Denies Plaintiff’s Motion To Remand
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

Last month, a district court in Massachusetts ruled that a putative class action against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (“Mercedes-Benz” or “Defendant”


Mass. SJC Holds Passive Debt Buyers Are Not ‘Debt Collectors’ Under State Law
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

In an important decision for the debt buying industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that passive debt buyers are not “debt


State judge says Massachusetts can sue credit reporting agency over data breach
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

On April 2, a state court judge denied a credit reporting agency’s motion to dismiss claims for violations of state data security regulations. The


The Train Has Left the Station: Court Strikes Newly Added Claims
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

On March 30, 2018, in United States ex rel. Drennen v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc., a district judge in the District of Massachusetts granted


FTC Takes Second Swing at Alleged Telemarketing Terror
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2018

Commission says security system company VMS ignored settlement agreement


Family Business Owners Should Be Aware Of Statutory “Deadlock” Provisions
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2018

Many family businesses run smoothly for years, until the business is sold or passed on to the next generation(s). There are, however, those