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Contract manufacturing and Massachusetts: out-of-state businesses beware
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2018

In Massachusetts, the concept of manufacturing has evolved. Smoke stacks and assembly lines, once common in the Commonwealth, continue to disappear as

Recent Case Law on Article 97 Limits State and Municipal Authority to Develop Property
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2018

Article 97 of the Articles of Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, approved by the Legislature and ratified by Massachusetts voters in 1972

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules on Debt Collector Licensing of Passive Debt Buyers
  • Hudson Cook LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

Thomas P. Quinn, Jr. At least one potential Massachusetts licensing requirement for passive debt buyers appears to have, finally, fallen by the

SJC Decision Guides Open Meeting Law Compliance Throughout the Commonwealth
  • Anderson & Kreiger LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

On April 5, 2018, in an important case of first impression, the Supreme Judicial Court found that a Town’s Board of Selectmen had violated the

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

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

Rafferty v. Merck Expands Potential Liability for Drug Manufacturers in Massachusetts
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

On March 16, 2018, Massachusetts’s highest court , the Supreme Judicial Court, issued a ruling that we believe will increase the product liability

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Innovator Liability Claims to Proceed Under A Recklessness Standard
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made an important ruling concerning innovator liability with respect to pharmaceuticals. Though

Mass. SJC Holds Statutory Power of Sale Allowed Despite Omission of ‘Statutory Power of Sale’ in Mortgage
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that the “statutory power of sale” as defined in M.G.L. Ch. 181, 21 was incorporated by

Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

Sullivan & Worcester LLP clients and Berkshire Museum members James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg filed