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Under WARN, and Beyond? Massachusetts High Court Holds That Failure To Pay A “Back Pay” Award Does Not Give Rise To Wage Act Liability
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 3 2019

It is an entrepreneur’s nightmare. The company you struggled to create goes out of business due to a lack of financing. As the company goes under, the

Drug-Free Workplaces Are Not Compromised by 2018’s Newest Crop of Marijuana Laws
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

Voters in Michigan, Utah and Missouri passed marijuana-related ballot measures in the November 2018 elections. Michigan, which legalized medical

Massachusetts SJC Clarifies “Strict Compliance” Standard in Construction Contracts
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

In Massachusetts, it is well established that a contractor cannot recover damages from a construction contract without first showing that the

1st Cir. Holds Reference to ‘Auction Price’ Rather Than ‘Fair Market Value’ Insufficient for Deficiency Notice
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that, at least under the Massachusetts version of the UCC, automobile post-repossession

Non-Compete Cautionary Tale
  • Robinson & Cole LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2018

A recent court decision underscores the need for manufacturers to exercise caution when seeking to impose Post-Employment Restrictions on key

Sharply Divided Massachusetts Supreme Court Holds That the Statute of Repose Bars a Homeowner’s Claim Against a Contractor Under the Consumer Protection Statute
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2018

On October 30, 2000, the city of Newburyport, through its housing Rehabilitation program, awarded A.J. Wood a contract for the Rehabilitation of Ms

Massachusetts Court Provides Guidance on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clauses in Restrictive Covenants
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • September 30 2018

With Massachusetts's comprehensive noncompete law taking effect on October 1, 2018, many employers are reviewing and likely revising their

State and Local Taxes In Massachusetts
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 27 2018

A structured guide to state and local tax law in Massachusetts

Complete and Strict Compliance, or Substantial Performance? The Legal Standard Is . . .
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

Yes. The Massachusetts high court, with an opportunity to address construction contract performance standards, has held that the contractor must

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds GHG Caps for Electricity Sector and Affirms the Continued Viability of Chevron-style Deference in Massachusetts
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

On September 4, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion in New England Power Generators Association v. Department of