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Massachusetts Prohibits Entities From Being Relators
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

We are increasingly seeing the use of entities as relators, in lieu of individuals. In some instances these relator entities are actual businesses

November 2018 Ballot Question Seeks to Impose Registered Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Limits on Massachusetts Health Care Facilities
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the state’s highest court, has held that an Initiative Petition (Initiative Petition 17-07) seeking to

Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts: What Should Employers Know?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 29 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana can be legally sold, taxed, and consumed in Massachusettsone of nine states, in addition to Washington

Massachusetts high court finds retailer violated state law with robocall collection efforts
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

On June 25, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a national retailer’s use of an automated dialing service to contact debtors without

Mass. SJC Holds Mass. Debt Collection Regs Apply to Creditors that Auto Dial or Don’t Leave Messages
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently held that Massachusetts debt collection regulations, which limit how often a creditor may

The Funding Loan Act of 1982 and the Origins of “Tregor Stamps”
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

In the early 1980s, in an effort to generate much-needed revenue for the City of Boston to offset federal and state budget cuts, the Massachusetts

Contractor's Intentional and Material Breach of Contract Does Not Automatically Bar Claim For Work Performed
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2018

In a case closely watched by the construction industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") has overturned a Superior Court's decision

Property Managers Lack Standing to Bring Eviction Actions on Behalf of Property Owners
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2018

In a decision issued on May 15, 2018, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ("SJC") clarified the issue of who has legal standing to bring

Court Crier: Reporting Breaking Appellate Decisions
  • White and Williams LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2018

In Tong-Summerford v. Abington Memorial Hospital, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania addressed whether a hospital waived its appellate issue by

Massachusetts’ Court Creates a New Duty for Pharmacies to Notify Prescribers of Prior Authorization Requirements
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2018

Last week, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Walgreens had a duty to inform a patient’s physician of the need for prior authorization