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Commonsense Construction Law LLC | USA | 17 Jul 2019

Letter of Intent Precluded Dismissal of Mechanic’s Lien

A contractor recorded a lien notice, using a letter of intent as the “written contract” supporting the lien. The owner moved for summary dismissal of


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 29 May 2019

Environmental Compliance and Land Use “Special Permits” in Massachusetts

Does compliance with environmental regulations suffice to prove that an operation is safe? Maybe not, for purposes of land use approvals in


Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 20 May 2019

Enforcement Issues in Massachusetts Real Estate Loans

Two recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decisions offer both clarity and caution to mortgage lenders seeking to enforce their loan documents. These


Commonsense Construction Law LLC | USA | 26 Oct 2018

Contract Scope Limits Tort Liability

From the Massachusetts Appeals Court comes a reminder that a contract scope of services may serve to control or limit the scope of tort liability. New


Goulston & Storrs PC | USA | 5 Oct 2018

Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Newsletter - October 1, 2018

In Forbes Family Ranch, LLC v. William C. Forbes and Julia Forbes, as Co-Trustees of Hillside Street Trust, 2018 WL 4354394, No. 17-P-704 (Mass. App


Beveridge & Diamond PC | USA | 25 Jun 2018

Some Zoning Deadlines Matter More than Others Says the Massachusetts Appeals Court

Deadlines matter, particularly in the world of Massachusetts zoning. Statutory deadlines govern everything from when a board must hold hearing to the


Goulston & Storrs PC | USA | 26 Apr 2018

Real Litigation - Reichenbach v. Haydock

In Reichenbach v. Haydock, 92 Mass.App.Ct. 567 (2017), the Massachusetts Appeals Court clarified the evolving legal framework used to determine


Anderson & Kreiger LLP | USA | 17 Apr 2018

Finding of Unfair Claim Settlement Practices and Treble Damage Award Reversed by Massachusetts Appeals Court

The arbitration award in the auto accident case that gave rise to this claim for unfair claim settlement practices was over one hundred times the


Beveridge & Diamond PC | USA | 29 Mar 2018

Nonprofit Universities Eligibility for Brownfields Tax Credits, Massachusetts Appeals Court Confirms

Nonprofits are eligible for transferrable Brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006 according to a recent ruling by the


Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2018

The Attorney-Client Privilege When Non-Party Experts Are Part of the Communications

It is not unusual for business people andor in-house counsel to consult with accountants or other non-party experts when contemplating a potential

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