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The Shape Of Things To Come: Form-Based Zoning Arrives In Lowell

Chris Vaccaro’s article, “The Shape Of Things To Come: Form-Based Zoning Arrives In Lowell” is posted with permission from Banker and Tradesman. Follow this link to Chris’ article.

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Time-Barred: First Circuit Refuses to Apply the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine to Employee’s Retaliation Claims

Time-Barred: First Circuit Refuses to Apply the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine to Employee’s Retaliation Claims By: Craig D. Levey, Esq. Recently, in Ayala v. Shinseki, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3581 (1st Cir. Mar. 6, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Court rejected the […]

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The Devil’s In The Details: Complying With Boston’s Energy Reporting Ordinance

Chris Vaccaro’s article, “The Devil’s In The Details: Complying With Boston’s Energy Reporting Ordinance” is posted with permission from Banker and Tradesman. Follow this link to Chris’ article.

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Testimony in law firm’s bankruptcy portrays web of deceit

Stewart Grossman’s article, “Testimony in law firm’s bankruptcy portrays web of deceit” is posted with permission from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Follow this link to Stewart’s article.

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Motor Carriers’ Use of Independent Contractors In Massachusetts – It’s a Whole New Ballgame

Motor Carriers’ Use of Independent Contractors In Massachusetts: It’s a Whole New Ballgame By: Wesley S. Chused, Esq. I previously reported[1] that a Massachusetts statute governing the classification of workers as “employees” or “independent contractors,” Mass. Gen. Laws c. 149, §148B (“§148B”), made it impossible since its […]

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First Circuit Rejects Employee’s “Cat’s Paw” Retaliation Argument

First Circuit Rejects Employee’s “Cat’s Paw” Retaliation Argument By: Craig D. Levey, Esq. Recently, in Ameen v. Amphenol Printed Circuits, Inc., No. 14-1086, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 1150 (1st Cir. January 26, 2015), the First Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiff’s argument that his employer was […]

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Immigration order a textbook case about separation of powers

Joseph Berman’s article, “Immigration order a textbook case about separation of powers” is posted with permission from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Follow this link to Joe’s article.

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An Uncivil War Erupts In Back Bay Condo Building: Court Upholds Judgment Against Demoulas Sister, Disbarred Attorney

Chris Vaccaro’s article, “An Uncivil War Erupts In Back Bay Condo Building: Court Upholds Judgment Against Demoulas Sister, Disbarred Attorney” is posted with permission from Banker and Tradesman. Follow this link to Chris’ article.

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Use It or Lose It: “Litigation Conduct” Could Result in the Unintended Waiver of a Contractual Right to Compulsory Arbitration

A recent decision from Middlesex Superior Court offers a cautionary tale for those who delay invoking a compulsory arbitration clause. By: Craig D. Levey, Esq. On December 15, 2014, the Superior Court of Massachusetts (Salinger, J.) issued a memorandum and order denying a defendant’s motion to compel […]

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The Transportation Lawyer: Defending Impostor Cargo Theft Claims

The Transportation Lawyer Defending Impostor Cargo Theft Claims By: Wesley S. Chused  Introduction. We live and work in an electronic age; the age of the Internet.  Virtually every form of commerce is transacted over the Internet – electronically – with parties to business transactions commonly having no […]

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