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Can an individual waive his or her right to file a lawsuit and provide a release before even participating in an event?  The answer to both questions is yes.

You’ve hired an experienced and successful sales manager and you and your employee are now faced with a potential legal claim from your employee’s former employer. Or your company is facing legal proceedings and individual employees are involved in the case or called as witnesses. Your employee cannot afford to retain separate legal counsel. May […]

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court expanded the rights of condominium associations to recover for damage for the negligent construction of common areas of a condominium development. The case is Wyman et al. v. Ayer Properties, LLC.

Massachusetts law is clear: both majority and minority shareholders of a closely-held corporation owe each other (as well as to the corporation) a fiduciary duty–a duty of utmost good faith and loyalty. In 1975, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held in the leading case of Donahue v. Rodd Electrotype Co. of New England, Inc., that as […]

OSHA recently enacted a significant change to the requirements for reporting a death on the job and certain serious work place injuries. It is important for Massachusetts employers to be aware of the new requirements, including what must now be reported and the timing of the reports. The full press release is below. Please do […]

After nearly two years of litigation in a Civil Contempt action filed by the Office of the Attorney General (the “Commonwealth”), including nine days of trial in Suffolk Superior Court, the Honorable Linda E. Giles recently dismissed all claims against Rudolph Friedmann’s client. Jonathon Friedmann, Chair of the Litigation Department, assisted by Bobby Rudolph, represented […]

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