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Last year in a much-publicized case around New England and the United States, Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady received a four-game suspension from the NFL pursuant to Article 46 of the NFL collective bargaining agreement for “engaging in conduct detrimental to the integrity of the public confidence in the game of professional football.”

Robert Rudolph and Adam Shafran present “Do This, Not That: Navigating Complex Legal Employment Issues in the Construction Industry” on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 am at the Gould Construction Institute. The program will be held at 100 Unicorn Park Drive in Woburn, MA. Register for the event here.

Jon Friedmann recently represented a manufacturing company and its owner in a contract dispute with a broker. The broker was hired to sell the manufacturing company’s assets and our clients were later sued by the broker who argued he was entitled to a commission under the terms of the contract. The owner maintained the broker […]

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employees who brought a successful class action against their employer for violation of the Wage Act are entitled to statutory pre-judgment interest on their lost pay and benefits. This case of first impression, argued by Jon Friedmann and Adam Shafran, answers an unsettled question of law and employers now […]

by Adam. J. Shafran In a recent class action law suit brought by employees of a security company, the Massachusetts Superior Court described the legal standard to be applied when determining whether a thirty-minute meal break constitutes compensable working time. In this case brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, the employer Longwood Security Services Inc. […]

by Robert P. Rudolph In this fast-paced world, where many people are more likely to send a text message than an e-mail or handwritten letter, a case before the Massachusetts Land Court, St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, reminds us of the perils of doing so. A potential purchaser of real estate was […]

by George Georgountzos For nearly two decades, Massachusetts law has protected individuals who exercise their First Amendment rights to petition from litigation meant to harass and discourage them from such activity. Over the years, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (or “SLAPP”) jurisprudence has blossomed, affording protection to individuals who make public statements from lawsuits by […]

by Robert P. Rudolph Turning 18 is an exciting time in every child’s life. Adulthood comes with increased freedom to make independent decisions. However, something all parents should consider when their child turns 18 is having the child execute (i) a durable power of attorney; (ii) a health care proxy; and (iii) a health care […]

For anyone involved in a privately-owned company, where shareholders or members and decision makers are often one in the same – don’t miss this insightful program. Whether you are contemplating a private company as your business model or you are an owner in such an entity, you need a basic knowledge of the rights and […]

The landlord in this recent Massachusetts Appeals Court case owns a commercial condominium unit in a mixed-use condominium complex with mostly residential units. The condominium’s parking areas contain a total of 91 parking spaces, some exclusive (i.e., assigned to a particular unit), but most (66 spaces) are non-exclusive common areas (i.e., available to visitors, owners, […]

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