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Jim Rudolph has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in […]

by Robert P. Rudolph A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts indicates that, depending on the circumstances, the longtime practice of placing an employee on paid administrative leave during an investigation may constitute a materially adverse employment action sufficient to establish a claim for unlawful retaliation.

HR professionals face challenging and complicated employee problems on a daily basis. Knowing what to do, when to do it and how to do it can be difficult — and missteps can result in costly litigation. Join Rudolph Friedmann attorneys Adam Shafran and Robert Rudolph for this informative and interactive roundtable and get updates on […]

by James L. Rudolph When you buy or sell a boat, there are plenty of legal issues and potential complications, not unlike when you buy or sell a home. In fact, some boat transactions are more complicated than home purchases, as they can involve local, state and federal regulations. Furthermore, if you want to finance […]

It’s Monday morning and you log onto Facebook. You expect to see the usual litany of pet pictures, bland status updates and requests for where to find the best Chinese food in your community. Instead, there is a post on the community “Moms” page with over 57 comments. There is a rumor of a threat […]

In the Supreme Judicial Court case of James B. Nutter & Company vs. Estate of Murphy, et. al. (and two consolidated cases) dated January 18, 2018, the SJC had to decide if the language in a reverse mortgage incorporated the statutory power of sale as required by M.G.L c. 183, sec. 21 allowing the lender […]

by Adam J. Shafran In a recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, a New York-based employer was held subject to suit for unpaid wages in Massachusetts because it allowed an employee to work from home in Massachusetts. The facts of the case serve as an important reminder to […]

by Robert P. Rudolph Where the plaintiff employee in Yarph v. Bowden Hospitality Newton LLC, et al. sought to add both the limited liability company that gave a hotel owner a license to do business and the LLC’s parent company to a lawsuit claiming that the hotel violated the Massachusetts Tips Act, the Business Litigation […]

In a recent case of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) answered certified questions presented by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The questions focused on whether an insurer’s duty to defend (play defense) requires the insurer to pay for legal counsel to prosecute an affirmative counterclaim (play offense) […]

by Jocelyn Campbell This case involved a young boy diagnosed with autism who had been receiving services from an IEP from preschool through 4th grade in Douglas County School District in Colorado. The parents made the unilateral decision to enroll their son in a private school after they disagreed with the school district’s proposed IEP […]

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