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UMNV 205-207 Newbury, LLC (referred to as “UMNV”) leased its Newbury Street location to Caffe Nero Americas, Inc. (referred to as “Caffé Nero”) for a 15-year term starting June 1, 2017. The lease stipulated that Caffé Nero was to use the leased premises “solely for the operation of a Caffé Nero themed café under Tenant’s […]

In today’s world, political discourse is rarely civil and can often lead to potentially tense and/or hostile disagreements. However, if an employee makes the choice to discuss hotly contested political topics in the office, could that employee be subject to discipline for his/her viewpoints, or does the First Amendment protect free speech and shield the […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce Eric J. Walz has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Eric has years of experience representing clients in complex franchise and automotive dealer class actions and other disputes, contract negotiations and terminations, and matters affecting franchise and dealer relationships. He also has significant experience defending companies and individuals in […]

We previously highlighted Jon Friedmann’s victory in a complex foreclosure case, which resulted in a six-figure verdict for the firm’s client in a jury-waived trial and an award of attorney’s fees and costs, the sum of which totaled nearly half a million dollars. The plaintiff in the case, a borrower who defaulted on a commercial […]

It is widely accepted throughout the legal community that there will be a wave of COVID-19 related litigation once the immediate impact of the pandemic settles. As COVID-19 spread, employers quickly closed their offices and transitioned employees to remote working without time to plan. When the dust settles, employers should expect that they will be […]

In the recent matter of Bellalta v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Brookline 481 Mass. 272 (2019), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) ruled that a variance was not required for a homeowner to add a dormer to their roof (only a special permit) despite the additional living space increasing a nonconforming Floor Area […]

Bobby Rudolph acted as local counsel to a California real estate developer who brought suit against two Massachusetts companies for breach of commercial leases for properties located in California. After a trial and judgment issuing in California, Bobby brought suit against the tenant and corporate guarantor of the commercial leases in Massachusetts to enforce the […]

A fee-shifting agreement requires the non-prevailing party in a legal matter to pay the legal fees and costs of the prevailing party. We previously highlighted Jon Friedmann’s victory in a complex foreclosure case, which resulted in a six-figure verdict for the firm’s client in a jury-waived trial. After the trial, the judge held a separate […]

The Massachusetts “Lemon Law,” G.L.c. 90, Section 7N ½, obligates an auto manufacturer or dealer to repair any “nonconformity” to express or implied warranties – in other words, any defect that substantially impairs a vehicle’s use, market value or safety – that arises within one year or 15,000 miles of the purchase of a new […]

by Adam Shafran On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued what will likely be its most important employment-related decision of the year in the matter of Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC. In Sleepy’s, a decision that will impact all retail employers in the Commonwealth, the SJC held that retail employers may not use […]

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