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Whose Law Rules Prince Estate Claim?
Mass Most Interested in Claim against Mass lawyer A case involving the recording artist Prince forces Massachusetts Appeals Court to decide if Mass or Minnesota law applies to a legal malpractice claim. Comercia Bank &Trust v Brown & Rosen LLC Mass. App. Ct. (2022) FACTS A sound engineer who worked with the recording artist Prince… Read More »Whose Law Rules Prince Estate Claim?
Wages lost as a result of retaliation get tripled
Retaliatory firing deprived worker of commissions that ripened later but legal penalties tripled the entire sum. Massachusetts SJC Parker v EnterNOC, Inc. (2020) FACTS Parker made a base salary and commissions working for EnterNOC marketing energy efficiency services. Parker made a $20M sale to occur over 5 years but only the first year was guaranteed,… Read More »Wages lost as a result of retaliation get tripled
Updated Pay Rates Apply on Mass Public Jobs – Whether the employer gets the update memo or not.
Mass SJC 2019 case Donis v American Waste Services LLC Parties Employee = DonisEmployer = AWS LLC Public Entities = TownsState Department of Labor = Determine prevailing wage rates Facts Cape Cod towns put material hauling work contracts out for public bid.  Bidders knew they would have to pay ‘prevailing wage’.  The Department of Labor… Read More »Updated Pay Rates Apply on Mass Public Jobs – Whether the employer gets the update memo or not.
Rough Framer’s Insurer had to Defend Upstream Parties in Pipe Freeze Water Damage Case
Philadelphia Indemnity v Consigli Construction Co. Inc, Dist Court D Mass (2018) PARTIES AND FACTS Pipes burst in a Condominium. The Condominium, insured by Philadelphia, paid – and sued others for subrogation – to recoup. In the name of their insured Condo, Philadelphia sued Consigli – general contractor “Stock” Building Supply – the framing subcontractor… Read More »Rough Framer’s Insurer had to Defend Upstream Parties in Pipe Freeze Water Damage Case
Misconduct Commercial Landlord -> 2x Damages
Commercial landlord intended to coerce tenant to give concessions beyond those from party’s agreement. Massachusetts SJC decides H1 Lincoln Inc. v South Washington Street LLC (2022) Court uses word ‘extort’ 26x in decision. Landlord strung tenant along with permit cooperation and tried to grab the land tenants bought. Limitation on liability disregarded. FACTS Landlord wanted… Read More »Misconduct Commercial Landlord -> 2x Damages

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