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“Don’t Lose Out on Your .BANK Domain Name”

John E. Ottaviani

In just a few months, perhaps as early as mid-May, the new .BANK generic Top Level Domain will become available to banks around the world.

“Could Eight Words Spell the End of “Obamacare” ?”
March 2015

Kimberly I. McCarthy

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in the latest challenge to federal health care reform.

“Real Estate Salesperson in MA: Independent Contractor or Employee?”

The real estate brokerage community is abuzz about a case awaiting decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

“Massachusetts Officially Provides Paternity Leave!”
February 2015

Michael A. Gamboli

On his last day in office, Governor Patrick signed Senate Bill 865, the so-called Parental Leave Act (“Parental Leave”)

Testing the Limits: Environmental Indemnity Agreements and Managing Risk
February 2015

Travis J. McDermott

When a lender loans money for a real estate transaction, the lending entity must account for potentially hazardous environmental conditions in or on the secured property.

“Tom Brady: Give Malcolm that Truck!”
February 2015

I am not much of a true football fan. I have little interest in Monday night games, player stats, or the draft.

“Mortgage Foreclosure Ordinances Preempted by Existing State Law”
February 2015

Travis J. McDermott

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) recently decided that two mortgage foreclosure ordinances adopted by the City of Springfield were preempted by existing state law.

“Changes Affecting Massachusetts Credit Union Branching”
January 2015

On January 7, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation permitting Massachusetts credit unions to establish branches in the other five New England states and New York, subject to certain limitations and requirements.

“R.I. Supreme Court Clarifies Borrowers’ Standing To Challenge Mortgage Assignments”
January 2015

David J. Pellegrino

The Rhode Island Supreme Court added to its collection of “MERS” opinions in Cruz v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

“Employers: Be Ready for a Union Ambush”
January 2015

Michael A. Gamboli

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule regarding representation case procedures to become effective on April 14, 2015.


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