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Category: Notable Decisions


Galvin et al. v. Boston Redevelopment Authority et al.

The Superior Court analyzed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA’s) role in connection with the review and adoption of a special zoning amendment known as an Institutional Master Plan.  The BRA performed a multi-year comprehensive review

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Alford et al. v. Boston Zoning Commission et al.

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of our client, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The decision analyzes the BRA’s role in connection with a special zoning amendment known as

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Rosenfield v. Joshi

A creditor attempted to partition a property in satisfaction of an alleged 1975 sheriff’s sale of the wife’s interest.  However, under the pre–1980 common law tenancy by the entirety, a wife could not convey a

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Patriarca v. Center for Living & Working, Inc.

An important interpretation of Rule 4.2 of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, which governs communications with persons represented by counsel, as applied to the employees of an adverse corporate party.  Upon grant of application

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King’s Faire Inc. v. Strickney et al.

An analysis of an agreement not to compete in the unusual context of performing arts.  The court declined to enforce a non-competition clause which lasted two years and covered six states because it was an

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Massari v. Mindrebo

A unique case involving claims by upland owners that aquaculture on the tidal flats constitutes a trespass.  The Appeals Court upheld the trial court ruling that, on the facts presented, a Land Court registration decree

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Klink v. Valovcin

The Land Court reviewed the Colonial Ordinance of 1641 in this case involving claims by multiple backlot owners to use the beach in a seashore subdivision known as Silver Spring.  The Land Court found the

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McKinney v. National Dairy Council

One of the earliest cases to establish the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in at-will employment relationships under Massachusetts law.  The federal District Court held that the employer violated the implied covenant

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