Employers Beware – Last Day Must be Pay Day for Terminated Employee

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Massachusetts employers beware:  when you terminate an employee, you must pay the employee in full on the employee’s last day of work for all accrued wages, including any accrued vacation pay.  Anything less will subject you to triple damages for anything you fail to pay plus attorney’s fees.  This past April, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial […]

Employers May Bring Chapter 93A Claims Against Former Employees Who Misappropriate Materials During Employment

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently made clear that Chapter 93A applies to employees who misappropriate their employer’s proprietary information during their employment and then use that information to their benefit in the marketplace. In Governo Law Firm LLC v. Bergeron, the plaintiff, Governo Law Firm LLC (“GLF”), spent over twenty years amassing an […]

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Can You Claim Business Income Loss Under Your Insurance Policy?

Is your business suffering due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic? Request your free insurance coverage review for losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. On March 23, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered all non-essential businesses in the Commonwealth to close their physical offices and imposed other limitations on businesses deemed essential, such as restaurants, which […]

The Problem of Multi-Jurisdictional M & A Litigation

Recent Chancery Decision Highlights Problem of Multi-Jurisdictional M & A Litigation By Sean Carnathan It has become as predictable as the sun rising that whenever a significant merger is announced, there is a race to the courthouse by plaintiffs’ lawyers to challenge that merger, often in different states. The problem has grown in the past […]

Upholding Class Action Waivers and why you should care

Why the Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding Class Action Waivers is Wrong and Why You Should Care By Sean Carnathan In the recent decision AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, Slip Op. No. 09-893, 563 U.S. ___ (April 27, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court drove a big wooden stake right through the heart of class action arbitration, […]

Second Circuit Approves Attorney Advertising

Second Circuit Approves Attorney Advertising By Sean T. Carnathan Litigation News Associate Editor May 17, 2010 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently approved attorney advertising [PDF] that includes depictions of the lawyers as having super powers. The challenged advertisements included ones referring to the lawyers of the firm as “heavy hitters,” […]

Jail Time for Spoliation?

    Jail Time for Spoliation? By Sean T. Carnathan, Litigation News Associate Editor November 29, 2010 Serious spoliation can carry serious consequences, including the possibility of jail time for the culpable party. In a recent order, Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, provided an exhaustive […]