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Landlord / Tenant Evictions: Notices to Quit

Landlords should make sure that they are aware that there are two different types of notices to quit in Massachusetts: Notice to quit for non-payment of rent Notice to quit for a violation of the lease other than non-payment of rent or for notice that the lease will not be [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|

Mediation Tips for Litigants with Cases In Supreme Court

Supreme Court judges like to see parties make an effort to settle their cases. Most mediators are voluntary and non-binding but parties may commit to binding arbitration, with or without ceiling/floor targets. Mediators usually charge around $700.00 per party for four hours of mediation. If you decide to participate, prepare [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|

Injury caused by a dog

If another person's dog's conduct caused you to suffer physical injury, Massachusetts has a statute, MGL Ch. 140, s. 155, which creates automatic liability on the part of that dog's owner, unless you were committing either a trespass or some other tort, like teasing or tormenting the dog at the [...]

By |March 22nd, 2019|

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