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Paige Scott Reed Commented on Gov. Deval Patrick’s Potential Entrance in 2020 Presidential Race

November 13, 2019

Featured on WGBH News, Paige Scott Reed commented  on Governor Deval Patrick’s potential entrance in the 2020 presidential race. Reed, former general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation under the Patrick administration, now president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, provided her perspective on Gov. Patrick’s consideration for a presidential run, with the possibility…

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Jennifer Fleming Joins 2019 FuturePath Conference Panel Discussion

November 5, 2019

Jennifer Fleming will be participating as a co-panelist at the 2019 FuturePath Conference on Wednesday, November 13th at the Seaport Hotel. The panel, “Navigating Life Events & Stages,” will include Steven Kent, Vice President, Crystal & Company, and Jeff Scheer, Managing Director, Pathstone. The FuturePath initiative is designed to empower the next generation to take…

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Michael Lambert Discusses WikiLeaks and the First Amendment in POPLAW Podcast

September 5, 2019

In episode 80 of POPLAW, “WikiLeaks and the First Amendment,” Michael Lambert joined attorneys Tyrone Scott and Desiree Talley to discuss the implications of the superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on journalists and First Amendment rights. Lambert explains the history of the Espionage Act, the specific charges against Assange, the potential harm to…

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Joseph Steinfield Joined Panel Discussion Ward Thirteen

July 2, 2019

Joseph Steinfield joined the panel discussion, Ward Thirteen, to discuss the impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock. His experience included being asked by the Speaker of the House to conduct the investigation as special counsel. Watch the discussion here.

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SJC Ruling Clarifies Steps To Be Followed To Assert A Claim vs. Target Mechanic’s Lien Bond

April 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in City Electric Supply Co. v. Arch Insurance Co. SJC-12561 (3/29/19) clarifies whether a claimant seeking to enforce claims against a target mechanic’s lien bond must record a copy of its complaint in the registry of deeds pursuant to the Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien Statute, M.G.L. c. 254 et seq,…

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Rock Built v. Deacon: Home Improvement Contractor “Real World” Liability

March 28, 2019

In Rock Built v. Deacon, the Appellate Division of the Northern District of Massachusetts addressed claims arising out of flooring contractor Rock Built’s work on homeowner Alan Deacon’s Littleton, MA home.  After a failed water heater caused substantial water damage requiring replacement of a portion of the home’s wood floor, Deacon negotiated a contract with…

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Read Prince Lobel’s Recommendation Letter to the Cannabis Control Commission on its Proposed Regulations

February 16, 2018

Prince Lobel’s Recommendation Letter to the Cannabis Control Commission (February 15, 2015)

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Just Blowing Smoke? Healthy Pharms Case Strikes at Cannabis Community

September 27, 2017

The word “racketeering” usually conjures up images of mob bosses, blackmail, money laundering, and corrupt back-alley dealings.  However, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968) may be seeing new life in an unexpected territory: lawsuits in federal courts targeting marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized marijuana.  Although medical and…

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Victory for Public Records Advocates: High Court Limits Anti-Terrorism Exemption

June 16, 2017

All who deal with records held by government entities and employees know the basic rule: In Massachusetts, the public records law states that all records are presumed public unless a specific legal exemption applies.  The problem is, the list of exemptions has grown steadily over time, often making it seem as though the exceptions have…

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Emojis & Enforceability: Does Electronic Communication Have a Place in Contract Law?

April 24, 2017

These days, texting has become acceptable shorthand for communicating with almost everyone.  Often, the content of a text doesn’t even include actual words; why type out a word when you can express yourself with an ever-growing collection of emojis?  However, in this hot real estate market, the Massachusetts Land Court recently reminded us that while…