Tag: Massachusetts Appeals Court

Cracks in the Law of Sidewalks

By Edward M. Bloom on June 5, 2017
Grass and weeds growing in cracked sidewalk. Close up, top down view.

Under Massachusetts common law in effect since 1860, property owners have no duty to repair or warn of hazards on... Read More »

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on February 27, 2015
the word "permits" labeled on a blue binder in a office

On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot... Read More »

Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Parties

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 24, 2014
a hand dropping keys into another hand

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a real property grantee could not be... Read More »

Appeals Court Rejects Buyer’s Attempt to Enforce Seller’s Conditional Acceptance

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 7, 2014
a miniature house and keys on a persons hand

The Massachusetts Appeals Court in Host v. Gray recently affirmed a Land Court decision dismissing a buyer’s claim seeking specific... Read More »

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