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Tag: Massachusetts Appeals Court

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Cracks in the Law of Sidewalks

06/05/2017   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

02/27/2015   |   BY Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer Ioli Connelly

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

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

09/24/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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

04/07/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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