Tag: Supreme Judicial Court

Residential Security Deposits Provide Protection for a Landlord, but There can be Unexpected Pitfalls

By David A. Michel and Sander A. Rikleen on April 29, 2016
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On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute governing... Read More »

SJC Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrance

By Joshua M. Alper on October 14, 2014
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Owners and operators of supermarkets and other commercial property in Massachusetts should be aware that on October 10th, the Supreme... Read More »

Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signed

By Joshua M. Alper on March 3, 2014
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A judge of the Superior Court has recently awarded brokerage fees to a realtor despite that the landlord did not... Read More »

Must a Retail Business Allow an Individual to use its Property to Solicit Signatures for Elective Office?

By Edward M. Bloom on November 11, 2013
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In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

Lender’s Title Insurance Coverage Does Not Extend to Lender Liability Claims

By Joshua M. Alper on August 23, 2013
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The decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”)  in Deutsche Bank National Association v. First American Title Insurance Company,... Read More »

Unwary Landlord May Lose Right to Damages when Terminating Defaulting Tenant’s Lease

By Edward M. Bloom on May 6, 2013
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Commercial landlords should be aware of the April 30th SJC decision in 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International,... Read More »

When is P&S Warranty Disclaimer Not a Disclaimer?

By Edward M. Bloom on August 22, 2012
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The widely used Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) standard form of purchase and sale agreement has a disclaimer whereby... Read More »

Legislation Resolves Problems Affecting Commercial Leases Created By 2011 SJC Decision – Bishop v. TES Realty Trust

By Joshua M. Bowman on August 15, 2012
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Marking the successful conclusion of a campaign spearheaded by the ICSC Massachusetts Government Relations Committee, of which Sherin and Lodgen... Read More »

The Eaton Foreclosure Case: Addressing A Problem That Doesn’t Exist

By Edward M. Bloom on April 4, 2012
a white and red sign that has the word "foreclosure" and a yellow house in the background

The case of Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, which is currently pending before the SJC, addresses the issue of... Read More »