On Wednesday December 11, 2019, the Boston City Council voted Wednesday to approve a controversial new transfer tax to the state legislature which would apply up to a two percent tax on property sales over $2 million dollars. The proposal was initially offered by a hom...

Three contractors have asked a Delaware Bankruptcy Judge to put Tough Mudder, LLC into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Tough Mudder is known for organizing notoriously difficult obstacle courses that have attracted athletes in search of alternatives to traditional road races. T...

A report from Bloomberg Law seriously analyzed this question. In recent years laws and attitudes regarding cannabis have been changing, while traditional employment drug-screening tests have remained largely the same. The concerns underlying these changes cannot solely...

The First Circuit Court of Appeals published a decision on December 2, 2019 concerning the relationship between a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of State and aMassachusetts law that provides protections to domestic workers. In 2014, the Massachuset...

On November 25, 2019, a lawsuit was filed against the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority claiming a new law that would punish contractors for failure to finish projects on time is unconstitutional. The organization representing thousands of contractors, All...

Former Vermont gubernatorial candidate James Ehlers alleged claims of breach of express warranty, unjust enrichment, and violations of Vermont’s consumer protection law against the ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry’s, and its parent company, Unilever, in a complaint...

One of the latest viral memes circulating the internet in 2019 is “OK, boomer” - as in, baby boomer. The viral phrase is the latest source of multigenerational tension, culturally. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, Dictionary.com has defined it as: “a viral interne...

Murphy et al. v. Snyder et al., No. 18-1578, 2019 WL 4308631 (2d Cir. Sept. 12, 2019).

Ruling on a matter of first impression for the court, a panel of the Second Circuit held that a prior default judgment entered as a sanction may have a preclusive effect when determin...

On remand from the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (“BAP”), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District ofMassachusetts Western Division was once again faced with the issue of whether a debtor’s student loan debts are dischargeable under §...

Jia Yueting, founder and former CEO of Faraday Future has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware to “address his personal debts in China,” according to a statement provided by the company on October 13, 2019. The Los Angeles-based company, which is focused on the...

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