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September 2016 Archives

Managing finances important part of divorce process

The process of dissolving a marriage in Massachusetts can be unsettling, not just emotionally but also financially. Unfortunately, even if a person no longer feels connected to his or her spouse, the two parties' finances are still indeed connected until the divorce process has been finalized. A couple of tips may help people to safeguard their finances during this type of family law proceeding.

New marriage models pose intersting child vistation questions

The changing legal landscape of marriage has resulted in some novel issues. For example, if a same-sex couple has a child via artificial insemination, parenthood may still be defined by biology. The non-biological half of the same-sex couple will be forced to file for adoption of the couple's child.

Advertising deception can be a ground for a business lawsuit

Although there is an art to marketing, such as the so-called positive spin, any claims in advertisements must still comply with the standards established by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In general, the FTC prohibits deception, such as product claims that are not based in evidence. Companies that break that benchmark standard may find themselves in hot water, as the recent Well Fargo fiasco illustrates.

Factors to consider when choosing a business form

Even a cursory look at the corporations website maintained by the Massachusetts Secretary of State suggests complexity. From the choice of a business entity to operations and tax liabilities, there are a patchwork of state and federal laws that apply to businesses.

Could a commercial lawsuit bankrupt your business?

In a recent post, we described the consequences of a zoning challenge to a real estate project. However, a legal dispute can be equally devastating to a company's business operations. Small wonder, then, that a new type of safeguard has arisen: litigation funding.

Zoning lawsuit brings Massachusetts condo project to halt

A zoning lawsuit can seriously delay a construction project, racking up substantial fees and potentially other consequences. With the help of a real estate and commercial law firm, however, such delays might be avoided. If that's not possible, the opportunity for a settlement might arise through negotiations.

Can a Massachusetts company sue over trade secret violations?

Protecting intellectual property can be vital to a business' success, which explains why disputes over violations of trade secret protections are a part of commercial litigation. In fact, one commentator recently observed that nearly every in-house lawyer's career includes at least one experience responding to an issue involving a breach or violation of confidential corporate information.

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