Massachusetts Supreme Court News

Massachusetts Supreme Court shoots down attempt to allow corporations to make political donations

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two corporations that challenged the constitutionality of state law prohibiting political contributions.

Thanks to statute of repose, contractor escapes blame in Mass. Supreme Court ruling over house fire

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 29, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of a contracting company after it determined a woman was outside of the statute of repose following a fire in her home.

Mass. court: Creditors that don't leave voicemails still open to lawsuits

By Sandra Lane | Jul 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled June 25 that regulations regarding phone calls to consumers applies to creditors who use automatic dialing devices or voluntarily do not leave a voicemail message.

Massachusetts public housing owner liable for fall under Torts Claim Act, high court rules

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 28, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court ruling that the managers of a public housing apartment building cannot claim to be pubic employers to sidestep claims under the Torts Claim Act.

Medical marijuana use opens up a potential quandary for employers

By John Sammon | Aug 24, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A recent Massachusetts case in which a woman sued her employer after being terminated for the use of marijuana for which she was legally prescribed represents the opening of a Pandora’s Box for employers.

Plaintiffs lose fight against Massachusetts utility

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Aug 9, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on July 29 decided to reverse a Superior Court order that granted class certifications for two classes of residential and business customers of the defendant, Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company.

Gasoline additives not covered by oil exemption for Mass. spill cleanups

By Katelyn Kivel | Jul 27, 2016

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled in June that companies are responsible for the cleanup efforts of spills of leaded petroleum.

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