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Three’s A Crowd: Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege

By on July 14, 2017

As discussed in a prior issue of Legal News (September 2014), the attorney-client privilege protects communications between a client and his or her attorney from disclosure. The classic formulation of the attorney-client privilege endorsed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is where legal advice of any kind is sought from a professional legal advisor in […]

Can A Text Form A Contract?

By on May 18, 2017

Past issues of “Legal News” (Feb. 2014, Feb. 2016) discussed how an exchange of emails can be sufficient to form a binding contract and can satisfy the Massachusetts’ Statute of Frauds requiring a signed writing in contracts for real estate. Although informal, email has become an accepted means of communication in business and social interaction. […]