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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. […]

Road Condition Accidents & Injuries: Who Is Responsible?

By on November 10, 2016

The August issue of Legal News discussed the Massachusetts notice requirements for injuries from defects in a way. This issue focuses on the pitfalls involved in determining who is responsible for the condition of the way and defect that caused the accident. In Massachusetts, a person injured in an accident as a result of the […]

The Indispensible Role of a Notary Public in Massachusetts

By on November 11, 2014

Without notaries, business in Massachusetts would effectively come to a halt. A “Notary Public” is apublic servant appointed by the Governor who is empowered to administer oaths and affirmations, perform acknowledgements and witness signatures, and issue subpoenas, among other duties. There are approximately 155,000 notaries public in Massachusetts. Notaries may be found at City and […]