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Egregious, Rancid or Unfair: The Interpretation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act

By on October 16, 2019

Consumers The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, G.L. c. 93A, protects consumers from unfair and deceptive acts and practices which occur in a business context. The statute provides for an award of double or treble damages and attorney’s fees. As such it is a powerful tool for consumers to obtain relief in consumer transactions that have […]

When the Rules of Professional Responsibility Collide

By on February 21, 2019
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All lawyers have ethical obligations to the public, the courts, their clients, and even opposing counsel and parties. In Massachusetts, the Rules of Professional Conduct issued by the Supreme Judicial Court govern almost every aspect of legal practice. Two of the most recognized rules are those addressing the confidentiality of information and zealous advocacy. Preserving […]