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Robert D. Cohan article: "The aftermath of the SJC's 'Selmark' decision"
- (December 18, 2014)
The Supreme Judicial Courts decision in Selmark Associates, Inc. v. Ehrlich , 467 Mass. 525 (2014), drew a bright line defining the relative rights and duties of majority stockholders and minority stockholder-employees...
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Jonathan Plaut article: "Firm vicariously liable for actions of associate"
- (September 25, 2014)
A Braintree law firm was vicariously liable for the actions of a former associate who conducted fraudulent real estate closings in connection with a “straw buyer” mortgage scheme, a U.S. District Court judge has decided.
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Robert D. Cohan article: "Limits of Contractually Sanctioned Freeze-Outs"
- (February 20, 2012)
When relationships sour in closely held corporations, disgruntled majority owners typically resort to written employment agreements and stock buy back arrangements to oust the unwelcome minority.
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Jury Awards $3.46M for Wrongful Firing
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (December 19, 2011)
An electronic parts salesman who claimed he was deprived of stock and wrongfully fired during a company takeover in Milford was awarded $3.26 million in Worcester Superior Court. The case pitted Evan Ehrlich, the plaintiff in a counterclaim, against David Elofson, Selmark Associates, Inc., and Marathon Sales, Ltd., after Elofson fired Ehrlich on the eve of the conversion of his Marathon stock into Selmark stock.
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Jury Awards Embezzled Business Owner $2M
- Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly (March 28, 2011)
A Providence Superior Court jury recentley awarded $2 million to a former business owner who said he was forced to close his pair of dollar stores after his bank allowed one of his employees unauthorized access to the business's online account.
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Are Your Client's Personal Assets at Risk...
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 11, 2009)
When your client's corporation, LLC or trust is sued but has no assets, can you safely ignore the lawsuit if the client has not been named personally as a defendant? After all, what harm can arise from a default judgment against a corporation or trust that has no ability to pay and is therefore judgment proof?
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The Most Important Opinions in 2008
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (January 15, 2009)
A profit sharing plan participant, who obtained a default judgment against the plan trustee, may recover from the trustee under a theory of personal liability, says the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Real Estate Firms Clash Over Ambiguous Contract
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (September 29, 2008)
The plaintiff was a Boston-based regional commercial real estate brokerage firm. The defendant was an international commercial real estate brokerage firm that contracted with the plaintiff to open a Boston office to obtain local and worldwide real estate leads from New England based firms and investors.
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CEO Advised to Alter Retirement Plan; Loses Benefits
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 30, 2008)
The bullet behind such a "freeze out" is Blank v. Chelmsford OB/GYN, P.C., 420 Mass. 404 (1995), which, under certain circumstances, allows those agreements to defeat the majority’s well established fiduciary duty to keep the minority shareholder employed with stock benefits preserved.
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Recovery of Mulitple Attorneys' Fees Under Chapter 93A
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 9, 2007)
Your client can recover multiple attorneys’ fees under G.L.c. 93A when those fees can properly be characterized as damages. This will depend on whether you can establish that your client was "forced" to incur those fees. Climbing that hill requires some forethought.
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CFO Cannot Arbirate Own Company's Dispute
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 15, 2006)
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Lawyer Gets Referral Fees Based on Oral Agreement
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (December 5, 2005)
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Co-Owners Both Collect Damage to House
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (October 7, 2002)
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Dedham Duo Wins State Suit
- MetroWest Daily News (January 19, 2001)
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More Firms Turn to Types of Bartering as 'Payment'
- Boston Business Journal (November 10-16, 2000)
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The Largest Verdicts and Settlements of 1996, Prison Security System - Faulty Design And Installation
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 3, 1997)
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The Largest Verdicts and Settlements of 1996, Tort - Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 3, 1997)
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Attorneys Warn: Emplyers Should Have Email Policies
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (January 13, 1997)
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Man Gets 'Lost Profits' For Business That Never Existed
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 17, 1995)
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More Sue to Make Parents Pay for their Child's Crime
- Boston Globe (August 25, 1994)
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Chiropractor Barred from her Own Practice
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (January 3, 1994)
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Trial Reports, Contract - Breach-Lost Profits
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (November 25, 1991)
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Injunction on Defective Cars
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 5, 1978)
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