When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Snow Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Location: Social Law Library, Boston, MA
Every year, the Business Litigation Session (“BLS”) of the Massachusetts Superior Court handles a wide variety of complex business and commercial disputes. In doing so, it decides issues not only of first impression but also other novel issues of interest to any practitioner who litigates business disputes. This CLE will review the most notable BLS decisions from the past year to give practitioners additional tools that they can use when they are litigating in Massachusetts (and perhaps elsewhere).
A number of significant cases will be discussed. Examples include:
- Parker v. EnerNOC, Inc.: Ruling on whether unpaid future commissions, withheld as retaliation in violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act, are subjected to trebling under that statute.
- Crosby Valve v. OneBeacon America: Deciding when a party is entitled to a confidential settlement agreement in discovery.
- AM Project Norwood, LLC v. Endicott South Development Corp.: Applying the Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute to an abuse of process claim in light of the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Blanchard v. Stewart Carney Hospital.