Date and Time: Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET
Program Fee: $50
This program is online only.
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:
UMNV 205-207 Newbury, LLC v. Caffé Nero Americas, Inc., Case No. 2084CV01493-BLS2 (Feb. 8, 2021) (Salinger, J.) (granting summary judgment for commercial tenant in rent dispute because COVID-19 orders closing in-person dining frustrated purpose of commercial lease)
Athru Group Holdings, LLC v. SHYFT Analytics, Inc. et al., Case No. 2084CV01663-BLS2 (Mar. 22, 2021) (Salinger, J.) (dismissing breach of fiduciary duty claim, inter alia, because corporate directors and officers did not have duty to disclose preliminary merger discussions with shareholders)
Needham Bank v. Guaranteed Rate, Inc., et al., Case No. 2184CV0661BLS1 (Apr. 17, 2021) (Green, J.) (addressing legal protections attaching to customer list on motion for preliminary injunction in non-compete dispute)
Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito at firstname.lastname@example.org . Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 additional. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities. Most Social Law Library CLE events are audio recorded. The audio recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. Most downloads include print material and are $19.95 each. This product purchase is separate from CLE registration and is not included in the price of a CLE registration. CLE credit is only granted when the live program is attended.