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Section Review

Local health boards empowered to enforce smoking bans in face of contrary bylaws: Framingham Restaurant Association v. Town of Framingham

The recent trend in Massachusetts, and in states across the nation, has been to restrict - or altogether eliminate - the right to smoke in public spaces. In recent months, the cities of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville have gone completely "smoke-free." Upon the effective dates of these municipal ordinances, smokers were no longer permitted to light up in public spaces, including bars and restaurants.

Post-deal planning: Financial considerations after selling a business

Now that you have helped your clients successfully negotiate the sale of their company, important long-term planning decisions remain before they settle into the next stage of their lives.

Conducting free and authoritative legal research from the comfort of your own office: Web sites for Massachusetts lawyers

One of the largest expenses facing a small law practice is the cost of keeping up to date with current case law and statutory revisions. Although there are several companies providing legal research services with updated materials for a price, it may not be necessary to spend most of your office budget in order to keep up with current changes and clarifications in the law. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with various research options available over the Internet that are easily accessible, reliable and, most importantly, free of charge.

The employer strikes back: A quick guide to claims against employees

The most common thing our clients say when faced with an employee lawsuit is "We didn't do it." And the second-most common thing we hear is "How can we sue them back?"
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