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CONTRACTS AND COVID-19

PAUL ROBERTSON AND KEN DEMOURA OFFER PRAGMATIC INSIGHT ON CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO CLIENTS, TO BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION AND TO BOSTON GLOBE SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE. The ...
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Mass Courts To Remain Closed Through June 1 Except for Emergency Matters

On April 27, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a new order limiting access to all state courts until June 1, 2020 to address continued concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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DS Offering Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Essential Service Employees Complimentary HealthCare Proxy and Power of Attorney Documents During Covid-19 Crisis

At DeMoura|Smith we consider our Trusts & Estates practice as Heart-Centered law because we help our clients with matters closest to the heart. Our families, our own health and our wishes for the ...
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MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL ALLOWING REMOTE NOTARY DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

To address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 public health emergency, on April 23, 2020, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a Virtual Notarization Act that goes into effect immediately and will ...
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ALL TRIALS IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE COURTS POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER MAY 4 DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS.

ALL TRIALS IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE COURTS POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER MAY 4 DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS. COURTS TO REMAIN OPEN FOR EMERGENCY MATTERS AND MATTERS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE IN-PERSON APPEARANCES. All ...
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US District Court for Mass Delays Jury Trials Until May 29 and Issues New Covid19/Coronavirus Orders

US District Court for Mass Delays Jury Trials Until May 29 and Issues New Covid19/Coronavirus Orders The United States District Court for Massachusetts has postponed all jury trials until after May 29 ...
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Authorizes Email Service Under Rule 5 During Covid-19 Pandemic

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Authorizes Email Service Under Rule 5 During Covid-19 Pandemic Citing the public health emergency created by the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Massachusetts ...
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DEMOURA|SMITH OBTAINS $5.36 MILLION VERDICT FOR FORMER PLANET FITNESS CFO

D|S FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT VERDICT AMONG LARGEST IN MASSACHUSETTS OVER LAST YEAR $5.36 MILLION JURY VERDICT FOR FORMER CFO After a four-week trial, a Lawrence Superior Court jury awarded $5.36 million ...
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Admissions Scandal Involving Fake Scholar-Athletes Rocks Higher Education

by Bob Smith “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17. Scottish author & novelist (1771 - 1832) It reads like ...
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Ken DeMoura Selected to Lead National Trial Lawyers Organization

Boston, MA. January 31, 2019. Boston trial lawyer Ken DeMoura has been selected to lead the Litigation Counsel of America as its 2019 President. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer society ...
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RECENT MASS APPEALS COURT CASE REMINDS EMPLOYERS NOT TO RETALIATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR EXERCISING WORKERS COMP RIGHTS

Massachusetts employers cannot retaliate against their employees for exercising their workers compensation rights. The law, found here, provides, in part: "No employer or duly authorized agent of ...
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MASS EMPLOYER ALERT - Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure Form Due on 11/30

MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYER ALERT : All Massachusetts businesses with six or more employees are required to file a Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) by November 30 through the Mass DOR ...
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Why Burt Reynolds had a Trust and why you should too.

Burt Reynolds may have played some silly characters on the silver screen, but appreciated the value of creating an estate plan designed to maximize the legacy he left his family and avoid the bright ...
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Why Burt Reynolds had a Trust and why you should too.

Burt Reynolds may have played some silly characters on the silver screen, but appreciated the value of creating an estate plan designed to maximize the legacy he left his family and avoid the bright ...
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MASSACHUSETTS HAS A NEW NON-COMPETE LAW. IS YOUR COMPANY READY TO COMPLY?

Massachusetts companies cannot rely on “business as usual” as their approach to non-compete agreements. Old agreements cannot become the templates for new agreements. Ignoring the changes ...
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D|S ELECTS NEW PARTNER-SHARNA FAVUZZA

Sharna Favuzza of Woburn, Massachusetts has been elected a partner at DeMoura|Smith LLP. Since joining the firm as Counsel in March 2013, Sharna has developed a “heart-centered” and ...
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Ken DeMoura Selected to Lead National Commercial Trial Attorneys Institute

DeMoura|Smith partner Ken DeMoura started his two-year term as Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute at the organization’s October conference in Miami Beach, Florida. DeMoura has ...
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EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR? The Wrong Classification Could Cost Your Massachusetts Company Plenty.

Companies that retain independent contractors in Massachusetts must familiarize themselves with the state's stringent independent contractor statute and the consequences of misclassification. ...
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Ken DeMoura speaks on Internet Evidence at National Trial Lawyers Conference

On May 9, Ken DeMoura of DeMoura|Smith LLP spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America's Spring Meeting in Santa Barbara, California. His topic "The Internet Tool Box for Trial Lawyers" ...
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