Nice Try, Sistah!

Have you ever signed a contract while you were upset about something—angry, sad, depressed, or ill? In Massachusetts, a contracting party must be able to understand the nature and quality of the transaction or grasp its significance. A “mental breakdown” may be enough to avoid enforcement of a contract, but it will require medical evidence […]

Warrantless Cell Phone Search Debated

On Tuesday, April 29, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two cases that affect the privacy of the more than 90 percent of Americans who carry a cell phone. One of these cases is an appeal of a drug-dealing conviction from South Boston. U.S. v. Wurie, 13-212. The other is an appeal by a […]