Contracts, Breaches of Contract, and Chapter 93A Damages

Are you contemplating a new contract? Has one of your contracts already been breached? The recent case of Butera Auburn, LLC, et al. v. Williams, et al., 83 Mass. App. Ct. 496 (2013), illustrates the importance of careful business planning and contract drafting. This case may also be used to double or triple Massachusetts plaintiffs’ […]

Family Court Judges May Now Impose Non-Compete Orders on Spouses

In May 2012, the Massachusetts Appeals Court expanded the equitable authority of Probate and Family Court judges by holding that judges have authority to impose non-compete orders where division of a family business is in controversy. See Cesar v. Sundelin, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 721 (2012).