News2022-04-20T14:42:53-04:00

Congratulations to Mike Dickman & Emyr Remy who graduated from the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

Michael P. Dickman & Emyr T. Remy graduated from the Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy on May 16, 2022. Individuals chosen for the MBA Leadership Academy participated in monthly panel discussions with community and bar leaders. After successful completion of the academy’s curriculum of educational programming and mentoring, MBA […]

May 24th, 2022 - 12:14pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, General|

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole named a 2022 Client Service All-Star.

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole, Esq. has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star for 2022. Now in its twentieth year of publication, the award honors attorneys delivering notably high-level client service.

Recognized as a Client Service All-Star for the first time, Nate focuses his practice on business […]

May 10th, 2022 - 2:11pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, General|

New Federal Law Prohibits Employers From Mandating Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

By: Laura M. Raisty, Esq.

On March 3, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“the Act”), which amends the Federal Arbitration Act to invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class or collective action waivers covering sexual assault and sexual harassment claims at the election of either:  (1) […]

March 31st, 2022 - 11:48am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

SJC Holds That Parties Cannot Contract Away Willful or Knowing Violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, Chapter 93A

By: Michael P. Dickman. Esq.

On January 24, 2022, the Supreme Judicial Court struck down a contractual limitation of liability provision as void against public policy.  In H1 Lincoln, Inc. v. South Washington Street, LLC, the SJC held that contract waiver does not preclude multiple damages under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (c. 93A) for willful or knowing misconduct.

Chapter 93A, […]

March 31st, 2022 - 11:45am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

The Policy Giveth and the Policy Taketh Away: Do You Know Your Insurance Policy’s Coverage Exclusions?

By: J. Nathan Cole, Esq. 

If you own a construction business, a Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy is a crucial part of protecting your business from various losses. Generally, a CGL policy provides a business with insurance coverage for bodily injury and property damage caused by the business’s operations, products, or injuries that occur on its premises.

While a CGL policy’s […]

March 31st, 2022 - 11:33am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Construction and Real Estate Development|

Massachusetts Ending COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave on March 15, 2022

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq.

On February 28, 2022, the Commonwealth announced that required employer-provided leave under An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave will end, effective March 15, 2022.[1] Until then, employers must continue to provide paid sick leave (up to $850 per week) to eligible employees for qualifying reasons […]

March 8th, 2022 - 11:05am|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19, Employment Law|

“Please Release Me (Let Me Go)” – Prince Andrew Suit Offers Lesson in Drafting Settlement Agreements

By: Christopher A Kenney, Esq. & Ryan M. Ward, Esq.

Ray Price, Kitty Wells, and Englebert Humperdinck all had hits with it, and now Prince Andrew is singing it too: “Please release me, let me go.” But a federal judge is not letting him off the hook so easily, and the decision offers an important lesson for attorneys drafting […]

February 16th, 2022 - 3:26pm|Categories: Uncategorized|

Two Top Lawyers Appointed to New England Legal Foundation’s Massachusetts State Advisory Council

WilmerHale’s Litigation Vice Chair Felicia Ellsworth and former Massachusetts Bar President Chris Kenney Named to Posts

BOSTON – New England Legal Foundation President Dan Winslow today announced the appointment of two of Massachusetts’ top legal talents to the Foundation’s Massachusetts Advisory Council: Felicia Ellsworth, WilmerHale partner and Litigation practice Vice Chair, and Christopher Kenney, Kenney & Sam’s co-founding partner […]

January 18th, 2022 - 12:31pm|Categories: Uncategorized|

United States Supreme Court Halts Enforcement Of OSHA’s ETS for Private Employers with 100+ Employees

By: Laura M. Raisty, Esq. & Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq.

The Biden Administration’s attempt to enforce OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) has been halted, once again. On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, granted a stay of the ETS, which requires private employers with 100 or more employees to […]

January 14th, 2022 - 12:41pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19, Employment Law|