Alan Secures Victory For Widow in Bitterly Contested Estate Dispute

An arbitrator has issued a decision in favor of Alan’s client in a bitterly disputed, lengthy case that has its roots in events that occurred in the early 1990s. In late 1992, Gloria died without a will. Gloria’s husband, Peter,…

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Alan Secures Favorable Trial Decision in Two Issues of First Impression In Homeowner-Contractor

Alan has scored a major victory following a jury-waived trial where he represented a homeowner who had claimed to be the victim of unfair business practices by contractor. After five days of trial, the court found that the contractor violated…

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Alan Successfully Strikes Affidavit of Objections in Will Contest

Alan was recently successful in persuading the Norfolk County Probate Court to strike an affidavit of objections in a will contest,  thus ending the challenge to an amended will. The challenging parties filed a lengthy affidavit, setting forth what they…

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Alan Secures Favorable Ruling in Novel Issue Involving Arbitration in Homeowner v. Contractor Case

Posted by Alan Fanger On March 28, 2013, a judge in the Norfolk Superior Court sided with Alan and his client in a novel issue involving the right to state-sponsored arbitration of a homeowner v. contractor dispute. All licensed home…

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Court Sides With Alan On Novel Legal Malpractice issue

In an issue of first impression,   a court has sided with Alan’s client in a case in which he represents an executor who has sued the attorney for the decedent for malpractice in his drafting of the decedent’s will. The…

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The Massachusetts State Crime Lab Scandal and Potential Lawsuits

Most people are now aware of the scandal involving the state’s drug lab and charges that have been brought against Annie Dookhan,  a former chemist at the lab who is alleged to have fabricated drug testing results in tens of…

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Alan Secures Groundbreaking Decision on Architect Liability

A Superior Court judge recently ruled that clients of Alan’s who purchased a condominium unit with substantial defects in the heating and air conditioning systems could hold the architect responsible for the defects without the need to present expert testimony….

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Verbal agreement to develop property

The client was an experienced real estate developer who was sued by an individual who claimed he had entered into a verbal agreement with the client to develop a vacant parcel of land into a single-family home. The client acknowledged…

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Released from liability on the promissory notes

The client was partners with the adverse party in a company that marketed a particular kind of toy. This company (Company No. 1) had a history of unremarkable financial performance and rarely was profitable, though the company had greater earning…

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Alan Settles Will Contest With Aknowledgement That Later Will Is Invalid

On May 4, 2012, Alan secured a settlement of a will contest for a client on terms highly favorable to the client. The client’s brother had executed a will in 2002, at which time the client and his brother owned…

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