Landlord in Lowell caught breaking law. Can we terminate lease?

Additional Information: My wife and I rent an apartment in Lowell, Massachusetts. We noticed some things missing from our apartment so we set up a surveillance camera and caught our landlord entering our apartment without permission while we were away….

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Can I break my lease due to Pot smoke?

Additional Information: I rent an apartment in Brighton, Massachusetts. I’d like to break my lease early due to pot smoke from another tenant getting into my unit. The landlord does not believe my complaint, and has therefore not done anything…

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If a pool company breeched my contract, do I have to pay them?

Additional Information: A Boston pool company screwed up my pool, back yard, and vinyl siding. I already paid them 15,000.00 out of the 23,000.00 in credit cards. The last credit card company is trying to collect, but I say I…

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Do we have the right to challenge this Will?

Additional Information: My two uncles lived together in Needham, Massachusetts for years. One Uncle has Alzheimers and the other Uncle just died. My sister who has been caring for my Uncle for the last 3 years found a Will leaving…

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Under Massachusetts law, may I evict my tenant for smelly trash?

Additional Information: I am a landlord in Newton, Massachusetts and have a tenant that I want to evict because she has rubbish and trash and dishes piled up everywhere. The smell invades my life. I would like to evict her…

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Would I be able to seek a more aggressive settlement?

Additional Information: My case has black and white evidence of severe invasion of privacy from a large company. I have already talked to one lawyer about bringing suite against this large company. This attorney is in a one-person firm. He…

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Can I liquidate my trust fund?

Additional Information: Is it necessary to present a compelling need to trustees of trust fund in order to liquidate the trust? Trust language indicates “beneficiary will receive (1)all of the income and (2) so much of the principal as the…

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In Massachusetts, can I enforce a verbal contract?

Additional Information: I gave $5,000 to a friend from out of state who promised to utilize the money for a business investment which he never did.  The agreement was that he would pay it back if things didn’t work out. …

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Can we sue our neighbor for fallen trees that damaged our house in Lexington?

Additional Information: We live in Lexington, MA. Our neighbor failed to cut the trees down. My house was severely damaged by two falling trees in the last ice storm we experienced, my wife and I were in the house when…

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I was fired after getting injured on the job. What are my legal rights?

Additional Information: I was hurt on the job, had shoulder surgery and therapy and was receiving workers comp. After completing physical therapy I was ready to return to work.  When I returned to work they said they didn’t need me…

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