Many Owners, Many Problem: What to Do?

So what happens if two or more people own property and can’t agree on how to manage it, or what should be done with it? Under Massachusetts law, the remedy for that problem is known as a petition for partition….

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Alan Secures Judgment in Sewage Backup Case

A Superior Court judge has handed Alan’s client a substantial judgment in a sewage loss case. The client, a homeowner in Lynn, experienced a backup of raw sewage in her basement during a heavy rainstorm in the fall of 2011….

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Alan secures arbitration victory in corporate creditor dispute

Alan’s client was recently awarded a substantial victory in a dispute concerning the creditors of a local company. The company was a closely-held firm that was in the business of real estate development.    Alan’s client,  one of the company’s original…

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Buyers Beware: Seller’s Real Estate Market Leading to More Lawsuits

If you’ve been out looking at properties around Greater Boston recently, you’ve probably learned that it is definitely a seller’s market when it comes to real estate. . The result: properties that are selling for in excess of the listing price.

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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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Security Deposit Laws in Massachusetts

By Alan Fanger In recent years there has been a significant amount of litigation concerning security deposits in residential tenancies.       Although the security deposit law in Massachusetts still presents some uncertainties,  certain aspects of it remain unchanged and afford substantial…

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Alan Among Team of Attorneys Scoring a Major Victory

Alan’s efforts led a team of three attorneys who navigated their way through three different courts to secure a favorable ruling for a client in a case that involved a former domestic couple that had purchased a home together. Alan…

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Alan Reaches Settlement in Landlord Tenant Case Without the Need for Litigation

In a rare case that did not even require a lawsuit to be filed, Alan recently secured a monetary settlement for a client who had to vacate his apartment because the landlord had been ordered to correct violations of the…

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Six Myths About Litigation

There are days when I pause to consider that what we do as trial lawyers and litigators is shrouded in mystery.   We study hard for three years,   obtain our law degree, then study hard for the bar exam,  then spend…

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Making Lemonade from Condos that are “Lemons”

The scenario is more common than you think.    You’re condo shopping and find one that takes your breath away.    It has the large, sun-splashed kitchen with granite countertops, a double oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator.    The master bedroom has a cathedral…

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