Category: Litigation

Jeremy Y. Weltman Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Litigation Department

RIW is pleased to announce that Jeremy Y. Weltman has joined the firm as a shareholder in our Litigation Department. Jeremy’s wide-reaching litigation practice focuses on finding successful resolutions to his clients’ legal issues. He represents both individuals and companies across a range of industries including hospitality, real estate, construction, healthcare, restaurant, and retail. Jeremy’s…

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Client Alert: Massachusetts State Courts Move Toward Resumption of Civil Litigation

Nearly three months after pausing civil litigation due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has released a new emergency order, effective June 1, 2020 (the “June Order”), that lays out the present plan for resumption of civil litigation. Although the June Order’s plan is contingent upon there being no further surges…

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Client Alert: Massachusetts State Courts Begin to Adjust for Civil Litigation in the COVID-19 Period

After all but shutting down civil litigation in mid-March 2020 (as discussed in a prior alert), Massachusetts state courts are beginning to chart a course forward for handling non-emergency civil litigation matters. For example, in the weeks after the March 17, 2020 Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) order closing courthouses and postponing trials (and its subsequent…

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Client Alert: Massachusetts State Court Civil Case Management Impacts of COVID-19

Before the spread of COVID-19 last week, the Massachusetts court system—which consists of the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), the Appeals Court, and the Trial Court (itself comprised of the Superior Court, District Court, Land Court, and Housing Court, among others)—was already stretched thin. For example, it is typical in many Superior Court civil sessions to…

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorneys Michael Rosen and Bradley Croft Obtain a Precedent Setting Land Use Decision Affecting Cannabis Cultivation in Massachusetts

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) attorneys, led by Land Use Attorney Michael Rosen and Litigator Bradley Croft, obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting cannabis cultivation in Massachusetts. The ruling clarifies that the exclusion of cannabis from the definition of “agriculture” under MGL Chapter 40A, Section 3 (the Dover Act) applies only to the…

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Roger L. Smerage Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Roger L. Smerage has joined the firm as a member of our Litigation team. His practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in the financial services, telecommunications, technology, retail, and energy sectors, among others. Roger also advises clients on consumer and employment terms and conditions, as well as…

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Kirk J. McCormick Joins RIW in the Construction Law and Litigation Groups

RIW is pleased to announce that Kirk J. McCormick has joined the firm in the Construction Law and Litigation groups. Kirk represents general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, owners, architects, and engineers throughout the United States on public and private construction projects. He also has extensive experience with federal, state, and local government contracts, including bid protests, default terminations, False Claims Act…

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POSTED IN: Construction Law, Litigation, News