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Christopher Strang Selected as 2017 Super Lawyer

Strang Scott is honored to announce the selection of Christopher Strang as a 2017 Super Lawyer by the Massachusetts edition of Super Lawyers. Mr. Strang has been recognized for his outstanding work in construction litigation for the ninth consecutive year, first as a Rising Star and then as a Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyers selection […]...

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OSHA Injury Tracking Application Enforcement Delayed to December 15, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently extended, for the second time, the enforcement deadline for compliance with electronic reporting of injury and illness data through its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until December 15, 2017. The new rule took effect January 1, 2017, and required certain employers to submit injury and illness information electronically through […]...

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Contractors Beware: OSHA Begins Enforcement of New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

On October 19, 2017, OSHA released interim enforcement guidance for its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. This standard began full enforcement on October 23, 2017. The Interim Enforcement Guidance issued refers to the standard promulgated on September 23, 2017.  Initially, rather than issue citations for violations of the standard, OSHA’s compliance officers were instructed to assist […]...

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Landlord’s Security Deposit Violation Does Not Warrant Triple Damages

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently addressed the scope and interpretation of the Massachusetts Security Deposit Act, MGL c. 186, § 15B, in Phillips v. Equity Residential Management, LLC.  Strang Scott previously discussed the implications of landlords’ failure to comply with MGL c. 186 (“the Act”).   The dispute centered around four different provisions of […]...

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Chris Strang Reelected Treasurer of the Boston Bar Foundation

The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) Board of Trustees elected Strang Scott partner Chris Strang to the office of Treasurer for a second term.   Chris’ service to the BBF as Treasurer continues his long-term committment to the organization, where Chris has served in many capacities, including as a member of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees, the […]...

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Strang Scott Enjoys “A Taste of The Fenway”

The Strang Scott team was out in force last week to support our friends and neighbors at “A Taste of The Fenway.” The fun festival featured our best community chefs, restaurants and other local businesses with delicious food and drink samples, as well as live music and games. The Fenway Community Development Corporation partnered with […]...

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Airbnb Tax Dropped from Budget after House Negotiations

This post updates our previous post regarding proposed taxation of revenue generated by Airbnb rentals.  Despite prior consideration of an Airbnb tax as early as July 2017, the proposal was dropped from the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. Earlier this year, the state Senate pushed to apply Massachusetts’ state hotel tax, and local levies, on […]...

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Jury Awards $1,000,000 For Business Defamation Claim

     In a recent decision in Dallas, Texas District Court, a jury awarded $1,000,000 in damages to a wedding photographer due to defamatory statements published in the media, and in particular on internet sites and social media.      Every business owner fears the damage that negative comments made online can do to their reputation. […]...

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Massachusetts Proceeds with Proposal to Impose Tax on Short-Term Rentals like Airbnb

As discussed in one of our previous posts , Massachusetts legislators have continued to discuss imposing a tax on short-term rental companies like Airbnb. Recently, the Massachusetts Senate decided to proceed with Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to expand the room occupancy tax to include short-term rentals, but not without a few modifications. Back in January, Governor […]...

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Strang Scott Welcomes Summer Associate Nicole Rushovich

Nicole Rushovich, a rising third year student at Boston University Law School, will spend the summer working as a summer associate in Strang Scott’s Boston office. Nicole obtained her B.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning summa cum laude honors with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. While there she was […]...

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