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TO MEDIATE OR NOT TO MEDIATE: THAT IS THE QUESTION

Posted by David Katz | Mar 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

A. WHAT IS MEDIATION. Mediation is a term that encompasses a variety of situations otherwise referred to as alternative dispute resolution. Mediation can range from informal mediation between two parties and their attorneys. The focus of this article, however, is to discuss the advantages and di...

AT WHAT POINT DOES AN EMAIL BECOME A BINDING CONTRACT?

Posted by David Katz | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

1.Massachusetts, as well as other jurisdictions, have allowed emails to form the basis of a binding contract.  Email has become the primary means of communication from business to business because of it is immediate, easy and of little cost to operate. With the ever-increasing use of emails come...

LAWYERS WEEKLY – COMMERCIAL FINANCING AGREEMENT

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where a plaintiff has brought suit claiming to be owed money under an agreement to finance construction equipment, a judgment for the plaintiff is appropriate despite the defendant's claim that the plaintiff 's agents negotiated a new agreement. Credibility issue“The plaintiff, Wells Fargo Equip...

LAWYERS WEEKLY – RENT-A-CENTER, INC. V. KELLER, ET AL.

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where a plaintiff, having brought suit alleging that a television rented to the defendants was stolen as the result of negligence on the defendants' part, has moved to stay the proceedings pending arbitration, the motion must be allowed because the arbitration agreement is not void on public poli...

REGULATING FACIAL APPEARANCE IN THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apparance based lawsuits are becoming more prevalent in today's workplace. The latest national survey by the Employment Law Alliance reveals a nation deeply divided over regulating appearance in the American workplace-from weight to clothing, hairstyles to body piercing. Even as this debate inten...

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RESUME FRAUD

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an increasingly competitive employment market, job-seekers are quick to take whatever steps they can to present themselves as qualified and attractive candidates to employers. This means that prospective employees will even use websites like Fake Resume.com that instruct applicants how to chea...

SUPREME COURT DELIVERS NON-TEXT MESSAGE ABOUT TEXT MESSAGING

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What an employer can reasonably expect when allowing an employee to usea messaging device supplied by the employer when the employee is “sexting.” Millions of Americans have used them to vote for their favorite “American Idol” candidate. Colleges and universities use them to inform students of s...

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