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Defamation of Character, In Massachusetts.

Have you been “Defamed” within the meaning of Massachusetts law? The answer depends on a number of factors. DEFAMATION is “[t]he taking from one’s reputation. The offense of injuring a person’s character, fame, or reputation by false and malicious statements. Learn more

Top 5 Mistakes Tenants Make With Their Landlord

1. What Did You Sign? The most common mistake most tenants in Massachusetts make is foregoing legal representation during eviction cases.  The most common effect and pitfall there is signing an Agreement for Judgment in negotiation or mediation that signs away Learn more
Massachusetts Residential Security Deposit Law (3x Deposit)  – M.G.L. c.186 s.15B

Massachusetts Residential Security Deposit Law (3x Deposit) – M.G.L. c.186 s.15B

When moving into an apartment or rental in Massachusetts, the landlord is limited to charging a First Month’s Rent, Last Month’s Rent, Security Deposit, and a one-time reasonable lock and key charge. That’s it and the Last and Security cannot Learn more
FAQ: Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Questions Answered

FAQ: Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Questions Answered

Q: What is a Summary Process case?  A: It’s the same thing as an eviction case in Massachusetts. It’s the only way to get a tenant out in Massachusetts. Self help evictions are illegal. Q; What is a Notice to Learn more

Shivick’s Appellate Work Has Lasting Consequences for Massachusetts Tenants

My firm shuts down the most unlawful businesses, including landlords and debt collectors, as shown below. Here, I argued in the Court of Appeals with the resulting Rule 1:28 opinion affirming the housing court judge’s Order and finally shutting down Learn more