What is the Legal Status of Cryptocurrency in the U.S.?

By David Glod on February 16, 2018

With the recent explosion of public interest and media attention on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, many have been left with questions such as: what is the legal status of cryptocurrencies, or cryptocurrency-based investment products? What are the legal implications of buying and trading them?

Read the full article >

SJC decision makes clear: corporate board members and shareholders are not presumed to be personally liable for Wage Act claims

By David Glod on January 2, 2018

In a decision issued December 28, 2017, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that board members and shareholders of a company are not presumed to be personally liable for the company’s failure to pay wages.

Read the full article >

Unfair and Deceptive Practices – Insurance Companies Must Conduct Reasonable Investigations Before Denying a Claim

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue and Jeffrey B. Loeb on November 20, 2017

Massachusetts General Laws generally prohibit insurance companies from engaging in “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” and require them to conduct a “reasonable investigation based on all available information” before refusing to pay a claim. If an insurance company violates these laws, it can be subject to multiple damages and the opposing party’s fees and costs. A recent case in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts dealt with this issue.

Read the full article >

ITC Recommendation Condemned By Solar Industry

By Jennifer Lang and Eric J. Krathwohl on November 7, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission recently made recommendations regarding the importation of CSPV cells, used in solar panels, that would potentially double the price of solar panels available to US consumers. This blog provides a breakdown of the key legal issues from the ITC recommendations in advance of the public comment period.

Read the full article >

Net Metering for Storage in Massachusetts?

By Jennifer Lang and Eric J. Krathwohl on October 23, 2017

On October 3, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities took the significant step of opening an inquiry into the eligibility of energy storage systems for net metering. Massachusetts follows New York as a national leader on this issue, which could continue the expansion of renewable energy generation.

Read the full article >