The B&B Docket Blog:

Developments in the Dynamic World

of Business and Employment Law

SJC Issues Amended Procedural Rules

On August 3, 2023, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court promulgated changes to Superior Court rules that will go into on September 1, 2023. The amendments largely concern the formatting of exhibits to civil motions and certificates of service. Here at Bennett & Belfort, we have kept an eye on these developments and are providing a high-level summary as non-compliance may…

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NLRB Limits Non-Competition, Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Agreements

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking steps to severely restrict employers’ tendering of non-competition, non-disparagement and confidentiality agreements to employees. In particular, the NLRB has deemed it unlawful for employers to tender provisions in severance agreements and other employment agreements that broadly seek to interfere with or otherwise limit protected rights of employees. In a memo dated May…

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Federal Judge Sends a ‘Stearn’ Message with $5 Million Trade Secret Award

In a trade secrets case in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Judge Richard Stearns has issued a scathing M.G.L. chapter c. 93A decision rebuking Defendants for deliberately and deceptively using Plaintiff’s trade secrets to the detriment of Plaintiff. The decision captioned, Biopoint, Inc. v. Dickhaut et al, came down on April 25, 2023. The Court issued a hefty…

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