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Seven Bennett & Belfort Attorneys Selected as SuperLawyers

Bennett & Belfort is pleased to announce that Thompson Reuters has recognized seven of its attorneys as SuperLawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys Todd J. Bennett and David Belfort were selected as “Top 100” attorneys. Attorney Belfort was also selected as a SuperLawyer in the category of “Employment Litigation: Plaintiff.” Attorneys Bennett, Michael L. Mason, and Michaela May were selected as…
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B&B Attorneys Win Argument that Employer Waived Arbitration

A salesperson can pursue his claims arising out of a violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act (M.G.L. c. 149, § 148) by his former employer in the Business Litigation Session (“BLS”) of the Suffolk Superior Court, as opposed to being forced to submit to arbitration. B&B attorneys Michaela May, Todd Bennett and Sudeshna Trivedi prevailed in their argument that the…
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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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LEVEY INTERVIEWED FOR “REAL TEA” PODCAST

B&B Partner, Craig D. Levey, was recently interviewed for the “Real Tea” podcast, which streams on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.  Levey, who often reviews and negotiates agreements on behalf of real estate agents and brokerages, sat down with Nicole Rideout Hartwick, Chief Strategy Officer at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, for an in-depth interview on agent contracts. Ms. Hartwick, who…
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B&B Managing Partner Quoted in Lawyers Weekly on Overtime Case

Michael Mason spoke to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about a recent federal court decision that clarified employers’ obligation to pay overtime and keep accurate records of hours worked. The court held that the defendant, F.W. Webb Co., violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying its inside sales representatives as exempt from overtime. The company had argued that because the sales…
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Attorneys Bennett and Trivedi Defeat Motion for Preliminary Injunction

An accountant who resigned from his employment and who allegedly violated a non-solicitation restriction by providing services to former clients of the prior employer will not be subject to his former employer’s anticompetitive demands. B&B attorneys Todd Bennett and Sudeshna Trivedi successfully defeated the former employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction, including the accounting firm’s request for a court order…
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