Issue June 2012

June 2012

Mastering the notice to quit in Massachusetts: Young lawyer practice in the early stages of a summary process case

One of the most frustrating things an attorney can encounter is having a case that you have put so much effort into dismissed on a procedural error. New attorneys, especially those who are unfamiliar with a particular field of law, can sympathize with this sentiment.

Ninth Circuit en banc decision creates circuit split with first circuit that affects employer claims against employees under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has noted that employers are increasingly using the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) "to sue former employees and their new companies who seek a competitive edge through wrongful use of information from the former employer's computer system."1

Counseling the board of directors of a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation

An attorney who counsels the board of directors of a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation must be mindful of some special considerations that apply to a nonprofit board. This article will review the responsibilities of directors of a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation.