• Does Your Mobile Application Put You at Risk of Getting Sued for Privacy Violations?

    May 10, 2013

    Unless you have a posted privacy policy including some very specific information, the answer maybe yes! And it does not matter where your company is located. If your mobile app is available to California users, it is susceptible to the long arm of the California Attorney General, who has recently shown an unequivocal willingness to enforce...

  • Commercial Lenders Take Note

    October 11, 2012

    Effective November 7, 2004, the Massachusetts Predatory Home Loan Practices Act can have far-reaching consequences for unwary commercial lenders, including liability for multiplied damages under Chapter 93A, Massachusetts’s unfair and deceptive practices statute. The Act, which governs the terms and conditions of high-cost home mortgage...

  • The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective

    March 29, 2012

    Reprinted from David Lee Evans and India Johnson's brochure published by the AAA. 1. Pay Attention to Your Arbitration Clause Thoughtlessly inserting a boilerplate arbitration clause into your contract can turn a manageable dispute into a more time consuming, expensive and disruptive case. Companies and their transactional lawyers carefully...

  • U.K. Bribery Act and its Effect on U.S. Companies

    May 1, 2011

    (Originally published in the May 2011 edition of New England In-House) After much anticipation, the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice recently issued its long-awaited Guidance for the Bribery Act of 2010. With the act set to take effect on July 1, the guidance provides some much needed instruction on the intended scope of the act and some...