2012 Attorney General Press Releases

For Immediate release – January 23, 2012 Property Owner and Heating Contractor Indicted for Allegedly Illegally Removing Asbestos From Medway Rental Property DEDHAM — A property owner from Weston and a Plainville-based heating contractor have been indicted in connection with the alleged improper removal of asbestos in a...
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2011 Tax Board Cases

  COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS   APPELLATE TAX BOARD     KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION &       v.   COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE KIMBERLY-CLARK GLOBAL SALES, INC.   Docket Nos.:  C282754                    Promulgated: C295077                January 31, 2011 C299008   These are appeals under the formal procedure pursuant to G.L. c. 58A, §...
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Proposed Modifications to the Domestic Violence Bill

PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL please see my comments in red Bill Text for SB2203 of 2011-2012 Session An Act relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence Prime sponsor: Joint Committee on Housing SECTION 1. Chapter 186 of the General Laws, as appearing in...
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Bills of Interest to Massachusetts Landlords

Landlord-Related Bills The more landlords are reached the higher chance we have to change the anti-landlord MA laws so please forward this to other landlords. Recent State House Activity: HB386 – An Act relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence Action: H Reported favorablyby Joint Committee...
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2011 Attorney General Press Releases

For Immediate release – June 29, 2011 QUINCY REAL ESTATE COMPANY PAYS $7,500, IMPLEMENTS EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS IT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST POTENTIAL TENANTS WITH CHILDREN BOSTON – A Quincy Real Estate Company has paid $7,500 and will implement an employee training program to settle allegations that...
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Why We Need Mandatory Rent Escrow Now

The aim of escrowing is to cut through the nuisance cases where the tenant never had the rent and is using code violations as a way to avoid paying. Non-paying tenants can live rent-free for many, many months, even years, using the “free rent trick.” That’s when nonpaying...
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