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Wage Act counterclaims constitute SLAPP suit

Wage Act counterclaims constitute SLAPP suit

A worker at a high-tech startup who sued the company for misclassifying him as an independent contractor was entitled to have the company’s counterclaims for tortious interference and bad faith dismissed under the anti-SLAPP statute, a Superior Court judge in ...

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Merger survivor controls attorney-client privilege

Merger survivor controls attorney-client privilege

Shareholders were not entitled to the disclosure of privileged communications between a technology company and the company’s outside counsel concerning a proposed merger when they later sued over the terms of the completed deal, a judge in the Massachusetts Superior ...

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1st Circuit: LLC waived right to arbitrate

1st Circuit: LLC waived right to arbitrate

A plaintiff limited liability company that engaged in litigation over an asset purchase agreement waived its right to demand arbitration under that agreement, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. “[T]he plaintiff’s belated resort to arbitration was anything ...

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Whistleblower lawsuit vs. state agency can proceed

Whistleblower lawsuit vs. state agency can proceed

A criminal investigator for Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management could sue the state under the whistleblower statute for actions taken against him after he reported his suspicions about possible misconduct by higher-ranking officials, a Superior Court judge has decided. ...

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