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Contractor’s Failure to Register Gave Rise to Treble Damages, Attorney’s Fees & Costs

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

If you are a home improvement contractor, you should be aware of a recent case addressing the consequences of a home improvement contractor’s failure to register with the state pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 142A. Not only was the contractor deemed liable for the homeowner’s damages, but the failure to register constituted an unfair and deceptive… Read More »

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Tis’ the Season for a Refresher on Firewood Dealers Regulations

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

A quick search for “firewood delivery (your town)” reveals that either (1) Firewood Dealers are completely oblivious to the state {laws, rules, regulations} they must comply with, or (2) Firewood Sellers / Dealers or Delivery companies don’t really see any risk in non-compliance – the latter possibly being due to lax enforcement. Nevertheless, if you… Read More »

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Businesses Lose Free Speech Challenge to Federal Labeling Regulations

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, No. 13-5281, upheld a 2013 regulation implemented by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture pertaining to labeling of… Read More »

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Developers Now Have Options to Fight Extortionate Permit Conditions and Permit Denials

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the US Supreme Court recently held that the takings clause of the US Constitution not only applies to cases in which a proposed development or project is approved with extortionate conditions, but to proposals that are denied because the developer refused to comply with the… Read More »

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Order to Show Cause - Now What

I Received an Order to Show Cause from the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. Now What?

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

An Order to Show Cause literally is a request to explain, justify or prove (or disprove) something. If you have received an Order to Show Cause from a regulatory board of the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, it is essentially a complaint against an individual or a business that is licensed through the Massachusetts… Read More »

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