Attorneys Darren R. Klein and Jared Collins Successfully Defend City of Methuen at Arbitration Arising From a Dispute Over Wage Increases

ARBITRATOR DENIES GRIEVANCE BY POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS’ UNION AFTER TEN-DAY HEARING, FINDING CITY OF METHUEN DID NOT VIOLATE ANY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IN ADMINISTRATION OF WAGES DURING THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2017, AND JUNE 30, 2020 AND THAT THE WAGE PROVISION OF THE MOST RECENT CONTRACT IS UNENFORCEBALE... read more

Attorney Lauren Goldberg Massachusetts Municipal Association Workshop Panelist

Lauren F. Goldberg Managing Attorney Lauren Goldberg participated as a panelist at the Wednesday, January 26, 2020 Massachusetts Municipal Association workshop entitled, “Municipal Strategies for On-line and In-person Engagement.” Attorney Goldberg discussed the way in which the Open Meeting and Public Records Laws continue to challenge municipalities as they begin participating more... read more

Superior Court Affirms Right of Awarding Authority to Reject Low Construction Bid Based Solely on Awarding Authority’s Past Contract Experience with Bidder

Cape Cod Builders, Inc. v. Town of Plymouth, et al., Plymouth Superior Court, Docket No. 2183CV603 (Order dated Sept. 13, 2021): In what appears to be a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Superior Court has affirmed in writing that an awarding authority may reject a low bid based solely on the... read more

Attorneys Alex Weisheit and Devan Braun Successfully Defend Conservation Commission Cases

Town of Norton Conservation Commission v. Pesa  Attorneys Alex Weisheit and Devan Braun recently earned a key victory before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Town of Norton Conservation Commission v. Pesa, Slip Op. SJC 13058 (Aug. 31, 2021). The SJC’s decision includes an important interpretation of a provision of the Wetlands Protection Act... read more