Massachusetts /ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɨts/, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. Massachusetts features two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west. Approximately two-thirds of Massachusetts' population lives in Greater Boston.
Posts about Massachusetts
  • Up In Smoke?

    … Massachusetts’ fledgling marijuana industry has been thrust into a state of uncertainty. On January 4th, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama guidelines that excluded marijuana from federal drug enforcement priorities (possession and distribution of pot is a federal offense). Obama’s guidelines paved the way for the legalization…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 14 readers -
  • Were You Misclassified as an Independent Contractor and Denied Unemployment?

    … Independent contractors are rarely eligible for unemployment benefits after their job terminates because employers do not pay unemployment taxes for contractors the way they do for employees. Thus, unless the contractor pays unemployment taxes, the contractor receives no benefits. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous employers attempt to misclassify… 21 readers -
  • The Liar in Chief

    … to be having an effect on his popularity, they have a further effect on the country. His Saturday morning tweet that the previous President wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower have now cascaded into FBI and Congressional investigations. Again, he had the First Amendment Right to make those tweets, but politically, it is not only devastating…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 10 readers -
  • OCWEN – The Ugly Beast is Still Alive (Whistleblower Post)

    … and several huge settlements with regulators. In December 2013, the State of California announced a $2.1 billion settlement with the company. That settlement was joined by 48 other states. Last year a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two insiders, one of whom worked as a home retention specialist with Ocwen, was resolved for another multi-million…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Regulatory Taking, Anyone?

    … of deliberations, the jury decided that the Wetlands Bylaw and the Commission’s subsequent denial of relief constituted a regulatory taking and awarded Ms. Smyth $640,000, plus interest. In essence, the jury decided that the application of the Wetlands Bylaw violated Article 10 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and the Fifth and Fourteen…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 13 readers -
  • Concealed or Hidden Investment Fees? SEC Whistleblower Post

    … for SEC Whistleblower actions. The whistleblower lawyers at MahanyLaw are investigating claims that investment funds are overcharging or concealing fees from investors. If you have inside information about one of these violations, please contact us immediately. You may be entitled to a large cash award through the SEC whistleblower program. Keep…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • MassHealth Fraud Lawyer – 2016 In Review

    … and the Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Division, their efforts have barely made a dent in the state’s burgeoning fraud epidemic. Without whistleblowers, the state doesn’t have a chance. To better understand why we say whistleblowers are so necessary, let’s look at some facts. Medicaid is the health insurer of last resort. In Massachusetts, Medicaid is called…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
  • Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    … as a hardship under § 10.” For guidance on this question the Appeals Court looked to the sole Massachusetts case that it could find on the issue, Josephs v. Board of Appeals of Brookline, 362 Mass. 290 (1972). In Josephs, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a lower court decision upholding a variance to construct a loading bay with a reduced height…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 14 readers -
  • Think Glink

    … Home Mortgage, and is the author of Saints, Sinners & Heroes: Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia. He was also the attorney for two of the whistleblowers in the 2014 Bank of America “hustle” mortgage case, which resulted in a highly-publicized $16.65 billion settlement later reduced on appeal. Here, Mahany talks about the Allied…

    Due Diligence- 35 readers -
  • Whistleblower News Review

    … investigators has resulted in a tremendous win for the government. Working together, we ensured a successful outcome following a lengthy trial and investigation against Allied and its CEO. We will continue to apply our resources whenever and wherever we can to ensure those that perpetuate such egregious fraud against the United States are held accountable…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
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