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
  • OCWEN – The Ugly Beast is Still Alive (Whistleblower Post)

    … news. This time the bad news comes from 20 state regulators. Massachusetts was the most recent state to act. On April 30th, regulators effectively tossed the company out of the Massachusetts market. The state’s Division of Banks prohibited Ocwen from acquiring or originating new loans and prohibited it from servicing any existing mortgages…

    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

    … hide their fees. They don’t want to be transparent. If investors knew about these hidden fees, they might invest elsewhere. A recent survey by Rebalance IRS found that 46% of baby boomers incorrectly believed that they paid no fees on their retirement accounts. Another 19% erroneously believed they paid .05% or less in fees. The average investor…

    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- 27 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

    … of the mortgage companies have at least tried to clean up their acts (since the housing crisis). Unfortunately, I think this [the fine] is a cost of doing business for most of them. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and these other lenders have been hit with so many regulatory violations and the CEOs keep saying they’re really sorry, but six months later…

    Due Diligence- 35 readers -
  • Whistleblower News Review

    … in fact they were not. Belli had managed several Allied branches in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Arizona, and other states. He was thus in an ideal position to observe Allied Capital’s fraudulent practices, and he was determined to bring the scheme to light. Unfortunately, he passed away before the verdict came out only days ago in Texas…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Looking For a DraftKings Update?

    … to follow through with its promise, brining a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for the participants in Missouri, Illinois, and then Massachusetts. Later in the year, there were allegations of insider trading- DraftKings employees were using information not available to the public to gamble…

    Bruning Legal- 6 readers -
  • BREAKING NEWS: Huge Win in Allied Home Mortgage Fraud Case

    … whistleblower complaint in May 2011. The case was first filed in Boston, Massachusetts but the case was later transferred to the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. In recent years, many of the major financial fraud cases have been prosecuted in New York City. The case was originally filed on behalf of a whistleblower, Peter Belli who…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Three Advisers in Hot Water with the CFP Board

    … that Gammon, recommended and sold his clients unsuitable alternative investments given the clients’ ages, risk tolerances and investment objectives. The alternative investments included non-traded REITs, debentures and equipment leasing funds. Lastly, the CFP Board permanently revoked the CFP certification of Family Endowment Partners managing partner Lee…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 10 readers -
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