A common issue facing homeowners is their or their neighbor’s responsibility for overhanging trees and branches. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court recently decided that a homeowner was not responsible for damage caused to a neighbor’s house from a healthy overhanging tree. [Read more…]
Massachusetts’ highest appellate court ruled recently that in certain circumstances a special relationship, and a corresponding duty to take reasonable measures to prevent suicide, may be created between a university and a student. [Read more…]
In a recent case, the highest court in Massachusetts (Supreme Judicial Court) addressed the issue of a public school’s liability for negligently permitting bullying to occur, which resulted in a fourth-grade student becoming paralyzed after being pushed down a flight of stairs. [Read more…]
FA&E partner John Altomare, current Chair of the Seven Hills Foundation Board of Directors, does not just give lip service to the Seven Hills Global Outreach (SHGO). He recently traveled to Guatemala and, on a separate trip, to Haiti with other volunteers to assist those in need. [Read more…]
A District Court Judge for the United States District Court in Massachusetts has recently held that an employer is liable to pay commissions to a former employee even though the employer’s commission policy provided that commissions were not due to an employee who resigned. [Read more…]
Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio (FAE) Partner, John N. Altomare has been named Director at Bay State Savings Bank. Bay State Savings Bank is a savings bank headquartered in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. [Read more…]
In a recent decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court ruled that a liability waiver, a release of all claims signed before the plaintiff’s decedent participated in a particular program, did not protect the YMCA from a wrongful death claim. [Read more…]
Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio (FAE) Partner, John N. Altomare is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Seven Hills Foundation, a local non-profit with global outreach affiliates.
Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio (FAE) Partner, John N. Altomare will serve as the Chairman of the Board for Seven Hills Foundation for the coming year. John most recently served as Vice-chairman of the Board for the non-profit. [Read more…]
The law firm of Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio was recently featured in a book written by Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J., S.T.L, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Professor Lapomarda’s book is entitled, “The Italians in Worcester County, Massachusetts.” [Read more…]
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge recently ruled that a high school field hockey coach and the school may be liable in negligence for injuries caused by the coach’s failure to have his own player evaluated after an initial head injury and failure to report the nature of her injury afterward to parents, medical professionals or other school officials. [Read more…]
We all get involved in various types of conflicts and disputes throughout our business day. They can arise in all sorts of ways, including a dispute with a co-worker or an employee, a dispute with a vendor or supplier, a conflict with a competitor, a complaint or demand from a consumer of your product or service. [Read more…]
There is a stand of trees on the boundary line of your property. You know they are actually located on your neighbor’s side of the boundary. But, they are really growing high. They block light on your land and they seem a bit top-heavy. You would love to trim them back or top them off to reduce the shadow in your yard. [Read more…]
Patricia Altomare, Of Counsel attorney at FAE, just completed service as a presenter for a six-week program put on by the YWCA Central Massachusetts. The name of the program was “Couples Team Workout – Shaping a Strong Future with Chronic Illness.”
On September 6, 2014 the YMCA of Central Massachusetts celebrated its 150th year anniversary with a Gala Celebration at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. John was chosen as a “Voice of The Y” to speak to its 350 plus celebrants. [Read more…]
In May, 2014, John Altomare was recognized for his continued commitment to work in the Worcester and global communities. [Read more…]
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge ruled recently that a software executive, who received a cease-and-desist letter from his former employer, could not sue the employer for tortious interference with contract because the communication was protected by what is known as the absolute litigation privilege.
Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio, in conjunction with the Seven Hills Global Outreach Foundation, recently contributed to a joint emergency gift to aid those suffering from the Ebola virus in the Bandawa region of Sierra Leone. Dr. David A. Jordan, President of the Seven Hills Foundation, who coordinated the effort and also contributed, sent along the following report and letter of thanks:
Oh no! I can’t believe that car hit me!
You’ve just been in a pretty bad car accident. OK… deep breath…. It’s unfortunate, but it happened. Now what do you do? If you are still at the scene: [Read more…]
You’re Bound By that Email! A Massachusetts Superior Court has found that a party’s acceptance by email of another party’s offer resulted in a binding contract. The decision was in the context of enforcement of a mechanic’s lien. The Massachusetts statutory procedure for enforcement of a mechanic’s lien requires a “written contract.” [Read more…]