Top 13 Tips in Responding to a Complaint

As with subpoenas, being served with a summons and complaint can induce panic in many people. Don’t panic, but do call your attorney right away. Your attorney will help you prepare your response to the complaint that protects your rights, puts forward your defenses, and asserts any claims that you might have against the plaintiff. In …

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Top 11 Tips in Responding to a Subpoena

Most people react in one of two ways when they receive a subpoena: they either ignore it, or they panic. Of these two responses, panicking is the better one because it at least prompts you to call your attorney. In her article Top 11 Tips in Responding to a Subpoena, Amanda Phillips explains that your …

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Six MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” has named their selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2017. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, Scott Connolly,  John Hession, Joe Marrow, …

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MBBP’s Amanda Phillips Named Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2017 Up & Coming Lawyer

Litigation associate Amanda Phillips has been named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of their "2017 Up & Coming Lawyers Award". The recognition is awarded to a select number of attorneys who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years but whose professional achievements are noteworthy and whose service to the community is also significant. …

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NYSE’s Corporate Board Member Online Magazine Brings in MBBP’s Carl Barnes for Insights on D&O Liability

NYSE's publication, Corporate Board Member, has recently published an article, "Sidestepping D&O Liability". This piece brings to light the year 2015 as a record-breaking one for securities litigation against directors and officers, and how this trend is continuing into 2016. The level of whistleblower activity has significantly increased, as exemplified by the astonishing 119 filings …

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Attorneys’ Fee Request Denied in Context of Merger Litigation

On July 22nd, 2016, a Delaware Chancery Court judge denied a request for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses in connection with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. shareholder litigation. The judge, Chancellor Andrew G. Bouchard, has taken a strong position against granting significant fee awards in the context of disclosure-only settlements in shareholder litigation. For more …

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The Delaware Supreme Court Issues a Ruling In Long Running Dispute

The case which arose out of the failed license agreement and merger between Siga Technologies, Inc. (“SIGA”) and PharmAthene, Inc. (“PharmAthene”) in 2006 resulted in the Chancery Court issuing an order awarding damages to PharmAthene. Read more on our M&A blog.

MBBP’s John Tumilty Quoted on Fidelity Investments in NYT DealBook

On October 26, the New York Times Dealbook published an article on the administrative case filed against Fidelity Brokerage Service LLC by the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth, William F. Galvin. The brokerage division of Fidelity Investments has been charged with "dishonest and unethical conduct" for allowing at least 13 unregistered investment advisers to make trades …

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MBBP Ranked “Best Law Firm” in Boston by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank more than 12,000 firms in 120 practice areas in 174 metropolitan areas and 8 states. Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton P.C. has received a Tier 1 ranking of Boston’s “Best Law Firm” 2015 in two practice areas: Tax Law and Litigation-Tax. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based …

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MBBP Named “Best Law Firm” in Boston

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank more than 11,000 firms in 120 practice areas in 170 metropolitan areas and 8 states. Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton PC has received a Tier 1 ranking of Boston's “Best Law Firm” 2014 in two practice areas: Tax Law and Litigation-Tax. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are …

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