Understanding Chapter 93A’s “Fair Dealing”

While its protection of consumers is well known to most Massachusetts businesses, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A also prohibits businesses from engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices in their dealings with other businesses. The potential reach of Chapter 93A in this area is broad since, to constitute a violation of the statute, the conduct… Continue reading »


Demystifying Deceptive Mortgage Lending Practices

Given the microscope under which the predatory lending practices of many banks and mortgage companies are being examined these days, it is important to know which practices are legal and which are not when shopping for a new mortgage. Massachusetts law provides that “it is an unfair or deceptive act or practice for a mortgage… Continue reading »