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November 29, 2023

On November 29, the Complex Commercial Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association will sponsor a CLE program, "One for the Books: Cummings Properties, LLC v. Hines and the Law of Liquidated Damage."

Commercial litigator, Zachary Gregoricus will participate as a panelist for the discussion, which will cover the law of liquidated damage as it relates to this decision. In this instance, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) re-examined the law of liquidated damages and enforced a commercial lease provision that entitled a landlord to nearly five years of rent payments after the tenant's breach, even though the landlord  had relet the premises. 

In doing so, the SJC reaffirmed Massachusetts' "single look approach" to liquidated damages provisions and provided a road map for both transactional and trial lawyers exploring this topic. 

Zachary outlined the impact of this decision in a recent client alert. 

As an associate in Murtha Cullina's litigation practice, Zachary has represented clients in a wide variety of business and commercial matters in state and federal courts, including contract disputes, shareholder/director litigation, real estate and landlord-tenant matters, recovery and collection actions and insurance coverage disputes. 

Read more about the event.

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