Charitable Trusts and Bankruptcy Proceedings

When testators or settlors create charitable gifts in trust for named institutional beneficiaries, when the contemplated distribution is ready to be made, sometimes it is found that the intended charity is involved in bankruptcy proceedings. Therefore, the question arises as to the proper disposition of such charitable gifts in trust to the bankrupt institutional beneficiaries….

Causation in an Equal Pay Act Retaliation Case – January 2017

As with most forms of employment discrimination, an employer’s retaliation against an employee for asserting discrimination under the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) gives rise to an additional and distinct cause of action for the employee. To state a claim for retaliation under the EPA (as incorporated into the Fair Labor Standards Act), a plaintiff must…

Jack Ferriter Honored With Philanthropy Award

By The Republican, Springfield MA Daily News Article on January 07, 2015 at 8:21 AM, updated January 07, 2015 at 8:24 AM Attorney Jack Ferriter was presented with the Pioneer Valley Distinguished Advisor in Philanthropy award at the Nov. 18 meeting of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, recognizing his important work in philanthropy on…

Oral Argument Before SJC

NES Rentals v. Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc. March 7, 2013 Oral Argument before SJC by Attorney Jack Ferriter Summary: Mechanic’s lien. Bond. Practice, Civil, Amendment of complaint, Motion to dismiss, Enforcement of liability on bond, Commencement of action. View Video by clicking on “View oral argument with Windows Media Player below or you can…

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