Murtha Cullina

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99 High Street
20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110, United States
Phone: 617-457-4000
Fax: 617-482-3868
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Ajemian v. Yahoo: One Small Step For The Family, One Giant Step For Fiduciaries

Yahoo! On October 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its long-awaited decision in Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc. (“Yahoo”), http://bit.ly/2zuW1T9, interpreting the federal Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”) to…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law

Legislature Addresses Ransomware Threat With Criminal Penalties

It is fitting that on the first day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, new legislation takes effect regarding one of the most destructive types of malware. In response to the rapidly increasing rate of computer extortion cases,…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Trump Administration Rescinds DACA

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would be eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (commonly known as “DACA”). The DACA program allowed for…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Amendments to Connecticut Business Corporation Act Effective October 1, 2017

Public Act No. 17-108, titled An Act Concerning Limited Liability Companies and Business Corporations (the "Act"), has amended the Connecticut Business Corporation Act ("CBCA"). Effective October 1, 2017, the Act amends the CBCA…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Hurricanes, Displacement And The Effect On Domicile

In the span of three weeks, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma descended upon the southern United States causing mass evacuations, heroic rescues, and catastrophic damage, particularly in Texas and in Florida. As a result, many…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Should New York Employers Care that the Obama Administration's Final Rule is No More?

To be exempt from state and federal overtime requirements, an employee must satisfy both a salary test and a duties test. In May 2016, we blogged about the Department of Labor’s issuance of a Final Rule modifying the so-called…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Should You Mediate Your Family-Owned Business Dispute?

Disputes between and among owners of family-owned businesses are sometimes unavoidable. When such disputes progress to litigation, they can be extremely costly, time-consuming, and disruptive for the business and its owners…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Indefinite Leave Not A Reasonable Accommodation Under Connecticut Law

On September 5, 2017, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the Superior Court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the employer in a case involving the thorny issue of whether an extended leave of absence is a reasonable…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Every Day is Bitcoin Pizza Day: What Clients and Estate Planners Need to Know about Virtual Currency

The combined value of all of the 867 crypto currencies tracked by CoinMarketCap.com is presently over $161 billion. Only seven years ago, on what is commemorated as “Bitcoin Pizza Day,” Bitcoin, then a new crypto currency, was…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Summer Is Over...Time For Connecticut Health Care Providers To Get Up To Speed On Recent Changes

Although much of the latest Connecticut legislative session focused on the budget, and while fewer health care bills passed than we have grown accustomed to in recent years, we still ended up with a number of public acts…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Health

New York's Paid Family Leave Benefits Law

Some states, such as Connecticut, provide for unpaid family and medical leave greater than that provided by federal FMLA. New York is about to join California in providing paid family leave…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Company May Violate ADA by Informing Employees about Details of EEOC Investigation

On August 22, 2017, a federal trial judge injected uncertainty into the ability of in-house counsel to communicate with company employees during an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation. In EEOC v. Day &…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

High Time for Massachusetts Employers to Consider a Marijuana Use Policy

All employers should maintain an employee handbook or similar policy statement that clearly sets out the employer’s position on drug and alcohol use. While federal laws relating to marijuana possession and use have not changed,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Medical Marijuana Users Can Sue Their Employers

In a case of first impression, a federal trial judge has found that, under Connecticut law, an employer can be sued for refusing to hire an applicant who tested positive for medical marijuana use. See Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Environmental Issues that Arise in Retail and Other Commercial Businesses

Owners, lessors, lessees, and developers of retail and other commercial properties are often unaware of the scope of environmental laws that apply to their businesses and/or properties. Unfortunately, they often become aware…more
 /  Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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