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Peter Mello Elected President of Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association

Congratulations to MHTL lawyer Peter Mello, who on May 15, 2019 was elected President of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association.  Formed in 1946, MMLA is the Massachusetts municipal law bar association and includes hundreds of members who provide legal services to cities, towns and for profit and non-profit organizations.  Attorney Mello’s presidency, which begins on July 1, 2019, recognizes his longstanding commitment to local governmental law and the distinction he enjoys among his peers.  At MHTL Attorney Mello advises and represents municipal clients with all facets of their legal affairs, and in litigation in the areas of construction and land use law, wetlands and environmental law, licensing and numerous others.  He also utilizes his expertise in this area to serve private and non-profit clients in connection with permitting, litigation and other matters involving local and state governmental issues.  MHTL proudly congratulates Attorney Mello on this noteworthy distinction.

 

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Bristol Superior Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Decision in Favor of Fall River Mayor, Represented by Peter Mello and Matthew Feeney of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP

On October 10, 2019, the Bristol Superior Court issued a decision denying the Fall River City Council’s motion for a preliminary injunction, through which the City Council sought to require Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II to relinquish control of his Office.  While the City Council argued that a certain provision of the Fall River Charter affords the Council broad discretion to take such action, in denying the City Council’s motion the Court rejected the Council’s interpretation, in part Read More

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Post-Janus Bill Over Governor’s Veto

On September 19th, the Massachusetts Legislature overwhelmingly overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a union-friendly law. The bill was passed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME which relieved bargaining unit employees who were not members of the union of the obligation to pay dues to public sector unions. The Massachusetts bill allows unions to charge non-members certain fees, relieves unions of some of their obligations to those non-union employees, and expands unions’ access to public employees.

 

 

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