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WHAT BARS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HIRING A BOUNCER

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In 2007, Mayor Menino signed “Imette’s Law,” making it mandatory for bouncers to submit to a background check and training prior to being hired at any Boston bar or club. The law was named after Imette St. Guillen, a 24-year-old Boston native who was murdered in Brooklyn and last seen working at a Continue Reading...
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CRAFT BREWERS MAKE ANOTHER RUN AT LIMITING THE LAW AGAINST TERMINATING A WHOLESALER-DISTRIBUTOR

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Under Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 138, sec. 25E, a brewer, winery or distillery cannot terminate a Massachusetts wholesaler that has carried and distributed that manufacturer’s brand absent “good cause,” which can be difficult to prove.  (See our related Article “Legal Issues Involved When Alcoholic Beverage Suppliers Attempt to Terminate Brand Shipments to Wholesalers Continue Reading...
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KNOWING THE LAW ON ENTERTAINMENT LICENSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Any establishment possessing live entertainment, such as karaoke, dance floors or DJs, or background entertainment, such as TVs, coin operated games or radios, must obtain entertainment licenses through a local licensing authority.  In the City of Boston, the local authority is the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing (“Mayor’s Office”).  To aid Continue Reading...
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RENEWING YOUR LICENSE FOR 2013

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  The Licensing Board for the City of Boston (“the Board”) has issued an advisory letter concerning the procedures for renewing your current license for 2013 At the end of October this year, each licensee will be sent a packet containing the renewal application and all related documents, as well as instructions on renewal Continue Reading...
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CHANGE IN MASSACHUSETTS LAW LETS WINERIES SELL WINE AT FARMER’S MARKETS AND AGRICULTURAL EVENTS

The Coastal Wine Trail of South Eastern New England, an appellation of nine wineries located along the New England coastline, holds a kick-off event each year to celebrate the beginning of wine season.  Traditionally, one of the nine wineries hosts the event and sells its wines, while the other wineries provide tastings of their wines without the opportunity to offer Continue Reading...
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