Massachusetts Contract Dispute Appeal Attorney
Most people are happy to enter into a contract because it resolves a problem. Buyers and sellers receive the benefit of the bargain. It is a win-win situation. This is as true in the business world as it is with purely private dealings. But not all contracts work out well.
Attorney Driscoll handles a broad range of contract disputes. Contracts can be business-to-business, employer-to-employee, business-to-consumer, straight person-to-person, etc. Where there is a "product" or a "relationship" there can be a contract to allocate rights and responsibilities.
Contracts and warrantees are very common in the business world. Topics like the Magnuson-Moss Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, expressed and implied warrantees can be present. So too can allegations of unfair and deceptive acts and practices, Chapter 93A in Massachusetts.
Personal contacts involve many of the same concepts. Non-business contracts can involve a host of topics, including property (e.g., motor vehicle or real estate), relationships (e.g. parenting agreements, reproductive contract), or both (e.g., prenuptial or postnuptial agreement).
Any contract can be restructured or terminated. The issue becomes a question of "cost." A judge or jury may err in finding the "suitable cost" for restructuring or breaking the contract. The appellate court exists to remedy these errors. Sometimes the error is purely unreasonable. Other times there there may be an error in legal process or application of the law. While contract law has been with us for centuries, there are still new application for courts to consider.
Appeals are very procedural and time sensitive, beginning with the filing of a timely and proper notice of appeal. An appeal offers a last opportunity to litigate a case before the judgment becomes final. You may need to challenge a judgment, defend a judgment, or both (i.e., cross-appeal). The key is identifying viable issues for appeal, a task requiring appellate experience. If the case is worth an appeal then it is worth engaging experienced appellate counsel. Contact (978-846-5184) Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll to learn more.