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Security Deposit Illegally Withheld / Illegal to Charge Constable Fees

Recently, Attorney Murphy settled a security deposit matter on behalf of his two clients, student roommates who rented an apartment in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.  When the tenants vacated, the landlord withheld the tenants’ security deposit based on: damage … Continue reading

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Attorney Murphy Successfully Argues Motion for Reconsideration

On March 4, 2015, Attorney Murphy persuaded the Cambridge District Court to vacate its order issuing an “execution” against his client, a tenant, for violating an “agreement for judgment”.  Prior to retaining Attorney Murphy, the client and her former landlord … Continue reading

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Clients Retain Possession After Eviction Trial

Attorney Murphy’s clients, two co-tenants, recently received a satisfactory bench trial judgment in which they retained possession of their apartment.  The tenants’ landlord filed for eviction against Attorney Murphy’s clients due to non-payment of rent.  The court, however, found that … Continue reading

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5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum Is Noteworthy

Recently, Attorney Murphy attended the 5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum, held at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center (MCLE) in Boston, MA.  Among the distinguished panel of judges were the Honorable Anne Kenney Chaplin; Honorable Marylou Muirhead; Chief Justice … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Tenant’s Housing Rights Protected

This week, Attorney Murphy appeared in Chelsea District Court to defend his client, a tenant, at an eviction trial.  The tenant’s landlord filed an eviction action based on a violation of lease terms and sought $17,000.00 in damages.  Attorney Murphy … Continue reading

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Rent Withholding Nets Client Thousands of Dollars

Recently, Attorney Murphy settled an eviction case on behalf of a client/tenant residing in Westfield, MA.  The landlord filed an eviction against Attorney Murphy’s client for non-payment of rent.  The client, however, had been advised by Attorney Murphy not to … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Landlord’s Contractual Rights Protected

Last week, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable judgment from a bench trial in Boston’s Housing Court.  Attorney Murphy’s client, a landlord, sought eviction of his tenant after nearly six months of nonpayment of rent.  Upon assessing the merits of … Continue reading

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