Category Archives: Title

Appeals Court Ruling is Warning Not to Interfere with Deeded Easement Rights

The Appeals Court’s ruling yesterday in Martin v. Simmons Properties, LLC emphasizes that property owners act at their peril when they infringe upon deeded easement rights.  In this case, Clifford Martin owned property in an industrial/commercial subdivision on the Medford-Somerville … Continue reading

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Another Landmark Foreclosure Decision

On Friday, the Supreme Judicial Court in Eaton vs. Federal National Mortgage Association issued another important decision concerning the mortgage foreclosure process in Massachusetts.  The Court concluded that if a bank uses the auction process to foreclose a mortgage, then … Continue reading

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Lost Note Renders Mortgage Invalid

In the case of JPMorgan Chase & Co. v. Casarano, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a decision by the Massachusetts Land Court invalidating a mortgage due to a lost promissory note.  The plaintiff sought to quiet title and establish the … Continue reading

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