Massachusetts

Massachusetts Beats Buzzer With New Fantasy Sports Law

August 1, 2016 With the State legislative session set to expire, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a bill late Sunday night to formally legalize daily fantasy sports in the Commonwealth. While other states that have recently legalized fantasy sports have employed tax and regulation schemes, Massachusetts has opted to take a different approach, at least in the …

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Massachusetts Unveils Nation’s Most Comprehensive Fantasy Sports Regulations

March 30, 2016 Last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey officially filed a comprehensive regulatory regime intended to govern and oversee the fantasy sports industry in the State, joining Indiana and Virginia as the first such states to introduce industry regulation. What are some key provisions of the new Massachusetts fantasy sports regulatory scheme?

Massachusetts Gov. Plays Fantasy Sports, Deems Contests Games of Skill

November 16, 2015 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has definitively come down on the side of fantasy sports. Last week, the Governor announced that to get a sense of what fantasy sports contests are all about, he participated in an online contest and believes the contests to be legal games of skill.   What are the …

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Massachusetts Attorney General Sides With Fantasy Sports

October 9, 2015 In an update to a report that we blogged about last month, following a review of the legality of fantasy sports under Massachusetts law, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that she will not be pursuing an inquiry into Boston-based DraftKings. The AG stated, in no uncertain terms, that she is …

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TCPA Action against Sallie Mae Dismissed Due to Binding Arbitration Agreement

A TCPA action that was filed in Massachusetts federal court against Sallie Mae, Inc. was recently dismissed because of the arbitration clause contained in the promissory notes that the plaintiff electronically signed when she secured three student loans. Background: Auto-Dialed Debt Collection Calls Each promissory note contained an arbitration provision that required any claims relating …

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