Joshua N. Garick Negotiates Two Severance Agreements
April 20, 2012- In the past month, Joshua N. Garick successfully negotiated two severance agreements on behalf of two at-will employees, both of whom were employed by multinational corporations.
Joshua N. Garick Participates in M.S. Walk
April 1, 2012- Joshua N. Garick was among the thousands of walkers who helped raise over $500,000 for the National M.S. Society in the annual M.S. Walk in Boston.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear Housing Dispute
November 2, 2011- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, granted an application for Further Appellate Review in an appeal filed by Joshua N. Garick. In allowing this extraordinary grant of review – a remedy allowed less than 5% of the time – the Court was convinced that the case substantially affected the public interest and the interests of justice. In this case, the Court will interpret vague regulations created by the Department of Housing and Community Development and will answer three important issues: (1) whether a tenant in public housing can be allowed to invite guests into their home; (2) whether a housing authority can disregard grievance procedures when terminating a tenant’s rental subsidy; and (3) whether ex parte communications are permitted during agency hearings. Mr. Garick will argue that the procedures employed by the housing authority were unlawful and deprived the client of her constitutional right to a fair hearing. The case is slated to be heard by a panel of seven justices sometime next year.
Class Obtains Judgment Against Landlord for Charging Unlawful Amenity Fees
October 5, 2011- Joshua N. Garick assisted class counsel in a lawsuit filed against one of the largest residential landlords in the country for charging an amenity fee at the beginning of a lease. Under the Security Deposit Statute, a landlord may only charge the following fees at, or prior to, the commencement of any lease: (1) first month’s rent; (2) last month’s rent; (3) an amount to change a lock and key; and (4) a security deposit. In ruling in favor of the class, a Federal Court Judge held that the amenity fee was not one of these four allowable charges.
Joshua N. Garick files Multimillion Dollar Civil RICO Action in Federal Court
May 5, 2011- Joshua N. Garick filed a 4.7 million dollar civil RICO suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of a national insurance-industry client.