Setting the record straight on Pepin

An editorial in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, discussing Pepin v. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, accuses shadowy “[d]evelopment forces” of attempting to weaken Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) and prevent the state from protecting endangered species. [T]he court’s decision … Continue reading

PLF successfully defends right to protect property

After a severe storm destroyed numerous homes on Plum Island (Massachusetts), owners sought permits to rebuild.  The local authorities approved the permits, but the Massachusetts Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) intervened.  DEP imposed two conditions on permits to rebuild:  One condition … Continue reading

Mess-achusetts: state agency attempts to circumvent limits on its power, ignores property rights

William and Marlene Pepin are defending their property rights from the Massachusetts’ Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.  The agency has regulated the Pepins’ property as habitat – prohibiting development unless approved by Division bureaucrats – even though their land could not be … Continue reading

Consumers and businesses may agree to resolve disputes in individual arbitration, even in Massachusetts

In 2011, the United States Supreme Court held in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion that states could not invoke “public policy” or “unconscionability” as a reason to invalidate arbitration agreements that contain a class action waiver.  The Federal Arbitration Act demands … Continue reading