Work Products

The work product doctrine applies to documents the Massachusetts attorney general demanded from Facebook relating to an investigation into whether the social media company “misrepresented the extent to which it protected or misused user data,” the state’s highest court ruled. However, the AG has shown a “substantial need” for the documents that constitute fact work product.

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Civil Rights Groups Seek Overhaul of Worcester School Committee Elections

Civil rights groups in New England’s second largest city have raised a Voting Rights Act challenge against the city’s process for electing school district leadership, alleging that its winner-take-all apprach allows white voters to control a public school system where nonwhite students are the majority.

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Admissions Scam

A federal court in Massachusetts denied Mossimo Giannulli’s request for compassionate release from his five-month prison sentence. Giannulli, who, along with his wife Lori Loughlin, pleaded guilty to participating in a college admissions scam, asked the court to modify his sentence to home confinement because of the “harsh conditions” imposed in prison to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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