Town takes liquor violation fight to Beacon Hill

By Richard Price | The Grafton News

The banners stretched outside the Village Dairy convenience store are confusing. “BEER & WINE ARE BACK!!!” the signs beckon. And they were. For a short while. Now, when a customer walks into the low slung baby blue neighborhood store on Main Street, they are greeted by a hand written sign: “Sorry. No wine-beer sale.”

It’s also been confusing for town officials who are the licensing authority for alcoholic beverages. After the local business was caught four times since 2005 by police stings for selling to a minor, Selectmen were fed up and unanimously voted to revoke their license in 2013. But the owner, Amjad Chaundhry, fought back pleading with the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) that the penalty was draconian and beyond the letter of the law. The state board agreed and after two appeals and a day in court, issued the license themselves. [Read more…]

Town of Grafton, Massachusetts tries to permanently suspend beer and wine license of local business

My client, Village Dairy in Grafton, Massachusetts had served alcohol to a minor during a sting operation in 2013.  The Town of Grafton tried to suspend their beer and wine license permanently because this had happened before.  I successfully appealed the decision to the ABCC in Boston.  The ABCC directed the Town of Grafton to reinstate the license.  The town refused.  I successfully re-appealed the decision.  The ABCC again directed the town to reinstate the license but the town refused.  At that point, I asked the ABCC to reinstate the license, which the ABCC did in 2015.

The Post Office Pub story is about a restaurant in Grafton which had multiple violations for selling to an underage minor but in that case, the town only suspended its license for three days.  The issue is why the selectmen gave The Post Office Pub a slap on the wrist but decided to punish my client, Village Dairy, with a permanent revocation of its license.

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The Best Attorney I Have Ever Known

David did superb job to fight against the whole machine of town of Grafton to protect and provide the best defense to my small business . He is energetic intelligent & knows how to work in the legal system to get things done. He took my case as his own to defend my business.  I have only the best regards for David. As a matter of fact, I do not have the words to thank him enough. I just salute his professionalism . The best person and attorney I have ever known.

Posted by Chaudhry, Grafton, MA

Car Accidents Require a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer

Car accidents happen all the time, and they oftentimes leave one or both parties with injuries that require medical attention. Medical bills are expensive. You didn’t ask to be in a car accident; you are the victim, but don’t be financially victimized too. Hire a personal injury lawyer to fight for your interests, and make sure you are compensated for your medical bills and suffering.

Personal injury lawyers are especially important when you are in a wreck with a big rig or other large corporately insured vehicle. The insurance and transportation companies want to settle with you as quickly as possible. Do not sign any papers they put in front of you without a lawyer present even if what they are offering seems like a lot of money. If you waive them of liability and it turns out you have more extensive medical bills than you thought at the time of signing, you are out of luck; you will have to cover the costs for yourself. [Read more…]

35 Years of Noble Work

Congrats David! on your 35 years of noble work in the field of Law. You make a difference and wish you all success in everything you do!

J. Bharat

Domestic Violence Laws in Massachusetts

In the state of Massachusetts, domestic violence laws include physical harm or the intent to physically harm, the infliction of fear of physical harm, and involuntary sexual relationship against a family or other household member. This crime is especially serious if the victim was violated by the suspect while a protective order was in place.

Definition of a household member:

  • people who are or have once been married
  • individuals that have children together
  • individuals that are related through marriage or by blood
  • individuals who live together are have lived together, such as roommates

Assault can range from actual physical harm or the intent to commit physical harm against another individual. This means that even a serious threat to commit physical harm can be considered assault. Simple assault is in itself a crime, but in Massachusetts, assault against a family or household member is considered a much more serious offense.

In addition, stalking can be considered domestic violence if it is proven that the suspect intended to cause bodily harm or inflict fear to a household member. Repeatedly calling, emailing, or attempting to contact an individual after it was made clear they want contact severed can be considered stalking. Stalking can turn to domestic violence if the victim has experienced severe emotional distress due to threats or the repeated attempts to make contact. [Read more…]

September 8, 2013 – “Talking About The Law” Radio Show

Attorney David Rubin hosts the radio show “Talking About The Law” and discusses what the Divorce Center does to provide professionals in financial planning, accounting, psychology and law to spouses going through a divorce or planning on doing so. Listen to David’s radio segment.

Excellent Legal Services

David provided me with excellent legal services throughout my case. He was available for me when I needed and when he was occupied he returned my calls or e-mails as soon as possible. I see David has possessing all the attributes of a good attorney such as experience, integrity, and implementing great strategic planning.

Susan F. – Marlborough, MA

The New MA. Child Support Guidelines – A Public Education Seminar

Sponsored by: The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center is an organization comprised of professionals (i.e. attorneys, mediators, social workers, financial planners etc.) who provide support and knowledge for those going through separation or divorce.

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Weston Public Library
Community Room
87 School Street
Weston, MA

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New Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines – August 1, 2013

The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines have been revised and went into effect on August 1, 2013.
You may read the official document:  Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.
Here are some of the highlights:
1.    If you have two or more children, there will be a slight upward adjustment in the amount of child support paid.  The adjustment will remain the same for one child.
2.    Income will be attributed to a spouse if the court determines that the spouse could be employed, or is underemployed and could be earning more.
3.    Modification of a child support order will occur when there is a deviation between the child support order and what the level of child support should be under the new Child Support Guidelines.