Phillips v. Equity Residential Management, L.L.C.

SJC-12247
Argue Date: Monday May 1, 2017
*Summary:   Landlord-Tenant-- The issue in this landlord-tenant case, certified to the Supreme Judicial Court by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, deals with the availability of triple damages and attorney's fees for violation of the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, JJ.
Appellant: Scott Phillips
Counsel for Appellant: Joshua N. Garick, Esquire David Pastor, Esquire
Appellee: Equity Residential Management, L
Counsel for Appellee: Thomas H. Wintner, Esquire Craig M. White, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Court Appealed From:
Lower Court Judge:
Route to SJC: Direct Entry: Certified Question
Amici Curiae: Accelerator-to-Practice Program, Poverty Law and Practice Clinic, Human Rights at Home Clinic , Justice Bridge Legal Center, Greater Boston Real Estate Board , City Life/Vida Urbana

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