Recently, in Town of Danvers v. Rogers, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued an unpublished decision (pdf) upholding the Land Court’s denial of an estate’s motion to vacate a judgment for the plaintiff town in a tax lien foreclosure proceeding.  Rackemann filed an amicus brief (pdf) on behalf of the Danvers Housing Authority – a potential beneficiary of the taking – urging the

In a decision that is reverberating across the state, the Appeals Court, in Denver Street LLC v. Town of Saugus (pdf), has affirmed a Superior Court ruling that the Town of Saugus’s sewer inflow and infiltration (I&I) “reduction contribution”sewer.jpg is an illegal tax, rather than a permissible fee.  Since most cities and towns in Massachusetts impose similar charges, this decision will add to