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Pittsfield Asked to Join Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

The City Council will consider joining a lawsuit against opioid wholesalers to recoup some of the cost the city has incurred combating the drug epidemic. The law firm Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor is taking on major drug manufacturers and distributors for fueling the illicit opioid market. The firm isn't asking for a city contribution for the case but is rather working for 25 percent of any settlement.

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Berkshire Museum, AGO Agreement Would Allow Art Sale to Proceed

A U.S. based museum is waiting in the wings to purchase Norman Rockwell's famed "Shuffleton's Barbershop" if an agreement between the Berkshire Museum and the Attorney General's Office is approved by the Supreme Judicial Court

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Court Allows Petricca to Collect Rent From Mall Tenants

Judge Paul Smyth allowed Petricca Construction to recoup some $72,000 from the rent tenants owe to the Berkshire Mall.

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Sonsini Shelter Leadership Entrenched in Legal Battle

Board President Krista Wroldson-Miller and Treasurer Judith Trumble filed for the restraining order after the three other board members voted them off and then locked them out of the shelter. The move came after a month of infighting among the board regarding the manager, Lori Robertson.

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Another Civil Law Suit Filed Against Berkshire Mall Owners

Another civil lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the Berkshire Mall. UG2 LLC. filed a civil suit in Berkshire Superior Court Monday alleging Kohan Retail Investment Group bilked the company out of $143,096 worth of janitorial services. The company further accuses owner Mehran Kohansieh of "deceptive business practices."

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Lanesborough Settles Tax Appeal With Berkshire Mall

The town has settled the tax appeal lawsuits with the former owners of the Berkshire Mall. The former owners, Strategic Property Services under Berkshire Mall LLC., had appealed its assessment for both fiscal year 2015 and 2016. But, when in preparing for its sale to Kohan Retail Investment Group, the owners sought a settlement agreement with the town and the Baker Hill Road District on those assessments and a lawsuit.

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