Sometimes you just run across decided cases that are so full of concise, black letter law, well-reasoned issues of first impression and multiple, alternate law-based rationales supporting the decision (read: iron-clad), that you have to share them. Sullivan v. O'Connor, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 200 (2012), decided almost a year ago in January, is one of those cases.
Have you heard the buzz about "Granny Pods" or "elderly cottage additions"? As our population of individuals aged 65 and older increases over the next several decades, if you haven't heard about them yet, you will.