If a landlord violates the Massachusetts security deposit law, (M.G.L. ch. 186 s. 15b) can there also be a 93A claim?

Yes, landlords who violate ch. 186 s. 15b may also be held to violate ch. 93A.  In McGrath v. Mishara, 386 Mass. 74, 434 N.E.2d 1215 (1982) the court reasoned, “[o]ur review of the statutory provisions discloses no error in the judge’s conclusion that the tenants had causes of actions in based on General Laws Chapter 186 Section 15B … and M.G.L.A. Chapter 93A. The mere fact that these statutes contains some overlapping prohibitions and remedies does not establish a legislative intent to preclude their concurrent application.”

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