December 01, 2018

Holden v. Wal-Mart Stores East

In 1975, the Appeals Court in Wexler v. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel of Brookline, Inc., set forth the so-called “transitory water” doctrine. Wexler, 2 Mass. App. Ct. 750, 751-52 (1975).
December 01, 2018

A Snub to Today’s Families or Proper Contractual Interpretation?

The decision of Derrick Martins Oliveira v. The Commerce Insurance Company, Appeals Court No. 17-P-757, was only handed down on October 23, 2018, but has already created waves across the insurance community.
December 01, 2018

Rob Ludlum featured in Fire Protection Contractor Magazine

Fire Protection Contractor Magazine has published the conclusion to Robert Ludlum’s article, Tips to Manage Litigation from a Sprinkler Water Damage Incident, Part 2 in the December 2018 issue.
November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, Melick & Porter made a generous donation to St. Francis House in Boston, Massachusetts today.
November 01, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Statute Protects Employees Who File Third Party Negligence Claims

On November 16, 2018, in Ileana Bermudez v. Dielectrics, Inc. the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that, just as an employer may not terminate an employee in retaliation for exercising the right to recover benefits under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation statute.