September 01, 2011

Releases Provide a Strong Defense to Liability Claims

It is well established that, under Massachusetts law, releases against negligence liability are enforceable.
August 01, 2011

MA Statute Provides Important Defense to Construction Industry

Massachusetts General Laws c. 260, § 2B, states:
July 01, 2011

Allocating Insurance Coverage Between Covered And Uncovered Claims

Lawsuits often involve legal claims that are or may be covered under the terms of an insurance policy and claims that are clearly not covered or which might ultimately be determined to fall outside the scope of coverage.
June 01, 2011

Mode of Operation Approach in Massachusetts

In 2007, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made it easier for plaintiffs to prove slip-and-fall claims against supermarkets by adopting the "mode of operation" approach.
May 01, 2011

Lease Liability of Commercial Landlords

Recent decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court illustrate the importance of lease provisions and notices on the liability of commercial landlords.