September 01, 2016

New Pay Equity Law Brings Big Changes for Employers

On August 1, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law aimed toward closing the wage gap in Massachusetts.
August 01, 2016

The Implied Coinsured Doctrine as a Defense in Fire Subrogation Lawsuits

The basic concept of insurance subrogation is that when an insurer pays its insured for a loss, the insurer assumes the rights of its insured with respect to any claims against third parties who are responsible for the loss.
July 01, 2016

SJC to Address Obligation of Insurer to Pay for Insured’s Counterclaim

When is an insurer obligated to pay for the prosecution of its insured’s counterclaim?
June 10, 2016

MA Employees May be Permitted to Engage in “Self-Help Discovery”

The Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision in Verdrager v. Mintz Levin addressed the issue of whether an employee can lawfully take and disclose documents from his or her employer prior to the discovery process.
June 01, 2016

Two Recent MA Decisions Address the Recreational Use Statute

The Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21, § 17C, was enacted in 1972 “to encourage landowners to permit broad, public, free use of land for recreational purposes by limiting their obligations to lawful visitors under common law.”