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.”
May 23, 2016

Update on Constructive Discharge Limitations Period for Federal Employees

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the limitations period for a federal employee’s constructive discharge claim under federal law.
May 23, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Updated Overtime Regulations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor published The Final Rule, which updated overtime regulations.