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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.
May 01, 2016

SJC Addresses Dram Shop Affidavit Standard

On April 28, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court addressed the standard of review for the affidavit that a plaintiff must file along with the complaint in a “dram shop” lawsuit in compliance with G.L. c. 231, § 60J.  In Bayless v. TTS Trio Corp, (Appeal No.
April 01, 2016

SJC Rules That Workers’ Compensation Lien Does Not Apply To Pain And Suffering

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that a workers’ compensation insurer’s lien does not extend to damages allocated to an employee’s pain and suffering as part of a third party settlement. The decision in DiCarlo vs. Suffolk Construction.
March 01, 2016

SJC Rejects Selective Tender as a Defense to Equitable Contribution

Equitable contribution is a legal principle designed to prevent the unfairness which would otherwise result where one insurer fulfills its policy obligations to cover a loss but coinsurers do not.