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December 01, 2015

SJC Permits No-Tipping Policy

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently held in Meshna v. Scrivanos, 471 Mass. 169 (2015), that Massachusetts law does not prohibit employers from adopting a no-tipping policy.
November 01, 2015

Second Circuit’s Endurance Decision Underscores Importance Of Reviewing Additional Insured Coverage

It is common practice for a general contractor to require subcontractors to carry liability insurance providing it with coverage in the event of a workplace accident involving a subcontractor employee.
October 01, 2015

SJC Finds that a Public Utility’s Tariff Limits Liability in Gross Negligence Case

Recently, in Maryland Casualty Co. v. NSTAR Electric Co., the SJC held that an approved tariff can limit a public utility company’s liability for consequential damages, including business losses, that resulted from gross negligence.
August 01, 2015

Two Recent MA Decisions Expand Application of Mode of Operations Approach

Recently, Massachusetts appellate courts have expanded the “mode of operation” exception to the standard notice requirement in premises liability cases.
July 01, 2015

RI Supreme Court Adopts Broad Interpretation of “Resident” for Homeowners Policy

For the first time, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has considered the question of when an individual may be considered an insured “resident” within the scope of coverage under a homeowners policy.