Blog Posts in June, 2013

24 Year Old Volunteer Pinned to Wall by Lurching Vehicle

A 24 year old woman was volunteering at a food drive and directing traffic in the parking area. The defendant, driving a rental car, was directed by the volunteer to apply his brakes. While fully ...
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Pre Litigation Notice Now Required in Med Mal Cases

A new element of Massachusetts health care reform law requires potential medical malpractice litigants to notify the alleged tortfeasor within a certain timeframe. According to M.G.L. c. 231, s. ...
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SJC Ruling on Independent 93A Claim

The Massachusetts SJC made an interesting ruling recently with regards to 93A claims against insurers. In the case at hand, a patron had died after falling down the stairs at a Boston bar. A wrongful ...
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Company Settles Despite Expert Testimony in their Favor

A police officer returned home from his shift one day to find black smoke pouring out of his chimney. Going into his basement to investigate the burner, the house exploded as he turned on the light. ...
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Gas Station Attendant Settles in Mediation Despite Comparable Negligence Claims

A gas station attendant received a $200,000.00 settlement after a motor vehicle accident that dislocated his hip. According to the gas station attendant's testimony, he was working at the gas ...
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LinkedIn: Friend or Foe?

With all the new social media outlets available to the average consumer, many different sources are available to people looking for an attorney. One such website, LinkedIn, offers visitors to its site ...
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New SJC Ruling on the Open and Obvious Rule

The Supreme Judicial Court came down with a decision relative to the open and obvious danger of swimming pools. A man was injured when he unsucessfully attempted to flip into an inflatable pool from a ...
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