Blog

Aug
06
2018
Case updates: NFPA 921 in Fire and Explosion Litigation
Jun
25
2018
Internal reports that aggregate accident data may be admissible against a defendant notwithstanding an objection that those prior accidents were not substantially similar. Earlier this month the Appeals Court affirmed the amended judgment in Dubuque v. Cumberland Farms, Inc., 93 Mass.App.Ct. 332 (2018), which was a wrongful death case that arose from an automobile striking […]
May
24
2018
It has been eight years since the Supreme Judicial Court decided Law v. Griffith, 457 Mass. 349, 930 N.E.2d 126 (2010), and provided defendants in personal injury actions guidance concerning the admissible bounds of a challenge to a plaintiff’s medical bill damages. Recently, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article concerning a pair of decisions from […]
Apr
26
2018
It is Monday morning and a new Complaint or claim is sitting in your inbox. It alleges that construction or an installation that occurred over a decade ago caused an accident. Perhaps it is time to look at the statute of repose in your jurisdiction. What is a statute of repose? Generally speaking it is […]
Apr
19
2018
Missing evidence can complicate your defense in any given case. What can you do when this happens? Is the doctrine of spoliation an option? Accidents and injuries occur everyday. A subset of those incidents become lawsuits. Sometimes the people and companies who end up party to those lawsuits are aware of an incident when it […]