March 04, 2016

MA Superior Court Grants Summary Judgment to Boy Scouts in Sexual Abuse Action

Michael Mazurczak, Michael Byrne, and Erin Alarcon recently obtained summary judgment in favor of the Boy Scouts of America and a local council in an action involving decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
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.
February 01, 2016

RI Updates Rules About Depositions and Independent Medical Examinations

In Plante v. Stack, 109 A.3d 846 (R.I. 2015), the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an opinion reaffirming a prior decision that attorneys may not instruct a witness not to answer a question during a deposition unless the question calls for information that is privileged.
January 04, 2016

M&P Secures Verdict in G.L. c. 21E Environmental Lawsuit

Carolyn Miller and Matthew Welnicki recently completed the successful defense of a multi-party environmental cost recovery action brought under G.L. c. 21E (Massachusetts’ CERCLA equivalent).
January 01, 2016

2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Melick & Porter is proud to announce that its attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2016. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research.