With the closing of many businesses or the curtailing of operations of many others as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, issues have arisen regarding whether insurance policies afford coverage for the resulting business income losses.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a landowner did not owe a separate duty to warn a child who was under his parental supervision, and using a dangerous instrumentality that was open and obvious.
In Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently concluded that the statute of repose, Mass. Gen. L. c. 260, sec. 2B, applies to claims of asbestosis and other latent diseases.