March 30, 2020

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Applicability of Businessowners' Insurance Coverage

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.
November 01, 2019

Zip Line At Your Own Risk

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. 
July 01, 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Since our article last year about Governor Baker signing the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, the program has continued to take shape.
April 01, 2019

Johnson & Johnson’s Recent Litigation Trends in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Just two months ago, in Blinkinsop v. Albertson Co., a California jury unanimously ruled that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder does not contain asbestos and did not cause the plaintiff’s mesothelioma.
March 01, 2019

Court Determines Certain Asbestos Claims Are Barred By Statute Of Repose

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.