January 01, 2013

MA Superior Court Decision Signals Potential Application of Mode of Operation Approach to Defendants Who Are Not Self-Service Establishments

In Mills v. American Multi-Cinema, Inc., Judge Cornetta held that the “mode of operation” rather than the “traditional” approach to premises liability applied to a movie theater even though it is not a self-service establishment.
December 12, 2012

2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Melick & Porter proudly congratulates Robert Powers, John Rooney and Michael Mazurczak who were selected for inclusion in the 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers listing, as well as . . .
December 01, 2012

RI Supreme Court: Driver Not Liable for Injuries Caused by Intoxicated Passenger Who Subsequently Drives His Own Car

The Rhode Island Supreme Court finds that an adult driver does not have a duty to protect third parties from the torts of a clearly intoxicated passenger he has agreed to transport . . .
November 01, 2012

Tendering the Defense: A Brief Outline of MA Law on Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Claims

In the initial review of a claim, it is important to examine any contract documents to see if your defendant or insured may have a right to assert a claim for express contractual indemnity or additional insured coverage.
October 01, 2012

EEOC Issues New Guidelines on Use of Convictions and Arrests in Employment Decisions

In the past, employers have instituted blanket hiring practices focused on arrest and conviction records.