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.
September 17, 2012

Defense Verdict in Liquor Liability-Negligent Security Lawsuit

Attorneys Robert Powers and Kathleen Federico recently secured a defense verdict in Suffolk Superior Court in a case involving liquor liability and negligent security claims.
September 01, 2012

CORI Reform Act’s Impact on Civil Litigation

On May 4, 2012 the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act went into effect making sweeping changes to the way Massachusetts maintains and disseminates its criminal offender records.