Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Less certain is whether a legal claim survives the death of a party. In Massachusetts, the Legislature enacted a survival statute “to abrogate the common law rule that tort actions were personal and, thus, did not survive […]
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The Massachusetts workers’ compensation statute provides that if an employee “receives a personal injury arising out of and in the course of his employment, or arising out of an ordinary risk of the street while actually engaged, with his employer’s authorization, in the business affairs or undertakings of his employer,” he shall be paid by […]
The advent and ease of use of phone apps and seamless payment systems has brought the idea of sharing into the mainstream. The appeal is straightforward and logical, and puts a capitalist spin on the value of sharing that has been has been taught for generations. Why not let someone else use your car or […]
Smoke detectors save lives. According to estimates by the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, U.S. home usage of smoke alarms rose from less than 10% in 1975 to at least 95% in 2000, while the number of home fire deaths was cut nearly in half. Although some of the decline in […]
Discovery in the law refers to the pre-trial period in a lawsuit, governed by rules of procedure, during which the parties obtain evidence and information from each other to support their case or defend a claim. Parties generally may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, which is relevant to the subject matter of the […]