Most people know that standing in an open field or under a tree during a thunderstorm isn’t a good idea. Experience and observation have established that lightning will strike the tallest object in its vicinity and people use that information to avoid increased danger. Similarly, in the law of negligence, evidence of prior accidents may sometimes […]
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Declaration of Homestead As discussed in an earlier issue of Legal News, a declaration of homestead protects a person’s principal residence from creditors. If you own any interest in property in Massachusetts and occupy or intend to occupy the home as a principal residence, you may file a declaration of homestead at the Registry of […]
Personal Injury Protection Exclusions By statute Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are required for all Massachusetts automobile insurance policies. This coverage provides for payment of “all reasonable expenses incurred within two years from the date of accident for necessary medical, surgical, x-ray, and dental services,” as well as lost wages and payments for necessary household […]
In Massachusetts, strong public policy mandates the highest quality of care in our health care facilities and the prompt discipline of errant physicians. That public policy is represented in a strict regulatory scheme covering virtually all aspects of hospital operations. Integral to this scheme is “an effective process for self-scrutiny, manifest most prominently in the […]
An easement in real estate is a limited, non-possessory right to enter and use land owned by another for a specific purpose and obligates the landowner not to interfere with the uses authorized by the easement. At law, the land on which the easement exists is referred to as the “servient estate” while the land […]