Identity theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personal identifying information from individuals such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers and uses them for personal gain. It can start with a lost or stolen wallet, stolen mail, a data breach, computer virus, phishing scams, or paper documents thrown […]
Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog
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Chances are you’ve been to the grocery and seen grapes, lettuce leaves, green beans, etc. on the floor of the produce aisle. These stray fruits and vegetables are the result of customers who serve themselves from the open displays and represent a hazard to shoppers. Recognizing trends in premises liability and the nature of self-service […]
Who is responsible in a slip and fall when someone is injured by a hazard that is open and obvious such as a defect in a stair or an obstacle left on a traveled path? Until recently the law in Massachusetts held that a landowners duty to protect lawful visitors against dangerous conditions on his […]
In the slip and fall case of Papadopoulos v. Target Corporation, 457 Mass. 368 (2010), the highest court in Massachusetts drastically changed the law with regard to liability resulting from the hazards created by snow and ice. Prior to the change the law stated that if someone slipped and fell on a natural accumulation of […]
A declaration of homestead protects a person’s principal residence from creditors. Changes to the Massachusetts homestead law (G.L. c. 188, .s 1-10) effective in March 2011 make it easier than ever to declare a homestead and secure this valuable protection in these unpredictable economic times. First, the revised homestead law now gives automatic protection of […]