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When the Rules of Professional Responsibility Collide

By on February 21, 2019
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All lawyers have ethical obligations to the public, the courts, their clients, and even opposing counsel and parties. In Massachusetts, the Rules of Professional Conduct issued by the Supreme Judicial Court govern almost every aspect of legal practice. Two of the most recognized rules are those addressing the confidentiality of information and zealous advocacy. Preserving […]


By on January 23, 2019
Sophisticated User Products Liability MA

The sale of any product in Massachusetts comes with an implied warranty of merchantability from the manufacturer which guarantees that the product is fit for its intended use. The warranty is distinguished from any express warranties specifically stated by the manufacturer or seller, and cannot be waived or disclaimed. The implied warranty is intended to […]


By on January 23, 2019
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits

In Massachusetts, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are available to persons injured in a motor vehicle accident. The compulsory no-fault insurance covers all reasonable expenses incurred within two years of the date of the accident for necessary medical, surgical, x-ray and dental services and for seventy-five percent (75%) of lost wages, up to the applicable […]

Pedestrians and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By on November 9, 2018

One of the more confusing parts of motor vehicle insurance is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage under Parts 3 and 12 of the standard Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Policy, now in its seventh edition. Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) and Underinsured coverage (UIM) act as personal accident insurance for the named insured and household members if they […]