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Open and Obvious Negligence?

By on October 28, 2019

Duty to Warn  In Massachusetts an owner or person in control of property owes a duty of reasonable care to persons lawfully on their premises which includes an obligation to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any dangers of which they are aware or reasonably should be aware. […]

Bystander & Zone of Danger Liability

By on October 21, 2019

Bystander Recovery Massachusetts allows recovery for emotional distress, in a personal injury claim, when a person witnesses injury to another, but only in specific circumstances. Such cases often stem from someone witnessing an auto accident, but can occur in many ways. A person can recover as a bystander where the person was never in danger […]

Egregious, Rancid or Unfair: The Interpretation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act

By on October 16, 2019

Consumers The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, G.L. c. 93A, protects consumers from unfair and deceptive acts and practices which occur in a business context. The statute provides for an award of double or treble damages and attorney’s fees. As such it is a powerful tool for consumers to obtain relief in consumer transactions that have […]