Witness testimony is key to our system of justice, and civil and criminal trials, are based on the admission of the testimony of live witnesses who can be questioned and cross-examined. In fact, hearsay, defined as an out-of-court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted in the statement, is seen as far inferior […]
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According to the League of American Bicyclists, Massachusetts ranks as the 4th Most Bike Friendly State in the country and with summer in full bloom there are more bicycles on the road than ever. Whether you drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle it’s wise to review the laws relating to sharing the road for […]
Thirty Day Notice The Massachusetts road defect statute, G.L. c. 84, § 15, specifically provides that a person injured by a defect in a public way may recover damages. Section 18 of the same chapter requires that such person send notice within thirty (30) days after the injury to “the county, city, town or person […]
Diseases with Extended Latency Periods The June 2018 issue of Legal News featured a discussion of a possible exception to the six-year limit set forth in the Massachusetts statute of repose during which any tort action alleging deficiency or neglect in “the design, planning, construction, or general administration of an improvement to real property” must […]
Selecting Impartial Jurors In Massachusetts any person, 18 or older, who lives in the state for more than 50% of the year can be called for jury duty, including college and high-school students. Jurors are picked at random and randomly assigned to court houses within the county in which they reside. Massachusetts has a “one […]