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 […]
Whether you are renting or buying real estate, understanding sufficient written notice is crucial. Find out how a judge ruled in favor of a commercial tenant who terminated a lease through email. A Massachusetts Case Study In one recent case, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge found that a tenant’s email to the lessor provided sufficient […]
Using a mixture of Massachusetts law on comparative negligence and products liability, a recent case from the Northeast Housing Court answered yes, and dismissed all claims against a defendant landlord although a jury had found the landlord negligent. By statute, Massachusetts has adopted the rule of “modified comparative negligence.” Under this rule, a plaintiff is […]