Slip and Fall Accidents

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No Man’s Land: Liability for Defects in a Public Sidewalk in Massachusetts

By on December 15, 2016

Liability of Cities and Towns For nearly two centuries, cities and towns in Massachusetts have been statutorily tasked with control of sidewalk maintenance and repair as part of an elaborate and comprehensive statutory system establishing municipal liability for injuries resulting from defects in public ways. The statutory scheme requires notice of injury to the municipality […]

Is the Mode of Operation Rule in Massachusetts Limited to Self-Service Businesses?

By on January 6, 2015

There are many circumstances in modern life where a dangerous condition can develop through the interaction of people and businesses. When a person is injured as a result, the courts are continually called upon to decide whether the business is responsible for the accident. In 2007, in the case of Sheehan v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets, […]