Tsarnaev Death Sentence Overturned On Appeal

August 11th, 2020

In a ruling which caused much anguish in Boston and Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted Boston Marathon bomber.  The Appeals Court determined that the trial judge did not adequately ensure that an unbiased jury was picked, and a new penalty … Continue reading “Tsarnaev Death Sentence Overturned On Appeal”

Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Notice Requirement in Personal Injury Cases

July 27th, 2019

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued an important ruling in a personal injury matter involving a bicyclist who was injured on a public roadway in Boston.  This decision impacts when notice is required to be given to an entity responsible for the maintenance of public roads and streets, and amplifies my February 2018 blog … Continue reading “Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Notice Requirement in Personal Injury Cases”

Vaccine Litigation and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

June 10th, 2019

Most persons who receive vaccinations have no problems or adverse reactions. Vaccinations are a vital and important part of the health care system, and have been instrumental in eradicating many diseases. In some cases, even though rare, a vaccine can cause a serious adverse reaction and health issue. For those who believe they, or their … Continue reading “Vaccine Litigation and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program”

The Law of Snow and Ice Removal in Massachusetts

February 25th, 2019

Now that the snow and ice season is upon us in New England, a primer on the law of snow and ice removal is warranted. The general rule of premises liability in Massachusetts is that a property owner owes a duty to all lawful visitors to use reasonable care to maintain its property in a … Continue reading “The Law of Snow and Ice Removal in Massachusetts”

Utility Liability for Natural Gas Explosions

October 22nd, 2018

In Massachusetts this past September it was over-pressurization of a gas main that caused the blast which killed one person, injured 25, and destroyed many homes and businesses in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and other Merrimack Valley communities.   This dangerous situation has happened too many times before.  In San Bruno, California in 2014 a … Continue reading “Utility Liability for Natural Gas Explosions”

Know Your Wage Rights

August 29th, 2018

KNOW YOUR WAGE RIGHTS WAGE AND HOUR LAWS IN MASSACHUSETTS Employers and workers must both be aware of the wage and hour laws governing the payment of employees.  Employers must understand them so they don’t commit one of the many wage and hour violations and possibly subject themselves to severe penalties, which may include triple … Continue reading “Know Your Wage Rights”

Consumer Protection in Massachusetts – Chapter 93A

April 10th, 2018

  Massachusetts has an important statute which protects consumers and businesses from unfair and deceptive acts or practices.  It is codified in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A, known simply in the Massachusetts legal world as 93A.  Section 2 of Chapter 93A states as follows: “Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices … Continue reading “Consumer Protection in Massachusetts – Chapter 93A”


March 5th, 2018

Can claims be brought for personal injuries or wrongful death as a result of opioid addiction? Overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 — they now claim more lives annually than car crashes, gun deaths and the AIDS virus did at its peak. The opioid crisis is ravaging Massachusetts and other … Continue reading “OPIOID ADDICTION AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS/OPIOID LAWSUITS AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS”

Time Limitations

February 12th, 2018

TIME LIMITATIONS TO BRING PERSONAL INJURY AND OTHER CLAIMS All injured persons, as well as attorneys involved in civil litigation and personal injury, whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, must always be concerned with time limitations for instituting a personal injury claim, an employment claim, property damage claim, or any claim for that matter. It is … Continue reading “Time Limitations”

Vicarious Liability Settlement

June 5th, 2017

Here is a recent interesting case wherein I represented the estate of a woman who was killed by an intoxicated driver. The vehicle operated by the drunk driver was owned by and registered in the name of an automobile dealership. I won the case on appeal and recently settled the matter after the Superior Court’s … Continue reading “Vicarious Liability Settlement”