2010 Rice v Apazidis (prospective tenant injuries)

RENEE M. RICE vs. VASILOUS APAZIDIS & another(1) DOCKET      CIVIL ACTION NO. NOCV2008-02030 Dates:          February 19, 2010 County        NORFOLK, ss. KEYWORDS           MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR BREACH OF THE WARRANTY OF...
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2010 Zimmerman v Puccio (corporate veil)

The Hon. David H. Souter, Associate Justice (Ret.) of the * Supreme Court of the United States, sitting by designation. United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit No. 09-1416 ANDREW ZIMMERMAN; KELLY ZIMMERMAN, On Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. JOHN...
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2010 Norfold & Dedham v Morrison (tenants can carry our insurance)

NORFOLK & DEDHAM MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY vs. Ellen MORRISON & others. [FN1] SJC-10513 January 5, 2010. – April 8, 2010. Contract, Lease of real estate, Indemnity, Insurance, Illegality. Indemnity. Insurance, Coverage, Insured, Insurer’s obligation to defend, Liability insurance. Landlord and Tenant, Landlord’s liabilities to tenant or one...
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2010 Porter v Clarendon Ins (insurance)

Ryan PORTER, trustee, [FN1] & another [FN2] vs. CLARENDON NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY & another. [FN3] No. 09-P-964. January 12, 2010. – April 26, 2010. Insurance, General liability insurance, Insurer’s obligation to defend, Owned property exclusion, Property damage. Contract, Insurance. Real Property, Trespass. CIVIL ACTION commenced in the Superior...
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2010 Hug v Gargano (tripling of 93A)

Christopher N. HUG vs. GARGANO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., & another. [FN1]   09-P-55   January 15, 2010. – April 2, 2010. Attorney at Law, Attorney-client relationship, Compensation, Contingent fee agreement. Practice, Civil, Attorney’s fees. Contract, Contingent fee agreement. Damages, Quantum meruit. Consumer Protection Act, Damages, Unfair or deceptive...
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2010 Haddad v Hogan (93A)

United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit Nos. 06-2206, 09-1479 HADDAD MOTOR GROUP, INC.; GEORGE HADDAD, Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. KARP, ACKERMAN, SKABOWSKI & HOGAN, P.C.; PETER J. HOGAN, Defendants, Appellants. APPEALS FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS [Hon. William G. Young,...
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2010 Fronk v Fowler (frivolous claims)

Robert L. FRONK & others [FN1] vs. John P. FOWLER & others. [FN2] SJC-10467 December 7, 2009. – March 25, 2010. Appeals Court, Appeal from order of single justice. Practice, Civil, Frivolous action, Attorney’s fees, Costs, Appeal. Partnership, Agreement, Fiduciary duty. Corporation, Corporate opportunity. Contract, Performance and breach....
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2010 Papadopoulos v Target Corp (Natural Accumulation of Snow)

Yesterday the Supreme Court of MA overturned about 125 years of precedent and decided to lower the standard when it comes to property owner’s liability regarding slip and fall claims and substitute the “natural vs unnatural accumulation of snow” standard with the “reasonable care” standard. SUMMARY: The plaintiff...
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2009 – 2010 Press Releases by the Attorney General of MA

May 06, 2009 – For immediate release: AG Obtains Consent Judgment Against Boston Realty Company Resolving Allegations of Discrimination BOSTON- Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has obtained a consent judgment against a Boston realty company and one of its owners, resolving allegations that they violated Massachusetts antidiscrimination laws...
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