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Another Massachusetts Wage Act Case – Agency That Issued Paychecks as Intermediary Only – is not Employer
A personal care attendant provided care for an elderly consumer paid for by Mass Health (Medicaid).  The pay checks were issued by an agency CPM.  The case name is Gallagher v Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts and was decided by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in September 2017. The care giver sued the CPM agency with claims… Read More »Another Massachusetts Wage Act Case – Agency That Issued Paychecks as Intermediary Only – is not Employer
Allocating Costs When Lots of Policies Are Triggered
How should indemnity obligations be allocated when a liable insured company has had a series of different insurers offering coverage over the years?  Deciding that the rule announced by the SJC in Boston Gas controlled, the trial judge dismissed the declaratory judgment complaint, and in a recent case the Massachusetts Appeals Court agreed in a… Read More »Allocating Costs When Lots of Policies Are Triggered
Agent’s Cloak of Authority Binds Principal to Unknown Side Loan
If you let someone look like they have power to act for you, they can bind you to deals – even to deals you don’t know about. In a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court case, Fergus v Ross  a lender used an agent who brought in many loan proposals.  Often the loans were backed up by… Read More »Agent’s Cloak of Authority Binds Principal to Unknown Side Loan
Additional Insured’s Policy Made to Pay First As Primary – With The Named Insured As Excess
Sophisticated insureds can’t understand additional insured either   Scottsdale Insurance v United Rentals US Dist Ct. Massachusetts (2018) FACTS Gomes had Scottsdale Insurance and when Gomes rented a lift from United Rentals it added United Rentals as additional insured. A Gomes employee was operating the lift when it caused personal injury to Ayotte. Ayotte sued… Read More »Additional Insured’s Policy Made to Pay First As Primary – With The Named Insured As Excess
Additional Insured contractor blocked from GL Coverage by Sub’s Residential Exclusion
CWC Builders, Inc. v United Specialty Insurance Company US District Court D Mass 2015 FACTS   Construction manager CWC, on a residential construction project, required its subcontractor to add CWC as an additional insured on the sub’s General Liability policy with United.  A flooding incident damaged a neighboring property and CWC got sued.  CWC called on… Read More »Additional Insured contractor blocked from GL Coverage by Sub’s Residential Exclusion

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