If your insurer sends a “Reservation of Rights” letter, you can choose your own lawyer (not one assigned by the insurance company) and the insurer has to pay the reasonable fees of defending you on covered claims.   When suits seek recovery under multiple counts, some may be covered by insurance, some may not. The… Read More

Civil lawsuits in Massachusetts almost never get decided by juries. Fewer than 1.4% of all Superior Court Civil cases in 2015 actually ended with jury decisions.  In the Superior Court, where jurisdiction depends on a dispute over more than $25,000, almost 20,000 civil (non-criminal) cases were disposed of in 2015 (the last year for which… Read More