Commercial landlord intended to coerce tenant to give concessions beyond those from party’s agreement. Massachusetts SJC decides H1 Lincoln Inc. v South Washington Street LLC… Read More »Misconduct Commercial Landlord -> 2x Damages
Emotional distress of spouse from witnessing spouses’ fatal injury was not “bodily injury” for purposes of collecting from Massachusetts car insurer. Mass Appeals Court case… Read More »Emotional distress ≠ bodily injury. Mass auto choice of law.
PARTIES AND FACTS Wegmans grocery store was constructing a store in Burlington Massachusetts. It hired two companies to work on the project. Aerotek contracted with… Read More »Interesting Questions Deflected by Local Court to be Decided by Forum Identified in Agreement
Homeowner/ Contractor Insurer dispute goes 15 years. Styller v National Fire & Marine Insurance Company Mass App Ct 2019 PARTIES – Homeowner Styller hired contractor… Read More »INSURER OWES NO ATTORNEY’S FEES ON VERDICT ON UNCOVERED CLAIMS
Mass corporation liable for unauthorized guarantee due to shoddy corporate paperwork and inaction after learning. People’s United Bank v B&B Fire Protection Inc. Mass App… Read More »Lack of Respect for Corporate Formalities Puts Company on the Hook for Guarantee
Five-year litigation over $16,000 ends with upholding of triple damages and attorney’s fees award. For most kinds of cases, attorneys’ fees are not a part… Read More »Bad Faith Refusal to Return Security Deposit Costs Commercial Landlord
Only the wrongful actions of agents at senior levels of corporations will be imputed to the corporation for purposes of the rule that any recovery… Read More »Corporate Agent Wrongdoing – How Far Up the Chain Does Responsibility for Intentional Acts Climb?
You have paid premiums, now you have a claim because your property got damaged. How does that work? Give Notice Early – Contact the insurer… Read More »Ten Tips for Massachusetts Property Insurance Claims