The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a Superior Court ruling that a high school hockey player, who caused injury from a deliberate, “tremendous” body check, still did not act recklessly and therefore was not liable for the injuries he caused.
The Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts’ highest court, recently ruled that an injured party did not have to send the thirty-day statutory notice of a road defect to a private company responsible for maintaining a utility hole, utility cover and the surrounding asphalt.[Read more…]
Massachusetts’ highest appellate court ruled recently that in certain circumstances a special relationship, and a corresponding duty to take reasonable measures to prevent suicide, may be created between a university and a student. [Read more…]
In a recent case, the highest court in Massachusetts (Supreme Judicial Court) addressed the issue of a public school’s liability for negligently permitting bullying to occur, which resulted in a fourth-grade student becoming paralyzed after being pushed down a flight of stairs. [Read more…]
In a recent decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court ruled that a liability waiver, a release of all claims signed before the plaintiff’s decedent participated in a particular program, did not protect the YMCA from a wrongful death claim. [Read more…]
The law firm of Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio was recently featured in a book written by Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J., S.T.L, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Professor Lapomarda’s book is entitled, “The Italians in Worcester County, Massachusetts.” [Read more…]
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge recently ruled that a high school field hockey coach and the school may be liable in negligence for injuries caused by the coach’s failure to have his own player evaluated after an initial head injury and failure to report the nature of her injury afterward to parents, medical professionals or other school officials. [Read more…]
Oh no! I can’t believe that car hit me!
You’ve just been in a pretty bad car accident. OK… deep breath…. It’s unfortunate, but it happened. Now what do you do? If you are still at the scene: [Read more…]