Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Appellate Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Insurer in Dispute Regarding the Requirement that Physicians Perform Medical Examinations in PIP Insurance Claims

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Massachusetts, you may be able to seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto insurance policy. In order to receive benefits, there are several procedures and rules … Continue reading

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Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Massachusetts)

This is an update to reflect the adoption by Massachusetts of its own version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.   The background: Until now, every state but Massachusetts and New York had adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one … Continue reading

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Massachusetts now allows conditional guilty pleas.

In criminal cases defendants often bring motions to suppress evidence (exclude evidence from trial) based on arguments that the evidence was seized in violation of defendant's constitutional rights. These motions typically argue that evidence was seized in violation of constitutional … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Appellate Court Denies Insurer’s Request to Discontinue or Modify Award of Disability Benefits in Work-Related Car Accident Case

Once you receive an award of workers’ compensation benefits, the process is far from over. The insurer that is required to pay your benefits may seek a modification or discontinuation of your payments. These companies do not always have injured … Continue reading

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Massachusetts “Grand Bargain” Makes Changes to Blue Laws for Retailers

A legislative bargain requires give-and-take from all stakeholders. On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed House Bill 4640, “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave, and the Sales Tax Holiday” (the “Act”). This “grand bargain” gradually … Continue reading

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