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U.S. District Court Determines Massachusetts’ Statute of Repose Was Triggered Once Entire Multi-Phased Project Was Completed

By Peter McGlynn Massachusetts General Laws c. 260, § 2B established a statute of repose (“Statute of Repose”) for tort claims arising out of the defective design and construction of real...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 11.21.2019
Posted In: Client Alerts

SJC Confirms Landlords May Obtain Occupancy Payments During Eviction Proceedings and Outlines the Critical Factors

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) handed down a decision Sept. 16 confirming that judges hearing summary process eviction cases have the legal and equitable authority to require tenants to...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 09.16.2019
Posted In: Client Alerts

First Circuit Court of Appeals Withdraws Foreclosure Decision Adverse to Lenders and Certifies Question to MA Supreme Judicial Court

The First Circuit recently shook up the foreclosure industry with its decision in Thompson v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 915 F.3d 801 (1st Cir. 2019), wherein the panel concluded that...

By Bernkopf Goodman on 08.02.2019
Posted In: Client Alerts

Insurance co.’s duty to defend doesn’t include counterclaim: SJC rejects expansion of ‘in for one, in for all’ rule

SJC rejects expansion of ‘in for one, in for all’ rule By: Pat Murphy June 29, 2017 An employment practices liability policy that specified a duty to “defend any claim” did not require the...

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly By Bernkopf Goodman on 06.29.2017
Posted In: In The News

Door opened for SJC to review sidewalk liability

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly By Bernkopf Goodman on 11.28.2016
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A Question of Public Trust

Banker & Tradesman By Bernkopf Goodman on 06.01.2014
Posted In: Publications