Law

U.S. SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS CASE INVOLVING POLICE OFFICER INJURED AT A PROTEST

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This article is a follow-up on our recent article about potential claims by police officers who are injured while responding to violent protests.  The US Supreme Court recently considered a case involving exactly that (DeRay McKesson v. John Doe).  While the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court without actually ruling on […]

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INJURED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

Every municipal employee who is injured on the job by a third party is entitled to compensation for their injuries.

As most of you know, we frequently represent police officers and firefighters who are injured on duty by some negligent third party. What you may not know is that we also handle injury claims for all kinds of municipal employees who are injured at work by someone’s negligent actions. If someone who works for a […]

MASSACHUSETTS BANS HAND-HELD CELL PHONE USE BY DRIVERS AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Police will start issuing tickets on April 1, 2020. Penalties include monetary fines, driver safety courses, and insurance surcharges.

Distracted driving is a major cause of car crashes and serious injuries.  In 2017, there were 3,166 people killed in the U.S. in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.  It has been reported that every day, nationwide, 1,000 people are injured in accidents caused by distracted driving.  Massachusetts has finally passed a law that should help […]

HEARING LOSS FROM DEFECTIVE EAR PLUGS?

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We have been getting reports of police officers and veterans who are suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus which may be the result of the use of defective earplugs. The earplugs in question were known as “Combat Arms” earplugs, manufactured by 3M Corporation, and looked like this: 3M sold these ear plugs to the US […]

MAJOR CHANGES TO JURY TRIALS

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By Attorney Paul Johnson A new bill signed into law by Governor Patrick this past August will not only permit Massachusetts lawyers to question jurors during the selection process, but also will allow attorneys to suggest a specific dollar amount for the jury’s verdict. When prospective jurors are brought into a court room, they go […]