5 05, 2015

Criminal vs. Civil Case in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez

May 5th, 2015|

Now that former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has been convicted of murder in the first degree, what will happen to the civil case that has been filed for the “wrongful death” of Odin Lloyd?

Criminal Case

When Mr. Hernandez was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd (either by firing the weapon

27 04, 2015

Trampolines Aren’t Toys and Trampoline Injuries Can Be Life-Altering

Apr 27th, 2015|

Multiple statistics and studies plainly show that backyard trampolines are dangerous to children.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that in the year 2012 alone, there were 94,900 emergency room visits for trampoline injuries.

Injuries to children include broken bones and spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, as well as less serious bumps and

14 04, 2015

Tort Liability Theories Emerge After Lufthansa Flight Tragedy

Apr 14th, 2015|

On March 24, 2015, Germanwings’ pilot Andreas Lubitz locked himself into the cockpit of Flight 4U9525 and deliberately crashed the plane into a French Alpine hillside, according to authorities.  As part of his suicide plan, Mr. Lubitz murdered 149 innocent people including three Americans.  It appears that Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germanwings’ parent company, may

30 03, 2015

Important Springtime Bicycle Safety Tips

Mar 30th, 2015|

Now that spring has officially sprung, many of us will be participating in outdoor activities. As much as we all want to be outside and active, we must keep our children’s safety in mind when they participate in any sport, including outdoor sports, such as bike riding. Wearing a helmet is the critical component of

18 03, 2015

Serving Overseas and Forced Out of U.S. Courts

Mar 18th, 2015|

Forced arbitration clauses are now threatening soldiers and sailors serving and protecting America overseas. Congress passed the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to provide protections from repossession and foreclosure for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. But as a recent New York Times article illustrates, the consumer lending industry — the companies responsible for your car

23 02, 2015

Are Some Slip and Fall Accidents Due To Negligence?

Feb 23rd, 2015|

Sometimes, people slip and fall.  Young and old, men and women; everyone falls.  Most of the time, it’s nobody’s fault.  Even more of the time, no one gets hurt.

Sometimes, however, someone slips and falls and is seriously injured because of another’s carelessness or laziness.  Unfortunately, in our society today, the careless typically will not

17 02, 2015

Auto Accidents:  When Is the Owner Liable?

Feb 17th, 2015|

Automobile accidents can cause serious and life-altering personal injuries, and when they happen, what might seem like a “simple” car accident case can get very complicated.  This is because the biggest issue in these cases very often becomes finding sufficient insurance coverage to fairly compensate those who are injured.  In many of these cases,

29 01, 2015

Two Years Later – A Look at Massachusetts’ Attempt to Reform Medical Malpractice

Jan 29th, 2015|

In November of 2012, Massachusetts passed a new law aimed at reforming the initiation of medical malpractice lawsuits (full text here). The law, enacted as Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 231 §60L, imposed a six-month “cooling off” period on victims who claim to be injured by the medical malpractice of a doctor or nurse. As

23 12, 2014

GM Ignition Switch Recall Issue & the Value of the Civil Justice System

Dec 23rd, 2014|

In a perfect world, individuals and corporations would police themselves. He, she or it could recognize the problem, diagnose its cause, and implement the solution without the need of outside investigators or the threat of a lawsuit. But we do not live in a perfect world. Some people and companies will not recognize that