Developments in Premises Liability

Posted in Blog, Business Law, Personal Injury by on July 31st, 2014

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Building Code Violations and Strict Liability By: James M. McCarthy, Esq. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (“SJC”) recently clarified prior disagreement between the statutory construction and caselaw interpretation of strict liability for violation of state building codes in Sheehan v. Weaver, 467 Mass. 734 (2014). The Court in Sheehan came to a twofold interpretation of strict… Read More

Termination of Employee

Posted in Blog, Business Law by on July 30th, 2014

Termination of employee
By: Anthony T. Panebianco, Esq.      Massachusetts General Laws c. 149 §148 states that the “employee discharged from…employment shall be paid in full on the day of his discharge.” The law views this as a strict liability offense, meaning that an employer cannot raise any defense as to why the discharged employee was not paid on the date of termination. For example, a defendant employe… Read More

Product Liability: Is your vehicle at fault for an accident?

Posted in Personal Injury, Product Liability by on July 16th, 2014

Product Liability
With summer here most of us spend more time on the road, that’s why it is important to stay on top of the safety of your vehicle. If there are issues involving the safety of your vehicle the manufacturer may be liable for any damages under products liability law. There have already been numerous recalls this year from major automotive companies such as General Motors and Toyota. These companies… Read More

Injuries resulting from Fireworks

Posted in Personal Injury by on July 7th, 2014

This past weekend was the 4th of July: This holiday can be a source of fun and entertainment, but at any moment it can turn into a disaster due to injuries resulting from the use of illegal consumer fireworks. Fireworks are extremely dangerous when the displays are conducted by unlicensed individuals and lead to many injuries each year. Each 4th of July thousands of injuries related to firework… Read More

Boating Laws And Liability

Posted in Blog by on June 26th, 2014

With summer nearly into full swing, many residents in the Hyannis area will be taking to one of Massachusetts' favorite pastimes- boating. Not only is boating viewed as a recreational activity in our area of New England, but also a source of livelihood. Fishing and many other maritime trades represent a large percentage of employment. With boats and the water such an important part of our lives, w… Read More

Protect Your Child From Bullying and Stalking on The Internet

Posted in Blog by on June 19th, 2014

Throughout the areas of Taunton and Raynham, it seems that younger and younger children are using social networking. With so many teens and young ones using these sites, we have heard of countless cases of “cyber bullying” and “cyber harassment” amongst teens and adolescents. Social networks have provided bullies with a completely new medium that has proven to be more dangerous then ever… Read More

Your Business: What You Need To Know About Commerical Real Estate

Posted in Blog by on June 18th, 2014

The real estate market is a buyers market these days, and if you are a business owner in the Raynham or Taunton area, you may have decided that the space you are renting is no longer meeting the needs of your company. You may be considering expanding your business by purchasing your own space or constructing a new building.  There is more involved to commercial real estate then just finding that… Read More

Victims Of House Fires And Burn Injuries

Posted in Blog by on June 13th, 2014

It's almost a daily occurrence  for residents of Taunton and Raynham to hear about a house fire on the news. Loss of property and injuries often result. Fires can result from many different situations, and sometimes through no fault of the homeowner. What can you do if you or someone you love has sustained burn injuries? Treatment of serious burns must take place immediately, and the state of… Read More

How Massachusetts Car Accident Laws Work

Posted in Blog by on June 11th, 2014

If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident, then you are all too familiar with the feelings of  confusion and shock which follows the accident. If you have recently been involved in a car accident in the Taunton/Raynham area, there are some important things about Massachusetts’ car accident laws that you should know. States have different ways of finding which party w… Read More

Homeowner Liability: What Laws Should You Know Before Opening Your Pool?

Posted in Blog by on June 6th, 2014

As the warm weather has arrived here in Hyannis and surrounding Cape towns, as a homeowner you may be considering installing a pool in your backyard this year, or you may already have one. While swimming pools do bring much enjoyment, they can also expose you to a higher level of liability as a homeowner. A swimming pool is something that is very attractive to children, which poses many dange… Read More