When Evidence Disappears in Massachusetts

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire     Issues Addressed: What is Spoliation of Evidence in Massachusetts? What can be Done to Protect injured Victims in an Accident when Evidence Disappears? A recent case decision involving a train’s fatal collision with a pedestrian addresses a familiar scenario in personal injury cases.  According to Amtrak, despite the …  

Coming Out of the Pandemic in Massachusetts – Stay Safe This Summer – Part I

 By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire In Massachusetts, during the COVID pandemic, we experienced the negative consequences of isolation, trying to stay safe and keep our families healthy.  Staying at home, not going into Boston, shutdowns and business anything but usual meant fewer people out and about and less cars, bikes, and pedestrians on the road.  …  

You May Want To Think Twice Before Allowing Someone To Drive Your Vehicle in Massachusetts

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire  It’s easy to imagine.  Someone needs to borrow your car to run an errand into Boston, or needs some wheels while their car is in the repair shop to get to work in Cambridge, or to cart their kids around Arlington. It’s natural to be generous and respond, “Yes, of …  

When the Insurance Company Blames the Massachusetts Victim Injured in an Accident

By Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire Many people in Massachusetts assume that if they are injured in an accident, they can recover against the individual or business (note: usually recovery is from their insurance companies) involved in the accident simply because they were hurt. This is not the case. Just because you were hurt in a …  

Who Pays Medical Bills If You Are Injured in a Car Accident and Why Must a Medical Lien be Honored?

By:       Leslie S. Harkavy, Esquire One of the first questions you ask yourself when injured in an automobile accident, is who will pay my medical bills?  If the accident is not your fault, you naturally assume the responsible party will pay your medical bills.  You are not at fault.  Why should you or your insurance …  

Morgan Helfman v. Northeastern University & Others MA SJC decided July 27, 2020

Northeastern University

By: Karen Piso Nadeau, Esquire Do Colleges have any responsibility for nonconsensual sexual encounters between students when the victim is intoxicated?   The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rejects Northeastern University’s claim that it has no duty or responsibility to protect a student while voluntarily intoxicated. The Court provides guidance on what colleges and universities are …