General Liability

Summary Judgment Granted in USDC-NH / Flood Damage Subrogation Action

Attorney John M. Dealy successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a property manager in a subrogation action brought by a national retail store for significant flood damage sustained following.. read more

Recent Developments in Design Defect Liability Cases Under Connecticut Products Liability Act

by Kelly Petter Connecticut Supreme Court’s 2016 decisions in Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Bifolck v. Philip Morris Inc. modified and clarified existing law regarding design defect lawsuits.. read more

Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant Snow Removal Contractor

Attorney John G. Miller successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a snow removal contractor in a slip and fall case brought in Hartford Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged she.. read more

Arbitrator’s Award Precludes Plaintiff’s UIM Claim

The plaintiff brought an action for underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits arising from injuries sustained in two motor vehicle accidents, the first occurring in March 2013 and the second in May.. read more

Defense Verdict / Fall on Handicap Ramp

Attorney John Girouard successfully obtained a defense verdict in a trial arising from a tenant’s fall on a poorly constructed and dilapidated handicap ramp. The plaintiff alleged that he was.. read more

Defense Verdict / Slip and Fall on Exterior Stairway

Attorney Paul Rainville successfully obtained a defense verdict in a recent jury trial arising from an alleged slip and fall on exterior stairs. The plaintiff, a tenant on the property,.. read more

Defense Verdict / 20-day Trial Arising from Alleged Wrongful Disposal of Property

Attorney Paul S. Rainville successfully obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a trash disposal company in a case arising from the disposal of the contents of a home that.. read more

Defense Verdict for Property Management Company / Fall Down Stairs

Attorney Margarita Warren successfully obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a property management company in an action arising from a fall down an exterior wooden stairway. The plaintiff tenant.. read more

Hassett and Ober’s Appeals Court Win Featured in Lawyer’s Weekly

Negligence – Car accident – Voir dire Appeals Court (Unpublished) By: Tom Egan of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly January 18, 2017 Where, after the plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, the.. read more

Appeals Court Affirms Defense Verdict in MVA / Verdict Not Against Weight of Evidence

The Massachusetts Appeals Court denied plaintiff’s appeal of a defense verdict obtained by Attorneys David F. Hassett and Scott T. Ober following a 9-day jury trial in Plymouth Superior Court. .. read more