Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment / Insured’s Adult Son Not a Household Member

Attorney Matthew Lindberg obtained affirmation of summary judgment before the Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of an insurance company in a declaratory judgment action arising from a claim for underinsured.. read more

Defense Verdict in Declaratory Judgment Action Following Devastating Fire

Attorney John A. Girouard successfully obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial in United States District Court, First District of Massachusetts.   The plaintiff insurer sought declaratory judgment with regard.. read more

Summary Judgment Granted / Arson at Vacant Property

Attorneys Scott Ober and Michael Melville successfully obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, on behalf of a property insurer in claim for damages following.. read more

Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Case / Atty’s Fees Should Not Be Considered in Settlement Offer

Attorneys Scott Ober and Michael Melville obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company in a claim for damages made pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A and c. 176D. The.. read more

Summary Judgment / Insurance Coverage Dispute Involving Initial Premium Payment

Attorneys Scott Ober and Matthew Lindberg obtained summary judgment in favor of an insurer in a declaratory judgment action arising out of a dispute over coverage under an auto policy… read more

Summary Judgment Secured in Coverage-Related Matter / No Duty to Defend Insured Builder in Construction Defect Claim

Attorney Matthew G. Lindberg secured summary judgment in favor of an insurance company in a coverage-related matter arising from the construction of a home in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The ­­­plaintiffs.. read more

Massachusetts SJC Denies Insurer’s Attempt to Net Attorney Fees

Gamache Exception to American Rule is For Insureds, Court Says Where an insurance company successfully brought a declaratory judgment action establishing another insurer’s duty to defend a policyholder, the successful.. read more

Hassett and Donnelly, P.C. Prevails on Behalf of Insurer Before Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Insurer’s Denial Based on “Anti-concurrent Cause” Provision Deemed Proper – Important Implications for All Massachusetts Property Insurers On July 12, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of.. read more

Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. Obtains Judgment for Defendant Insurer in M.G.L. c. 93A Action

In an action arising from a skiing accident occurring at Jiminy Peak Ski Area wherein a six (6) year old skier was injured after being struck by snowboarder, the injured minor.. read more

Summer House Fire

Proving Man ‘Independent’ Wins Suit Following a house fire, an insurance claim was made for damage to personal property and living expenses. After investigation we determined that the policy was.. read more