Developments in the Law

A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law – NEW

Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. has released its new publication, A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law.  To view the Table of Contents and excerpts, click here: A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law… read more

A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law – Updated

Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. has updated its publication, A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law.  To view the Table of Contents and excerpts, click here: A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law… read more

Bona Fide Personnel Actions in Massachusetts

By: John M. Dealy and Michael S. Melville On October 12, 2013, the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided In re Upton’s Case, which reversed the Commonwealth’s Reviewing Board, and clarified that.. read more

News Alert: SJC Addresses Application of Strict Liability Statute

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ADDRESSES STRICT LIABILITY STATUTE WHERE BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS ALLEGED The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has handed down its decision in the case of Sheehan v. Weaver, SJC -11395.. read more

SJC Calculates 93A Damages at $22 Million Dollars

Rhodes v. AIG Domestic Claims, Inc. (SJC-10911) In Rhodes v. AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., SJC-10911 (February 10, 2012), the SJC reaffirmed that damages for knowing or willful violation of c… read more