Professional Liability Blog

Lawyer’s Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off…Eventually!

By Thomas F. Maffei on January 13, 2015
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A recent summary decision by the Appeals Court tells a remarkable story of a good lawyer who made a mistake,... Read More »

Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?

By Sherin and Lodgen on December 1, 2014
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On July 1, 2013, the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct proposed changes to Rules 5.1 and... Read More »

Don’t Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac

By on November 24, 2014
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The First Circuit Court of Appeals has put out-of-town-lawyers with a taste for deposition shenanigans on notice by upholding the... Read More »

Social Media and Spoliation – Can A Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 29, 2014
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Jurors, litigants, and their attorneys are increasingly savvy about social media.  At the same time, it seems that many people... Read More »

No Coverage for Actual Damages Under 39A

By on August 20, 2014
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In a recent case in federal court in Boston, Judge Stearns ruled that compensatory damages awarded under the Massachusetts consumer... Read More »

Social Media Ethical Guidelines: What Lawyers Need to Know

By on June 18, 2014
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Don’t let your online activities land you on the bar discipline docket. The New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal... Read More »

The Work-Product Doctrine Has Limits

By on June 9, 2014
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued a decision which should remind lawyers of the limits of the work product doctrine. The... Read More »

The Law of Lawyering According to Lincoln: Honest At All Events

By on May 22, 2014
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The Pew Research Center recently revealed that only 18 percent of Americans feel that lawyers contribute a lot to the... Read More »