Tag: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Cracks in the Law of Sidewalks

By Edward M. Bloom on June 5, 2017
Grass and weeds growing in cracked sidewalk. Close up, top down view.

Under Massachusetts common law in effect since 1860, property owners have no duty to repair or warn of hazards on... Read More »

A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery

By Sherin and Lodgen on July 22, 2014
a brick mill with a chimney and clouds in the background

Although the “economic loss doctrine” has historically barred recovery of certain classes of tort damages, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently... Read More »