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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Insurers Beware —Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Has Final Word on Damages Plaintiffs Are Entitled to Recover For Defendant-Insurers’ Violations of M.G.L. c. 93a and 176D

Posted in Litigation Trends, Massachusetts Courts

Co-authored by Brian Gross  On February 10, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that plaintiffs were entitled to more than $22 million when it held that the damages to which a plaintiff is entitled to recover pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A and 176D for an insurers’ failure to effect prompt, fair and equitable settlement of… Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Says Equipment Manufacturers Not Liable For Injuries Caused By Asbestos-Containing Replacement Parts

Posted in Asbestos Litigation, California Courts, Litigation Trends, Products Liability

Co-authored by Brian Gross  After years of inconsistent rulings in the trial and appellate courts, the California Supreme Court recently decided the issue of whether plaintiffs in asbestos litigation may pursue claims against equipment manufacturers for injuries caused by asbestos-containing replacement component parts they neither manufactured nor supplied. For the reasons below, the Court expressly rejected this theory of liability and affirmed judgment in… Continue Reading