Category Archives: General

Combined Insurance Disability Policies

I have been contacted by a Boston attorney that is litigating some claims against this insurer for the disability policies it has sold to many police officers in Massachusetts.  It appears that the sales pitch promised much more in benefits than they … Continue reading

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Assault & Battery is a Lesser included Offense of Rape

Recently in an unpublished opinion the Appeals court ruled that Assault & Battery is a lesser included offense of Rape in COMMONWEALTH vs. PERDITE SCOTT MEMORANDUM AND ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 1:28 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT The court in … Continue reading

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SJC Rules “CWOF” is Not a Conviction For License Suspension Purposes

Recently, in PAUL J. SOUZA vs. REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES & another 462 Mass. 227 (2012) the SJC ruled that a driver who had a prior 1997 “Continued without a Finding” or “CWOF” was not sufficient for the purposes of suspending the … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Rules on Lesser Included Offense

Recently the Appeals court decided COMMONWEALTH vs. HERIBITO FIGUEROA MEMORANDUM AND ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 1:28 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT. The unpublished decision stated that the defendant’s conviction of unlawful possession of ammunition is duplicative of his conviction of possession … Continue reading

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SJC Decides Double Jeopardy Case

Recently the SJC ruled on whether a defendant charged with summary contempt procedings was barred from Being charged by the principles of “double jeapardy” in ADMILSON VIZCAINO vs. COMMONWEALTH 462 Mass. 266 (2012). The court in ruling that double jeopardy … Continue reading

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Time to Check Your Auto Insurance

Many people renew their auto insurance around the first of the year. This may be a good time to review your auto coverage to protect yourself and your family should you be injured on or off duty. Given the frequency … Continue reading

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Pension Reform Update November 2011

The 3rd and final (or so we are all told) phase to pension reform has been signed by the Governor and is set to take effect in 90 days. The legislation, “Chapter 176 of the act of 2011” can be … Continue reading

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