Category Archives: Premises Liability

The Dangers of Wet Leaves

I’m sure we all love the beautiful signs of fall time in New England – the temperature cooling down, the apples growing on the trees, and leaves changing color to create spectacular fall foliage.   However, this beauty does come with some risks. When the leaves fall, they cover the ground and once it rains […]

Icy Conditions Create Slip & Fall Hazards

With the cold and icy New England winter weather quickly approaching, there is a greater risk for slip and fall on ice accidents to occur.   According to the CDC about 1 million people are injured from slip and fall on ice and snow each year. About 17,000 of those falls are fatal.  The CDC claims […]

jury held residential landlords with the equivalent of $2.3 milllion verdict

Landlords Held Accountable – 2.3 Million Trial Verdict

Congratulations to the trial team of Marc Diller and Richard Mucci (Law office of Richard Mucci), who secured a trial verdict last week in Middlesex Superior Court equal to $2.3 million (inclusive of interest). The jury held the residential landlords accountable for not preparing the rental property for winter

bounce house in residential neighborhood

Bounce Houses: How Seemingly Innocent Fun Can Turn To Tragedy

It is given that parents will never cease to worry about the safety of their children, especially in modern society, but we should be able to lower our guard while our young ones are enjoying a harmless activity like bouncing around in an oversized inflatable house…right? A closer examination of this popular pastime, however, tells […]

google maps street view of 87 linden street september 2013

Danger Still Lurks in Overcrowded Student Housing

The Roles Landlords, Inspectors, Universities and Students and Families Play There are one hundred and fourteen colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts(1). Each year on September 1, students across the State move into off campus apartments. Those landlords, who rent apartments to students, have legal responsibilities to provide safe and habitable housing. Unfortunately, […]

IRS Pays $862k to Man who Tripped at Audit

Did you know that you do not have to pay taxes on somel awards or settlements even if the Internal Revenue Service pays the award? A judge recently found the IRS legally responsible for maintaining a dangerous condition on its premises resulting in the physical and emotional pain and suffering of William Beroryer. The Judge […]

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