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Pennsylvania Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Guardrail in Crash

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s department of transportation (PennDOT) can be held liable for injuries caused by an allegedly dangerous guardrail on a Pennsylvania highway. The court found that under the state’s Sovereign Immunity Act, exemptions …

Nondrinker Wrongly Charged with DUI Gets Nearly $1M from NYC

A man who doesn’t drink but was arrested on an impaired driving charge has settled his lawsuit against New York City for nearly $1 million. According to the Daily News, Oliver Wiggins says he was charged in a cover-up after …

Massachusetts SJC Issues Decision in Auto Insurance Dispute

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts (SJC) has answered a question regarding the priority of coverage for two automobile insurance policies covering a single motor vehicle accident. In its ruling, the SJC decided both excess policies cover the accident equally …

Patron Injured After Car Crashes Into Maine Diner

Police in Maine say a man has been injured and another man arrested after a car involved in a collision barreled into a diner. According to police, three vehicles were involved in a collision in Sanford around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. …

Mass. Court Says Arbitration is Allowed in Underinsured Motorist Claim Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Arbella Mutual Insurance Company did not engage in unfair settlement practices by demanding arbitration in a lawsuit involving an underinsured motorist claim. In the case, Heather Chamberland vs. Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, plaintiff …

Mass. Court Finds Defendant Guilty of Insurance Fraud in Car Accident Case

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to charge the defendant in a case involving a Boston car accident with motor vehicle insurance fraud. However, the Appeals Court reversed the lower court’s decision to also charge the …

Massachusetts Court Sides with Norfolk & Dedham in Personal Injury Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a Superior Court decision that defendant, Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co., did not engage in unfair settlement practices in its handling of a personal injury claim. The court also reversed the portions …