Massachusetts Court Holds No Coverage for Withheld Employee Tips

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Berkshire-Cranwell Limited Partnership v. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93635 (D. Mass. July 6, 2012) , the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Lawyer Protect Yourself – Lawyer’s Negligence Not Imputed to Insurance Agent

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant In the more than 45 years I have been involved in the business of insurance I have asked people from all walks of life if they have read and understood their insurance policy. Only two answered “yes” and both of them lied. If anyone can be expected...

Massachusetts Court Allows Consideration of Extrinsic Evidence

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co ., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111218 (D. Mass. Aug. 7, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the District...