BOSTON - The absence of special circumstances and of a specific promise to procure a particular coverage between an insurance broker and insureds precludes claims against the broker for negligence, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed Aug. 1 (Robert H. Guida, et al. v. Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency Inc., No. 12-P-1214, Mass. App.; 2013 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 803).