May 03, 2013 -
Victory for SRBC Insurer-Client in West Virginia Coverage Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has decided in favor of SRBC client Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS), a lawyers' professional liability insurer, in a case involving late notice under a "claims made" insurance policy. The court declined an invitation by the insured law firm to ...
March 14, 2013 -
SRBC Welcomes New Associate Patrick J. Hannon
SRBC recently welcomed Patrick Hannon as a new associate at the firm. Patrick is a 2005 graduate of Boston College Law School and an experienced trial attorney who has handled hundreds of cases in state and federal court. His practice includes commercial, employment, ...
February 01, 2013 -
Susan Hartnett to Address What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage
Susan Hartnett, an SRBC Partner, will join a panel of Faculty Members at the MCLE Seminar entitled "What Every Lawyers Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage." Hosted on February 1st, the seminar will offer essential tools to spot and handle insurance coverage issues. Susan, ...
November 13, 2012 -
SRBC Ranks High in "Best Law Firms" Survey
SRBC has received first-tier rankings in nine of its practice areas in the 2013 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was recognized as a National Tier 1 firm in Product ...
October 24, 2012 -
22 SRBC Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers"
Twenty-two SRBC lawyers have been listed among the top attorneys in Massachusetts in the annual Super Lawyers rankings.
September 20, 2012 -
Best Lawyers: Regina Roman is "Boston Insurance Lawyer of the Year"
The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America has named SRBC managing partner Regina Roman "Boston Insurance Lawyer of the Year." Of the process of selecting a lawyer of the year for each practice area and metropolitan region, Best Lawyers says: ...
September 12, 2012 -
Fifteen SRBC Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America
Fifteen of SRBC's partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers calls itself “the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.” The publication annually ...
May 03, 2012 -
Hartnett Begins Presidency of Reinsurance Bar Group
SRBC partner Susan A. Hartnett has recently begun her term as president of the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association (MReBA), a group dedicated to the sharing of ideas to improve the reinsurance dispute-resolution process, and lower its cost, while promoting ...
March 21, 2012 -
Appeals Court Upholds Negligence Finding in Knifing Incident, Permitting Insurance Recovery
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a finding in a superior court bench trial that a defendant who wielded a knife in a street fight, and stabbed an adversary three times—including fatally in the heart—acted negligently but not intentionally. The decision entitled the victim’s surviving daughter ...
February 15, 2012 -
Supreme Judicial Court Awards $22.6 Million in Punitive Damages for Insurer's Settlement Delays
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has once again emphasized the high stakes, under the state's consumer-protection statute, for an insurer who delays in settling a clear-liability case and allows the matter to go to trial. Read SRBC's analysis of the decision in Rhodes v. AIG Domestic Claims ...
February 13, 2012 -
Appeals Court: Insurer Protected From Liability For Conduct of Its Lawyer In Subrogation Case
A recent decision of the Massachusetts Appeals Court has extended the protection afforded to insurers against potential liability based on the conduct of the outside lawyers they hire. Read SRBC's assessment of Sandman v. Quincy Mutual Fire Ins. Co.
January 04, 2012 -
SRBC Welcomes New Lawyers Turner, Bográn-Acosta
SRBC recently welcomed two new lawyers to the firm. Alida Bográn-Acosta comes to SRBC as an of-counsel attorney in our employment litigation group. Alida has more than 17 years' experience advising clients in labor and employment matters. She was previously with the Boston office ...
November 15, 2011 -
Susan Hartnett on Effective Insurance Claims
On November 15, SRBC partner Susan Hartnett, along with Andover, Massachusetts lawyer Robert Gilbert, will address the Greater Lynn Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association with a presentation entitled "Presenting Effective Insurance Claims: Perspectives from Policyholders and ...
November 08, 2011 -
Victory for SRBC Insurance Client in West Virginia Coverage Case
A West Virginia court has awarded a summary-judgment win to a professional-liability insurance carrier represented by SRBC's Regina Roman and John O'Neill, in a case involving a law firm's late reporting of a claim.
October 26, 2011 -
Sixteen SRBC Partners Named 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual peer-review and independent-research survey designed to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state, has named 16 SRBC partners to its 2011 listing. Several of the partners were also distinguished on shortlists of top lawyers ...
October 06, 2011 -
Susan Hartnett to Address Reinsurance Symposium
On October 6, SRBC partner Susan Hartnett will speak at the 2011 Annual Symposium of the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association (MReBA). Susan will be a panelist for a session on "Right of Association" and "Claims Control" Clauses in reinsurance policies. The session will address provisions that govern ...
September 09, 2011 -
Thirteen SRBC Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America
The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, described as "the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S." and based on a nationwide peer survey of more than 3.9 million lawyers, has named 13 SRBC partners to its annual list. The partners, and the Best Lawyers ...
August 03, 2011 -
Jessica Park Joins SRBC
SRBC recently welcomed new associate Jessica Park to the firm. Jessica is a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and practiced in California and Virginia before coming to SRBC. She has experience representing clients in insurance coverage matters, in ...
April 02, 2011 -
Summary Judgment Victory for Malpractice Insurer
SRBC partners Regina Roman and John O'Neill have won summary judgment on behalf of a legal malpractice insurer-client in a dispute over coverage in a fee dispute between a lawyer and his former firm. After the lawyer left the firm with a substantial personal-injury case, the firm sued for a share of the ...
January 26, 2011 -
Susan Hartnett: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage
On January 26, SRBC partner Susan Hartnett will be a panelist at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage." Susan’s practice is largely devoted to advising and representing insurers in matters arising out of claims for coverage under ...
November 10, 2010 -
Summary Judgment for Insurer in Scammed-Lawyer Case
SRBC partners Regina Roman and William Boesch have assisted a professional liability insurer-client in obtaining summary judgment in a coverage lawsuit brought by a South Carolina law firm that fell victim to a familiar e-mail scam. The law firm responded to an e-mail purportedly sent on behalf of a ...
October 20, 2010 -
SRBC Partners Named "Super Lawyers"
Sixteen of SRBC's partners have been recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the 2010 edition of the annual peer-review survey that seeks to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state. Many of the partners were also ranked among the very top lawyers ...
October 04, 2010 -
U.S. News: SRBC Among Boston's Best Law Firms in Seven Practice Areas
According to survey results newly published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers seeking to identify the "Best Law Firms" in a number of metropolitan areas, SRBC ranks in the "first tier" of Boston law firms in ...
October 01, 2009 -
Natasha Lisman and Paul White Present at Reinsurance Symposium
SRBC partners Natasha Lisman and Paul White will serve as panelists at the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association’s First Annual Symposium on October 1, 2009. Natasha will present at the session “Mock Arbitration Panel Deliberation” and Paul will present at the session “Proposals to Increase ...
September 22, 2009 -
Best Lawyers Again Ranks SRBC No. 1 in Insurance Law
For the second year in a row, the peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America has ranked SRBC the number one Insurance Law firm in Boston and in Massachusetts. Four SRBC partners were recognized for their work in insurance law: Samuel Furgang, Susan Hartnett, Natasha Lisman and Regina ...
May 27, 2009 -
Massachusetts Court Limits Fee-Shifting in Insurance Disputes
In a dispute between a liability-insurance provider and an insured over whether the company must provide a legal defense to its insured in a lawsuit by a third party, the insurance company runs the risk that it may ultimately be required to pay not only the ...
May 27, 2009 -
Summary Judgment Win for Insurer on Prejudice Issue
SRBC's Susan Hartnett and Shanel Lindsay scored a recent summary-judgment victory for an insurance-company client, in a case where the insured landlord failed to report a slip-and-fall lawsuit in housing court, and allowed a default judgment to enter against him.
May 26, 2009 -
Article Cites Natasha Lisman's International Human Rights Work
In a recent article on the Miller-McCune magazine website, Ken Stier writes about the groundbreaking pro bono work of the International Senior Lawyers Project, of which SRBC partner ...
May 11, 2009 -
SRBC Partners Help Found Reinsurance Bar Association
Natasha Lisman, Paul White and Susan Hartnett, all partners in SRBC's reinsurance practice, are among the founders of a new bar group, the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association. MReBA was formed to foster sharing ideas for improving the dispute-resolution ...
February 03, 2009 -
Court Holds Malpractice Insurer Should Have Defended Lawyer in Sanctions Proceeding
SRBC partner William Boesch writes on a recent Pennsylvania federal case holding that a professional liability insurance company that refused to defend a lawyer in a sanctions proceeding, on the ground that sanctions were not "damages" covered by the policy, thereby breached its insurance ...
December 10, 2008 -
First Circuit Allows New Lawsuit After Declaratory Judgment
SRBC's Samuel Furgang discusses the First Circuit's recent decision in Andrew Robinson Int'l, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co. that an insured who prevailed in a declaratory-judgment action against its insurer could then start a new lawsuit alleging violation of unfair claims-handling ...
September 24, 2008 -
Win for SRBC Insurance Client in Coverage Dispute
SRBC's Susan Hartnett and Matthew Lyons obtained summary judgment for an insurance-company client in a case arising from a fight at a night club that resulted in serious injury. The coverage dispute centered on the policy's exclusion for "expected or intended" harm. The court agreed that the ...