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December 20, 2016 -
Ch. 93A Letter Doesn’t Trigger Duty to Defend
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~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Partner John G. O'Neill was quoted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the article "Ch. 93A Letter Doesn’t Trigger Duty to Defend."

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November 21, 2016 -
Key But Obscure Court Management Board Intent On Raising Profile
Kris Olson
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Partner Lisa C. Goodheart sat down with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to discuss the Court Management Board (CMAB) and her intent on raising its profile. “I think there was a period of time when the CMAB flew under the ...
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October 16, 2016 -
DEP Allows Final Environmental Arguments Over Brockton Power Plant
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~ The Brockton Enterprise
Partner Lisa C. Goodheart is quoted in the Brockton Enterprise regarding the city of Brockton's power plant proposal.

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September 20, 2016 -
Lisa Goodheart on the "Massachusetts Power Wars"
Lisa C. Goodheart
~ American College of Environmental Lawyers
in a recent blog post for the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), The Drama of the Massachusetts Power Wars, SRBC partner ...
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July 28, 2016 -
Longtime Civil Rights Champion Recognized with Namesake Fund
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~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen held a reception at WilmerHale’s Boston office to launch the "Edward J. Barshak Fund for Justice."

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July 14, 2016 -
'Settlement Conference' May Be The Best Program You've Never Heard Of
Muska Nassery
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Partner Alisa L. Hacker spoke to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about her experience resolving family law matters via Settlement Conferences in the article "'Settlement Conference' May Be The Best Program You Never Heard ...
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June 08, 2016 -
Patient Can Bring Claim vs. Medical-Device Maker
Eric T. Berkman
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Partner David A. Barry was quoted in an article published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly called "Patient can bring claim vs. medical-device maker."

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March 21, 2016 -
The Benefits of Remote Breathalyzer Testing in Custody Disputes
Meredith A. DeJesus
~ Boston Bar Association: Family Law Newsletter, Winter 2016
Custody disputes are often some of the most challenging cases that Family Law practitioners face in the Commonwealth.  Often heightening an already difficult situation is the introduction of substance abuse into the fact pattern of any custody dispute.  For years, the Probate and ...
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February 03, 2016 -
Four Takeaways from the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program’s Discussion on Charitable Board Services
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~ BBA Beyond the Billable Blog
On January 20, 2016, Lisa C. Goodheart, SRBC Partner and President of the Boston Bar Foundation, along with Allison Bauer, Senior Director of Health and Wellness for the Boston Foundation; and Stacy Malone, Executive ...
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October 16, 2015 -
Expansion and Retraction for “Mode of Operation” Theories: Case Studies from Massachusetts and Florida
Grace L. McGuire | Stephanie Martinez Simm and Shawn Libman
~ DRI Customer Connection Newsletter
Massachusetts law has been changing rapidly in the area of slip-and-fall litigation, as the Supreme Judicial Court expands the circumstances under which plaintiffs no longer have to prove that a defendant had notice of a dangerous condition on their premises.  SRBC associate ...
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October 5, 2015 -
The Jury Awards Large Damages; Now What?
Anthony Agudelo | Grace McGuire
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
The jury has just rendered a large damage award to the plaintiff in your tort case. Now what do you do if you are counsel for the defendant, and what can you expect if you are counsel for the plaintiff?

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August 2015 -
Retailers Should Beware the Pitfalls of “Early Termination” Clauses for Failure to Obtain Regulatory Approval
Paul White | Grace McGuire
~ National Retail Tenants Association Tenants In-Common® Newsletter
Paul White, Esq. and Grace McGuire, Esq. discuss the ins and outs of these clauses - why it’s good to have them in the lease if your business is subject to governmental approval, and the “good faith” efforts to obtain regulatory approval you must show if you end up needing to invoke them.
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August 3, 2015 -
How to work with government clients: tips for outside counsel
Kate R. Cook | Jamie D. Hoag
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

In an article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (August 3, 2015), Kate Cook, of counsel at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen and former chief legal counsel to Gov. Deval L. Patrick ...
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July/August 2015 -
Retailers Beware - Are You Paying More Than Your Fair Share?
Paul E. White
~ REBA News
SRBC partner Paul White writes about emerging issues in disputes between retail tenants and mall owners with respect to allocation of property taxes and other shared expenses.
 
May 2014 -
Tony Agudelo on Consolidation of Mass Tort Cases
Anthony V. Agudelo
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
In an article in the May 2014 issue of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyers Journal, SRBC's Tony Agudelo writes about the recent history, here in Massachusetts, of consolidation of mass-tort cases in federal ...
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August 22, 2013 -
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recommends Stay Of Underlying Action To Resolve Coverage Disputes
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
~ BBA Financial Services Section Newsletter
This article was originally published in the Boston Bar Association's Financial Services Section Newsletter.

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Spring 2013 -
Paul White on Letters of Intent and Recovering Damages for Lost Business Opportunities
Paul E. White
~ In-House Defense Quarterly
Letters of Intent are a common tool in business negotiations, but most lawyers assume that there is no such thing as an enforceable “agreement to agree,” and that a party cannot recover damages for breach of a contract that never came into existence. SRBC partner ...
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April 04, 2013 -
Are In-Firm Communications About A Current Client Privileged?
David A. Barry and William L. Boesch
~ Boston Bar Journal
In the Boston Bar Journal's Spring 2013 issue, SRBC partners David Barry and William Boesch look at an issue that is currently the subject of a case ...
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September/October 2012 -
Netski Profiled in Litigation Commentary & Review
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~ Litigation Commentary & Review
SRBC partner Christine Netski is profiled in the current edition of Litigation Commentary & Review, a ...
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March 2011 -
Retailers Beware: Spotting and Litigating Landlord Overcharges
Paul E. White
~ DRI: For The Defense
SRBC partner Paul White writes about emerging issues in disputes between retail tenants and mall owners with respect to allocation of property taxes and other shared expenses.
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January 2011 -
Massachusetts Legal Malpractice Cases 2000-2009
David Barry and William Boesch
~ Massachusetts Law Review
Massachusetts Law Review has published the latest in a leading series of articles by SRBC partners David Barry and William Boesch  surveying developments in Massachusetts legal malpractice law.
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June 23, 2009 -
Do Legal Malpractice Claims Against IP Lawyers Belong in Federal Court?
William L. Boesch
~ Andrews Professional Liability Litigation Reporter
In an article in Andrews's Professional Liability Litigation Reporter, SRBC's William Boesch writes about three recent federal appellate decisions addressing whether legal malpractice claims against intellectual property lawyers necessarily implicate matters of federal IP law, and therefore may be ...
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Spring 2009 -
First Circuit: Arbitrator May Revisit and Clarify Award
Paul E. White
~ MReBA Cover Notes
Arbitration rules typically prevent an arbitrator who has decided a dispute by issuing an award from later reconsidering the merits and revising the decision. The arbitrator usually may only make clerical corrections. But as SRBC's Paul White writes in a recent article in the Massachusetts ...
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October 2008 -
Paul White's "Tips for Drafting a Commercial Agreement"
Paul E. White
~ MAC Action Newsline
In another in his recent series of article for the Manufacturing Advancement Center, Paul White offers guidelines for non-lawyer personnel who are involved in drafting contracts. The article offers tips on how to approach a ...
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September 2008 -
Paul White Writes on Commercial Contracts
Paul E. White
~ Manufacturing Advancement Center Action Newsline
An article by SRBC partner Paul White entitled “Tips for Getting the Most from Your Commercial Contracts” appears in the September 2008 issue of ...
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February 21, 2008 -
Gonzales v. Carhart – The Supreme Court’s Recent Abortion Decision: What It Means Now and May for the Future
Anthony V. Agudelo
~ Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review (Vol. 9 No. 3)
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March 2007 -
The Frontiers of Medical Negligence Law at the Opposite Ends of the Human Life Cycle
Anthony V. Agudelo
~ Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Although patients injured by health care providers’ errors have pursued lawsuits in Massachusetts since the nineteenth century, medical negligence law has not been stagnant. Advancements in medical science prompt the assertion of novel theories of liability and damages which can both set ...
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January 2006 -
Massachusetts Litigation Forms and Analysis
Anthony M. Doniger
~ West Publishing Co.
January 01, 2005 -
Introduction of Evidence
Regina E. Roman | Andrew R. Levin
~ Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy
January 01, 2005 -
Ethics Experts in Legal Malpractice Cases
Regina E. Roman
~ Malpractice Claims Against Lawyers (MCLE Presentation)
January 01, 2003 -
Personal Liability Insurance – Homeowners Coverage
Regina E. Roman
~ Fundamentals of Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts
January 01, 2003 -
Professional Malpractice Policies
Regina E. Roman
~ Fundamentals of Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts
January 01, 2003 -
Overview of Errors-and-Omissions Coverage
Regina E. Roman
~ Fundamentals of Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts
April 01, 2002 -
The Current and Future Impact of the September 11 Attacks on Insurers and Their Business Insureds
Regina E. Roman
~ ABA Business Law Section Presentation
January 01, 2002 -
Duties to Colleagues
Regina E. Roman | Jeffrey S. Stern
~ Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts
January 01, 2002 -
Closings, Jury Instructions and Post-Trial Memoranda
Andrew R. Levin
~ MCLE Trial Basics: 2000, 2001, 2002
October 15, 2001 -
Prevailing In Failure-To-Diagnose-Cancer Cases
Anthony V. Agudelo | David A. Barry
~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
January 01, 2001 -
Kumho Tire Update 2001
David A. Barry
~ MCLE Seminar Presentation
January 01, 2000 -
Civil Liability of Homeowners as Social Hosts
Regina E. Roman
~ MCLE Seminar Presentation
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September 20, 1999 -
Malpractice: Assignment of Claims
Regina E. Roman
~ The National Law Journal
September 13, 1999 -
Top Court Treats Professional Liability as Other Cases
David A. Barry (Co-Author)
~ The National Law Journal
June 01, 1999 -
Circumstantial Proof in Selected 1998 Arranger Liability Cases Under CERCLA
Lisa C. Goodheart
~ Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter
January 01, 1999 -
Gender Discrimination
Jean A. Musiker
~ Massachusetts Employment Law
January 01, 1999 -
Medicare Liens, Liens in Personal Injury Actions
Anthony V. Agudelo
~ Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
April 01, 1998 -
Revisiting the Issue of Causation in CERCLA Contribution Litigation (co-author)
Lisa C. Goodheart (Co-Author)
~ Massachusetts Law Review
January 01, 1998 -
Fen-Phen and Redux Litigation, the Defense Perspective
David A. Barry
~ Fen-Phen and Redux Litigation
September 01, 1997 -
Writings and the Memory of a Witness: Effective Use of Documents at Trial for Impeachment and Other Purposes
Paul E. White
~ Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Fall 1997
January 01, 1997 -
Coverage Issues Under Professional Liability Policies
Regina E. Roman
~ Malpractice Claims Against Lawyers and Accountants
January 01, 1997 -
Employee Handbook Leave Policies
Jean A. Musiker
~ Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts
January 01, 1996 -
Contempt
Anthony M. Doniger
~ Massachusetts Family Law Manual
January 01, 1995 -
The Treating Physician as Expert Witness
Anthony V. Agudelo (Co-Author)
~ 5 The Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 165 (1995)
January 01, 1994 -
Products Liability Law in Virginia – Theories of Recovery and Defenses
Anthony V. Agudelo (Contributor)
~ Handling Products Liability Cases in Virginia (Virginia Law Foundation 1994)
January 01, 1994 -
Litigating Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice Cases
Anthony V. Agudelo (Contributor)
~ 13(1) Lex Claudia (1994)
January 01, 1994 -
Chapter 93A and Chapter 176D – Recent Developments
Christine M. Netski
~ Raising the Stakes: Defending G.L. c.93A and G.L.
January 01, 1994 -
The Reasonable Measure of Damages in Cases Arising from Sales of Contaminated Real Estate
Lisa D. Campolo (Lisa Goodheart)
~ Boston Bar Journal
December 01, 1993 -
Coverage Defenses Under Homeowners and Commercial General Liability Policies in Personal Injury Cases
Regina E. Roman
~ Insurance Coverage - Issues in Personal Injury Cases
January 01, 1993 -
The Role of the Private Bar in the Defense of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Anthony M. Doniger
~ Boston Bar Journal 6
January 01, 1993 -
Legal Malpractice in Massachusetts: Recent Developments
David A. Barry
~ Massachusetts Law Review 74
January 01, 1992 -
Traps and Surprises Await You in Contribution Statutes
Jeffrey S. Stern
~ Defense Counsel Journal 446
January 01, 1991 -
Settlement Strategies
Regina E. Roman
~ Compensatory Damages Desk Book
January 01, 1990 -
Evidential Considerations in Product Liability Cases
David A. Barry
~ The Best of MCLE Journal, Vol II, No. 1
January 01, 1990 -
Representing Clients Before MCAD in Employment Cases
Jean A. Musiker
~ Judicial Guide to Labor and Employment Law
January 01, 1980 -
Dilemmas for Insurance Counsel: Coping with Conflicts of Interest
Jeffrey S. Stern
~ Massachusetts Law Review 127
January 01, 1978 -
Legal Malpractice in Massachusetts
David A. Barry
~ Massachusetts Law Review 15
January 01, 1976 -
Unburdening the Criminal Defendant; Mullaney v. Wilbur and the Reasonable Doubt Standard
Anthony M. Doniger
~ Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review
January 01, 1971 -
The Organizer’s Manual
Jean A. Musiker (Editor)
~ The Organizer’s Manual
   
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