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Anchoring a Verdict Without Angering the Court

The practice of anchoring in litigation is a well-known, much-discussed practice among plaintiff - and defense-oriented attorneys and legal ... Read more

Eric Passeggio Appointed to the DRI Center for Law & Public Policy – Social Inflation Task Force

Sulloway Member Eric R. Passeggio was recently appointed to the DRI Center for Law & Public Policy – Social Inflation Task Force. This task ... Read more

Eric R. Passeggio Joins Sulloway & Hollis

Eric Passeggio joins Sulloway & Hollis as a Member focusing his practice representing and advising utility & propane companies. Concord, NH ... Read more

“Soft Sciences” and Expert Testimony

It has been almost 30 years since Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S.Ct. 2786 (1993), liberalized the admission of ... Read more

Utility Tariffs, Limitations of Liability, and Non-Customers

The usefulness of a public utility tariff in litigation is frequently a function of the circumstances of an accident or claim. A recent decision from ... Read more

Massachusetts Road Defect Claims and Public Utilities

Massachusetts General Law – Chapter 84, sections 15 and 18 provide the exclusive remedy for personal injuries or property damage from defects in ... Read more

What can a Utility’s Tariff do?

Utility tariffs are an essential component of their business and operations. As a result, it makes sense that they play a role in lawsuits for ... Read more

Can Public Utility Company Tariffs Affect Litigation?

In the right cases, public utility companies can invoke their tariffs to achieve a lawsuit dismissal, eliminate specific causes of action, or limit ... Read more

Chapter 93A Statute of Limitations vs. the Statute of Repose

Can Massachusetts’ six-year statute of repose (G.L. c. 260, § 2B) preclude an otherwise timely claim under Massachusetts’ Consumer Protection ... Read more

Case Update: Evidence of Internally Collected Accident Data

Internal reports that aggregate accident data may be admissible against a defendant, notwithstanding an objection that those prior accidents were not ... Read more