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MAINE LAW UPDATE | Topics: (premises liability, proximate causation)
This lawsuit arose out of an incident that took place when the plaintiff and his wife traveled to Maine to attend an event at which they were to be honored. The couple made arrangements to stay at the Maine Farmhouse, a guesthouse owned and operated by the defendant in Bryant Pond, Maine. During their stay, the plaintiff awoke one morning to the sound of a loud crash. He ran out of his room to find his wife lying on a landing of the staircase near their bedroom. His wife was transported to the hospital and died the next day from her injuries. The plaintiff sued the defendant for negligence and wrongful death under 18-A M.R.S. § 2-804 (2015), alleging that the guesthouse was “unreasonably dangerous, in part because the staircase in the bedroom did not conform to applicable safety standards, and that the defects were the proximate cause of [his wife’s] fatal injuries.”
Jurisdiction: Suffolk Superior Court – Boston, Massachusetts
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys, Thomas Fay and Ashley Berger received a defense verdict in a trucking case where the admitted Reptile plaintiff’s counsel asked for $1.1M from the jury during his closing argument. The plaintiff claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and a lower back injury. The case was tried in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The jury deliberated for 12 hours in the nine-day trial before finding no negligence.
The plaintiff alleged that two Indiana based truck drivers, both defendants, negligently operated their oversize load, two modular classrooms, snagging a low-hanging cable wire. The drivers were part of a six-vehicle convoy at the time. As a result, the plaintiff alleged he became entangled in the wire after it fell to the ground, and was dragged between 15 and 40 feet. The plaintiff also initially filed suit against the company that allegedly owned the utility pole, the company that owned the wire, the company responsible for providing a route survey to the defendant trucking company, and the companies that provided escort services. Before trial, the plaintiff settled with all other defendants.
A group of Boyle | Shaughnessy employees recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston. The group assisted with building the exterior of a three unit home in Dorchester. The BSL crew assembled scaffolding, hung siding, doors, and trim, and wrapped the exterior in weather proofing. It was a great day of teamwork and giving back to our community.
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and 70 national organizations around the world, Habitat has helped over 6.8 million people improve their living conditions. They carry out their vision with the help of volunteers and donations that provide vital support for their efforts. Habitat for Humanity provides simple, decent and affordable housing to low-income families around the world.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. Our Attorneys have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve disputes, large or small, without unnecessary expense. Additionally, we have extensive trial experience. Our Attorneys are admitted in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. We also have several attorneys who are admitted in Maine, New York, California, Florida, and Illinois. Our firm, as well as many of our senior attorneys, have been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV” and are listed in Best’s Directory. Please clink on an attorney’s personal page for more information.
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