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A Better Way of Resolving Attorney’s Fees Disputes

I’ve been receiving more inquiries in recent months from prospective clients who are in disputes over fees charged by an attorney who previously represented them in a matter, and who now claims that fees are owed by the client.    In…

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Alan Secures Favorable Ruling in Novel Issue Involving Arbitration in Homeowner v. Contractor Case

Posted by Alan Fanger On March 28, 2013, a judge in the Norfolk Superior Court sided with Alan and his client in a novel issue involving the right to state-sponsored arbitration of a homeowner v. contractor dispute. All licensed home…

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Court Sides With Alan On Novel Legal Malpractice issue

In an issue of first impression,   a court has sided with Alan’s client in a case in which he represents an executor who has sued the attorney for the decedent for malpractice in his drafting of the decedent’s will. The…

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The Massachusetts State Crime Lab Scandal and Potential Lawsuits

Most people are now aware of the scandal involving the state’s drug lab and charges that have been brought against Annie Dookhan,  a former chemist at the lab who is alleged to have fabricated drug testing results in tens of…

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Alan Secures Groundbreaking Decision on Architect Liability

A Superior Court judge recently ruled that clients of Alan’s who purchased a condominium unit with substantial defects in the heating and air conditioning systems could hold the architect responsible for the defects without the need to present expert testimony….

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Six Myths About Litigation

There are days when I pause to consider that what we do as trial lawyers and litigators is shrouded in mystery.   We study hard for three years,   obtain our law degree, then study hard for the bar exam,  then spend…

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Making Lemonade from Condos that are “Lemons”

The scenario is more common than you think.    You’re condo shopping and find one that takes your breath away.    It has the large, sun-splashed kitchen with granite countertops, a double oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator.    The master bedroom has a cathedral…

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What is professional malpractice in Massachusetts?

Malpractice is defined as the failure to adhere to the “standard of care” for a particular profession. In order to prove malpractice in Massachusetts, a plaintiff (the person bringing the lawsuit) needs to establish two things: 1. That the plaintiff…

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A Creative Way to Sue an Attorney

Until 1999, it was believed that legal malpractice claims were not assignable. However, in New Hampshire Insurance Co. v. McCann, 429 Mass. 202,;707 N.E.2d 332 (1999), the Supreme Judicial Court held that certain legal malpractice claims may be “voluntarily assigned”….

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