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Massachusetts Jury Trial Benchbook
Massachusetts Jury Trial Benchbook
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The 4th edition! The Benchbook is used by Massachusetts judges as an official "playbook" and answers every possible question about jury trials.

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Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
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Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation

By Sean Carnathan

The new second edition of this book offers a complete guide to bad faith insurance cases under chapter 176D.

You'll get a history of bad faith law in Massachusetts, a comprehensive analysis of the statute (as well as related basis for suits), and a helpful discussion of first party vs third party claims.

But that's just the beginning. Author Sean Carnathan, a seasoned litigator. walks you through all practical issues- the demand letter, the statute of limitations, pleadings, discovery, typical evidentiary problems, common and less common insurer defenses, how to use experts, interest and attorney fee awards, appeals and more.
The book is written in plain English but backed up by thousands of detailed citations and numerous sample documents. It's like bringing in highly experienced co-counsel to walk you through every step of your case.
The new second edition includes decisions through the end of 2019, an expansive discussion of discovery and an analysis of the recent Supreme Judicial Court decision approving consent-to-settle clauses in professional liability insurance policies.

One volume, softbound, 183 pages

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Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts, Second Edition
Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts, Second Edition
Our Price: $129.95

By Andre Sansoucy of Melick & Porter, LLP

Here's the definitive treatise on liability insurance, including uninsured and underinsured coverage, CGL, homeowners and specialized coverages, as well as c. 93A claims. The book is organized the same way the policies are, so you can immediately find a complete discussion of any language at issue. Also includes the full text of the most common policies and endorsements and all relevant statutes.

One volume, hardbound, 497 pages, plus the latest supplement. Your purchase includes a subscription to our supplement service so you'll always be up-to-date. You can cancel this service at any time.
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Massachusetts Appellate Division Advance Sheets
Massachusetts Appellate Division Advance Sheets
Our Price: $80.00

Get monthly advance sheets with the latest cases from the Appellate Division of the District Court. With the statewide adoption of the one-trial system, keeping up with the Appellate Division is more important than ever. Shipping is free! more info
Official Notary Journal for Massachusetts
Official Notary Journal for Massachusetts
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The Official Notary Journal for Massachusetts, published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, is specifically designed to meet ALL requirements of state law, including Executive Order No. 455 (04-04). Be careful: Many generic notary journals say they are valid in “all states,” but they do NOT contain all the fields recommended or required by Executive Order No. 455 (04-04).

With the Official Notary Journal for Massachusetts, you can be sure you’re keeping your records the right way. Order yours today!
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Massachusetts Appellate Division Reports, Complete Set (2012-2018)
Massachusetts Appellate Division Reports, Complete Set (2012-2018)
Our Price: $199.00

For a limited time, get a huge discount on the bound volumes of decisions of the Massachusetts Appellate Division. This is the court's official reporter and includes exclusive headnotes and the court's official pagination. Each volume is fully indexed.

You owe it to yourself to have a set of the official reports. Don’t just rely on online versions, which may omit the court’s official pagination and other important information.



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Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook, 2016 Edition
Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook, 2016 Edition
Our Price: $59.95

By James F. Comerford

Here's the critical language and holding of every significant Massachusetts decision on motor vehicle stops, plus a highly detailed, easy-to-use table of contents – with 38 issues of law and more than 350 nuances – so you can instantly pinpoint the controlling issue in your case.

This book has been officially distributed by the Flaschner Judicial Institute to every trial judge in the Commonwealth who sits on criminal matters, to be used as a guidebook for answering questions about traffic stops. It was approved by an editorial committee consisting of prominent judges from the SJC, the Superior Court and the District Court.

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One volume, softbound, 300 pages.
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Writing for the Superior Court (2-CD Audio Set)
Writing for the Superior Court (2-CD Audio Set)
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Hear directly from Massachusetts Superior Court judges what they want to see (and don't want to see) in written submissions. Judges Burnes, Lauriat, van Gestel and Sanders tell you specifically what they find persuasive in motions, briefs and other documents, and give you helpful examples of both good writing and bad writing. More than an hour and a half of pithy advice on two CDs that you'll want to listen to over and over. This is a recording of an excellent, practical seminar presented by the Social Law Library and Lawyers Weekly.

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Writing for the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court  (3-CD Audio Set)
Writing for the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court (3-CD Audio Set)
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By the Hon. John M. Greaney, Hon. Cynthia J. Cohen, Howard M. Cooper, Marguerite T. Grant, Michael J. Traft, and Judith S. Yogman

Don’t even think of writing a brief for the Massachusetts Appeals Court or SJC without listening to this unique recording full of practical suggestions from judges on the court and from highly experienced practitioners. This 3-CD set provides almost three hours of excellent advice that is unavailable anywhere else. Recorded live at a seminar sponsored by Lawyers Weekly and the Social Law Library.
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Judge Young on Evidence (8-CD Audio Set)
Judge Young on Evidence (8-CD Audio Set)
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U.S. District Court Judge William Young of Boston, a dynamic speaker, presents evidence principles in an unforgettable way. In this 8-CD set, he analyzes relevance, hearsay, expert witness issues, presumptions, the Confrontation Clause, and the admission of exhibits. more info
Discovery in the Superior Court (2-CD Audio Set)
Discovery in the Superior Court (2-CD Audio Set)
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Turbo-charge your discovery in Superior Court cases with this unique seminar audiotape featuring the authors of the “Discovery” volume of the Massachusetts Practice Series: Judge Peter M. Lauriat, Attorneys S. Elaine McChesney and William H. Gordon, and Assistant Attorney General Andrew Rainer.

Learn how to use civil discovery tools and rules more efficiently and cost-effectively, how to take advantage of the newest amendments to Rules and Standing Orders, what you must know about e-discovery in Massachusetts, key privilege developments (including mandated disclosure and waiver), the latest on discovery abuses and sanctions, and much more.

This unique seminar audiotape is not available anywhere else!
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Massachusetts Summary Judgment Benchbook
Massachusetts Summary Judgment Benchbook
Our Price: $45.00

By the Hon. John M. Greaney and Wayne E. Hartwell

A lot of lawyers mishandle Rule 56 motions. Don’t make a mistake! Co-authored by Justice Greaney of the SJC, the Flaschner Judicial Institute’s Summary Judgment Benchbook has been distributed to all trial judges in Massachusetts. This judges’ benchbook provides practitioners a clear, thorough guide to the substantive requirements and the mechanics of successful summary judgment practice. You owe it to yourself (and your clients) to have the same “playbook” on summary judgment that the judges have. It’s a winning strategy!

You’ll also be signed up for our supplement service so you’ll never be out-of-date. You’re under no obligation and you can cancel this service at any time.

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Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use & Planning Law: Zoning, Subdivision Control, and Nonzoning Alternatives, Fourth Edition
Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use & Planning Law: Zoning, Subdivision Control, and Nonzoning Alternatives, Fourth Edition
Our Price: $425.00

By Mark Bobrowski

When you’re dealing with any piece of real estate in Massachusetts, you need to understand the applicable land use regulations and cases. This book provides all the insightful analysis and practical, expert advice you need, with detailed coverage of such important issues as:
• Affordable housing
• Special permit and variance decisions Affordable housing
• Zoning in Boston
• Nonconforming uses and structures
• Administrative appeal procedures
• Enforcement requests
• Building permits
• Vested rights
• Agricultural use exemptions
• Current tests for exactions
• SLAPP suit procedures • Impact fees
• Civil rights challenges.

Helpful tables facilitate convenient case law review, while forms and extensive cross-references add to the book’s usefulness.
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Oral Advocacy Before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court (2-CD Audio Set)
Oral Advocacy Before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court (2-CD Audio Set)
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Don’t even think of going to oral argument before the Massachusetts Appeals Court or SJC without listening to this unique recording full of practical suggestions from judges on the court and from highly experienced practitioners. This 2-CD set provides excellent, practical advice that is unavailable anywhere else. Recorded live at a seminar sponsored by Lawyers Weekly and the Social Law Library. more info
Nuts and Bolts of Successful Civil Practice in the Massachusetts District Court (2-CD Audio Set)
Nuts and Bolts of Successful Civil Practice in the Massachusetts District Court (2-CD Audio Set)
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In this unique seminar audiotape, the authors of the “Handbook of Civil Procedure in the Massachusetts District Court” provide a practical, step-by-step review of the key procedures governing civil actions in the Massachusetts District Court and Boston Municipal Court, highlighting dangers to be avoided and opportunities to be seized.

Let Prof. Marc G. Perlin of Suffolk University Law School and John M. Connors, retired District Court Deputy Court Administrator, teach you:

• How to obtain (or avoid) a dismissal based on the $25,000 damage amount.
• All about equity jurisdiction.
• How to obtain restraining orders and injunctions.
• The many venue options available.
• What to do when there are problems with service of process, and how to avoid automatic dismissal under Rule 4(j) for untimely service of process.
• The key provisions in the Joint Standing Order that govern motions and pre-trial procedures, including using the “opposition procedure” to avoid needless trips to court.
• Techniques to help obtain an attachment of property and to oppose an attachment motion.
• How to get the most out of the case management conference and pre-trial conference.
• What you must file under the new amendments to Rule 52 to obtain findings of fact and rulings of law.
• How to take to preserve your right to appeal.
• And more!
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