You may be surprised to find out that in Massachusetts the current fine for breaking pedestrian traffic laws, commonly known as jaywalking, is $1.00 for a first, second or third offense and $2.00 for a fourth and subsequent offense, the same fines established when the law was originally enacted in 1962. However, that may soon […]

QUESTION: Can a Medical Facility and/or HMO assert a lien pursuant to MGL 111, section 70A on a claim for uninsured/underinsured benefits? ANSWER:      NO. MGL 111, section 70A, provides that any Medical Facility and/or HMO which furnished medical services or health benefits shall have a lien on any sum of money payable to the injured […]