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March 21, 2012 -
Appeals Court Upholds Negligence Finding in Knifing Incident, Permitting Insurance Recovery

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a finding in a superior court bench trial that a defendant who wielded a knife in a street fight, and stabbed an adversary three times—including fatally in the heart—acted negligently but not intentionally. The decision entitled the victim’s surviving daughter to collect a $250,000 wrongful-death damages award against the defendant’s insurer.

SRBC's insurance practice group analyzes the decision in a new Law Alert.

 

Related Attorneys:

> William L. Boesch
> Jessica H. Park
 

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> Insurance and Reinsurance
 
   
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