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Monthly Archives: October 2009

California to fund right to counsel for civil matters Posted on Oct 28

California became the first state in the nation to adopt a broad policy to fund the right to counsel for certain civil cases, deemed to be basic human needs. It will be funded by an increase in court fees, and be expended through legal aide   …Continue Reading California to fund right to counsel for civil matters

Landlord’s Liability for Bite by Tenant’s Pit Bull Posted on Oct 20

Yesterday, in Nutt v. Florio, the Mass. Appeals Court ruled on a case in which a dog bite victim sued the landlord of the owner of the dog, a pit bull. The court said “Under the common-law principles applicable here, the plaintiff cannot recover from the   …Continue Reading Landlord’s Liability for Bite by Tenant’s Pit Bull