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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Frivolous Lawsuits Posted on Feb 4

If one files a frivolous claim in court, the court shall award to the defending party “an amount representing his reasonable costs, expenses and effort in defending against such claims“. According to the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure, “if the appellate court shall determine that an appeal is frivolous,   …Continue Reading Frivolous Lawsuits

It’s all Greek to me, or, Of Frogs and Mice Posted on Feb 2

It's all Greek to me, or, Of Frogs and Mice

The tendency of lawyers to obfuscate their meaning by using complex and unfamiliar verbiage was discussed in an earlier blog post, Plain language and the law.  Usually, lawyers have been accused of using difficult language as a way of separating themselves from, so as to   …Continue Reading It’s all Greek to me, or, Of Frogs and Mice