Professional Liability & Business Disputes
Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone represented the plaintiff in the seminal case of DiMarzo v. American Mutual Insurance Co., 389 Mass. 85 (1983), that established bad faith and 93A claims in bad faith insurance litigation. The plaintiff had offered to settle his claim for $20,000, the full amount of the insurance coverage. The insurer refused to offer the full $20,000 in coverage claiming that the coverage had been reduced by the insurer’s payment of $2200 in Personal Injury Protection benefits and administrative expenses. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld a judgment of more than $500,000, which included punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, against the insurer for wrongfully reducing its coverage.
Our firm handles complex business litigation and contract disputes, and provides representation before the Board of Bar Overseers, and other professional and licensing board proceedings. We represent lawyers and judges in the disciplinary process and have been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to act as Special Counsel in a judicial conduct investigation. Our attorneys have successfully brought and defended legal malpractice claims, obtaining summary judgment in our client’s favor.