Like many other Massachusetts residents, you may enjoy watching daytime court television shows, such as The People's Court or Judge Judy. While we at the law offices of Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, also find these shows entertaining, we know that they represent merely a slice of what actually goes on during the civil litigation process.
Connecticut does not have statutory provisions that specifically allow contractors the right to cure construction defects. This means that you would probably not need to give construction contractors or subcontractors an option to fix their mistakes. You would also probably not need to provide notice before you filed action.
America is frequently referred to as the most litigious country in the world. Simply put, we love to sue. Even so, when you are the one getting served in Massachusetts, it may not feel commonplace at all. You may begin to think you are the only person in the world who truly knows what it is like to either be caught in the act or be falsely accused.
Alternative dispute resolution could be a good idea if you have a business-law issue in Massachusetts -- under certain conditions. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we recognize that these ADR programs work for some situations, while others require a more formal process.
The kinds of damages awarded in Massachusetts civil litigation cases take many forms, but perhaps the two most prominent types involve compensatory and punitive damages. These forms of damages generally depend on the nature of the actions of the offending party. A plaintiff who has suffered a particularly malicious injury may be more likely to receive punitive damages than compensatory damages.
Business owners depend on various financial professionals almost every day. When this faith is misplaced, the results have the potential to be catastrophic. Luckily, business owners who want to recover some damages may have an avenue to do so under Massachusetts law.
Legal words and terms are often thrown around when people are discussing a dispute or court case, but just as often, the average person does not have a full understanding of legal definitions and the different types of dispute resolution methods, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution. If you are like many other Massachusetts residents, you might also wonder what entails a civil case.
At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our civil litigation clients count on us for more than tenacious representation. They also view us as a source of knowledge about the Massachusetts legal process and appreciate our willingness to walk them through every step of the way.
If you believe someone has wronged you, your best option is often to find some way to work out your dispute with the other party through conversation or mediated negotiations. You may find that, even without bringing the discussion into a public court, you are able to resolve your issues. However, certain opponents could prove intractable, requiring a stronger impetus to cooperate with your requests. In these situations, you might consider legal action.
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