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11/07/22  |  News & Events

Hermes Netburn Named to Annual Best Law Firms List

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing is pleased to be named to the annual U.S. News- Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings again this year. Best Lawyers analyzed almost 124,000 client responses, 12.2

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06/30/19  |  Case Studies

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. Obtains Validation of Provision in Massachusetts Commercial Leases

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. represented a major owner of commercial properties in Massachusetts against a claim by a tenant and the tenant’s insurer that a commercial lease provision requiring the

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10/27/18  |  Publications

Hermes Netburn Attorneys, Michael S. Batson and Kevin J. O’Connor Attain Favorable Summary Judgment Ruling on Behalf of Insurer Clients RE: Insurers’ Right to Control Defense

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06/30/18  |  Reported Decisions

Pacific Employers Ins. Co. v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co., 888 F. Supp. 2d 271 (D. Conn. 2012); 2012 WL 3202934 (D. Conn. Aug. 3, 2012); 136 F. Supp. 3d 211 (D. Conn. 2015); 2016 WL 3753049 (D. Conn. July 11, 2016); 729 F. App’x 129 (2nd Cir. 2018)

Liability insurance coverage litigation involving negligent supervision claims against insured resulting from the sexual abuse of minors. Extensive motion practice concerning the applicability of professional and general liability coverage, including defense and

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01/07/18  |  Publications

“Recent Developments in Excess Insurance and Reinsurance” (ABA – TIPS) Law Journal | Winter 2017 – Vol 52, Issue 2

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06/30/17  |  Reported Decisions

OneBeacon America Insurance Co. v. Celanese Corp., 92 Mass. App. Ct. 382 (2017)

Insurance coverage litigation involving insurer’s right to control the defense and hire defense counsel of its choice when it offered to defend the insured without reservation of rights. Legal issues included duty

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05/30/17  |  Reported Decisions

OneBeacon Am. Ins. Co. v. Narragansett Elec. Co., 87 Mass. App. Ct. 417 (2015); 473 Mass. 1108 (2015); 90 Mass. App. Ct. 123 (2016); 476 Mass. 111 (2017)

Insurance coverage litigation involving manufactured gas plant contamination of Massachusetts and Rhode Island sites by public utility.  Legal issues included choice of law, duty to defend, statute of limitations and pollution exclusion.

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04/30/17  |  Reported Decisions

Morgan v. Massachusetts Homeland Insurance Company, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1 (2017)

Insured car owner, on behalf of himself and a purported class, brought action against insurer client alleging unfair and deceptive settlement practices in violation of Chapters 93A and 176D. The Superior Court