'Chapters 93A & 176D Update'

Friday, October 1, 2004 - 01:00



Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A, the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, has grown to be one of the most important adjuncts to the litigation of personal injury and other insurance-related claims in Massachusetts. The provisions of General Laws Chapter 176D, the Unfair Methods of Competition and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices in the Business of Insurance Act, strengthened the protection to Massachusetts consumers, be they third-party claimants seeking damages or the insureds themselves seeking indemnification or other contractual benefits.

To help attorneys deal with the laws more effectively, the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) this month will present a seminar titled Chapters 93A & 176D Update.

The program will take place on Wednesday, October 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MBA offices, 20 West Street, Boston.

Panelists will focus primarily on evolving standards of recovery and defenses under Chapter 93A for improper conduct of insurance companies under Chapter 176D as well as the recent developments in both Sections 9 and 11 of Chapter 93A.

The program chair for the seminar is David W. White-Lief, Breakstone, White-Lief & Gluck.

For information on registration fees, see the Bulletin Board now located on our website at www.metrocorocounsel.com.

For reservations, call (617)338-0530 or visit www.massbar.org.