The term "business torts" has been used to describe a wide range of actions, from traditional common law torts, such as fraud and interference with contract, to claims grounded in state or federal statutes, such as actions under Chapter 93A or the Copyright Act. Business Torts in Massachusetts covers this extensive ground systematically and thoroughly, addressing each of these areas with highly practical guidance for business counsel and litigators. Analysis of each area includes a presentation of the elements of the claim, a discussion of the available remedies, and practical advice for litigating the claim and counseling the client.
Thank you for updating your library with the 2016 edition of Business Torts in Massachusetts. This latest edition brings updated resources within your immediate reach for fast, accurate, and practical answers to your questions.
The 2016 edition incorporates more than thirteen years of accumulated experience in business litigation practice since publication of the book's first edition in 2002. Important developments have taken place in virtually all of the areas covered by the book, reflected in hundreds of new case and statutory references, extensively revised practical guidance from the authors, and numerous updated exhibits, including sample complaints and jury instructions.
Among the many topics addressed by the book's revisions are
Each of the judges currently sitting in the Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court has contributed judicial commentary to this edition, and the book's ethics commentary has been substantially updated as well.
In addition to the topics covered by the first edition, the 2016 edition includes a new chapter by C. Max Perlman on civil causes of action enabled by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other computer-related statutes, reflecting the increasing role that such statutes play in ongoing business litigation.
We trust you will find this latest version of Business Torts in Massachusetts an invaluable resource for your busy practice.
Very truly yours,
John M. Lawlor, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney