93A - A MULTI-HEADED HYDRA

Event Start:
09/25/2018 3:30 PM
Event End:
09/25/2018 6:00 PM

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
Where: Social Law Library, Boston, MA
Cost: $65

Michael Gilleran

Partner at Fisher Broyles, LLP and the author of
The Law of Chapter 93A (Massachusetts Practice Series, Vol. 52)

Of the fifty-eight titles in the venerable Massachusetts Practice Series, Michael Gilleran’s treatise on Chapter 93A is borrowed from the Social Law Library more than any other, so much so that the Library has three hardbound copies to meet the constant demand.

It’s no wonder: Fraud, deception, misrepresentation and other unlawful consumer and commercial transactions are ubiquitous

As the title of this CLE suggests, such practices resemble the mythical multi-headed serpent that corrupts commerce at every turn. It took Hercules to kill the fabled Hydra.

In the real world, the author of the herculean Massachusetts Practice Treatise on Chapter 93A will arm you to litigate successfully in the field of consumer unfair and deceptive practices.

    • What is Chapter 93A – A multi-headed hydra
    • What is its current role in Massachusetts litigation versus prior law?
    • Current deceptive standard – is egregiousness required?
    • Current unfair standard – what is it?
    • As applied to contracts – is intentional breach of contract enough?
    • Does 93A punish bad thoughts?
    • Broad scope - 93A applicable to many commercial subjects
    • 93A as applied to trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and even patents
    • Unfair insurance claim settlement practices
    • The special jurisdiction rule in section 11 business cases
    • Standards governing attorney’s fees
    • Should juries decide triple damages, and as a part of the same trial as basic liability?
    • Should plaintiffs get a second-bite if the judge decides differently than the jury?
    • 93A-like laws of other states
    • Best strategies for plaintiffs
    • Best strategies for defendants


Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito at 617-226-1343 or msaporito@socialaw.com. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.

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