Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Program Fee: $50
Online with Zoom only!
Hon. Brian A. Davis, Superior Court
Hon. Paul D. Wilson, Superior Court
Michael C. Gilleran, Esq., Fisher & Broyles, and author of
The Law of Chapter 93A, 2d (Vol. 52, Massachusetts Practice Series)
Chapter 93A is complex and potentially confusing. This two-hour program will cover not only the statutory framework and leading cases, but the judges will provide insightful practice tips and pointers addressing issues that frequently arise at trial.
The presenters have also prepared extensive annotated course materials for their presentation, which practitioners can use to help cut through the many perplexing issues that predictably pop up in 93A cases.
Program topics include:
• Statutory Basics
• Defining “Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices”
• The “Trade or Commerce” and “Primarily and Substantially Within the Commonwealth” Requirements
• Demand Letters
• The Difference Between Claims Under Section 9 and Claims Under Section 11
• The Types of Cases in which 93A Claims Often Appear
• Trying Chapter 93A Claims
• Multiple Damages, Attorneys Fees, and Interest
• Lowest Level of Conduct Where 93A Still Applies
• Do Per Se 93A Violations Still Exist?
• The Role of Defendant’s State of Mind
• State v. Federal Court – Sharp Divergence In Standard Applied
• Rules & Strategy In Seeking Attorney’s Fees; Attorney’s Fees as Damages