CHAPTER 93A NUTS & BOLTS AND HOT TOPICS - Learn from the Experts! 2023

Event Start:
02/15/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
02/15/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 4:00 pm ET – 6:00 pm ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.


Hon. Brian A. Davis, Superior Court

Hon. Paul D. Wilson, Superior Court

Michael C. Gilleran, Esq., Fisher & Broyles, 
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” – Many Cases, Many Standards
  • Jurisdiction and “Primarily and Substantially” Test – Split on Whether Test Can Be Decided on Motion To Dismiss
  • Demand Letters
  • The Difference Between Claims Under Section 9 and Claims Under Section 11
  • The Types of Cases in which 93A Claims Often Appear
  • H1 Lincoln v. South Washington Street – SJC’s Pathbreaking Decision That 93A Can Overcome Contractual Limitations of Liability
  • Increasing Role of 93A in Intellectual Property and False Advertising Cases
  • Trying Chapter 93A Claims – Tried To Court or Jury?
  • Multiple Damages, Attorneys Fees, and Interest
  • “Super” Advisory Verdicts - Verdict Can Be Based on Mere Pleadings and Argument – Not Just Testimony
  • The Role of Defendant’s State of Mind
  • State v. Federal Court – Federal Courts Still Apply a Much Higher Standard
  • Rules & Strategy in Seeking Attorney’s Fees; Fair Hourly Rate Must Be Based on More Than Attorney’s Say-So-
 Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general contact CLE Coordinator,  Michael Saporito by email at Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded and recordings are sent to all who are registered. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.
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