Dan Tighe, member of Prince Lobel Tye’s Litigation Group, was recently quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on his recent success defending his client, Liberty Mutual. The insurance carrier refused to pursue an appeal after a judgment was made against its policyholder. The policyholder maintained that Liberty Mutual breached its contract by refusing to file the appeal. The court disagreed.
Judge Mitchell H. Kaplan stated, “The court disagrees that a duty to appeal arises if there is only [5 to 10 percent] chance of success.” Dan Tighe emphasized that this decision reinforced that the carrier had the discretion as to which cases tasks in took on.
Read more on the latest decision in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.