Steven L. Schreckinger, partner in the firm’s insurance practice, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article “Insurance Broker Owes No Duty to Lawyer, Panel Rules,” on August 16, 2018. Steven commented on the recent decision by the Appeals court in Perreault v. AIS Affinity Insurance Agency of New England, Inc., involving the liability of insurance brokers.
“Boston attorney Steven L. Schreckinger said Perreault is a classic example of the adage “bad facts make bad law.”
For example, it was reasonable to impose on the insured attorney an expectation that he would inspect his policy to ensure that it provided the coverage he was seeking, Schreckinger said. Given their presumed sophistication, Schreckinger said he suspects lawyers will always have a “significant uphill battle” establishing a special relationship with a broker.”
Steve’s practice includes prosecuting claims against insurance agents and brokers.
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