Curran & Desharnais Obtains $400,000 Jury Verdict in Plymouth Superior Court

On May 22, 2017, Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. began a four day trial in Brockton Superior Court (Plymouth County Superior Court) which ended with a jury returning a verdict in favor of his client in the amount of $400,000 (not including prejudgment interest). With interest, the judgment will stand at approximately […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Civil Litigation, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Curran & Desharnais successfully defends contractor in million dollar lawsuit

Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. recently resolved a lawsuit filed against a client who had performed certain plumbing and HVAC work at a large home renovation project in Newton, MA. Our client was hired to perform certain plumbing and HVAC work on the property after a previous contractor had experienced problems with the […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Credit monitoring: The credit score you get might be different than lenders receive

Credit monitoring: The credit score you get might be different than lenders receive Subscribing to a credit monitoring service to keep tabs on your credit score can be a helpful way to manage and protect your credit. But did you know that the score you purchase isn’t always the same as the one the lender […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law

If your house burns down, do you still have to pay your mortgage?

If your house burns down, do you still have to pay your mortgage? At the closing for your home purchase or refinancing, you are required to sign a promissory note that says you’ll make the mortgage payments every month. That agreement remains in effect even if your house burns down. You’re also required to report […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Jury finds double-booked surgery did not cause patient’s quadraplegia

As reported in the Boston Globe this morning, a jury in Suffolk County Superior Court found that a spine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital failed to inform his patient that he planned to juggle two surgeries at the same time, but concluded that the doctor’s divided attention did not cause his patient’s quadriplegia. As a result, […]

injury, medical malpractice, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Baby suffers brain injury from delivery

If you watch T.V., it sometimes appears as if child birth is routine and comes with few risks. In reality, there are many things that can go horribly wrong during labor and if they do, it can result in devastating injuries for the baby and/or the mother. This unfortunately was the case for a baby in Massachusetts […]

injury, medical malpractice, Personal Injury

Patient dies of cardiac arrest days after medical visit

The decedent was a 44 year old father who  visited his primary care physician on multiple occasions complaining of chest pain. In 2007, the patient’s primary care physician had noted in the patient’s medical records that the patient’s laboratory results put him at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. The patient also had a history of […]

Massachusetts Civil Litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death

Curran & Desharnais helps homeowners fight mechanic’s lien

It’s bad enough when a contractor takes your money, then won’t finish the work on your home; but, when a subcontractor or supplier comes after the homeowner for the contractor’s debt that is taking it too far. Attorney Joseph K. Curran, Jr. of Curran & Desharnais was faced with such a case. Attorney Curran successfully […]

Construction Law

Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down

Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down In reviewing 35 years of survey data on home buyers and sellers, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced five notable real estate trends. The organization’s survey, called Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, dates back to 1981 and is the longest-running series of national housing data evaluating the demographics, […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized

Seller sued for fraud years after clean-up

Seller sued for fraud years after clean-up A recent case highlights the importance of disclosing any environmental contamination and clean-up that took place on your property when you sell it, even if you sell it “as is.” A New Jersey appeals court decided that a seller’s failure to disclose such information could expose him to […]

Massachusetts Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Law