Appeals Court affirms multi-million dollar judgment.

On August 8, 2013, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a jury verdict and contempt judgment with an award consisting of a compensatory fine, attorney fees and costs in favor of Appellee Barbara Nichols, who was represented by Patricia Noyes-Corrigan of Gargiulo / Rudnick.  To date, both judgments approximate $3M, including accrued interest. Read the full […]

Welsh v. Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, Barnstable Superior Court, C.A.No: 2010-00623 (Decision March 14, 2012) (Welch, J. (Ret.))

Defendant-insurer was not collaterally estopped from defending against an under-insured motorist arbitration based on prior PIP litigation under M.G.L.c. 90 §34M between that insurer and a chiropractor who treated the claimant who was seeking underinsured motorist benefits. The arbitrator ruled that the cases were different and the parties were not the same. Welsh v. Arbella […]

Podiatrist’s use of anesthesia covered under Medicare

On November 7, 2011, U.S. Administrative Law Judge Robert Fisher (the “ALJ”) of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, directed Medicare to process all of a Massachusetts podiatrist’s claims for partial nail avulsions which it had previously denied. This important decision, which is now in full force and effect, clarifies the proper billing of […]