Sean Carnathan and David Mack Appointed Neutrals with AMANDA ADR

OCM partners Sean Carnathan and David Mack have been appointed neutrals with AMANDA ADR. With decades of experience litigating business and commercial law matters, Sean and David will provide mediation and arbitration services to parties who wish to settle disputes outside the courtroom. In addition to serving as neutrals on commercial litigation matters, Sean will […]

Upcoming Webinar: The Insurer’s Duty to Settle Uncovered Claims, June 24

OCM partner Sean Carnathan will present a complimentary webinar “The Insurer’s Duty to Settle Uncovered Claims” on June 24 at 11 am. During the webinar Sean will answer questions including when does an insurance company have a duty to settle claims for which there is no coverage under the policy, when is it wise for […]

Upcoming Webinar: Chapter 176D Year in Review, April 14

OCM partner Sean Carnathan will present a complimentary webinar “Chapter 176D Year in Review” on April 14 at 11 am. Invest 20 minutes of your day and get a rundown of the key takeaways from the reported court decisions in 2019 dealing with Chapter 176D, the Massachusetts statute dealing with unfair and deceptive insurance practices. […]

Webinar: Understanding Consent-to-Settle in Professional Liability Policies

Take a 20-minute break to attend a webinar and learn something about consent-to-settle in professional liability insurance policies. OCM Partner Sean Carnathan explains the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the impact of Massachusetts Chapter 176D — the law of insurance unfair claims settlement practices — on consent-to-settle clauses in professional liability insurance policies. Sean […]

Sean Carnathan Publishes 2nd Edition of Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation

OCM partner Sean Carnathan published the second edition of his book Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation. The book provides a complete guide to bad faith insurance cases under M.G. L. Chapter 176D. Sean provides a history of bad faith law in Massachusetts, a comprehensive analysis of the statute (as well as related basis for suits), and […]

OCM Secures Summary Judgment Against Overzealous Condominium Association

OCM attorneys Joseph Calandrelli and David Mack successfully defeated a lawsuit that attempted to give more support to the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished.”  When OCM’s client allowed a disadvantaged youth to reside in a condominium unit he owned for free while she finished her collegiate studies, he never thought his act of […]

Sean Carnathan Presents Ch. 176D CLE at Boston Bar Association

OCM partner Sean Carnathan will present “Ch. 176D Claims in Commercial Litigation: When Does Liability Become ‘Reasonably Clear?’” at the Boston Bar Association. The November 18 CLE course focuses on an issue that claimants, insurance carriers, and attorneys often struggle with in complex litigation cases – when and how a carrier must “effectuate a prompt, […]

OCM Receives “Best Law Firms” Ranking in Trusts & Estate Litigation

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked OCM in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” in the Boston Metropolitan Tier 2 category for Litigation – Trusts & Estates. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of “Best Law Firms” undergo a rigorous assessment process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer review […]

4 OCM Attorneys Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Four OCM attorneys have been named to the 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The recipients are featured in New England Super Lawyers Magazine, which appears as a supplement in the November issue of Boston Magazine. Each year, Super Lawyers rates attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional […]

Sean Carnathan Presented “Recurrent Discovery Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Litigation”

Sean Carnathan chaired a panel at the Social Law Library’s October 3 seminar “Recurrent Discovery Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Litigation.” Additional speakers included the Honorable Brian A. Davis, Massachusetts Superior Court, Business Litigation Session; Martin Pentz, Foley Hoag LLP; and Daniel P. Tighe, Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP. The seminar highlighted the discovery issues that […]