Michael S. Batson is a shareholder of Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor Spearing, P.C. He... more
Michael S. Batson is a shareholder of Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor Spearing, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of general, civil and commercial litigation, construction law, insurance coverage and defense, environmental law, complex tort and product liability law. He handles matters in all Massachusetts state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Massachusetts Busines... view profile
I have spent the past 30 years litigating a wide variety of matters, principally in... more
I have spent the past 30 years litigating a wide variety of matters, principally in business litigation and professional liability. This includes many jury trials in the state and federal courts. In recent years, I also have represented numerous executives, many at the CEO and EVP/SVP level, in employment and severance matters. I am national counsel for a major professional liabilty insurer and... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.