Massachusetts

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Property: 3 Years

Personal Injury: 3 Years

Breach of Contract (Written): 6 Years

Breach of Contract (Oral): 6 Years

Conversion: 6 Years

Statute of Repose (Real Property): 6 Years

Statute of Repose (Products): N/A

Breach of Warranty: 3 Years

GOVERNMENT LIMITATIONS/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Written notice required within 2 years of claim accrual for claims against public entities

PIP/MED PAY SUBROGATION

PIP: YES
MED PAY: NO

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

Modified Comparative – 51%
Plaintiff cannot recover if 51% or more at fault (if found to be 50% at fault, plaintiff can recover)

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Limitation on Parents’ Liability: $5,000.00

Liable when child under between 7 and 18 causes willful injury or damage to property

CERTIFICATE/AFFIDAVIT OF MERIT REQUIREMENT

There is generally no requirement for filing a certificate or affidavit of merit for claims against professionals

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

Pure joint and several liability
Each defendant may be held liable for the entire loss 

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

AGAINST OWNER OF VEHICLE: YES

MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE

Does not apply

DEDUCTIBLE REIMBURSEMENT

No applicable statute

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