Tree Law is a Gnarly, Twisted Branch of the Legal System | Atlas Obscura

Towns in Massachusetts appoint tree wardens to care for public shade trees. Chapter 87 of the Massachusetts General Laws has fourteen sections about the care and protection of shade trees and the penalties for damaging them. This article outlines some other features of tree law, and also profiles some lawyers who specialize in arboreal arbitration.

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Legal Solutions Blog HOTD: Power company couldn’t foresee injuries caused to man chasing squirrel up utility pole

One of the first things taught in law school is the concept of “foreseeability,” which is used as a test for liability in negligence cases. In very simple terms, if the injury alleged to have been caused by one person to another is not “foreseeable,” there can be no recovery because there is no legal … Read more…