Massachusetts’ highest appellate court has ruled that a plaintiff’s attorney has no authority to act on behalf of their deceased client prior to class certification.

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts had considered the issue a wage lawsuit against a home health care company. The court also examined the courts’ duty to protect the interests of the putative class members when they may face significant prejudice, according to the court’s opinion filed Monday.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]