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In a case involving the first-degree murder conviction of former professional football player Aaron Hernandez, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rejected the common-law doctrine of abatement ab initio, under which a criminal conviction is vacated and the indictment dismissed after the defendant dies while the defendant’s direct appeal as of right challenging that conviction is in process. One important reason behind the court’s decision: the insurance implications of applying that doctrine.

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Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. Mr. Meyerowitz is the Director of the Insurance Coverage Law Center and editor-in-chief of journals on insurance law, banking law, bankruptcy law, energy law, government contracting law, and privacy and cybersecurity law, among other subjects. He may be contacted at smeyerowitz@meyerowitzcommunications.com.

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