Dorchester District Court Judge Cites Expert Testimony of Kevin J. McCullough, Esquire in Finding that Commerce Insurance Company Violated the Consumer Protection Act, G.L. c. 93A
On March 20, 2009, Kevin J. McCullough, Esquire of Mazow | McCullough, PC testified at trial before Judge Sydney Hanlon in the Dorchester District Court. Attorney McCullough was retained by the plaintiff, Arelis Beato to provide an expert opinion as to the investigation and claims handling practices of Commerce Insurance Company in regards to Commerce Insurance Company’s handling of Plaintiff’s first party Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) claim. Judge Hanlon cited to and referenced Attorney McCullough’s expert opinion in the Court’s written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law regarding the decision. Based upon Attorney McCullough’s testimony the Court found that Commerce Insurance Company had in fact violated G.L. c. 93A (The Consumer Protection Act) and ordered that Commerce Insurance Company pay attorney fees in the amount of $20,000.00 and costs incurred by Plaintiff.
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