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July. 2015

Tyler Chapman Quoted in MA Lawyers Weekly Article on Jury Demands in Land Court Trials

Tyler E. Chapman was quoted in an article published in the July 6, 2015 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly concerning the tactic of demanding a jury trial in Massachusetts Land Court.

Practitioners are divided over the types of land dispute issues a jury can consider, according to the article.

Mr. Chapman indicated to the publication that a Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling on the issue comports with how adverse possession cases are often handled, and that infrequent jury demands in these cases could reflect that parties mutually seek to benefit from a Land Court judge’s expertise and experience, rather than any absence of a right to make a demand.

Mr. Chapman, who is co-chair of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association's Litigation Section, has a general commercial litigation practice with a focus on real estate matters, complex business litigation, and closely held business disputes.