1986: Massachusettspasses the first law in the U.S to protect apologies

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Massachusetts passes the first law in the U.S. to protect apologies from legal proceedings, such that an expression of sympathy cannot be regarded as admitting liability.

To: 
General public
From: 
Massachusetts
Year of Apology: 
1986
Footnote: 
Rehm, Peter H. and Denise R. Beatty. “Legal Consequences of Apologizing.” Journal of Dispute Resolution. Volume 1996, Issue 1.