Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. We have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve matters, large or small, without unnecessary expense. In addition to the extensive experience of our trial attorneys, our insurance coverage attorneys are able to provide opinions in any area of insurance law.
Retaliation for Personnel Files
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s recently issued an important decision granting a terminated employee the right to pursue a retaliation-wrongful termination claim against his employer for exercising the right to file a rebuttal to be included in his personnel file as provided by G. L. c. 149, § 52C, which controls how employers maintain personnel files in the Commonwealth. In Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., No. SJC-13117, Meehan who was an at-will employee was terminated after he sent his supervisor a rebuttal to having been placed on a performance improvement plan. Meehan filed suit against the employer Meditech for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. The Superior Court Department, Norfolk County granted Meditech’s motion to dismiss. Meehan then appealed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court which affirmed. Meehan then filed application for further review, which was granted by the Supreme Judicial Court.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Thomas H. Houlihan, Jr. and Ashley A. Noel recently obtained a favorable jury verdict in a motor vehicle accident case pending in the Bridgeport Superior Court. The Plaintiff alleged that she was injured when the Defendant rear-ended her vehicle while on a highway entrance ramp. In particular, the Plaintiff claimed numerous spinal injuries, which resulted in the need for multiple surgeries and more than $500,000.00 in medical bills.
Prior to the start of trial, the Defendant admitted responsibility for the accident. However, the defense disputed the nature and extent of the injuries caused by the impact. In support of this theory, Attorneys Houlihan and Noel effectively utilized complex medical and engineering evidence to support their defense. Additionally, on cross-examination, the defense challenged the Plaintiff’s claims by effectively highlighting multiple inconsistent statements made by the Plaintiff.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is proud to congratulate our law clerks who recently passed the bar exam.
From our Hartford, CT office: Francine Klarsfeld and Cassandra Hardy
From our Boston, MA office: Madeline Poole, Daniel Buck, and Christopher Upperman
From our Manchester, NH office: Angela Corey
From our Braintree, MA office: Drew Bartlett and Benito Zappia
We applaud their outstanding achievements and look forward to their bright futures as our newest associates.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law is unique among medium-sized firms because of its dedication to defense litigation. Our Attorneys have the technological capability to represent our clients in all types of disputes, from the simplest to the most complex. We have the experience to resolve disputes, large or small, without unnecessary expense. Additionally, we have extensive trial experience. Our Attorneys are admitted in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont. We also have several attorneys who are admitted in California, Florida, and Illinois. Our firm, as well as many of our senior attorneys, have been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV” and are listed in Best’s Directory. Please click on an attorney’s personal page for more information.
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about our services, and to discover further information about our attorneys and services. Our team looks forward to serving your needs in the future.
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