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 Jonathan P. Killeen and Quinn E. Kelley recently obtained a favorable verdict in a underinsured motorist (UIM) case pending in Grafton County Superior Court, following a six-day jury trial. The Plaintiff alleged that she sustained severe and permanent injuries, including a three-level cervical fusion that prevented her from working, arising from a motor vehicle accident. In particular, the Plaintiff claimed medical bills in excess of $100,000 related to surgeries and treatment, in addition to more than $700,000 in lost earning capacity. After settling with the at-fault motorist, the Plaintiff sued her insurance carrier seeking UIM benefits. The Plaintiff’s husband, and Co-Plaintiff, also sought damages for loss of consortium due to his wife’s injuries.
A group of Boyle | Shaughnessy employees recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston. The group assisted with building the interior of a multi-unit home in Malden. It was a cold, but great day of teamwork and giving back to our community.
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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