Trial tested.
Results driven.

Our PRACTICE GROUPS

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.


Firm News

 

Legal Developments

EMPLOYMENT 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.

Results

Timothy R. Scannell and Christina S. Cassidy recently obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial in Derby Superior Court. The Plaintiffs were guests staying at a hotel, and claimed that the hotel staff invaded their privacy by intruding upon their seclusion and placing them in a false light before the public. Specifically, the Plaintiffs claimed that the hotel staff improperly intruded in their hotel room. Afterward, the Plaintiff went to the front desk and made threatening statements and gestures to the staff. As a result, the hotel staff called the police to report the threats. As a result of the alleged invasion of privacy, the Plaintiffs claimed embarrassment, nightmares, depression and humiliation.

 

 

 

 

Our Firm

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law’s recent support of Rosie’s Place was a great success.  BSL attorneys and staff prepared and served over 250 lunches to women in need.

Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.


Our Team

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.


Contact Us

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.

BOSTON

695 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA

BRAINTREE

25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Braintree, MA 02184, USA

HARTFORD

280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

MANCHESTER

650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, USA

PORTLAND

254 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

PROVIDENCE

1 Turks Head Place, Providence, RI

RYE BROOK

800 Westchester Avenue, S-606 Rye Brook, NY 10573

WOODSTOCK

46 Lincoln Corners Way, Woodstock, VT 05091

WORCESTER

100 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608, USA

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