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

Michael D. DeMeola and Walter J. Klimczak III obtained a Summary Judgment ruling in favor of their client in a New York No-Fault claim.  The Plaintiff, an assignee, sued the Defendant claiming that the Defendant refused to pay medical bills under New York No-Fault Law associated with the assignor’s medical treatment stemming from an underlying motor vehicle accident.

Attorneys DeMeola and Klimczak argued that choice of law principles mandated that the case be decided under Massachusetts PIP Law, not New York No-Fault Law, and that under Massachusetts law the benefits for the expenses sought by the Plaintiff were previously exhausted.  The Court agreed and held that the Defendant was not liable to the Plaintiff and dismissed the case.

 

 

 

Our Firm

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law’s annual support of Cradles to Crayons at The Giving Factory was a great success as BSL attorneys and staff sorted clothing to be distributed to local kids in need.

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.


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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