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.
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Navigating Employment Law Issues Caused by COVID-19 Legislation
Many of our clients are impacted by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act and other legislation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. We review the FFCRA, its impact on employer and employee rights, and provide guidance to employers and claim and HR professionals.
Aaron R. White and Michael P. Johnson of Boyle | Shaughnessy’s Boston office presents: Navigating Employment Law Issues Caused by COVID-19 Legislation
Jurisdiction: Middlesex Superior Court
The Plaintiff alleged that she fell backward on untreated ice in the parking lot of a supermarket hitting her head and suffering a traumatic brain injury and variety of orthopedic injuries. The Plaintiff utilized “reptile lawyering” tactics, asserting that because the Plaintiff fell in a handicap parking area the client had a heightened duty to ensure the area was clear of hazards.
The Defense focused on the weather conditions, calling a local meteorologist, as well the extensive efforts of the defendant to address snow and ice conditions at the store. The Defense also presented testimony from a retained neurologist arguing that the TBI claim was meritless and that all of the Plaintiff’s complaints were either non-existent or pre-existing.
After a six day trial the jury returned a no-negligence defense verdict.
Boyle | Shaughnessy Law congratulates our attorneys who were selected as 2021 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars.
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made via a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
2021 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars
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.
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