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John T. Callahan & Sons, Inc. v. Worcester Insurance Company

Aaron R. White

Attorney White represented a general contractor and its general liability insurer in a declaratory judgment action against a subcontractor’s general liability insurer, seeking declaratory relief concerning the subcontractor’s insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify the general contractor in underlying negligence suit brought by a worker severely injured in a construction site accident. Attorney White successfully […]

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Bad Faith Litigation – Corporate Shareholder Dispute

Aaron R. White

The lawsuit arose out of an action filed in the United States District Court in Maine where two corporate directors of a start-up company alleged that they were wrongfully terminated by the company. As a result, the two individuals brought suit against the company and its board of directors alleging wrongful termination. In turn, the […]

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Global Decision

Aaron R. White

Insureds brought action against their general liability insurers claiming damages related to legal fees and costs stemming from insurers’ failure to defend them in prior litigation. The Superior Court Department, Middlesex County, granted insureds motion for partial summary judgment as to liability.  The Superior Court Department denied motion for protective order against discovery […]

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Summary Judgment – Duties of Excess Insurance Carriers

Tanya T. Austin, Michael C. Palermo

In a decision that solidifies Massachusetts courts’ stance on the duties of excess insurance carriers, Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Tanya T. Austin and Michael J. Palermo recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, Everest National Insurance Company, in Chiulli v. Everest National Ins. Co., et al., pending in the Suffolk Superior Court. In Chiulli, […]

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Appeals Court Decision

Tanya T. Austin, Peter L. Bosse

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held in Big Wheel Truck Sales, Inc. v. Safety Insurance Company that the mere presence of a disabled vehicle on a roadway or other property does not constitute “property damage” sufficient to trigger coverage under an automobile liability policy for the costs of removing the vehicle. The decision in […]

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Appellate Decision

Tanya T. Austin, Peter L. Bosse

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys successfully appealed a Fall River District Court ruling regarding the availability of coverage under the Massachusetts Personal Auto Policy in Big Wheel Truck Sales, Inc. v. David Raposa, 2015 WL 5098500 (2015), a decision which could have far-reaching consequences in auto accident cases. The Appellate Division (Southern Division) held as a matter of first […]

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Defendant’s Duty in Negligence Case

David M. Bae, Thomas J. Fay

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Client with Traumatic Brain Injury

David M. Bae

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Subrogation Waiver in Condominium Document – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article

David M. Bae

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Subrogation Waiver in Condominiums – Judgment Ruling

David M. Bae

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Traumatic Brain Injury Case

David M. Bae, Michael P. Johnson

Attorneys Mike Johnson and David Bae received a defense verdict after a nine-day trial in a traumatic brain injury case. Plaintiff alleged that she was struck in the head by a stone tile that fell from a merchandise display in the defendant’s stone and tile store. Plaintiff alleged that the stone tile display was negligently […]

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Construction Accident

Patrick M. Audley, Michael P. Johnson

Michael Johnson and Patrick Audley recently obtained a defense verdict after a 7 day jury trial in Norfolk Superior Court (Dedham, MA).  The case involved negligence claims arising out of a significant construction accident which occurred when the plaintiff stepped into an excavation on a construction site which was allegedly created by the defendant subcontractor.  The plaintiff alleged that […]

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Rule 12 (C) Motion

Mark A. Aronsson

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Mark Aronsson, recently obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of his client, a security firm, in a multi-million dollar action filed in Massachusetts Superior Court, asserting negligent infliction of emotional distress, nuisance, trespass, and 93A violations. The plaintiff alleged in her complaint that she had purchased a condominium unit at […]

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Summary Judgment – Construction Defect

Peter L. Bosse, Brian P. Doherty

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Peter L. Bosse and Brian P. Doherty successfully obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a concrete contractor alleged to have negligently constructed an outpatient medical facility which would cost over $20,000,000.00 to remedy. The client, a sub-contractor had completed concrete work on the building including installation of concrete slab floors […]

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Uninsured Motorist

Peter L. Bosse, Jeffrey E. Dolan

Attorneys Peter L. Bosse and Jeffrey E. Dolan recently obtained a defense verdict in an arbitration of an uninsured motorist claim involving an alleged hit-and-run incident outside Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. Attorneys Bosse and Dolan successfully argued that the claimant was not entitled to any recovery due to a lack of evidence that the incident involved an […]

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Construction Site Accident – Ladder Fall

Peter L. Bosse

Shareholder Peter L. Bosse recently obtained a defense verdict in a negligence case in the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. The matter arose out of a construction site accident where the employee of the contractor retained by the defendant, fell from a ladder at the job site while tearing siding off a house 20 feet […]

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Appellate Decisions – John D. Boyle

John D. Boyle

John D. Boyle has an extensive list of appellate decisions. American Commercial Finance Co. v. Seneca Insurance Co. Mass App. Ct. (2006) (Commercial Fire Policy Coverage). Kerins v. MacDonald, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 1115 (2005) (Homeowners Liability). Clarendon Nat’l Ins. Co. v. Arbella Mutual Ins. Co., 60 Mass App. Ct 462 (2004)(Insurance- Conflict of Laws). […]

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Private Security Firm

Scott M. Carroll

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law Shareholder Scott Carroll recently obtained a defendants’ verdict following a week long jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Massachusetts. Attorney Carroll represented a private security guard and his employer, a large regional private security firm. The plaintiff’s Complaint alleged liability under state law in […]

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Transportation – Catastrophic Bus Accident

Scott M. Carroll

GILLETTE STADIUM BUS CRASH Boyle | Shaughnessy Law received a defense verdict in a castrophic bus crash at Gillette Stadium. The case was tried before Judge Brassard in Suffolk County. The trial, including jury deliberations, lasted approximately three weeks. The first week of the plaintiff’s case was targeted at the conduct of the bus driver […]

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Contribution Claim

Scott M. Carroll

Scott Carroll successfully represented a delivery truck driver and his employer against a 2 Million Dollar contribution claim asserted by Third-Party Plaintiffs, who had resolved all claims brought by the original plaintiff for 4 Million Dollars. Our client operator was involved in a head-on collision with the plaintiff in the underlying case. The original underlying […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury – Hotel Stabbing

Scott M. Carroll

Scott M. Carroll recently achieved a defendant’s verdict following a jury trial at Plymouth Superior Court. This traumatic brain injury case arose out of a stabbing that occurred in the lobby of a hotel. The stabbing was perpetrated by a long term guest at the hotel. The plaintiff and his brother, both of whom were […]

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Product Liability – Ice Melt

Scott M. Carroll

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Scott M. Carroll obtained a defense verdict after a two week jury trial in Providence County Superior Court in Providence, RI. In this strict product liability action, the plaintiff alleged that while descending a stairwell she slipped and fell on an oily residue. The plaintiff asserted that the oily and slippery condition […]

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YMCA Playground Accident

Scott M. Carroll

Scott Carroll recently achieved a defendant’s verdict following a jury trial at the Suffolk Superior Court. The case was brought on behalf of a minor plaintiff who suffered a significant facial laceration as a result of a playground accident. The minor plaintiff claimed that the laceration above his right eye, which necessitated lengthy plastic surgery, […]

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Premises Liability

Michael D. DeMeola, Timothy R. Scannell

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Michael D. DeMeola and Timothy R. Scannell recently obtained a defense verdict after a 5-day trial in a premises liability case in the Hartford Superior Court.  The plaintiff alleged that she fell while descending an outdoor stairway in the backyard of her sister’s home. More specifically, the plaintiff alleged that […]

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Sample Verdicts and Arbitration Decisions

Thomas J. Fay

BUS AND TRUCKING TRUCKING Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorney, Thomas Fay successfully limited a plaintiff to a verdict of approximately $117,000 in a case arising from a trucking accident that resulted in allegations of permanent disfigurement and a substantial lost earning capacity claim, among other things. The plaintiff’s demand had been well over $1,000,000. The plaintiff rejected […]

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Appellate Decisions – Thomas J. Fay

Thomas J. Fay

Marino v. Mystic Realty Trust, et al, No. 11-P-581 (Mass. App. Sept. 14, 2012) ($933K judgment overturned) Buddy’s Inc. v. Town of Saugus, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 256 (2004) (environmental cleanup and attorney’s fees) Murphy v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 438 Mass. 529 (2003) (93A bad faith damages) One Beacon Insurance, LLC v. M&M […]

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Appellate Decision – Commercial Landlord

Mark A. Aronsson, Thomas J. Fay, Timothy R. Scannell

In this action, the Plaintiff, Charles Marino, rented commercial property from the defendants, the Mystic Realty Trust and Elaine Marino, pursuant to a written lease agreement. In 2004, the Plaintiff suffered a serious injury as a result of an alleged defect on the leased property and thus brought a premises liability action against Defendants. Thomas […]

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Appellate Decision

NOTICE: This opinion is subject to motions for rehearing under Rule 22 as well as formal revision before publication in the New Hampshire Reports. THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Rockingham No. 2009-533 ONE BEACON INSURANCE, LLC v. M&M PIZZA, INC. Argued: May 4, 2010 Opinion Issued: August 19, 2010 Orr & Reno, P.A., of Concord […]

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Pedestrian – Defense Verdict

Michael P. Johnson, Quinn E. Kelley

Attorneys Quinn Kelley and Mike Johnson received a defense verdict in Grafton Superior Court after an 8 day trial.  The case involved a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle owned by an auto dealership when the vehicle was backing from a parking space.  Plaintiff alleged that as a result of the accident she was knocked to the ground […]

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Summary Judgment – Negligent Entrustment

Michael P. Johnson, Quinn E. Kelley

New Hampshire Supreme court upholds summary judgment in favor of tow truck company for wrongful death, amputation and head injury claims. Mike Johnson and Quinn E. Kelley of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law recently obtained a New Hampshire Supreme Court order upholding the Superior Court’s order granting motion for summary judgment in favor of its towing company client, involving […]

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Automobile Liability

Michael P. Johnson, Quinn E. Kelley

Michael Johnson and Quinn Kelley of recently obtained a defense verdict after a 7-day jury trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District (Manchester, NH). The case involved negligence claims as a result of a significant auto accident that occurred between the plaintiff and defendant ambulance company. Attorneys Johnson and Kelley were able to rebut the […]

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Business Interruption Claim

Attorney Mike Johnson from Boyle | Shaughnessy Law obtained a defense verdict in a Cumberland County, Maine case. The case involved business interruption claims as a result of alleged defective work on a production boiler by the defendant. Attorney Johnson was able to rebut the plaintiff’s claims that the defendant was negligent and made negligent […]

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Defamation and Malicious Prosecution

Michael P. Johnson

Attorney Mike Johnson obtained a defense verdict in a Suffolk Superior Court case. The case entitled Burwell v. King involved claims for malicious prosecution, defamation and false imprisonment by plaintiff against a franchise owner of a fast food restaurant. The lawsuit stemmed out of an incident that occurred at a fast food restaurant. The plaintiff […]

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Large Property Loss

Nicholas B. Kosiavelon

Shareholder Nicholas B. Kosiavelon and Associate Megan E. Fitzgerald recently won a defense verdict in a large property loss case. The Plaintiff Insurer brought negligence and breach of contract claims against Defendant Propane Fuel Company in Massachusetts Federal District Court alleging the Defendant failed to deliver an adequate amount of propane to the Plaintiff’s insured’s ocean-side home, which allegedly […]

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Construction Accident / Brain Injury

Nicholas B. Kosiavelon

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law Shareholder Nick Kosiavelon recently obtained a defendant’s verdict following a two week jury trial in the Massachusetts Superior Court of Norfolk County.  Attorney Kosiavelon represented a national construction company from Texas hired by a national retailer to construct a retail store in downtown Boston.  The Plaintiff’s Complaint alleged that the Plaintiff suffered a […]

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Professional Malpractice and Fraud Case

Nicholas B. Kosiavelon, Mark W. Shaughnessey

Nicholas B. Kosiavelon and Mark W. Shaughnessy recently won a defense verdict in a professional malpractice and fraud case tried in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Hampshire. The case arose from a Concord, New Hampshire software company that attempted to secure a $2 million loan from a private investor. In order to […]

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SJC Decision Finalizes Dismissal of Brain Injury Case

Nicholas B. Kosiavelon

THE MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT REFUSES TO OVERTURN A MOTION TO DISMISS FILED BY BOYLE | SHAUGHNESSY LAW IN AN ALLEGED BRAIN INJURY CASE Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) refused to review the Massachusetts Appellate Court’s (“Appeals Court”) decision upholding the trial court’s granting of a motion to dismiss filed by Boyle | […]

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Legal Malpractice / Wrongful Death

Kevin R. Kratzer, Timothy R. Scannell

Attorneys Kevin Kratzer and Timothy Scannell recently obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of their client in a legal malpractice/wrongful death action filed in New London Superior Court in Connecticut.  This lawsuit arose from a fire that occurred in a leased residential premises in Prospect, Connecticut, which tragically claimed the lives of two children. At the […]

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Premises Liability

Kevin R. Kratzer, Timothy R. Scannell

Attorneys Kevin Kratzer and Timothy Scannell recently obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of their client in an action filed in Danbury Superior Court in Connecticut.  Our client, the owner and landlord of the subject commercial property, also owned the company, which leased the subject property from our client for the purposes of operating a commercial enterprise. […]

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Defamation

Kevin R. Kratzer, Timothy R. Scannell

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law attorneys Kevin Kratzer and Timothy Scannell recently obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of their client, a defendant in a defamation action filed in the Milford Superior Court in Connecticut. The lawsuit arose as a result of several letters authored by the defendant, a local deputy fire marshal, regarding […]

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Premises Liability

Kevin R. Kratzer, Timothy R. Scannell

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholders Timothy Scannell and Kevin Kratzer recently obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of their client, a company engaged in servicing diesel generators, in an action filed in the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Connecticut. The plaintiff in the case alleged that our client was negligent in failing […]

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Declaratory Judgment

Ashley A. Noel, Timothy R. Scannell

Timothy Scannell and Ashley Noel obtained a defense verdict following a bench trial in a declaratory judgment action in the Judicial District of Ansonia/Milford of the Connecticut Superior Court.  Attorneys Scannell and Noel also successfully prosecuted their counterclaim for declaratory judgment. The plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment that their insurer had a duty to defend […]

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Insurance Coverage – Business Dispute

Jeffrey E. Dolan, Ashley A. Noel, Timothy R. Scannell

Attorneys Timothy R. Scannell, Jeffrey E. Dolan, and Ashley A. Noel successfully handled an insurance coverage dispute, resulting in summary judgment in favor of a commercial general liability insurer after a declaratory judgment action was filed in Hartford Superior Court.  Attorneys Scannell and Noel successfully argued that an exclusion in the CGL policy excluded coverage for the allegations in […]

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Insurance Coverage – General Contractor

Kevin R. Kratzer, Ashley A. Noel

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently upheld the granting of summary judgment in favor of a general contractor represented by Attorneys Kevin R. Kratzer and Ashley A. Noel in a declaratory judgment action.  Boyle | Shaughnessy Law represented the general contractor at both the trial and appellate court levels. This insurance coverage dispute arose […]

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Employment – Defense Verdict

Michael C. Palermo, Dawn M. Piccirilli, Aaron R. White

Aaron R. White and Dawn M. Piccirilli of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law were appointed as Special Assistant Attorney Generals to represent the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in this case involving claims of gender discrimination, retaliation, and violations of the Federal and Massachusetts Equal Pay Acts.  Michael C. Palermo assisted to prepare the case for […]

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Product Liability – Hydraulic Steering System

Dawn M. Piccirilli, John M. Tilley

This case involved the hydraulic steering system in a Pepsi-Cola tractor-trailer. Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder, Dawn Piccirilli, assisted by Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder, John Tilley, represented the manufacturer of the steering system, R.H. Sheppard of Hanover, Pennsylvania. The owner of the Pepsi-Cola tractor-trailer, New Bern Transport Corp., alleged that the steering system was defective […]

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Nuisance – Premises Liability

Dawn M. Piccirilli

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Dawn Piccirilli obtained a defense verdict in Essex County Superior Court, Massachusetts. The plaintiff’s case was a unique claim for an alleged nuisance caused by Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. The plaintiff, who owns property and resides directly behind a Tedeschi’s, alleged that noise from Tedeschi’s rooftop mechanical equipment, and light […]

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Product Liability – Flammable Liquid

Dawn M. Piccirilli

This case involved a highly flammable liquid paint stripper. Boyle | Shaughnessy Law Shareholder, Dawn Piccirilli, represented the chemical manufacturer of the liquid stripper, W.M. Barr of Memphis, Tennessee. Rocky’s Ace Hardware. The plaintiffs alleged that the liquid stripper was the cause of a basement fire in their residence that resulted in catastrophic burn injuries […]

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Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment (Funeral Home)

Dawn M. Piccirilli

The Appeals Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts affirmed summary judgment in favor of a defendant funeral home represented by Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Dawn Piccirilli.  Attorney Piccirilli argued for summary judgment on behalf of the defendant funeral home in the superior court actions and argued the appeal against the twenty-seven (27) plaintiffs who […]

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Slip and Fall – Charitable Limitations

Dawn M. Piccirilli

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Dawn Piccirilli obtained a defense verdict in Essex County, Massachusetts. The case involved an alleged slip and fall at the YMCA in which the minor plaintiff, an 11 month-old girl sustained a femur fracture and required a spica body cast for a period of approximately 1 month.  It was alleged […]

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Motor Vehicle – Multiple Injuries – Defense Verdict

Nicole R. G. Paquin

Nicole Paquin recently obtained a defense verdict after a week-long trial in a motor vehicle case in Carroll County Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently operated her vehicle on Route 16 in Wakefield, New Hampshire, causing the plaintiff to sustain personal injuries and property damage. More specifically, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant […]

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Wrongful Death

Timothy R. Scannell

Boyle | Shaughnessy Law shareholder Timothy R. Scannell obtained a defense verdict after a 14-day trial in a wrongful death case in the Worcester Superior Court. Plaintiffs alleged that the decedent was assaulted by intoxicated and rowdy patrons of a 24-hour restaurant moments after the restaurant’s security guard had finished his shift for the evening. Attorney Scannell […]

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Transportation – Rear End Accident

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy, a Principal and Director at the firm, successfully defended an employee of a landscaping company who rear-ended the plaintiff on an on-ramp to a Massachusetts highway. The lawsuit arose out of an action filed in Middlesex Superior Court where the plaintiff was operating a motor vehicle in front of a vehicle operated by […]

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Transportation – Amputation

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy successfully defended a national trucking company as a result of a motor vehicle accident occurring on Route 93 north of Boston. The client, a truck driver for a national transportation company, was operating a tractor trailer on Route 93 northbound in the middle lane when a car suddenly cut in front of him from the […]

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Property Damage – Construction Site

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy successfully defended a real estate developer in a claim involving property damage to the photography studio of two professional photographers. The defendant, a real estate developer and contractor, was performing construction work on the third floor of a building in the Leather District of Boston when a worker performing demolition work broke an overhead-sprinkler […]

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Transportation – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy successfully defended a defendant motor vehicle operator as he was merging into one of the busiest rotaries in the Boston area. The plaintiff, while operating his motor vehicle, testified that he was in a rotary when the defendant driver entered the rotary without yielding causing the accident.  The primary disputed issue was the credibility of […]

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Professional Malpractice – Legal

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy, a Principal and Director of the firm, successfully defended an attorney in a legal malpractice lawsuit filed in the business litigation section of the Suffolk Superior Court. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff, a real estate investor, sued Mark’s client alleging that the attorney committed professional malpractice by failing to conduct due diligence in […]

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Product Liability

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy, a Principal and Director at the firm, successfully defended a national retailer in a claim alleging that automatic doors on the premises were defective. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that as he was exiting the store the automatic doors prematurely closed causing the plaintiff to fall sustaining extensive orthopedic injuries.  During the lawsuit, […]

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Transportation – Tractor-trailer Rear End Accident

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, while operating her motor vehicle, alleged that she was rear-ended by the defendant tractor-trailer driver. According to the plaintiff, she was taking a right-hand turn when the defendant driver struck the left rear of her vehicle. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant was negligent in following too closely and exceeding the speed limit. […]

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93A Consumer Protection Statute – Closed Raceway Accident

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, an insurance agent, sued my client, the plaintiff’s insurer, when his high performance motor vehicle was damaged while he was driving on the New Hampshire International Speedway. Plaintiff’s vehicle was a high-performance street-legal car that the plaintiff has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on modifications to the vehicle. As a result of […]

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Bad Faith Litigation – Corporate Shareholder Dispute

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy successfully defended a coverage dispute arising out of a corporate director and shareholder proxy lawsuit in Maine. The lawsuit arose out of an action filed in the United States District Court in Maine where two corporate directors of a start-up company alleged that they were wrongfully terminated by the company. As a result, […]

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Child Care Liability

Mark W. Shaughnessey

On April 28, 2009 a jury in Fall River Superior Court returned a defense verdict in favor of Defendants Luke Courtmanche, Christine Jasinski, Carolyn Burrell and Vincent Marturano, four employees of the Old Colony YMCA in Taunton (“YMCA”). Boyle | Shaughnessy Law represented Mr. Courtmanche, the YMCA program director, and Ms. Jasinski, the YMCA group […]

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Construction Site – Electrical Shock

Mark W. Shaughnessey

In this construction site accident case, a defense verdict was obtained after a three-week jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court. We represented the general contractor at a construction site where the plaintiff came into contact with a defective electrical outlet, suffering an electrical shock. The plaintiff alleged that the general contractor failed to protect against […]

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Motor Vehicle – At Fault Driver

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, an off-duty police officer, was operating his pickup truck on a roadway when he claimed that my client ran a stop sign causing him to strike the side of her vehicle resulting in a serious collision. My client, a resident of California and operating a rental vehicle while on a business trip in […]

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Negligent Security

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, a 14-year-old female, was badly beaten with chains and bats as she was walking home from school across the parking lot of a 7-11 store. I represented the defendant store owner. The plaintiff argued that the defendant failed to have adequate security measures in place including signs, surveillance cameras, and frequent monitoring of […]

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Pharmacy Liability – Ambien

Mark W. Shaughnessey

Mark Shaughnessy recently obtained a defense verdict in a pharmacy liability lawsuit in Hillsborough Superior Court, Manchester, New Hampshire. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff brought suit against the defendant pharmacist alleging that the pharmacist had improperly dispensed Ambien, a prescription sleep medication. The plaintiff alleged that the pharmacist improperly labeled the prescription bottle with an […]

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Premises Liability – Supermarket

Mark W. Shaughnessey

In this premises liability case, the plaintiff brought a lawsuit against my client, a grocery store, alleging that she was struck by a dolly being pushed by a store employee. The plaintiff alleged that the employee was pushing the dolly in a crowded store and, as the employee was coming around a corner, pushed the […]

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Product Liability – Exercise Bench

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, a former professional football player for the New England Patriots, alleged that he fell from an incline bench while exercising sustaining a serious hip injury. The plaintiff brought suit against the manufacturer of the incline bench and my client, the retailer and installer of the bench. The plaintiff alleged strict liability theories of […]

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Property Damage – Water Damage

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiffs, two professional photographers, alleged that they sustained property damage to their photographic work. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that construction work performed by my client, a general contractor, resulted in the breaking of a fire sprinkler system in the building, causing extensive damage to the plaintiffs’ professional portfolios. The plaintiffs alleged that the construction […]

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Strict Liability – Dog Bite

Mark W. Shaughnessey

This was a strict liability claim brought by the plaintiff against the defendant seeking damages as a result of an injury involving a dog. The plaintiff claimed that the dog owned by the defendant caused the plaintiff to fall, resulting in five hip surgeries. I represented the defendant dog owner. The plaintiff sought damages under […]

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Transportation – Tractor-Trailer Hazard

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, a passenger in a moving truck, sued my client, the defendant tractor-trailer driver, alleging that the tractor trailer driver was negligent in leaving his vehicle at the side of the highway causing a hazard to traffic. Prior to the motor vehicle accident involving the plaintiff, the defendant tractor-trailer driver jackknifed and slid off […]

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Trip and Fall

Mark W. Shaughnessey

The plaintiff, a delivery person, alleged that the defendant’s parking lot was defective. The plaintiff, while making a liquor delivery, alleged that he was crossing the parking lot owned by the defendant and the two-wheeler he was using to transport the liquor tipped over when it came into contact with an uneven surface in the […]

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