Results + Publications

Summary Judgment—The Graves Amendment

Attorney Involved | Michael D. DeMeola

Recently, Boyle | Shaughnessy attorneys Michael D. DeMeola and Michael W. Stenger obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, a regional shipping company, in the matter of Koenig v. NEHDS Logisics, LLC.  In Koenig, the plaintiff alleged that she was caused to suffer serious injuries when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by a co-defendant.  NEHDS had no relationship with the driver of the vehicle or the contractor who retained him, and was named as a defendant merely due to the fact that it owned and leased the vehicle to the co-defendant.  The Court granted NEHDS’ Motion for Summary Judgment, finding that the Graves Amendment, 49 U.S.C. § 30106(a), prohibits claims sounding in vicarious liability against owner/lessors of vehicles.


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.


695 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA


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


280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103, USA


650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, USA


254 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA


1 Turks Head Place, Providence, RI


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


46 Lincoln Corners Way, Woodstock, VT 05091


100 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608, USA

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.