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Adam Simms to Present at National Business Institute’s Advanced Employment Law Course October 1-2, 2018

Adam Simms will present “Retaliation Claim Legal Strategies: Defenses, Counter-Suits and More,” at the National Business Institute’s Advanced Employment Law course. DATE: October 1-2, 2018 LOCATION: Peabody, MA REGISTRATION: National Business Institute’s Advanced Employment Law PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Handle Employment Law Difficulties with Confidence Rapid employment law legislative and case law evolution has created complex legal questions for employers and […]

John Davis Selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers List

John J. Davis was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the fourth year that John has been listed in the Employment Law – Management category. John is head of Pierce Davis & Perritano’s Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Practice Group. His practice focuses on the defense of cities, towns, and […]

Judith Perritano Selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers List

Judith A. Perritano, managing partner at Pierce Davis & Perritano, was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Judy is a highly skilled litigator with 30 years of extensive experience in the defense and trial of a wide variety of cases ranging from complex, high risk cases involving […]

Seth Barnett to Present “The Risks of Participating in Public Meetings and Hearings” at the MMLA

Seth B. Barnett will present “The Risks of Participating in Public Meetings and Hearings” at the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association Seminar on August 9, 2018. DATE: August 9, 2018 LOCATION: Sturbridge, MA REGISTRATION: MMLA Annual Half-Day Seminar Program Overview This program provides municipal attorneys with the latest information, practitioners’ points and resources on Open Meeting […]

Superior Court Dismisses Nuisance Case Over Use of Town Ballfields

Manuel Branco v. Town of Walpole, Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 2017-00909 (May 2018) The plaintiffs live across the street from two baseball diamonds and one softball diamond owned and operated by the Town of Walpole. Claiming that foul balls batted from the ballfields enter their property on a “regular and continuing basis,” and that […]

Appeals Court Upholds School’s Sovereign Immunity in Negligence Suit

Alexandra Stahr v. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School District, 93 Mass. App. Ct. 243 (2018) The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld the Middlesex Superior Court’s decision to dismiss the plaintiffs’ lawsuit against Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LSHS). PDP represented LSHS in the Motion to Dismiss and on appeal. The negligence suit was brought by a former student and […]

Joel F. Pierce Announces his Retirement from the Practice of Law

June 26, 2018 – Boston, Massachusetts –  Joel F. Pierce will be retiring in June 2018 after more than four decades of practicing law, the last 20 at Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, the firm he co-founded. Joel began practicing law in 1976 with the Boston firm of Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, where he became […]

Massachusetts Appeals Court Finds in Favor of PDP Client Overturning $700,000 Bad Faith Verdict

Johanna Lief-Socolow v. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation No. 17-P-393 John J. Cloherty successfully represented Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation (PRAC) in an appeal before the Massachusetts Appeals Court from a Superior Court verdict finding bad faith settlement practices occurred when handling an Underinsured Motorist claim. Attorney Cloherty was retained for the appeal after a different law […]