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Former Chairman of Redevelopment Board’s Motion for Relief from Judgement Denied: Loreti v. Tulimieri

Loreti v. Tulimieri, 2016 WL 5870960 (Mass. App. Ct. 2016)  In February, 2012, the plaintiff, a resident of Arlington and former Chairman of the Arlington Redevelopment Board (ARB), filed a Complaint in Middlesex Superior Court against the Town and two former Town officials – former Town Counsel and the former Chairman of the Arlington Zoning […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano makes the holiday season a little brighter for 69 Massachusetts children

Each year Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP participates in an annual Toy Drive organized through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). The Toy Drive benefits foster children, children in state run residential facilities, or children from impoverished families each holiday season. Employees who elect to participate in the program receive a child’s name […]

Federal Court Halts FLSA Rule Changes

Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime and Minimum Wage Provision Changes on Hold With only days remaining before its implementation, a federal court judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on November 22, 2016, to delay the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulation changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These regulation changes would have increased the […]

Legislative Updates: Massachusetts Public Records Law Overhauled by Legislature

Earlier this summer, Governor Baker signed a bill into law adopting significant changes to the Massachusetts Public Records Law. These changes apply to all state agencies and municipalities. The new law provides, for the first time, penalties for agencies and municipalities that do not comply with the various requirements in the new Public Records Law.  […]

Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Punitive Damages Award against Employer in Sexual Harassment Verdict

Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, Inc., 475 Mass. 290 (2016) The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued an opinion addressing the standard for awarding punitive damages against employers who are found liable for sexual harassment. In Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, Inc., a Superior Court jury first determined that the plaintiff, a finance manager for […]

The Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Whether a Teacher Obtains “Professional Teacher Status” Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 71, § 41, is an Inquiry within the Purview of an Arbitrator

Plymouth Public Schools v. Education Association of Plymouth & Carver & another, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 643 (2016) Kirsten Bilbo worked as a full-time special education teacher at Plymouth North High School for five consecutive years, from March 2008 through June 2013. She took maternity leave during her first and fourth full years (2009 and […]

Jury Verdict: Murray v. Town of Hudson, Worcester Superior Court, C.A. No. WOCV2013-00675

PDP attorney Jason W. Crotty successfully obtained a defense verdict in favor of the Town of Hudson after a two-day jury trial in Worcester Superior Court held before Judge Daniel M. Wrenn. The case arose out of an injury that occurred during a high school baseball game.  The plaintiff, who was a high school senior, […]

MCAD Issues Lack of Probable Cause Finding in Conkey v. Dover Sherborn Public Schools (MCAD Docket No. 13BEM02943)

On September 30, 2016, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination issued a Lack of Probable Cause Finding against a former Technology Director of the Dover-Sherborn Regional School District who claimed the District discriminated against her on the basis of her gender and association with disabled parents. In defending the District, PDP argued that the Superintendent’s decision, […]