PDP Partner John Cloherty Quoted in Rhode Island Lawyer’s Weekly


Pierce Davis & Perritano Partner, John Cloherty, was recently quoted in a Rhode Island Lawyer’s Weekly article:


“One unusual aspect of the decision is that the court relies on an affidavit from an expert of the plaintiff to support a showing of disputed facts,” he said. “I’ve of course seen that in medical malpractice cases, where there may be disagreement among experts as to what caused an injury, but I haven’t seen it in a First Amendment case in the academic context.”


The Article, ” Free Speech Suit Against RIC Survives, with Issues for Jury,” discusses Felkner v. Rhode Island College, et al., in which a former graduate student at RIC claimed the college violated his rights to freedom of speech and expression.


Read the full quote and article here!