Rulings and Decisions

Marielise Kelly and Elise Marshall obtain Defense Verdict in Civil Rights case

Jury Verdict – Marielise Kelly and Elise Marshall successfully defended Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority in civil rights case tried in federal court. Kevin Brooks v. Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority; Transit Connection, Inc. and James Taylor, 19-11119-WGY, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The case involved alleged violations of the Massachusetts Public Accommodations […]

Marielise Kelly obtains Partial Summary Judgment in Civil Rights case.

Summary Judgement – Marielise Kelly obtained a partial summary judgment in favor of Defendant Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority on Plaintiff’s claims under M.G.L.c. 93A; 42 U.S.C. §1981, as well as a count alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress. The court ruled, as a matter of law, that M.G.L.c. 93A did not apply to the actions […]

John Bee obtains a Defendant’s Verdict.

Jury Verdict – John H. Bee obtained a defendant’s verdict for the Defendant John Nagle Company, a company that supplied salmon to Captain Marden’s Seafood, Inc., a seafood market. Captain Marden’s sold the salmon to The Cottage Restaurant which grilled the salmon and served it to three people who became ill. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant […]

Marielise Kelly Successfully Defends an Excavation Subcontractor at Trial.

Jury Verdict – Marielise Kelly successfully defended an excavation subcontractor at trial in connection with a construction site accident alleging negligence against defendant. Plaintiff was operating a Caterpillar 330 excavator at a construction site adjacent to an excavation that he had dug in the days prior to the accident. The excavator was found on its […]

Patricia Noyes-Corrigan Successfully Defends Against a Motion for Summary Judgment

Summary Judgment – Patricia Noyes-Corrigan, representing the Plaintiff, successfully defended against a Motion for Summary Judgment (Docs 90 and 91, denied in part and allowed in part), as well as a Motion in Limine to Exclude Plaintiff’s Expert Opinion Evidence (Doc 92, denied) filed by Defendants in a United States District Court products liability subrogation […]

Elise Marshall Obtains a Defense Verdict

Jury Verdict – In April of 2019, Elise R. Marshall successfully defended her client in connection with a negligence action filed in the Barnstable Superior Court. Plaintiff claimed significant personal injuries after being thrown from a motorized scooter in the paved shoulder of Route 28 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, in August of 2014. The Defendant maintained […]