Andrew Rainer, Of Counsel to BHPK, secured another 7-figure victory against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

 

Andrew Rainer, Of Counsel to BHPK, secured another 7-figure victory against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of the family of Mary Margaret Hunt, who died prematurely in 2015 from lung cancer caused by her addiction to Kent cigarettes.

https://blog-cvn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/blog.cvn.com/4.2m-verdict-against-rjr-caps-ma-trial-over-womans-fatal-lung-cancer?hs_amp=true

 

 

Partners Leonard Kesten and Thomas Donohue are serving as faculty members for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE│New England)’s Direct & Cross Examination Workshop

 

Partners Leonard Kesten and Thomas Donohue are serving as faculty members for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE│New England)’s Direct & Cross Examination Workshop this spring. Lenny and Judge Paul Chernoff (Ret.) are  cochairs of the program.

https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2220143P01

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. explores the dismissal of a third-party complaint for failure to mediate a contribution claim pre-suit

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. explores the dismissal of a third-party complaint for failure to mediate a contribution claim pre-suit in his latest “Top Story” for the American Bar Association‘s ABA Litigation Section‘s Litigation News.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/publications/litigation-news/top-stories/2022/failure-to-mediate-causes-dismissal-of-case/

 

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. explores when a consumer visit to a retailer’s website might be sufficient to form a binding arbitration contract

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. explores when a consumer visit to a retailer’s website might be sufficient to form a binding arbitration contract. These facts form the basis of a recent appellate decision in Foster v. Walmart. Check out his latest Top Story in the American Bar Association ABA Litigation Section’s Litigation News.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/publications/litigation-news/top-stories/2022/accessing-website-may-constitute-agreement-to-arbitrate/

 

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of his client, the City of Somerville

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of his client, the City of Somerville, against claims of employment discrimination. After a several year legal battle in multiple forums, the City was finally vindicated in federal court for its decision to terminate a law enforcement officer who had been caught assaulting a citizen.

https://casetext.com/case/diaz-v-city-of-somerville

 

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. tackles federal preemption of a state anti-discrimination law

 

Michael Stefanilo, Jr. tackles federal preemption of a state anti-discrimination law in his latest top story for the American Bar Association ABA Litigation Section’s Litigation News. From the article: “Federal Arbitration Act trumps state statutory amendment disfavoring contract provisions that waive an employee’s right to redress discrimination in the workplace.”

 

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/publications/litigation-news/top-stories/2022/anti-discrimination-prohibition-struck-down-as-preempted/