Defense Verdict in Fall from Scaffolding – Witness Testifies the Plaintiff’s Claim Was Fabricated

Attorney Matthew Lindberg successfully obtained a defense verdict in Essex Superior Court in an action arising from a mason’s alleged fall from scaffolding at a residential construction site. The plaintiff,.. read more

The Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination: A Trial Lawyer’s Commentary on the Insights of Irving Younger

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial and Tactics Newsletter By David F. Hassett July 2011 Cross-examination can be one of the most important and exciting aspects of trying a case… read more

SJC Calculates 93A Damages at $22 Million Dollars

Rhodes v. AIG Domestic Claims, Inc. (SJC-10911) In Rhodes v. AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., SJC-10911 (February 10, 2012), the SJC reaffirmed that damages for knowing or willful violation of c… read more

Hassett Nominated by His Peers as One of “Best Lawyers in America” in the Field of Personal Injury Defense Litigation

MetroWest Daily News David F. Hassett of Northborough, managing partner of Hassett & Donnelly P.C., a litigation defense law firm with offices in Worcester and Hartford, Conn., was recently selected.. read more

Donnelly and Mayo Earn Four Significant Dismissals

April, 2012 Attorneys Gerard T. Donnelly and Courtney E. Mayo recently obtained dismissals in three (3) actions brought in Massachusetts Superior Court and one (1) in the United States District.. read more

Mass. State Police “Critical Speed Formula” Excluded in Daubert Hearing

Commonwealth vs. Cruz (Norfolk Superior Court Criminal Action No.: 10-0508) December 30, 2011 The following is a summary of the recent decision of Commonwealth vs. Cruz. Hassett & Donnelly was.. read more

Mass. SJC Denies Insurer’s Attempt to Net Attorney’s Fees Gamache Exception to American Rule is For Insureds, Court Says

The Standard In the case of John T. Callahan & Sons, Inc., et al v. Worcester Insurance Company, 453 Mass. 447, 902 N.E.2d 923 (2009), David F. Hassett successfully argued.. read more

Massachusetts SJC Denies Insurer’s Attempt to Net Attorney Fees

Gamache Exception to American Rule is For Insureds, Court Says The Standard Where an insurance company successfully brought a declaratory judgment action establishing another insurer’s duty to defend a policyholder,.. read more

Attorneys Donnelly and Mayo Earn Four Significant Dismissals

Attorneys Gerard T. Donnelly and Courtney E. Mayo recently obtained dismissals in three (3) actions brought in Massachusetts Superior Court and one (1) in the United States District Court, District.. read more

Asbestos Exposure – Wrongful Death – Voluntary Dismissal

Attorneys Paul Rainville and John Girouard successfully argued to have a client dismissed from a potentially costly wrongful death / asbestos exposure case. Our client, owner of a successful family.. read more