Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Mayo Obtains Five Wins Before the MCAD over a Six-Month Period

Attorney Courtney Mayo recently obtained the dismissal of an MCAD action alleging discrimination in police officer training and hiring and also obtained four findings of “No Probable Cause” in actions.. read more

Dismissal of Civil Rights Action Filed by Tenant

Attorney Matthew Lindberg successfully obtained the dismissal of a civil rights action brought by a former tenant of a public housing complex. The plaintiff filed a complaint against the Housing.. read more

Mayo Obtains Back-to-Back Findings of “No Probable Cause” in MCAD Discrimination Actions

Attorney Courtney Mayo recently obtained back-to-back findings of “No Probable Cause” by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in two separate discrimination actions. The first action involved the appeal of a.. read more

Hassett & Donnelly’s Strategic Use of Summary Judgment Pays Off

Hassett & Donnelly recently garnered a series of successes by filing Motions for Summary Judgment and a Motion to Dismiss at strategic points during litigation. By artfully crafting and carefully.. read more

Dismissal of Civil Rights / Malicious Prosecution Action Against Town, Police Officers

Attorneys Gerard Donnelly and Courtney Mayo successfully obtained the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s Complaint in a federal case arising from the investigation into allegations of child abuse made against the.. read more

MCAD – No Probable Cause for Age Discrimination

A 61-year old Complainant filed a Complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) alleging that he had been passed over for a position as an Outreach Coordinator at a.. read more

EEOC – No Probable Cause Found in Age Discrimination Case

In an age discrimination claim filed by a former school principal against a local private school, Courtney Mayo successfully argued that the claimant was not terminated from his position as.. read more

Motion to Dismiss Granted – No Trespass Order

Donnelly and Mayo earned a dismissal of a Worcester Superior Court action brought by a lessee of commercial property against the Town of Hardwick. The plaintiff alleged that the Town.. read more

Motion to Dismiss Granted – False Arrest

Donnelly and Mayo successfully moved to dismiss a civil rights / false arrest action filed against the Town of Shirley and individual police officers following the arrest of a man.. read more