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Two Defense Verdicts in Separate Injury Actions Involving Same Plaintiff

Over the course of several months, Attorney Gerard T. Donnelly secured two defense verdicts in Hampden Superior Court in two separate actions involving the same plaintiff. The first trial involved.. read more

Summary Judgment for General Contractor / Sewer Defects Alleged in Hotel Construction

  Attorneys Gerard Donnelly and Margarita Warren successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a construction company in an action arising from alleged sewer defects in a large hotel construction.. read more

A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law – NEW

Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. has released its new publication, A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law.  To view the Table of Contents and excerpts, click here: A Guide to Basic Connecticut Law… read more

A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law – Updated

Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. has updated its publication, A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law.  To view the Table of Contents and excerpts, click here: A Guide to Basic Massachusetts Law… read more

Bona Fide Personnel Actions in Massachusetts

By: John M. Dealy and Michael S. Melville On October 12, 2013, the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided In re Upton’s Case, which reversed the Commonwealth’s Reviewing Board, and clarified that.. read more

News Alert: SJC Addresses Application of Strict Liability Statute

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ADDRESSES STRICT LIABILITY STATUTE WHERE BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS ALLEGED The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has handed down its decision in the case of Sheehan v. Weaver, SJC -11395.. read more

Hassett & Donnelly Adds Miller to Worcester Office

February 24, 2014 – Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., an insurance defense trial practice firm, announced today that John G. Miller of Hardwick, Massachusetts has joined the firm as an attorney.. read more

Timothy A. Smith Joins Hassett & Donnelly, P.C.’s Hartford Office

February 3, 2014 Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., an insurance defense trial practice firm with offices in Hartford, Boston and Worcester, announced today that Timothy A. Smith of Waterbury, CT has.. 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

Judge reduces $135K fee award request to $50,000

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly January 10, 2013 “Unreasonable,” “excessive” and “inflated.” When a judge uses those three words in the same breath as “attorneys’ fees,” the lawyer seeking the award knows.. read more