Recent Articles

Hassett and Ober’s Appeals Court Win Featured in Lawyer’s Weekly

Negligence – Car accident – Voir dire Appeals Court (Unpublished) By: Tom Egan of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly January 18, 2017 Where, after the plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, the.. read more

Dealy and Hassett featured in DRI’s The Voice

Attorneys John Dealy and David Hassett were recently featured in DRI’s The Voice in connection with summary judgment affirmed by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a wrongful death action: DRI-And.. read more

Summary Judgment / Auto Dealership Not An Agent of Financing Company in Auto Repossession Case

Attorney Kelly A. Byron successfully obtained summary judgment in Fairfield Superior Court on behalf of an automobile dealership in an action stemming from a contested auto repossession. The plaintiff brought.. read more

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

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