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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 timing several dispositive motions, Hassett & Donnelly’s attorneys halted potential costly litigation in its tracks and brought about judicious and cost-effective solutions. . . read more

Hassett & Donnelly Adds O’Brien to Hartford Office
Hartford, Conn. February 6, 2013 – Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., an insurance defense trial practice firm, announced today that Kelly A. O’Brien has joined the firm as an attorney in its Hartford office . . .  read more

Judge Reduces $135k Fee Award Request to $50,000
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
“Unreasonable,” “excessive” and “inflated.” When a judge uses those three words in the same breath as “attorneys’ fees,” the lawyer seeking the award knows he’s in trouble . . . 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

Equestrian Fails to Prove That Driver Caused Injury – Defense Verdict Turns on Key Piece of Video Evidence
The Connecticut Law Tribune
M&W Construction of Colchester Inc. and Jeffrey Watson v. Erica Kelly, Alphonse.. 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
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