Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our attorneys excel at representation of our clients in a wide range of general business litigation. We have handled commercial, contract, corporate, health care, insurance, employment, governmental and real estate disputes, as well as general and business torts. We employ a tough-minded, business-oriented approach to the assessment and conduct of litigation and have enjoyed great success in achieving favorable results that meet the business objectives of our clients.
In a health care litigation, for example, we obtained reversal by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts of a lower court ruling that would have imposed a multi-million dollar liability upon our client; the high court's ruling simultaneously strengthened our client's bargaining position in contract dealings with health care providers. In another case, we obtained a summary judgment dismissing an employment discrimination claim filed by a terminated employee. Our trial attorneys have secured a substantial verdict on behalf of a partner in a real estate trust against his former partner, obtained significant damages awards on contract, fraud, tort and other claims, and secured jury verdicts on behalf of defendants rejecting seven-figure-plus claims for employment discrimination and patent infringement.
We apply to our general cases the same rigorous steps outlined in Our Approach to Litigation that we employ to good effect in complex intellectual property litigations. Effective litigation techniques result in settlement on favorable terms in many cases and in favorable results in cases that have to be taken to trial.