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Bill Smart Prevails in Hospital Credentialing Hearing

Jun 14 2019
Morrison Mahoney Partner Bill Smart prevailed in a hospital credentialing matter on behalf of our client, a tele-radiologist. The hospital's Credentials and Medical Executive Committee (MEC) had voted to recommend that the Board of Trustees deny our client’s reappointment to the medical staff following a seven-figure malpractice settlement that arose from care at another facility.

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Christopher Martin Secures Summary Judgment in Construction Defect Matter

May 6 2019
Morrison Mahoney Partner Christopher Martin secured a summary judgment in a large community-wide construction defect matter on behalf of an international windows and doors distributor. The windows and doors were the subject of a federal court multi-district litigation judgment which involved the same developer in the present matter and claims by that developer were estopped by res judicata.

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Brent Tingle Obtains Defense Verdict in Salem Superior Court

Apr 24 2019
Morrison Mahoney Partner Brent Tingle obtained a defense verdict after a 2-week trial in Salem Superior Court. Our client was a radiologist who interpreted a chest X-ray which was being done for screening purposes on a patient with a past history of lung cancer that had been successfully treated.

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Overtime Exemption for Agricultural Workers in the Cannabis Industry

Apr 10 2019
While Massachusetts courts have yet to address issues narrow to the cannabis industry, courts can nevertheless influence industry practices on such broader terms as labor and employment. For instance, the Supreme Judicial Court in a recent decision addressed whether certain workers employed at a bean sprout farm fell under the agricultural exemption to the Massachusetts overtime statute. By applying the “plain language” of the exemption to facts common to many agricultural workplaces, the SJC’s decision can be followed by employers in the cannabis industry to reduce the risk of improper treatment, classification, and compensation of its cultivation employees.

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