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B&B Attorneys Knock Out Non-Compete Claims In One Swing

A stylist who opened her own shop won’t be facing legal claims from her former salon, after B&B Attorneys Eric LeBlanc and Michaela May successfully moved to dismiss all of the salon’s five counterclaims against their client. The salon alleged that the stylist had breached a non-competition agreement by servicing clients and opening her own shop following her separation from…
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“Failure-to-Interact could be Failure-to-Accommodate” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly quotes David Belfort

B&B Partner David E. Belfort was recently called upon by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly  (“MLW”) to comment on the Massachusetts U.S. District Court decision of Rivera v. Altranais Home Care LLC. The case was featured in the January 28, 2022 issue of MLW in an article titled “Failure-to -Accommodate Claim Survives Summary Judgment” and centered on a decision issued by Judge…
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Attorney Belfort Presents at the 24th MCLE Annual Employment Law Conference

Bennett & Belfort congratulates its partner David E. Belfort along with Lynn A. Kappelman (Seyfarth Shaw LLP) for their joint presentation of the annual “Discrimination Law Update” at the 24th MCLE Annual Employment Law Conference 2021.  Mr. Belfort focused his remarks on an assessment of 2021 Massachusetts state court employment decisions, including the following cases: Meehan v. Med. Info. Tech.,…
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Michaela May Quoted in MLW Article

B&B attorney Michaela May was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s November 22, 2021 edition concerning the recent decision in Cunningham v. Lyft, in which the First Circuit held that Lyft drivers should be compelled to arbitrate their wage-and-hour claims against the ride-sharing app. The First Circuit had reversed an order by Judge Indira Talwani, of the U.S. District Court for…
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Six Bennett & Belfort Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers

  Bennett & Belfort is proud to announce that Thompson Reuters has named David Belfort and Todd Bennett to its Super Lawyers list of 100 Top Attorneys in Massachusetts.       Four other Bennett & Belfort attorneys – Eric LeBlanc, Michael Mason and Michaela May – have been selected as Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.    …
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Bennett & Belfort Client Prevails in Landmark Domestic Violence Leave Case

In a decision issued on August 25, 2021, our client Kehle Osborne-Trussell prevailed at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a case involving the state’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act (the “DVLA”). Represented by B&B Managing Partner Michael Mason, Ms. Osborne-Trussell filed claims under the statute after Children’s Hospital rescinded her offer of employment.   Ms. Osborne-Trussell accepted the…
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COURT PUNISHES COMPANY FOR HIDING THE ARBITRATION BALL   Congratulations to Bennett & Belfort attorneys Craig Levey, Jillian Guilfoyle and Todd Bennett who defeated a Motion To Dismiss and Motion To Compel Arbitration that was filed by a Defendant based on an Arbitration agreement that was not produced in response to a personnel file request under MGL c. 149 s.…
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