Successfully represented a snow plow sub-contractor in connection with a civil case brought a pharmacist who claimed he slipped and fell on un-treated ice in his employer’s parking lot. Plaintiff presented over One Million Dollars in damages to the jury. After trial involving weather and orthopedic experts, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant.
cases of note
Successfully represented a liquor store defendant in a liquor liability case in the Superior Court that settled after a 4 week trial for favorable terms and resulting in a jointtortfesor release prior to the jury verdict; ultimately, the jury returned a major verdict against the co-defendant who did not seek a settlement of the case. Case also involved multiple experts regarding the sale / service of liquor and BAC and the metabolism of liquor; pre-judgment attachment; insurance coverage and appeal; and significant personal / excess liability issues.
At the end of each calendar year, Lawyers Weekly ranks the top plaintiffs' verdicts and settlements based on the millions of dollars the plaintiffs took home.
But defense lawyers win "big" cases as well.
Obtained significant settlement for client in a construction litigation after arbitration of matter that involved claims for treble damages against a general contractor.
Special Investigative Unit certificate awarded for investigation and defense of Workers’ Compensation fraud matter; case resulted in the forfeiture of the employee’s ongoing Workers Compensation.
Obtained a dismissal of the case against our client for less than the original pre-trial settlement offer following defense cross-examination of plaintiff prior to plaintiff resting case. Pre-Trial demand of One Million Dollars. United States District Court, for the District of Rhode Island.
Obtained defense verdict for client, a New York based industrial knife and cutting manufacturer, in product liability and negligence action. Obtained attorney’s fees award from the plaintiff and a verdict for the client on the cross claim against the codefendant. United States District Court, for the District of Massachusetts. Plaintiff’s Pre-Trial demand of One Million Dollars.
From "The Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly":
Defense verdict for client reported as one of the five “Biggest Defense Wins of the Year” for 2004 by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Elliot v. Grillakis. Jury verdict for defendant [Middlesex County Superior Court – Lowell] upheld in 2007, on plaintiff’s appeal by the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston.