Appellate Practice

We have an active appellate practice, in state and federal courts. Among cases successfully argued by Holtz & Reed lawyers are:

Shervin v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc. et al., No. 14-1651 (1st Cir. 2015) (affirming across-the-board trial victory for defendants in employment case after six-week trial);

Nansamba v. North Shore Medical Center, Inc., 727 F.3d 33 (1st Cir. 2013) (affirming district court denial of a plaintiff’s motion for relief from judgment in FMLA-retaliation case);

Joule, Inc. v. Simmons, 495 Mass. 81 (2011) (holding former employee who had signed arbitration agreement could not litigate a discrimination claim against her former employee at state civil rights agency);

Brooks v. Massachusetts General Hospital, 71 Mass. App. Ct. 1115 (2008) (affirming trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of employer in a race discrimination case);

Boyce v. Soundview Technology Group, Inc., No. 05-1686-CV  (2d Cir. 2005) (concerning the proper measure of contract damages in a stock option breach dispute);

Giuliano v. Fulton, 399 F.3d 381 (1st Cir. 2005) (denying alleged RICO violations were sufficient to state a claim);

In Re Merrimac Paper Co., Inc., 420 F.3d 53 (1st Cir. 2005) (holding that an employee’s claim cannot be equitably subordinated in bankruptcy proceeding solely because of its origin as stock redemption claim);

Town of Saugus v. Saugus Public Safety Dispatchers Union, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 901 (2005) (holding public safety union could not grieve order of police chief concerning emergency shift staffing);

Cohan v. Feuer, 422 Mass. 151 (2004) (denying post-mortem alimony);

Cariglia v. Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., 363 F.3d 77 (1st Cir. 2004) (age discrimination case addressing indirect liability).