PSD partner Peter Duffy panelist at upcoming Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar

PSD partner Peter Duffy will serve as a panelist at the upcoming Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminar “Modification & Contempt Proceedings in Divorce Cases” on October 31, 2013 at MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston. The seminar will also be available via live webcast. The seminar will focus on strategies for prosecuting and defending modification and contempt proceedings and will include a review of pertinent case law and legislation. The seminar will conclude with an “ask the experts” Q&A session.

The October 21, 2013 issue of Lawyers Weekly features PSD Partner Barry Pollack prominently in a cover story titled “DOJ lets AUSAs earn money sitting on boards of directors,” and in a sidebar titled, “Lawyer: FBI director’s guilty plea supports claim.” Among other things, Pollack described how US Attorney Carmen Ortiz was “off the mark” when denying the existence of government misconduct “until it stared her in the face” when a Connecticut federal prosecutor brought charges in Massachusetts. Pollack also explained that the US Attorneys Office does “not own a monopoly on justice,” and criticized the government’s failure to police itself better,

On October 21, 2013, a jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of PSD clients Amity Insurance and a former employee who were sued by a competitor. Peter Duffy led the trial efforts, which lasted about two weeks in Norfolk County Superior Court. The jury also found that the plaintiff had defamed PSD’s client. A jury determined that the Amity employee did not breach an employment contract with her former employer and that Amity did not interfere with the contract. The judge refused to give a Chapter 93A award to the plaintiff. The jury needed to deliberate for only about a single day.