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See below for press coverage on a discrimination and retaliationsuit recently filed by Attorney David A. Russcol against the Town of Williamstown. Read the full complaint here.

Attorneys Ruth O’Meara-Costello and David Russcol spoke to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about last week’s decision in Helfman v. Northeastern University, et al. The Court held that colleges have a duty to protect their students from alcohol-related harm under certain circumstances. Attorneys O’Meara-Costello and Russcol discussed the implications of this decision for colleges going forward. Click here to read more.

On July 27, 2020, Naomi Shatz and Katherine Dullea published the following op-ed in Law360, discussing inequities in the bar exam and urging lawyers to consider whether maintaining the exam is useful for the profession. You can view the original article here, or download a PDF here.

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Partner Naomi Shatz offers her expertise on the new federal regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020. These new regulations dictating how colleges and universities must handle claims of sexual harassment and assault under Title IX will go into effect on August 14, 2020. Click here to read the article and here to read her blog post about the regulations.

Attorneys Naomi Shatz and David Russcol were interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about the right to cross-examination in sexual misconduct investigations at private colleges, following the First Circuit’s recent decision in Doe v. Boston College. Click here to read the article, and click here to read Attorney Russcol’s blog post about the decision.

See below for press coverage on our firm’s victory at the Massachusetts Appeals Court on October 31, 2019 in Charles v. Vivian Leo & City of Boston, a racial discrimination and retaliation case against the city. Read the unanimous 45-page decision here.

Mass. Court Affirms Discrimination Verdict For Boston Worker – Law360

Chantal Charles won a huge racial discrimination lawsuit against the city. It’s time to pay up – The Boston Globe

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