Attorney Deborah Ecker Successfully Defends City of Amesbury in 2019 Fire Department Arbitration

Deborah I. Ecker Attorney Deborah Ecker successfully defended the City of Amesbury at arbitration relating to the Fire Department’s decision to assign firefighters rather than permanent lieutenants to the 55 position, which included their sitting in the right front seat of the ladder truck.  After hearing, Arbitrator Timothy Hatfield found that the... read more

Attorney Brian Maser successfully defended the Reading Municipal Light Department

Attorney Brian Maser successfully defended the Reading Municipal Light Department in an important case at arbitration relating to the Department’s decision to bypass a first class lineworker for promotion to the position of Leader Lineworker in favor of a first class lineworker with less seniority.  After a two day... read more

APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS GEORGETOWN CONSERVATION COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF ORDER OF CONDITIONS

KP Law is pleased to announce that A. Alexander Weisheit, on behalf of the Town of Georgetown, received a favorable opinion from the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday, May 31, 2019. The Appeals Court upheld an earlier Essex Superior Court finding that the Georgetown Conservation Commission acted appropriately in... read more

Superior Court Quashes Attorney General’s Open Meeting Law Determination

In the case of Town of Swansea v. Maura Healy, Suffolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 1784CV03269, Attorney Gregg J. Corbo successfully prosecuted the Town of Swansea’s appeal of a determination by the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government that the Town’s Board of Selectmen violated the Open Meeting Law with respect to... read more

Victory for Town of Braintree in Department of Labor Relations Case

Attorney Brian Maser successfully defended the Town of Braintree in an important case before the Department of Labor Relations relating to a charge of prohibited practice. The Town’s patrol officers’ union filed a charge concerning the Police Chief’s decision to reduce minimum staffing levels on weekend day shifts starting... read more