Public Law Litigation

  • We successfully represented the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in litigation brought by the City of Boston to challenge the award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts.
  • Obtained the dismissal (prior to any discovery) of a class action against the MBTA for commuter rail service disruptions cause by the historically bad winter of 2015, which was upheld on appeal.
  • For Acton, we successfully defended the Town’s award of Community Preservation Act grants to preserve a local historic church in the face of a constitutional challenge.
  • For Acton, we successfully defended the Town’s sewer betterment assessment bylaw against challenges by the Town’s largest corporate landowner. To do this, we guided Acton through the Town Meeting approval process, negotiated conservation easements, got an agreement from the Attorney General’s Office, and oversaw the soil removal procurement process.
  • For the Lexington Historical Commission, we defended the validity of the Town’s demolition delay bylaw on summary judgment and on appeal.
  • For Attleboro, we represent the City is a collection of cases concerning the expansion of a concrete and proposed asphalt plant.
  • We successfully settled environmental claims against Cambridge, which alleged coal ash contamination from the City’s former municipal incinerator.
  • For Wakefield, we successfully settled excess profits litigation brought against a 40B affordable housing complex’s developer.
  • We defended Revere against civil enforcement actions involving allegations of sanitary sewer overflows with illicit discharges to storm drains. We recently negotiated favorable terms with the Department of Justice in a proposed consent decree.

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