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Quarterman v. City of Springfield, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-035-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-223                                        Appeals Court

WILL QUARTERMAN  vs.  CITY OF SPRINGFIELD & another.[1]

No. 16-P-223.

Hampden.     November 9, 2016. – March 29, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Kinder, & Lemire, JJ.

Alcoholic Liquors, License, Local licensing authority.  Anti-Discrimination Law, Race, Damages, Attorney’s fees.  Practice, Civil, Judgment notwithstanding verdict, Motion to amend, Instructions to jury.  Judgment, Amendment.  Damages, Loss of profits, Attorney’s fees. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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City of Springfield v. United Public Service Employees Union (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-035-16)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

15-P-742                                        Appeals Court

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD  vs.  UNITED PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION.

No. 15-P-742.

Hampden.     February 11, 2016. – March 25, 2016.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Rubin, & Agnes, JJ.

Arbitration, Collective bargaining, Authority of arbitrator, Judicial review.  Employment, Sexual harassment, Termination.  Public Policy.  Public Employment, Collective bargaining, Termination, Reinstatement of personnel.  Civil Service, Termination of employment, Reinstatement of personnel. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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City of Springfield v. Local Union No. 648, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-107-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

13-P-1691                                       Appeals Court

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD  vs.  LOCAL UNION NO. 648, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, AFL-CIO.

No. 13-P-1691.

Hampden.     September 11, 2014. – August 13, 2015.

Present:  Trainor, Rubin, & Sullivan, JJ.

Fire Fighter, Appointment.  Arbitration, Fire fighters, Authority of arbitrator, Damages.  Labor, Fire fighters, Arbitration, Civil service, Damages.  Civil Service, Fire fighters, Appointment.  Contract, Collective bargaining contract.  Damages, Back pay. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 13, 2015 at 8:37 pm

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City of Springfield v. Civil Service Commission, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-142-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11540

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD  vs.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION & another.[1]

Hampden.     April 8, 2014. – August 18, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[2]

Civil Service, Provisional promotion, Termination of employment, Notice.  Labor, Civil service.  Employment, Termination.  Jurisdiction, Civil Service Commission.  Administrative Law, Evidence.  Notice, Termination of employment, Administrative hearing.  Waiver.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on July 29, 2010. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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Serrazina v. Springfield Public Schools (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-027-13)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750;  (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC‑11148

MARIA SERRAZINA  vs.  SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

February 15, 2013.

School and School Committee, Arbitration, Suspension from employment, Termination of employment, Compensation of personnel.  Arbitration, School committee, Confirmation of award.  Damages, Back pay.  Labor, Arbitration.

When the plaintiff, Maria Serrazina, became the subject of a certain Federal indictment, the defendant school department suspended her, without pay under G. L. c. 268A, § 25, from her position as a school adjustment counselor.  Thereafter, she entered into a pretrial diversion agreement with Federal authorities, and the indictment ultimately was dismissed.  After Serrazina sought reinstatement, the school department terminated her employment pursuant to G. L. c. 71, § 42, and she filed a grievance challenging the termination.  An arbitrator ordered that she be reinstated.  Serrazina then commenced an action in the Superior Court seeking confirmation of the arbitration award, as well as back pay for the period of her suspension and the period between her termination and reinstatement.  A Superior Court judge affirmed the arbitration award reinstating Serrazina, but allowed the school department’s motion for summary judgment with respect to her back pay claims.  Serrazina appealed, challenging the denial of compensation.  The Appeals Court affirmed the denial with respect to the period between her termination and reinstatement, but reversed with respect to the period of her suspension.  Serrazina v. Springfield Pub. Schs., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 617 (2011).  We granted Serrazina’s application for further appellate review. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm

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