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Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, Inc., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-134-16)

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SJC-11959

EMMA GYULAKIAN  vs.  LEXUS OF WATERTOWN, INC., & another.[1]

Middlesex.     March 10, 2016. – August 24, 2016.

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

Employment, Sexual harassment.  Anti-Discrimination Law, Sex, Attorney’s fees.  Practice, Civil, Judgment notwithstanding verdict.  Damages, Punitive.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on January 10, 2013.

The case was tried before Kimberly S. Budd , J., and postverdict motions for relief were considered by her. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

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Watertown Rescue’s Actions Helped Save MBTA Officer’s Life

It was a typical 24-hour shift for Watertown Fire Department firefighters James Caruso and Patrick Menton assigned to the department’s rescue ambulance; a few medical calls and some training.

Pretty routine for a Thursday, Caruso would remember. 

But the everyday would within minutes transform into a maelstrom of bullets and bombs. The pair rushed to aid a police officer in a Watertown neighborhood, hit in an exchange of gunfire with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. 

“From calm to chaos,” said Menton.

Caruso and Menton have worked together periodically on the ambulance which is Caruso’s assignment. In fact, Menton was only scheduled to accompany Caruso after James’ usual partner’s wife gave birth earlier on April 18.

The pair — Westford-native Caruso and Menton who was born, raised and is living in Watertown — who joined the department together eight years ago, would be on the 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift.   read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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Elation: Scene of Watertown Capture of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Watertown residents cheer the police officers and firefighters who brought the Boston Marathon Bomber into custody.

It took a few minutes, but when reality sank in that the second Boston Marathon bomber had been captured in Watertown – their town – the crowd’s mood changed; it became like a victory parade for a Red Sox world championship.

After watching the scene in the chilly damp night, being up all night and cooped up all day made, it was extra sweet when the words “suspect in custody” came over the police radio.

Two hours earlier, I had been contemplating a second helping of chicken stirfry when the words rarely heard in Watertown came crackling over the scanner: “Shots fired.”

My wife, Jen, and I froze and then went into a frenzy. We grabbed our coats and every camera we could get our hands on and jumped in the car. The scene was just two blocks away.

Mt. Auburn Street — Watertown’s main thoroughfare — was already blocked off when we got there. Dozens of police talked nervously. Then came a “pop, pop.” Then another, followed by a few more. It was not clear whether they were gas canisters, gun shots, or both. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

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Locked Down in Watertown: ‘You Can’t Live Scared’

A resident's photo reportedly shows the car driven by suspects in the Watertown shootout. A police cruiser is also seen.

“Well, it’s a beautiful day out there, best of the year,” said Brian Baccaro, 29, a former roommate of mine who still has a Brighton address on the Watertown line. “And now I think bombs might be hidden all over the place.”

That statement is no longer irrational for this community. It’s no longer irrational for Boston.

The porch barbecues and outdoor events that make these neighborhoods so boisterous likely will not take place this weekend – the first one to hit 70 degrees after a long, brutal winter. There won’t be chicken kabobs or lahmajun eaten, Coors Light 30-racks will stay on the shelves, and you won’t see neighbors yelling across their porches at each other.

Instead, the working class people of Brighton, the largely Armenian population of Watertown, the students and citizens of Cambridge and the rest of Eastern Massachusetts will stay hunkered down indoors in a police state. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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MIT Officer Killed, Reports of Shootout in Watertown

The scene of heavy police activity in Watertown.

Update 1:26 a.m. 

Police may have unexploded devices on Laurel and Dexter, getting residents out of there. 

Another possible suspect may be involved. 

Update 1:25 a.m.

Suspect is being held at Mt. Auburn St. and Adams St. in Watertown. 

Update 1:22 a.m.

Boston Police Chief Linskey is on scene. 

Update 1:20 a.m.

Police believe they have second suspect in custody. Potential mistaken identity, police are confirming. 

Update 1:17 a.m.

“Party on the ground, Boston PD is requesting assistance on Upland.” – Watertown PD Scanner

Update 1:16 a.m.

One suspect remains at large. Another in custody. 

Update 1:03 a.m.

Two officers are down at the scene in Watertown, as is one of the two suspects, according to police scanner reports.

Update 12:55 a.m.

Two men allegedly hijacked a black Mercedes SUV in Cambridge around midnight, according to police scanner reports. The men let the driver out of the vehicle on Memorial Drive about 30 minutes later, according to the reports. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 5:33 am

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