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Lack of control guard in truck was safety violation: plaintiffs

A tree trimmer who was injured while working in the bucket of a bucket truck was awarded a net sum of $251,250 by a Bristol County jury. His wife was awarded $10,000 for loss of consortium. Maxwell Parsons claimed he fractured his wrist when the bucket he was in moved unexpectedly and struck a tree. He argued that the unexpected movement was due to a missing control guard, which he claimed was an OSHA violation. He sued Consider It Dunn, Inc., which owned the bucket truck in question. The defense responded by arguing that the missing control was not a significant factor in the accident and that Parsons contributed to the incident. In rendering its verdict, the jury attributed 33-percent comparative negligence to Parsons.
Parsons v. Pathfinder Tree Service, LLC
Bristol County - MA

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Redundant job position cut due to budget, defense argued

A jury sided with an employer and returned a defense verdict in a case in which a woman had claimed she was terminated from her job due to her race and national origin. Jennifer Furlonge, a black woman of West Indian and Caribbean ancestry, made the claim after her position as an administrative director at Boston Medical Center was eliminated and the duties of that job were consolidated with a newly created position that was given to a white woman. Furlong sought compensatory and punitive damages. In response, Boston Medical Center denied there was any discrimination and maintained that Furlonge’s job position had become redundant, thereby making it necessary to eliminate the position for budgetary reasons.
Furlonge v. Boston Medical Center
U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts - MA

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Pedestrian should have been in crosswalk, defense argued

A Worcester County jury cleared a motorist of liability and a defense verdict was entered in a case in which a pedestrian was struck by the motorist’s vehicle. Marie Cazeau was attempting to cross an intersection in Chelsea when she was struck by Dusko Kukolj’s vehicle and suffered a wrist fracture. She claimed that Kukolj failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield to a pedestrian. She sought economic and non-economic damages. Kukolj defended the case by arguing that Cazeau stepped out from between two vehicles and into the path of his vehicle. He also argued that Cazeau failed to use a crosswalk as required by Massachusetts statute, as there were two crosswalks within 300 feet of where the accident occurred.
Cazeau v. Kukolj
Worcester County, Superior Court - MA

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