Attorney Rebecca Rogers Appellate Cases
The following are some examples of the clients Attorney Rogers has helped with appeals in the state and federal courts.
Appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Attorney Rogers was a key member of the appellate team that represented a client injured by a generic drug. Under existing law at the time, generic drug manufacturers could not be held liable for inadequate warnings. At the same time, in most states courts would not hold the brand name manufacturer liable, even though they are responsible for the label.
Our client's case was initially dismissed in the trial court for this reason. Rebecca and the slnlaw team prepared an exhaustive appeal, arguing that traditional principles of tort law required that the companies responsible for the label should be held responsible for failing to warn of serious side effects.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed, and issued a decision changing the law in Massachusetts and providing protection for generic drug consumers. Attorney Rogers' work on the research and drafting of the appeal was a major reason for this result.
Employee Shareholder Appeal
Attorney Rogers served as the appellate specialist for an slnlaw client who was an employee and minority shareholder of a privately held investment management company. Rebecca researched and drafted the appeal brief, which tackled novel and complex issues about the scope of fiduciary duty under Massachusetts law. The case eventually settled.
Defending a Civil Judgment on Appeal
Rebecca was the primary attorney defending a civil judgment for a fishing boat operator claiming money due under an employment contract and a business contract. She successfully defended the judgment, securing a substantial benefit for the client.
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"SLN represented me in a complicated employment-related dispute. What could have been a prolonged nightmare for me was handled swiftly and skillfully, and with fairness and dignity." Smita N.
"Long overdue public words of gratitude for Emily and her associates' work on my behalf. They were so very respectful of me during an emotionally and financially ridden time -- and that mattered more than the positive result. May all clients have such advocates on their sides!" Donna B.
Can We Help You?
We would be happy to help you with an appeal from a civil judgment in the Massachusetts state or federal courts. Attorney Rogers and the rest of the slnlaw team have represented many people like the ones described above. You can use the button below to schedule a call back from a member of our team, give us a call at 781-784-2322, or fill out our web form to let us know a little more about your situation.