Experienced, Efficient & Effective Trial Lawyers
No business is immune from general liability risks and negligence claims. At Callanan Law Firm, LLP, we routinely handle personal injury and property damage claims from minor to catastrophic. We enjoy years of experience handling and trying premise liability claims, product liability claims, workplace accidents and claims of ordinary negligence in myriad circumstances.
We defend product manufacturers in a range of industries including automotive products, child safety products, industrial machinery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, sports and recreation equipment, and tools. We manage litigation on behalf of major retailers and serve insurers as defense counsel and monitoring counsel on high-exposure claims.
Dakin v. Outback Steakhouse of Florida, LLC et al, Plymouth Superior Court
RESULT: Defense Verdict
Outback Steakhouse hired our firm on the eve of trial of a catastrophic personal injury claim brought by a dishwasher alleging permanent disability following a fall at work. We alleged that the defendants could not be sued by the dishwasher because they were engaged in a joint enterprise and were therefore a single employer, immune from suit under the Massachusetts workers' compensation preclusion. After a one-day jury trial on the workers' compensation defense, the jury agreed that the claim was barred and judgement entered for both defendants.
The Appeals Court subsequently affirmed the verdict. See the attached article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly covering the Appeals Court decision.