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Summary Judgment Defeated in De Facto Merger Claim

April 9, 2021

Chris Callanan successfully defeated a corporate defendant's motion for summary judgment seeking to dismiss a claim of corporate successor liability under a de facto merger theory in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts before Judge Leo T. Sorokin. Callanan's client sought to enforce a judgment against a company that had engaged in a series of dealings with an individual who owned a company against whom Callanan's client held a judgment. Judge Sorokin found that issues of material fact existed precluding summary judgment.

Read Westlaw's Corporate Governance Daily Briefing coverage of the decision here.

Christopher A. Callanan

Chris Callanan is an experienced trial attorney who represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial, employment and catastrophic personal injury matters. Mr. Callanan's business litigation practice focuses on employment disputes including breach of contract, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour disputes, independent contractor classification issues, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, unfair and deceptive business practices, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and defamation.

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