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08/22/22  |  News & Events

Hermes Netburn Attorneys Named to Annual Best Lawyers List, with Shareholder Tony Sbarra Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation

Hermes Netburn O’Connor and Spearing is pleased to announce that seven shareholders are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America© publication. Four associates are recognized on

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12/02/21  |  Publications

Peter Netburn, Kevin O’Connor and Michael Kinton Co-Author Article for Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Winter 2020 Newsletter

Peter Netburn, Kevin O’Connor and Michael Kinton authored an article entitled, “Collusive Consent Judgment that was not Subjected to a Judicial Reasonableness Review is not the Basis for a Chapter 93A Damages

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11/29/21  |  Reported Decisions

Laramie v. Philip Morris USA Inc., 488 Mass. 399 (2021)

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered whether the Massachusetts Attorney General’s settlement precluded recovery of punitive damages under the wrongful death statute for claims brought decades later.

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11/10/21  |  Publications

Peter Netburn and Scott Spearing Present Journal Article and Lead Panel Presentation at 2021 Annual Fidelity Law Association Conference

Peter Netburn and Scott Spearing lead a panel presentation at the 2021 Annual Fidelity Law Association conference in New York City.  Peter and Scott discussed their recent article, It’s Not a Direct

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12/02/20  |  News & Events

Tony Sbarra Featured as Speaker at Annual DRI Asbestos Medicine Virtual Seminar

Tony Sbarra, a shareholder at Hermes Netburn, was featured as a main stage presenter at the 2020 DRI Asbestos Medicine Virtual Seminar this year. Serving as a main stage presenter at this

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11/29/20  |  Reported Decisions

Capitol Specialty Ins. Corp. v. Higgins, 953 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2020)

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected using a stipulated consent judgment from an underlying tort case as the basis for a bad faith damages award against the

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11/24/20  |  Publications

Holly Polglase Authors Product Liability Article: Creating Useful Exhibits at Depositions

Shareholder Holly Polglase authored a recent article entitled, “Product Liability: Creating Useful Exhibits at Depositions” published in the October issue of the Primerus network newsletter. In the article, Holly describes critical considerations

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06/30/20  |  Case Studies

Minimizing Defense Costs – Summary Judgment Awarded in Asbestos Case

Attorneys recently joining Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. previously represented the manufacturer of propulsion and auxiliary diesel engines contained on three naval ships, in a wrongful death case alleging negligence, failure