A veteran trial attorney, Megan C. Deluhery actively engages with clients to comprehensively understand their goals, explore all available strategies and avenues, and develop a plan designed to achieve the most favorable results.
Ms. Deluhery, a partner at the firm, concentrates her practice in employment litigation, closely held business disputes, defamation, civil rights litigation, and insurance benefits litigation. She regularly represents clients in federal and state courts and before regulatory bodies.
She has obtained several jury verdicts and favorable arbitration rulings on behalf of clients. Equally adept as an appellate attorney, Ms. Deluhery has obtained notable first impression rulings before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Ms. Deluhery’s notable representative accomplishments include:
- Obtained jury verdict for defamation plaintiff against Boston Herald following three-week jury trial, resulting in payment of over $900,000 in damages and interest to client, after defeating two motions for summary judgment and obtaining names of confidential sources. Marinova v. The Boston Herald, Suffolk Superior Court, Civil Action No. 10-1316; see WL 7637805 (Mass. Super. Ct. Aug. 3, 2016) (memorandum and order denying defendant's post-verdict motions).
- Obtained federal jury verdict in favor of a male student and his family for breach of contract, judicial order for temporary reinstatement and consent order for permanent reinstatement against a private preparatory school based on its mishandling of a disciplinary matter involving alleged sexual assault. The jury verdict came three months after the expulsion of the student. The case is the first known jury verdict in favor of an improperly expelled male student in the country since the 2011 guidance from the Department of Education.
- Persuaded the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse summary judgment on a multi-million-dollar quantum meruit claim of her client related to a construction project. The court established new law by ruling that intentional breach of a construction contract does not prohibit pursuit of a quantum meruit claim. (G4S Technology LLC v. Massachusetts Technology Park Corp., 479 Mass. 721 (2018)).