Megan C. Deluhery was quoted in a news article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on a federal appeals court decision upholding jury instructions in an employment discrimination case.
In denying the plaintiff's request for a new trial, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that instructions incorporating a legal analysis on the shifting burdens of proof in employment discriminbation cases established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 is appropriate when a trial court judge "translate[s] it into everyday parlance and fit[s] it to the facts and circumstancews of a particular case."
Ms. Deluhery, a partner at Todd & Weld, told the publication in its Feb. 19 issue that "[a]sking an appellate court to say that using the Supreme Court's phraseology of the law in a jury instruction is wrong is going to be a tough sell."
Ms. Deluhery concentrates her practice on employment litigation, as well as closely held business disputes, defamation, civil rights litigation, and insurance benefits litigation.