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Two MHTL Attorneys Appointed as Hearing Officers

Attorneys Alisia St. Florian and Matthew Feeney have been appointed to serve as Hearing Officers for the Board of Bar Overseers for the 2019-2021 Term.  During this voluntary three year appointment, hearing officers are called upon to make determinations and recommendations as to alleged attorney misconduct.

Alisia St. Florian is a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane. Mrs. St. Florian’s primary focus is special education along with general education law.

Matthew Feeney was an Assistant District Attorney for fifteen years in both Essex and Suffolk County. Mr. Feeney is a senior attorney emphasizing in representation of public retirement boards, conducting internal investigations for public and private entities, civil litigation and criminal defense.

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Bristol Superior Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Decision in Favor of Fall River Mayor, Represented by Peter Mello and Matthew Feeney of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP

On October 10, 2019, the Bristol Superior Court issued a decision denying the Fall River City Council’s motion for a preliminary injunction, through which the City Council sought to require Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II to relinquish control of his Office.  While the City Council argued that a certain provision of the Fall River Charter affords the Council broad discretion to take such action, in denying the City Council’s motion the Court rejected the Council’s interpretation, in part Read More

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Post-Janus Bill Over Governor’s Veto

On September 19th, the Massachusetts Legislature overwhelmingly overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a union-friendly law. The bill was passed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME which relieved bargaining unit employees who were not members of the union of the obligation to pay dues to public sector unions. The Massachusetts bill allows unions to charge non-members certain fees, relieves unions of some of their obligations to those non-union employees, and expands unions’ access to public employees.

 

 

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