Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorney has Notable Week
On March 5th, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane attorney, Felicia Vasudevan received the award for Lawyer’s Weekly, Lawyers of the Year. Attorney Vasudevan received the award following a favorable decision in special education law in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, C.D. v. Natick Public School District.
In C.D. v. Natick Public School District, the First Circuit rejected the Plaintiff’s interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which would have altered the standard for “free appropriate public education” and least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. Following the First Circuit’s decision, the Plaintiff petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari. Attorney Vasudevan opposed the Petition for Certiorari on behalf of Natick Public Schools. On March 2, 2020, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case.
Tom Jorling, is an attorney, advisor to MHTL, former co-drafter of the Clean Air and Water Act and former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under Governor Mario Cuomo. Tom Jorling served under 4 presidents, including Deputy Director of the Environmental Agency. Mr. Jorling was the recipient of the inaugural Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation Distinction in Public Service Award in April 2019. Thomas Jorling pens the article below on the attack Read More
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a historic 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, in which the Court held that employers cannot discriminate against an individual on the basis of the individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This case, Bostock v. Clayton County, was a consolidation of three cases, involving two gay men, who were terminated based on their sexual orientation, and one transgender woman, who was terminated based on her gender identity.