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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.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane expresses its condolences to the family of justice Ginsburg, a caring and intellectually powerful woman.   As a justice, lawyer, and teacher she stood for the principles that enhanced the civil rights of women and men of all color, rights of equal pay between the sexes, the rights to healthcare and the basic rights of criminal defendants.   Justice Ginsburg knew what it was to be a women in a male dominated profession Read More

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Department of Labor Issues Revised Temporary Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Including New Guidance Relating to Intermittent Leave

On Friday, September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor issued revisions to the temporary rule regarding the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Those revisions can be found here - https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/16/2020-20351/paid-leave-under-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act. The revisions take effect on September 16, 2020.

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