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Andrew J. Gambaccini

Andrew Gambaccini’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Solomon v. City of Methuen

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Outcome:
    Civil Service Commission appeal allowed; reinstatement of Chief of Police with a significant award of back pay
    Description:
    After a termination by the appointing authority, successfully argued that the firing was politically and personally motivated and secured the reinstatement of client as Chief of Police following a lengthy hearing before the Civil Service Commission.
  • Cronin, et al. v. City of Methuen, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Libel & Slander
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2008
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment granted in favor of the Chief and Deputy Chief
    Description:
    A former police officer and his wife sued the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police, alleging that the Chief and Deputy had interfered with his ability to find employment following his resignation from the Department.
  • Argueta v. City of Revere, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of the officer following motions filed on the officer's behalf
    Description:
    An individual brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against, among others, a Revere police officer. The lawsuit alleged that the individual was arrested without sufficient justification and that excessive force was used on him during the encounter.
  • Cardarelli v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Apr 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Allegations rejected after a motion to dismiss and judgment entered in favor of client
    Description:
    An officer with the MBTA Police Department sued a former Chief of Police and others, alleging that the individuals had treated him improperly in the workplace and had conspired to engage in various inappropriate activities.
  • Jiles v. City of Springfield, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Outcome:
    All allegations against each of the supervisors dismissed by the Court following motion practice.
    Description:
    An individual brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against three police supervisors and others after he was shot during the course of a traffic stop.
  • Andrew Kalp v. City of Brockton

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    May 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Civil Service Commission appeal allowed; suspension vacated in its entirety
    Description:
    A Brockton police officer was suspended for five days for a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer related to his injured on duty leave.
  • Blair, et al. v. City of Worcester, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Outcome:
    Following an appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals and extended motion practice in the District Court, judgment entered in favor of the officer who had not been served properly with notice of the lawsuit.
    Description:
    A federal civil rights lawsuit alleging false arrest and excessive force was commenced against a Worcester police officer and others. The case presented a question as to the appropriateness of how the officers involved were served with notice of the lawsuit.
  • Carter v. Hennigan, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Dec 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Motion to dismiss granted by the Superior Court and affirmed by the Appeals Court.
    Description:
    An incarcerated plaintiff commenced a civil rights action alleging that a number of police officers had withheld exculpatory evidence and that such withholding led to his conviction.
  • Murray v. Dowd, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    May 17, 2011
    Outcome:
    The judgment in favor of the buyers was affirmed and the seller was ordered to pay the attorneys' fees and costs of the buyers.
    Description:
    A plaintiff, the seller of a parcel of real estate, sued the buyers of the property for breach of contract. After the buyers prevailed in a bench trial, the seller appealed the judgment to the Appeals Court.
  • Bliss v. Town of Wareham

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    May 05, 2011
    Outcome:
    Civil Service Commission appeal allowed; Lieutenant ordered to be reinstated with no discipline and awarded all of his lost back pay and benefits.
    Description:
    In a unanimous decision from the Civil Service Commission, a Lieutenant from the Wareham Police Department was found to have been terminated wrongfully by his appointing authority.