Misconduct during JLMC Arbitration – Insurance Company tells town, "you're on your own."

When an exhaustive investigation by NP Attorney Gary Nolan and the NEPBA revealed that deciept, ex-parte communications, and a secret back-channel with a JLMC arbitration panel member led to the Chelmsford Town Meeting’s vote to reject an arbitration award, the Union took action. So far, the Massachusetts Department of Labor has found probable cause to issue several complaints against the Town. More recently, as reported in the Lowell Sun, the primary municipal insurance company in Massachusetts has told ...

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NP Overcomes Extensive Video Footage to Win Use-of-Force Case. Important ruling by arbitrator regarding intentional v. accidental force.

Overcoming the challenges of modern video technology, NP Attorney Gary Nolan recently won an important use-of-force case on behalf of NEPBA Local 500. Through the presentation of expert testimony, Gary convinced an arbitrator to completely exonerate the officer.

The employer’s investigation lasted more than a year, and produced an internal affairs report hundreds of pages long, supported by video footage shot from several modern video surveillance cameras. Breaking down the camera angles to split second frames, Gary, together with the ...

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