Nolan Perroni wins Interesting Case at Civil Service Commission

In a case handled by NP Attorney Gary Nolan, the Civil Service Commission this week overturned a decision by the Massachusetts Environmental Police not to hire Frank Soleimani who, at the time of his application, was a Westfield Police Officer.  Officer Soleimani, a decorated veteran of the U.S. armed services, and who speaks five languages, had an exemplary record as a police officer in Westfield.  He was bypassed based largely on an incomplete and error laden background investigation performed by ...

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Major legal publication makes front page story of NPH’s Meghan Cooper

NPH Attorney Meghan C. Cooper appeared on the front page of this week’s edition ofMassachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, in connection with the newspaper’s coverage of her significant Appeals Court victory earlier this month. The digital version of the article is below in PDF format – just click to read it in full.

In related news, Lawyer’s Weekly has named Meghan one of twenty-five recipients of its 2015 Excellence in the Law Award for Up and Coming Lawyers. We are so proud of her for receiving ...

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NPH WINS MAJOR CIVIL SERVICE CASE AT APPEALS COURT – NEW RULE OF LAW CREATED

NPH Attorney Meghan Cooper has won a major victory for civil service employees across Massachusetts.  In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled that a municipality may not discipline employees for failing to testify at local appointing authority hearings that are held – as the Court found – for the benefit of the employee and not for the benefit of the City.  To that end, the Court held that employees may not be ordered to testify at such ...

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