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Firm's Civil Rights Victory and Jury Verdict Upheld, Now Over $1.5M

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/ Published Monday, 06 April 2020 11:51
We had won a judgment of $433,000 in 2015 in our client’s long-running and ultimately successful case, Scotty Thyng v. City of Quincy et al, Norfolk Superior Court, Civil Action No. 2010-01449. That was after a two-week jury trial for violation of civil rights against five City of Quincy public officials for delaying and blocking our client’s attempts to build a house for more than 10 years. With interest and attorneys’ fees, that judgment came to more than $1.3 million.

Partner Luke Legere Presents on Article 97 Protection for Public Lands

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/ Published Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:31
Luke Legere spoke on Article 97 protection for public lands at the 2018 Essex County Open Space Conference hosted by Essex County Greenbelt at the HC Media Studio in Haverhill on December 1, 2018. His co-presenter was Kathleen O'€™Donnell, who is expert on real estate aspects of ensuring protection for open space. Together they presented the latest on law, policy, politics, practical tips, and recent important court decisions. Law suits are prevalent between residents and municipalities challenging applicability of Article 97, which is important for land trusts, environmental organizations, and municipal officials and boards to know about. Download Mr. Legere'€™s…

McGregor & Legere Client Landowner Wins Million Dollar Land Use Civil Rights Abuse Case

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/ Published Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:16
We recently concluded a successful court case, captioned “Thyng v. Thomas P. Kelly, individually, et al,” in Norfolk Superior Court. We represented Scotty Thyng, a long-time local landowner in the City of Quincy.

Busy End of Supreme Court Term Produces Important Land Use Cases

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/ Published Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:31
On three days in June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided cases making new law on signs and free speech, fair housing litigation, and air pollution regulation, and. We look at them in turn, in brief.

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