Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Town’s termination of firefighter vacated
    The town of Brookline was not justified in firing a black firefighter who did not return to work because he faced hostile treatment after reporting a superior’s racist comment, the Civil Service Commission has ruled. Firefighter Gerald Alston was fired in 2016. He had reported a lieutenant’s use of the n-word, which “inadvertently ended up […]
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines Cosby case
    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby that was filed by a woman who said he raped her in 1974 and later spread lies about her when she came forward. The court rejected an appeal from actress Kathrine McKee, who sued Cosby for damaging her reputation after […]

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