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DeRoche v. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Docket #SJC-09619
Date April 6, 2006
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Sosman, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryEmployment, Discrimination, Retaliation. Emotional distress. Anti-discrimination law, Employment, Age, Attorney's fees. Damages, Emotional distress, Interest, Attorney's fees. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Interest. Governmental immunity. Massachusetts Tort Claims Act. Practice, Civil, Attorney's fees.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Superior Court, Justice Geraldine S. Hines
Counsel for Appellant
Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light:   Nicholas J. Scobbo, Jr., Ann Ryan-Small
Counsel for Appellee
DeRoche:   Seth H. Hochbaum
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination  Beverly I. Ward
Amici CuriaeCommonwealth of Massachusetts; National Employment Lawyers' Association, Massachusetts Chapter

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