Both as part of our litigation practice, and as a stand alone service, the attorneys of Gilbert & Greif regularly handle appeals for clients. Since May, three of our cases have received favorable treatment from appeals
courts. In May, a divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rendered a decision favorable to our client in Gove v. Career Systems Development Corporation. The court held that Ms. Gove was not required to arbitrate her claims of sex/pregnancy discrimination, but rather had the right to present her case to a jury.
In June and in August, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court sustained two appeals taken by Arthur Greif and Julie Farr from decisions in the Superior Court to grant summary judgment adverse to our clients. Daniels v. Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility involved an employment discrimination claim, and Morgan v. Marquis involved a dog bite by a pit bull that caused permanent facial injury. In both cases, the Law Court held that the Superior Court justice had erred in rendering summary judgment in favor of the defendants, and sent the cases back to the trial court for further proceedings.
In September, Charlie Gilbert will present oral argument before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on another case taken on appeal by Gilbert & Greif on behalf of a client.
For further information about these matters, or if you have an appeal matter you wish to discuss, please contact us.