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MRW Attorneys Dahlia Rudavsky and Gavriela Bogin-Farber Present at MCLE’S Employment & Labor Law: BasicsPlus®

On November 5-6, 2019, MRW partner Dahlia Rudavsky and associate Gavriela Bogin-Farber took part in MCLE’s Employment & Labor Law: MCLE BasicsPlus, a popular program Attorney Rudavsky has chaired for almost two decades. The two-day event offered a comprehensive introduction to employment and labor law. Both attorneys presented lectures designed to teach participants about statutes and caselaw […]

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Boston Globe Interviews MRW Partner Ellen Messing about Mass. State Police Failure to Limit Role of Biased Investigator

Boston Globe reporter, Victoria McGrane, recently interviewed MRW partner Ellen Messing regarding its decision to make Mass. State Police Trooper Robert Lima a full-time background investigator. Last December, in a case tried by MRW partners Ellen Messing and James Weliky, a jury found that Lima had conducted a racially biased background investigation of MRW client […]

Posted: November 15, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Carney Nurses Victorious against renewed Anti-SLAPP Motion

In the latest chapter of MRW’s case, Blanchard, et al. v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc., et al. our clients, a group of nine nurses, have scored another victory at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The SJC denied the second motion of their former of their former employer , Steward Carney Hospital, to dismiss the Plaintiff’s […]

Posted: November 5, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

MRW Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers and LawDragon and Ranked as a Band 1 Law Firm by Chambers USA!

We are thrilled to announce that Chambers has again ranked Messing Rudavsky & Weliky as a Band 1 firm in the plaintiff’s labor and employment category in Massachusetts. Chambers describes the firm as a “top-tier plaintiff firm” that “demonstrates expertise in the full gamut of workplace discrimination” and notes that “interviewees agree that the firm […]

Posted: August 28, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

The Boston Globe Highlights Recent Motion for Contempt of Court against the Mass State Police by MRW

The Boston Globe recently publicized a motion for contempt of court that Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky filed against the Massachusetts State Police. We filed this in response to the State Police’s failure to adhere to an order requiring Officer Orlando Riley to be admitted to the MSP’s 85th Recruit Training Troop (RTT) without preconditions. Riley […]

Posted: July 26, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Dahlia Rudavsky & Ellen Messing Featured on Noncompete Law Podcast!

We are excited to share that Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky partners Dahlia Rudavsky and Ellen Messing recently appeared as guests on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s MassBar Beat podcast! In the [thirty-minute long] interview, Rudavsky and Messing discuss their recent article published in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Section Review, which expresses the previously overlooked plaintiff’s perspective […]

Posted: July 15, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Federal Judge Orders State Police to Instate MRW Client Following Successful Race Discrimination Jury Trial

Firm lawyers recently succeeded in winning a federal court order requiring the Massachusetts State Police to admit Officer Orlando Riley into the next State Police training academy. Officer Riley is an African-American local police officer rejected in 2011 by the State Police based on a racially biased background investigation. MRW partners Ellen J. Messing and […]

Posted: May 7, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Dahlia Rudavsky Wins “USA Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year” Honor in 2019 Finance Monthly Legal Awards

We are thrilled to announce that MRW’s Dahlia Rudavsky recently won the USA Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year accolade as part of the Finance Monthly 2019 Legal Awards. These annual awards, which are presented by the UK-based publication Finance Monthly, recognize “the achievements of law firms and lawyers and those connected to the […]

Posted: April 26, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Jim Weliky Chairs Upcoming Seminar on the “Inner Workings” of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

For employees facing discrimination, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is one of the most important agencies to understand. Because all claimants seeking recourse under Massachusetts anti-employment-discrimination statutes must first file their cases with the MCAD, employment attorneys must skillfully navigate the MCAD in order to achieve successful outcomes for their clients.  On April 25, […]

Posted: April 2, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

The Boston Globe Highlights Race Discrimination Lawsuit Brought by Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky Client Against Massachusetts State Police

The Boston Globe recently highlighted the race discrimination lawsuit brought by a Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky client against the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). Ellen Messing and James Weliky represented Orlando Riley, a veteran African-American New Bedford police officer, through a successful seven-day jury trial that resulted in a $130,000 back pay and emotional distress award. […]

Posted: February 22, 2019 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized