Carney Nurses Victorious on Remand
In the latest chapter of Blanchard, et al. v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc., et al. the Nurses were victorious on remand to the Superior Court and thereby permitted to pursue their defamation claims against the hospital. In a front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article headlined “Nurses Can Bring Defamation Claim – Action against hospital not illegal ‘SLAPP’ suit under new SJC standard,” Dahlia Rudavsky was quoted as stating: “The SJC made it very clear that the totality of the circumstances has to be looked at […] Here, we have two different iterations of the defamation, and the SJC made very clear that both had to be taken into account when figuring out the plaintiffs’ motivation.” Cutting to the chase, Heidi A. Nadel, a Quincy lawyer not involved in the case, stated: “[this case] never was a SLAPP, never looked like a SLAPP, and never should have been deemed a SLAPP in any part.”
The full decision and article are available through the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website.