The firm represented a company whose business partner had left for another firm in the same industry, violating her fiduciary duty to the partnership. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., negotiated a settlement for the client, which protected his business.
The firm settled a wrongful death case for $1.25 million. After nine intense days of trial, the defendants capitulated and offered the settlement. In a pitched jurisdictional battle, the defendants had tried to remove the case to a New Hampshire court, but were stopped by Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., keeping the case in a Massachusetts state court, where the plaintiff’s potential recovery was much greater.
The firm settled, at the time of trial, a negligence/breach of contract for $1 million. This was a legal malpractice case against a large Boston law firm and a negligence/breach of contract case against a major national title insurance company.
The firm settled a negligence/professional malpractice case for $525,000. In that case, the client’s tax returns were negligently prepared, depriving him of a significant tax return and the use of those funds. This settlement was secured before suit was filed.
The firm settled a wrongful death case for $305,000. In this case, a woman was killed by a drunk driver. The firm filed suit against the establishment that had overserved the driver. Even though the insurance policy was only $100,000, the firm was able to attach the establishment’s physical assets and its bank account, allowing the clients to recover as much as possible for their loss.
The firm defended a client against civil charges of assault and battery. The client was accused of assaulting a member of her ex-husband’s family. A judge returned with a not guilty verdict against the client on the same afternoon that the case was tried before him.
A client was accused by a co-worker of sexual harassment. The firm defended the client before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and he was found to be not responsible by the commission.
The firm represented a subcontractor who was not paid by the contractor on a large construction job. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., recorded a mechanic’s lien against the property and secured a settlement for the subcontractor prior to filing suit.
Personal Injury Cases:
The firm won a verdict of $2.3 million after a six-day trial in a negligence case. In this personal injury case, the client suffered two herniated disks in a motorcycle accident and was unable to return to work. The final settlement was $1.8 million with all appeals waived. This was $700,000 over the insurance policy limit.
The firm settled a tort case for $250,000. In this personal injury case, the client slipped and fell at a work site. The firm sued three entities for the wrongdoing, including one of the largest retailers in the world.
The firm settled a tort case for over $230,000. In this personal injury case, the client fell into an unsafe trench at a work site. The firm again sued three entities for the wrongdoing.
The firm settled a tort case for $190,000. In this personal injury case, the client fell outside her home due to unsafe building conditions on the grounds. The firm was able to file suit against three companies involved in the construction.
The firm settled a tort case for over $125,000. In this personal injury case, the client was a passenger in a car that was hit by a truck, which then fled the scene. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C. was able to track the truck down and file suit against both the driver and his company.
The firm settled a negligent construction case for $450,000. In this personal injury case, the clients were injured when an unsafe porch collapsed.
Criminal Defense Cases:
A client was charged with assault and battery on his wife. The firm moved quickly to exclude certain statements the wife made to the police at the scene. At a hotly contested motions hearing, the judge excluded most of the statements. The case went to trial without the statements and the client was found not guilty.
The firm tried a seven-week aggravated rape case with several co-defendants in Superior Court. At the end of the trial, all of the co-defendants were found not guilty.
A client was charged with assault and battery on his child during an argument in the home. These charges also spawned an investigation by DSS. With the firm’s hard work, the DSS investigation was closed with no action and the criminal case was dismissed.
A client was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery on a police officer. Even though the prosecution wanted jail time for this offense, the firm was able to secure the client a nine-month continued without a finding probation disposition.
A client was charged with assault and battery on his girlfriend. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C. was able to get the case dismissed on the day of trial.
A client was accused of harassing a former colleague and she took out a restraining order against him. The firm represented him at the hearing and persuaded the judge that a restraining order was not appropriate in this case. The application for a restraining order was denied.
The firm defended a client accused of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. A search warrant for the client’s automobile was issued and the police found marijuana and $90,000. Despite the warrant and the seized evidence, the firm got the case dismissed.
A client was charged with assault and battery on his live-in girlfriend. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., got the case dismissed upon the payment of court costs.
A client was recently charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Because of the “look back” statute, it was charged as a fourth offense carrying a mandatory jail sentence. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., quickly went to work and was able to “knock out” one of his prior convictions through a motion for new trial. Armed with this, Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., went into the trial of the new case and, after a lobby conference, the client pleaded to a second offense OUI with a first offense 24D program and probation.
A client was followed into his home by a police officer on suspicion of drunk driving and arrested. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., filed a motion to dismiss because the officer was out of his town’s jurisdiction and the charges against our client were dismissed.
A client was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after a night out with co-workers. The case went to trial. After the prosecution put on its evidence, Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., moved for a finding of not guilty by arguing that the prosecution did not properly prove that the client operated the motor vehicle. The judge entered a finding of not guilty.
A client was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol on Cape Cod. Thanks to constant contact with the client, the firm was able to evaluate every aspect of the stop and determine that the client was made to do field sobriety tests in high heels. Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., also went to the scene and took pictures of the road. We filed motions to dismiss and suppress and the case was dismissed before trial.
A client was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to the station, but not allowed to be bailed out by his mother. Instead, he was made to wait 10 hours for a bail bondsman. He was also not advised of his rights under Ch. 263 § 5A to seek an independent medical exam to determine his sobriety. After the firm filed a motion to dismiss and argued that these things prejudiced the client’s defense of the case, the judge dismissed all charges.
A client was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after a state trooper pulled him over for swerving on the highway. At a motion to dismiss and suppress, a judge threw out incriminating statements made by the client. On the day of trial, the case was dismissed by the prosecution due to lack of evidence.
A client was accused of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and hitting a pedestrian. Despite the seriousness of the charges, Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., secured the client a continued without a finding probation disposition.