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Oct 2010

Jack Coakley obtained a defense verdict in the Essex County Superior Court in a wrongful termination case.  The plaintiff, a truck driver, alleged that he was terminated by his employer, a land transport company, for repeatedly refusing to drive the employer’s truck for more hours in a given day than permitted under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations.  The employer denied asking or telling the plaintiff to violate any regulation and asserted that the plaintiff was, in fact, terminated for using the employer’s truck for personal business.  Expert evidence presented at the jury trial included global positioning system data that had been recorded by the on-board computer in the plaintiff’s truck.  This data demonstrated that the plaintiff had been using the company truck during off-duty hours in locations where the employer did not make deliveries.  After a one week trial, the jury returned a verdict for the employer.


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