Victory for Woburn in Negligence Lawsuit

Attorneys Jeffrey Blake and Megan Bayer recently obtained a favorable decision in their defense of the City of Woburn in the case of Michael P. O’Meara, Trustee of the Michael P. O’Meara Revocable Trust v. City of Woburn, Middlesex Superior Court C.A. No. 06-0451. This matter was an action brought by the plaintiff claiming that the City sewer servicing his commercial building was negligently maintained. As a result of this alleged negligent maintenance, there was a sewer backup in the building which he alleged caused him approximately $96,000 in damages (actual damage plus lost rent). After the close of the plaintiff’s case, the City moved for judgment as a matter of law, arguing that the plaintiff failed to meet his burden of proof. The judge conducting the trial took a short recess, returned, and issued a judgment in favor of the City