Bailey Glasser Partner John Roddy Quoted on Recent First Circuit Decision
Commenting on a recent ruling from the First Circuit on the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against the shuttered Mount Ida College, Bailey Glasser partner John Roddy was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, Dismissal of Class Action vs. Shuttered College Affirmed (subscription required).
“The allegations sounded like the college ‘led the plaintiffs across the Rubicon and then told them to fish,’” Roddy said, quoting a 1985 Appeals Court decision, Greenstein v. Flatley. “The line between this kind of deceptive withholding of information under Chapter 93A and the act’s related concept of an evolving standard of fairness and good faith in business dealings is close enough to a viable contract claim on that score that leave to amend would have seemed appropriate.”
Roddy represents consumers in class actions challenging unfair and deceptive business practices, and serves as relator’s counsel in qui tam “whistleblower” actions. In the last two decades the settlements in cases he has litigated have returned more than $950 million to consumers harmed by marketplace misconduct.