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Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on damages awarded to cancer researcher for loss of laboratory

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 12, 2020

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on May 7, 2020. The article, “SJC: cost to replace lab a valid damages measure,” analyzes a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling, in which a renowned cancer researcher was awarded $10.2 million in unrestricted breach of contract damages for the loss of her life’s work.

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From the article:

“Boston attorney Brian J. MacDonough said he viewed Lenk’s position as a natural consequence of an operating principle of the legal system: While the plaintiff has the burden of proof on liability, she gets to drive her theory of the case on damages.”