Attorney Justin Shepherd prevails in a CIVIL case. Attorney Justin Shepherd represented the defendant Nelson Street Realty Trust in the Northeast Housing Court Department, Lawrence Massachusetts.
A tenant filed suit in the Housing Court seeking thousands of dollars in monetary damages after he was allegedly harassed and purportedly constructively evicted from his apartment. The tenant sought triple damages under the Massachusetts consumer protection statute MGLA c.93A.
Attorney Shepherd’s client vigorously denied the tenant’s allegations and presented considerable evidence to refute all the claims, including testimony from a licensed plumber, members of the Lawrence Police and Fire Departments and the City’s Code Enforcement Division.
Following the trial the court ruled that the tenant failed to prove any of his claims raised in the action and even ordered that the plaintiff pay back rent! Needless to say, Attorney Shepherd’s clients, having done nothing wrong, were ecstatic to finally be vindicated after trial.