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Meehan v. Shaughnessy
Citation:535 N.E.2d 1255 (1989)
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Parker, Coulter, Delay & White is a large partnership which specializes in litigation on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs. Meehan joined the firm in 1959 and became a partner in 1963. Boyle joined Parker Coulter in 1971 and became a partner in 1980. They became dissatisfied at Parker Coulter and decided to leave to form their own partnership. They prepared form letters to send to clients and referring attorneys and drafted a form for the clients to return to him at his home address authorizing him to remove cases to MBC. MBC removed a number of cases from Parker Coulter. A provision in the partnership agreement at the separation provided that a voluntarily retiring partner, upon the payment of a fair charge, could remove any matter in which the partnership had been representing a client who came to the firm.
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