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  • Attorney John Finbury takes novel issue in a negligence claim against the City of Haverhill to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and wins.

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  • $500,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts Home Depot employee who suffered severe spinal injury when he hyperextended his body in order to avoid being struck by employee pushing carriages towards him in an aisle.
  • $400,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts truck driver who injured lower back as a result of a fall in gas station while delivering gasoline.
  • $230,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for employee who developed RSD/CRPS following finger joint surgery for work-related repetitive stress injury.
  • $1.5 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for serious personal injuries caused by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $1.4 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for a young man who was injured when a stool collapsed at a restaurant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It was necessary to use experts in the field of medicine, economics, and vocational rehabilitation to prove the damages suffered by this client.
  • $1.3 Million Settlement
    In Essex County for an electrician injured in an arc blast while working in North Andover. He suffered burns and a fractured elbow. Medical, electrical and code experts were used to prove liability and damages. The firm is experienced in filing suit and litigating these types of cases in order to obtain the maximum benefit to which our clients are entitled.
  • $1.275 Million Settlement
    in Essex County where a motor vehicle chased by the police crashed and overturned resulting in injuries to a passenger. The injuries included fractured vertebrae which required surgery and which resulted in a permanent injury, as well as internal complications and lower leg ailments.
  • $1 Million Verdict
    in Essex County Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a wife who was beaten and stabbed by her husband, leaving her with significant permanent injuries.
  • $835,000 Settlement
    in New Hampshire for a medical malpractice claim and related workers' compensation claim involving a failed sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome.
  • $767,000 Settlement
    for a man who was partially paralyzed as the result of a motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle in which the operator was over-served at a club in Haverhill. Expert testimony was used to prove that improper training and serving procedures led to the over-serving of alcohol.
  • $750,000 Verdict
    in Newburyport Superior Court for a woman injured in an auto collision. The insurance company offered $75,000 to settle, one-tenth of the ultimate verdict. That offer was refused and we went to trial. With interest the verdict exceeded $1,000,000.
  • $650,000 Settlement
    for a liquor liability case in New Hampshire
  • $450,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement
    where a New Hampshire employee was contaminated by chemicals in the air at his place of employment in Massachusetts.
  • $450,000 Settlement
    in Hillsborough County New Hampshire where a young teacher slipped and fell while exiting a convenience store resulting in orthopedic injuries and a closed head injury.
  • $400,000 Verdict
    in Middlesex County Superior Court (Cambridge, MA) for a young man injured at the Haverhill train station when the train began pulling away as he was boarding. A final offer of $25,000.00 was rejected. With interest, the final judgment was over $500.00.00.
  • $379,000 Arbitration Award
    For tenant in commercial lease dispute
  • $250,000 Verdict
    in Essex Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a mailman attacked by two dogs in the course of his employment, resulting in injuries to his back and neck as he was fleeing from the animals. With interest the judgment exceeded $316,000.00.
  • $250,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a Newton, New Hampshire woman who was severely injured in a head-on collision resulting in multiple fractures.
  • $225,000 Settlement
    in Essex County where an employee slipped and fell on her way into work as a result of weather conditions. She settled with the workers' compensation carrier as well as the owner and property maintenance company.
  • $150,000 Verdict
    in Suffolk County for a patron of a bar whose leg was fractured by the negligent conduct of a security guard.
  • $150,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on water at a major department store. A lawsuit was necessary to obtain discovery which ultimately showed that the store allowed a freezer to leak for several days without adequate clean up..
  • $140,000 Settlement
    in Essex county for a Methuen woman who suffer a fractured hip on a dark outside stairway due to the landlord's failure to properly maintain the lighting.
  • $45,000 Settlement
    in Essex County for a boy under 2 years old who fell from a landing in a rented apartment due to improper construction of a railing.
  • $25,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham County for a man injured when he slipped on icy stairs at a mall in Southern New Hampshire as a result of negligent maintenance of the property.



Gina T. Dussi

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Location:
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Phone:
978-374-4736
866-693-7199
Fax:
978-521-5307
Email:

GINA T. DUSSI has been associated with Finbury & Sullivan, P.C. since 2012 after spending most of her career in the area of insurance defense litigation, working as both in-house counsel and outside counsel for insurance companies. Gina is an experienced trial lawyer and has litigated, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout her career. For several years, Gina was an adjunct professor at the Mass School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts teaching Moot Court, Motions and Litigation Practice, Appellate Practice and Legal Research and Writing. In 2009 she completed the Domestic Violence Project for Battered Women training program offered through the Women’s Bar Association and has performed pro bono work for the WBA in the area of domestic violence. Also in 2009, Gina completed the Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention training offered by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport and has served as a volunteer advocate for the center. In 2010, Gina completed a Mediation Certification program offered by the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA. Gina is on the Neutral Panel for New England Dispute Resolution and Case Closed.

Gina attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Social Work and Sociology. She obtained her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 1984 and has been living in Massachusetts since graduation from law school. Gina is licensed to practice in Massachusetts state and federal courts.

Gina was on the briefs before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in case of Wilkins V. City Of Haverhill.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Court of Appeals

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1984
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1980
    • Major: Social Work and Sociology