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Gregory R. Youman

Served as counsel to West Virginia University in litigation involving its decision to withdraw from the Big East Conference. The action resolved successfully following mediation and the University was able to join the Big 12 Conference for the 2012-2013 football season. The Big East Conference v. West Virginia University, Providence Superior Court, Rhode Island, CA PB-11-6391.
Obtained judgment on behalf of an electrical equipment manufacturer against claims for contribution and indemnity in a multi-party construction litigation on grounds that all claims against the client were barred by the Massachusetts Statute of Repose. City of Lawrence v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, et al., Essex Superior Court, CA 12-2044.
Won summary judgment on behalf of a Nantucket-based real estate developer, over the objections of abutters, facilitating the construction of a residential cluster subdivision on a parcel of formerly commercial property. Copeland v. Town of Nantucket, et al., Nantucket Superior Court, CA 07-0012, affirmed on appeal, 74 Mass. App. Ct. 1123 (2009).
Won summary judgment for Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (“RIRRC”), the quasi-public agency responsible for solid waste disposal for the State of Rhode Island, in connection with a professional malpractice claim against RIRRC’s former investment adviser. The win in court resulted in a favorable settlement for the client. RIRRC v. Van Liew Trust Co., et al., Providence Superior Court, Rhode Island, CA PB-10-4503.
Secured a favorable judgment and attorneys' fees in AAA arbitration on behalf of a national paint manufacturer in an action involving breach of its dealer agreement. Southern Diversified Products, LLC v. DDK Industries d/b/a Opera Paints, AAA Arbitration, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Case No. 69 155 E 00152 09.
Successfully advocated on behalf of a suspended attorney before a hearing committee of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, obtaining reinstatement of the attorney’s law license following a two-day trial.
Serves as Board Member and Pro Bono counsel for Angel Flight Northeast, a non-profit organization of volunteer pilots that provides patients with free air transportation for medical care.
Won summary judgment in favor of an equipment manufacturer on grounds that an equipment manufacturer is not liable for after-installed components (gaskets, packing, insulation) that it did not manufacture or sell. Whiting v. Alfa Laval, Inc., et al., Middlesex Superior Court, Massachusetts, CA 08-1825, affirmed on appeal, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2013).
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