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January 2019 – Jon Margolis and Beth Myers win appeal in lawsuit against State Police.

In Yee v. Massachusetts State Police the highest-ranking Asian American officer in the State Police sued, because he was repeatedly ignored and passed over for a transfer that would have given him substantially more earning potential.  The Trial Court dismissed the case, asserting that Lt. Yee had not shown sufficient harm to obtain relief.  Jon Margolis and Beth Myers convinced the Supreme Judicial Court that their client had suffered real harm and deserved to be heard.  The case expanded the definition of claims of discrimination that the courts should hear.  The decision may be found at 481 Mass. 290 (2019).  You may read and download a copy of the decision here.