Partnership of Professional Corporations.
The principals and associates of Vaughan & DeMuro emphasize general, commercial, and employment liability defense of insured and self-insured individuals and entities, businesses, and governmental entities. The firm’s general liability practice includes the defense of claims arising from automobile accidents, home and business premises accidents, construction accidents and defects, environmental claims, assaults, and defamation. The firm also provides commercial litigation defense in a broad range of contract and business tort disputes.
In the area of public entity litigation defense, Vaughan & DeMuro has extensive experience in litigation of general tort claims and claims of constitutional and civil rights violation brought pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1985) against public entities and their employees. These claims include, but are not limited to, issues involving police and firefighter liability, emergency vehicle driver liability, prisoner claims including claims of conditions of confinement, excessive force and in-custody deaths, public school liability, zoning, and land use.
Vaughan & DeMuro provides representation to private detention facilities and jails on numerous issues, including prisoner claims, employment claims, and construction defects for such facilities.
Vaughan & DeMuro provides employment litigation defense to both private and public entity employers for such claims as breach of express and implied contracts of employment to include breach of trade secrets and anti-competition provisions, state and federal claims of race, age, sex, and disability discrimination, whistleblower claims, claims of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and claims involving the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.