​Defeat of Class Certification in FLSA and State Wage and Hour Case

Hinckley Allen successfully defeated two motions for class certification in a significant wage and hour case pending in federal court. The firm represented a delivery company in a lawsuit brought by two drivers on behalf of themselves and a putative cl…

Hinckley Allen helps Deepwater Wind in the initial phase of developing country’s first offshore wind farm

Hinckley Allen played a pivotal role in advancing the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island, which will become the first offshore wind farm in the United States after closing last week on more than $290 million in financing.“This is a trailblazing proj…

Successful defense of age and disability discrimination claims on appeal

As appellate counsel, Hinckley Allen convinced the Rhode Island Supreme Court to affirm summary judgment for a large automobile dealership sued for age and disability discrimination.  When the former employee argued that the trial court had erred in grant…

Establishing the economic loss doctrine as a defense in construction cases

Hinckley Allen served as counsel for an excavator who was sued for negligence when a construction project resulted in wetlands violations.  We obtained summary judgment for the client, arguing the economic loss doctrine precluded damages for negligence. …

Successful defense of property owner in contract dispute

Hinckley Allen served as counsel to a commercial property owner that terminated negotiations with a prospective bank seeking to lease the property.  When the bank sued the client claiming there was an enforceable contact, David and his partner Bob Flander…

Permitting of a new national pharmacy store in Woonsocket, RI

Hinckley Allen represented a national pharmacy chain in the permitting of a new store in Woonsocket, RI that was met with significant neighborhood opposition. Our work includes successful representation of our client before the City Council, Zoning Board o…