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Craig S. Harwood

Craig S. Harwood

Craig has more than 29 years of experience litigating civil cases, including contract actions, such as disputes about insurance policies, leases, and condominium documents; employment law actions (wrongful termination, breach of employment contract); public employee labor actions; a probate court lawsuit against a fiduciary who stole over $1 million from an elderly couple; personal injury actions; and an adverse possession claim. He has also represented the insureds of national insurance companies, including tour operators, travel agencies, cruise lines, and camps.

He is experienced in all phases of litigation: depositions, motions to dismiss or for summary judgment, settling cases, drafting detailed settlement agreements, conducting mediations, arbitrations, and trials, and drafting appellate briefs. His brief in Western Alliance Ins. Co. v. Gill, 426 Mass. 115, 686 N.E.2d 997 (1997), convinced the Supreme Judicial Court to reverse the Superior Court and rule that the insurer could not use an exclusion for pollution to evade paying a judgment Rubin, Hay & Gould won in a jury trial in the underlying liability case for its client, a Harvard student overcome by carbon monoxide while dining at a restaurant in Cambridge.

Craig is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was Editor of Commentaries: Reviews of Books on Law or Public Policy and a Case and Note Editor of Probate Law Journal. He holds degrees in English from Amherst College (B.A.), Rutgers University (M.A.), and Brown University (M.A.T.). He is a member of the Bars of Massachusetts; Rhode Island; the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the Eastern District of Michigan; and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Fourth Circuit.

Before law school, he taught English at Westwood High School; was an editor for an engineering firm, where he wrote a 61-page booklet, Writers' Guide: Tips on Style, Usage, and Grammar; and edited quarterly forecasting reports for a leading economic forecasting firm. He is the author of a 33-page essay entitled “Common Errors in Grammar, Usage, and Style, with Illustrations from Magazine and Newspaper Articles.”

He is a longtime resident of Medfield and the former chairman of the Medfield Conservation Commission.

Besides Gill, his reported cases are Storlazzi v. Bakey, 894 F. Supp. 494 (D. Mass.), aff’d, 68 F.3d 455 (1st Cir. 1995); Stafford v. Intrav, Inc., 841 F. Supp. 284 (E.D. Mo. 1993), aff'd, 16 F.3d 1228 (8th Cir. 1994); Manahan v. NWA, 821 F. Supp. 1105 (D.V.I.), adhered to on reconsideration sub nom. Manahan v. Yacht Haven Hotel, 821 F. Supp. 1110 (D.V.I. 1992), aff'd, 995 F.2d 218 (3d Cir. 1993); Klinghoffer v. S.N.C. Achille Lauro, 937 F.2d 44 (2d Cir. 1991); Klinghoffer v. S.N.C. Achille Lauro, 921 F.2d 21 (2d Cir. 1990); Gabrielle v. Allegro Resorts Hotels, 210 F. Supp. 2d 62 (D.R.I. 2002); McElheny v. Trans Nat’l Travel, Inc., 165 F. Supp. 2d 190 (D.R.I. 2001); Viches v. MLT, Inc., 124 F. Supp. 2d 1092 (E.D. Mich. 2000); Andrei v. DHC Hotels and Resorts, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4107 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2000); Laffal v. Overseas Adventure Travel Partners, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4547 (M.D. Fla. March 31, 2000); Dubret v. Holland America Line Westours, Inc., 25 F. Supp. 2d 1151 (W.D. Wash. 1998); Coles v. Jenkins, 24 F. Supp. 2d 599 (W.D. Va. 1998); Bryant v. Cruises, Inc., 6 F. Supp. 2d 1314 (N.D. Ala. 1998); Harden v. American Airlines, 178 F.R.D. 583 (M.D. Ala. 1998); O’Keefe v. Inca Floats, Inc., 1998 A.M.C. 645 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 31, 1997); Ramage v. Forbes Int’l, Inc., 987 F. Supp. 810 (C.D. Cal.1997); Honeycutt v. Tour Carriage, Inc., 997 F. Supp. 694 (W.D.N.C. 1996); Rawlins v. Clipper Cruise Line, 1998 A.M.C. 1260 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 23, 1996); Rawlins v. Clipper Cruise Line, 1998 A.M.C. 1254 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 1995); Klinghoffer v. S.N.C. Achille Lauro, 816 F. Supp. 934 (S.D.N.Y. 1993); Aronov v. Bruins Transp., Inc., 742 N.Y.S.2d 389 (2d Dep’t 2002); Smith v. West Rochelle Travel Agency, Inc., 656 N.Y.S.2d 340 (App. Div. 2d Dep’t 1997); Giverson v. Relocation Advisors, Inc., 2004 WL 1764089, 2004 Extra LEXIS 107 (Miss. Cir. Ct., Tunica Co. July 21, 2004); Fenn v. Trans Nat’l Travel, Inc., 2002 Mass. Super. LEXIS 176 (Mass. Super. Ct., Norfolk Co. June 27, 2002); Copeland v. Board of Selectmen for the Town of Ludlow, 27 Mass. Lawyers Weekly 230 (Mass. Super. Ct., Hampden Co. Aug. 9, 1998); Driscoll v. Relocation Advisors, Inc., d/b/a Paragon Tours, 1997 Mass. Super. LEXIS 106 (Mass. Super. Ct., Bristol Co. Sept. 16, 1997); Accomando v. Trans Nat'l Travel, 23 Avi. Cases (CCH) 18,140 (Mass. Super. Ct., Suffolk Co. June 19, 1991).

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