Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy obtained dismissal of SJ Services in a negligent infliction of emotional distress case
Christopher B. Parkerson, a member and Director at Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, was successful in securing dismissal of his client SJ Services in the case of Ritzer v. Town of Danvers, et al. The claims surrounded the murder and violent death of Danvers Public School teacher Colleen Ritzer. Ritzer’s family alleged that SJ Services, the janitorial service charged with cleaning the school, was liable for negligent infliction of emotional distress as a result of one of its employees cleaning the crime scene. Parkerson argued that SJ Services did not owe a duty to the Ritzer family and that SJ Services did not cause harm. The Court agreed no duty was owed and dismissed the claims against SJ Services.