No. 22-1700.

87 F.4th 83 (2023)

Thomas "T.J." CIARAMETARO, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. CITY OF GLOUCESTER; Charles "Chip" Payson, individually and as Gloucester's City Solicitor; James Destino, as Gloucester's former Chief Administrative Officer; Holly Dougwillo, individually and as Gloucester's Human Resources Director; Sefatia Romeo Theken, individually and as Mayor of Gloucester, Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

November 28, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Liam T. O'Connell , with whom Farrell Smith O'Connell was on brief, for appellant.

John J. Davis, Jr. , with whom Justin L. Amos and Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP were on brief, for appellees City of Gloucester, Charles "Chip" Payson, James Destino, and Holly Dougwillo.

Leonard H. Kesten , with whom Deidre Brennan Regan , Francesca M. Papia , and Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP were on brief, for appellee Sefatia Romeo Theken.

Before Kayatta, Lipez, and Rikelman, Circuit Judges.

Thomas Ciarametaro, the Harbormaster of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, claims that several Gloucester city officials (the "City Officials") violated his First Amendment rights because they retaliated against him for his expert testimony in a maritime tort dispute between several Gloucester fishermen and the United...

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