Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Notable & Quotable


Whistleblower, Dodd-Frank

Notable Kazarosian

"Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation protections should not be reserved "only for people who march right up to the SEC. … That chills anyone from ever talking to their supervisors and letting them do some kind of internal remedy first."

MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Oct. 31

Kazarosian was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly after receiving a favorable ruling in federal court for the plaintiff, who claimed his termination by his former employer was in violation of the whistleblower provisions under the Dodd-Frank Act. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings, finding that employees can still bring a private lawsuit for retaliation under Dodd-Frank, even when they register complaints internally, but do not take whistleblower claims to the SEC before being terminated by their employers.


Settlement after drunk-driving death

Healy for Notable

"Both parties have a lot to gamble by
going in front of a jury."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, Nov. 4

Just before the trial was about to start, the Kraft Group, owners of Gillette Stadium, reached an undisclosed settlement with the parents of a woman killed in a drunk-driving accident after a concert at the stadium. Healy's commentary in the Globe helped frame the issue generally of why some litigants opt to settle their cases rather than proceed with a full trial.