Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Notable & Quotable

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Video surveillance of employees

Notable ODonnell

"I can't imagine why they would be videotaping her at her home or her grocery store. It seems they had some other reason to video her or were looking for another reason to get rid of her."

MBA Past President Kathy O'Donnell, Lowell Sun, August 3

O'Donnell provided her insight to the Sun for a story about municipalities hiring private investigators to conduct video surveillance of employees suspected of wrongdoing. A former library assistant in Lowell has alleged that a private firm, hired by the city, violated her privacy by filming her at her home.

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Criminal forfeitures in TelexFree case

Notable Elikann

"With the cash they accumulate after they sell everything, they can use it to give restitution to the victims, or if there's money left over, they can use it to fund various law enforcement activities."

MBA Past Criminal Justice Section Chair Peter Elikann, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 1

Elikann was quoted in a Telegram & Gazette piece about a federal case against the co-founders of TelexFree who are accused of operating a global pyramind scheme. Assets in the case include $97 million in cash, homes in Massachusetts and Florida, several automobiles and two boats.

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Of Note:

  • MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian appeared on an "Understanding The Law" segment on Fox 25 to discuss new regulations concerning breastfeeding at work. (Fox 25 Morning News, August 7)
  • MBA members Kyle R. Guelcher of the Business Law, Civil Litigation, Law Practice Management and Sole Practitioner & Small Firm sections and Dawn D. McDonald of the Civil Litigation Section were featured in the monthly legal Q&A column in the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com. ("Ask the Experts: Homeowners responsible for safety of sidewalks -- including alerting city of condition problems" -- August 3)