Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Notable & Quotable

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Slip and fall in winter

Sheff for Notable

"As soon as it's practicable, go out there and clean it up."

MBA President Douglas K. Sheff, AccuWeather.com, Jan. 16

Sheff spoke to AccuWeather, the national weather-based information and news organization, about the legal hazards presented by slip and fall cases in winter. In addition to explaining the law in Massachusetts, the article featured Sheff's "Tips for Protecting Yourself Against a Slip and Fall Lawsuit."

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Rep. Carlos Henriquez's assault conviction

Healy for Notable

"Judge sent strong message by immediately sentencing and taking him into custody ... [she] is known as a no-nonsense practical jurist." (quote via email)

MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, State House News Service (subscription required) plus other outlets, Jan. 15

On Jan. 15, Dorchester Democrat Rep. Carlos Henriquez was found guilty of two counts of assault and battery, stemming from a 2012 incident. Henriquez, in his second term as an elected official, was sentenced to serve two-and-a-half years at the Billerica House of Correction, with six months to be served. Healy was quoted via email in two separate State House News stories about Henriquez's sentencing, including one that was picked up by the Metro West Daily News.

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Bulger letters

"I think there's a lot that's disclosed between attorneys and clients that's not known to prisons, and it goes to defendants' privacy," he said. "I'm sure [Carney] looked at those issues before he pursued the matter and acted accordingly."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, Jan. 11

While on trial, James "Whitey" Bulger's attorney J.W. Carney Jr. allowed his client to write notes on a legal pad and passed these "love letters" between Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, who was held at the Donald Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island. Healy spoke to the Globe and WBZ Radio.

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