Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Faked letter claiming to be from judge

healynotable2014"This is something that is unprecedented in terms of behavior that I've seen in the past. If people had believed the letter to be true, it could have destroyed his reputation and career as a judge."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, November 7

Healy was quoted in a Globe piece about a series of fake letters that were recently sent out claiming to be from a probate court judge. The Massachusetts State Police are investigating the matter.


Festival refund

harnaisnotable"Read it carefully. Know what you're signing. Don't just sign it because it says a contract and you want it to work. Read the contract."

MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais, WHDH TV (Channel 7), November 6

Harnais provided his analysis for "Solve it 7," which aims to address problems faced by local consumers and residents. In this featured case, the co-owners of Goodstuff Concessions seek a refund for a paid deposit they made to sell concessions at a four-day summer music festival, which was cancelled a week before the event. According to Harnais, although the co-owners eventually got their money back, a clear contract would have helped in this case.