Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2015

Notable & Quotable


Amherst drug tampering case


"The governor should step in and appoint such an individual. How can law enforcement investigate itself, particularly when you have allegations surfacing whether the prior attorney general may have been involved in some sort of alleged coverup?"

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, July 9

Healy was quoted in a story about the investigation of former state chemist Sonja Farak, who stole and used drugs she was supposed to be testing. Both the MBA and the Committee for Public Council Services are calling for the appointment of an independent investigator to handle the case.


Red Sox liability


"In reality, however, such a case against the Red Sox would be difficult to win. Most assume these incidents and injuries are an accepted part of baseball and you can't screen the entire park."

MBA Treasurer Jeffrey N. Catalano, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 9

In an op-ed piece, Catalano provides his legal analysis on the possible liability of the Red Sox for injuries suffered by fans when struck by foul balls or broken bats that enter the stands. One June 5, Tonya Carpenter was struck in the face by a broken bat while attending a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.


Fatal attack of elderly woman


"In order to be charged with an involuntary manslaughter, you have to be doing something which would have a reasonable likelihood that it could cause serious bodily injury."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, FOX25, July 10

Elikann was interviewed by FOX25 for a story about the case of an elderly woman who was fatally pushed to the ground in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood.   


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