Notable & Quotable: MBA Members in the Media

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017


  • MBA President Christopher P. Sullivan appeared as a guest on NightSide with Dan Rea on Nov. 29. Sullivan discussed MBA programs, including the MBA’s Lawyer Referral Service, while volunteer lawyers from the MBA answered calls during the annual Ask A Lawyer program, presented with WBZ Call for Action, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and WBZ-TV.
  • “Courtroom Drug Ban Mulled,” Boston Herald (Nov. 24). MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy was interviewed about a Trial Court proposal to ban fentanyl and carfentanil from courtrooms. 
  • “A Teacher at Heart,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 27). MBA member Jerome P. Facher, now retired, was profiled in Lawyers Weekly’s Luminaries of the Law feature.
  • “Med-mal bar skeptical about new tribunal rule,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 27). MBA members Frank J. Riccio, Anthony E. Abeln and Carol A. Kelly were quoted in an article about a new rule governing medical-malpractice tribunals that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • “Widow not liable for refinanced mortgage,” MBA members Michael E. Aleo and Donald R. Lassman weighed in on story about an Appeals Court decision (Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. Comeau), which held that a bank could not use equitable subrogation to hold a widow responsible for her deceased husband’s refinanced mortgage debt.
  • “Troopergate claims could be criminal,” Boston Herald (Nov. 17). Peter Elikann, a former chair of the MBA’s Criminal Justice Section and a member of the Executive Management Board, was quoted in a column by Bob McGovern about allegations that state troopers were forced to remove details from an arrest report.