Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

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  • "Trump confronted with ‘unprecedented’ legal issues after Cohen’s ‘earth-shattering’ plea, lawyers say," The Boston Globe (Aug. 22). MBA members Stephen J. Weymouth and David S. Schumacher discussed the legal issues now facing President Donald Trump after his former attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign finance violations.
  • “Confidential settlement discoverable in litigation,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 20). MBA members Kevin J. O’Connor and Jeffrey S. Robins were quoted about a Superior Court decision involving discovery of a confidential settlement agreement between two plaintiffs in a complex insurance coverage dispute. In Crosby Valve, LLC, et al. v. OneBeacon America Insurance Company, et al., the judge ruled that the settlement was discoverable in litigation, but communications leading up to the settlement were not. 
  • “Insurance broker owes no duty to lawyer, panel rules,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 20). MBA member Steven J. Bolotin was quoted about an Appeals Court decision (Perreault v. AIS Affinity Insurance Agency of New England, Inc.), which found that an attorney’s three-year association with an insurance broker did not constitute a special relationship to establish a duty of care.
  • “Practicing with a purpose (trust),” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 20). MBA member Melissa Langa co-wrote an analysis of non-charitable purpose trusts, which are now covered under a first-of-its kind statute in South Dakota. 
  • “Three prominent attorneys on the move after decades at Boston firms,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 20). MBA members Jeffrey S. Robbins and Joseph D. Lipchitz, both longtime former attorneys at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, discussed their recent decision to join Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, where they will establish the firm’s First Amendment and media practice.   

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"Hogan Lovells relocating office in Boston’s Financial District,"
Boston Business Journal (Aug. 16), via @jonchesto.

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