Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

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  • "Woman shocked by bank’s answer after reporting missing $72K," NBC10 Boston (Dec. 5). MBA member Raymond P. Ausrotas was interviewed for an investigative piece about a woman who fell victim to check fraud committed by her family's longtime housekeeper.

  • "Former U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro, whose landmark rulings protected people’s rights, has died at the age of 87," The Daily Item (Dec. 3). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy reflected on the distinguished legacy of the late U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro, who is best remembered for his involvement in two landmark human rights cases.

  • “Commercial landlord’s bid to evict Ch. 11 debtor fails,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 3). MBA members Jennifer V. Doran and Christopher M. Condon were quoted about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge’s ruling (In re Boston Language Institute, Inc.), which found that a commercial landlord could not obtain relief from the automatic bankruptcy stay to invoke an early-termination provision in its tenant’s lease. 

  • “Comp law allows retaliation claim by injured worker,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 3). MBA members David E. Belfort and Deborah G. Kohl were quoted about an Appeals Court ruling (Bermudez v. Dielectrics Company, et al.), which found that a woman could sue her company for retaliation after she was fired for bringing a third-party negligence claim over an injury she sustained as a temp.  

  • “Fair and square: helping divorcing couples divide belongings,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 3). MBA member David A. Hoffman wrote an article listing several methods for divorcing couples to fairly divide their shared belongings.

  • “Joseph Tauro, first federal judge to strike down Defense of Marriage Act, dies at 87,” The Boston Globe (Nov. 30). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy paid tribute to renowned former U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro, who passed away on Nov. 30 at age 87.

  • “Uncertainty clouds federal court vacancies,” Gloucester Daily Times (Nov. 29).
    MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in an article on the uncertainty surrounding two vacancies on the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.

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