Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018


  • “McGovern: Religion won’t deter conviction, insanity might,” Boston Herald (Feb. 7). Peter Elikann, a member of the MBA’s Executive Management Board and a former chair of the MBA’s Criminal Justice section, was quoted in an article about a woman who allegedly stabbed her two children during what she said was a religious ritual. 

  • “Loss of alimony tax break in GOP bill may add to the financial pain of divorce,” CNBC online (Feb. 4). Following her role as one of the moderators of the MBA’s Jan. 23 CLE on tax reform and divorce, MBA member Heidi R. Webb is quoted in a CNBC article about tax reform's impact on alimony.

  • “Renamed LLC can bring claim against law firm,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 5). MBA member Daniel J. Lyne was quoted in an article about a Superior Court Business Litigation Session decision (Accutrax LLC v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP), which found that an LLC could bring malpractice claims against a law firm even though the LLC did not exist when the firm was retained.

  • “Fired university officers’ civil rights suit allowed,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 5). MBA members Andrea C. Kramer and Amelia J. Holstrom were quoted in an article about a Middlesex Superior Court judge’s decision (McLaughlin, et al. v. Meehan, et al.), which allowed former university security guards to sue the university for violations of their First Amendment rights.

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New exhibit documents the long road to justice for African-Americans in Boston, Boston Globe (Feb. 8)

SJC asks public for help identifying mystery portrait of judge who served nearly 200 years ago, Boston Globe (Feb. 7)

FAQ on Sensitive Locations and Courthouse Arrests, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, via Leonardo Angiulo @LA62CR (Feb. 6)

SJC limits judicial authority to dismiss delinquency complaintsMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 5)