Notable & Quotable: MBA Members in the Media

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

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  • “Mass. Legislature refuses calls to update wiretap law,” Boston Globe (Dec. 29/Jan. 2). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in an article about a failed proposal to expand the state’s wiretapping law that would have given prosecutors broader power to conduct wiretaps.
  • “Town must pay fees over 40B opposition,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 1). MBA member George A. Hall Jr., who was not involved in the case, was quoted as municipal law expert in a story about a Land Court decision on a 40B matter (Town of Sudbury v. Bartlett, et al.) , which found that the town, as plaintiff, could be ordered to pay defense fees under G.L.c. 231, Sec. 6F.
  • “Nurses can bring defamation claim,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 1). MBA member Christina M. Lewis was quoted as an outside expert in a story about the Superior Court decision in Blanchard, et al. v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc. et al., which found that nurses fired after an abuse scandal could sue the hospital for defamation for the comments the hospital president made to the press about the firings.