Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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  • “Easement to private way not extinguished by gate,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23). MBA member Edmund A. Allcock was quoted about a Superior Court decision (Twenty Bartlett, LLC v. Sgarano, et al.), which found that a plaintiff’s easement rights to a private way were not abandoned or extinguished by a gate and fence restricting public access.
  • “MassHealth form flouts federal regs,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23).
    MBA member Harry S. Margolis was quoted about a Superior Court judge’s ruling (Maas v. Sudders, et al.), which found that MassHealth’s standard form for Medicaid benefit denials based on trust assets violates federal regulations by failing to provide specific reasoning.
  • “Yearlong sanction proposed for partner who inflated bills,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23). MBA members James S. Bolan, John O. Mirick, David S. Mackey and Martin R. Rosenthal were quoted about a Board of Bar Overseers hearing committee’s recommendation of a one-year suspension for an attorney alleged to have excessively billed his firm’s clients.
  • “Snap judgments: Defense bar sounds off on ‘red flag’ law,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23). MBA members Joseph P. Cataldo, Keith G. Langer and Darren T. Griffis offered their thoughts on whether Massachusetts' newly enacted “red flag” law imposes “reasonable restrictions on the rights of gun owners.”
  • “Diversion: fairer, smarter, more valorous,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23). MBA member Martin R. Rosenthal co-wrote a letter to the editor on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, which argues that diversion opportunities should be expanded “beyond the recent reforms” to the state’s criminal justice system.
  • “Law firm leaders laud WBA study on workplace conduct, behaviors,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 23). MBA members Lisa H. Barton and Scott D. Burke were among several leaders of Boston law firms who submitted a letter to the editor in praise of the Women’s Bar Association’s recent survey on workplace conduct. 

In Other News

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

"It's not too early to prep for new Mass. employment laws," Law360 (July 25), via @morganbrownjoy.

"9 tips you need to know before starting a solo law practice," New England Law|Boston (July 25), via @newenglandlaw.

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