“Phrase in policy divides panel in insurance case,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 5). MBA member Jason R. Markle was quoted about a divided Appeals Court decision (Oliveira v. The Commerce Insurance Co.), which found that a car accident victim could not benefit from uninsured motorist coverage held by his long-term partner’s mother and stepfather, who are grandparents to the man’s son.
“’Dover’ protections don’t extend to hospital program,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 5). MBA member Christopher J. Petrini was quoted about a Land Court judge’s ruling (The McLean Hospital Corporation v. Town of Lincoln, et al.), which found that a proposed residential program was subject to town zoning laws because its intended use did not meet the educational exemption of the Dover Amendment.
“Are you managing your time, or is it managing you?” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 5). MBA member Susan Letterman White wrote an advice column designed to encourage effective time management among busy lawyers.
“MassNAELA: Newly signed BRAVE Act victory for veterans,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 5). MBA member Karen B. Johnson, president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, wrote a letter to the editor outlining how older veterans will benefit from the recently signed BRAVE Act.
- “Acting as local counsel: Ethical issues and words to the wise,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 5). MBA members Thomas E. Peisch and Erin K. Higgins wrote an opinion article focused on the ethical issues that all attorneys should consider before agreeing to serve as local counsel.
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"Court to debate conviction pardon for dead inmates," Boston Herald (Nov. 7), via @Laurel_Sweet.