Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018


  • “Appeals Court reinstates $1 million executive compensation verdict,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 12). MBA members Lawrence J. Casey, Tyler E. Chapman and Patrick J. Hannon were quoted about an Appeals Court ruling (Nardone v. LVI Services, Inc.), which found that a company’s former marketing director could recover $1 million on claims of promissory estoppel and quantum meruit for his role in recruiting new investors.

  • “Innocent co-insured can recover for damage caused by fiancé’s arson,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 12). MBA members Robert P. Powers, William A. Schneider and Stephen A. Roach were quoted about a Superior Court judge’s ruling (Aquino v. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company), which found that a homeowner could recover for damage caused by her arsonist fiancé despite the intentional loss exclusion in her insurance policy.

  • “ABA committee rejects change to Bankruptcy Rule 2004,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 12). MBA members Jeffrey D. Ganz and Francis C. Morrissey were quoted about a recently rejected amendment to Bankruptcy Rule 2004(c) that would have imposed a proportionality limitation on the scope of production of documents and electronically stored information.

  • “Plans in the works to expand Fiduciary Litigation Session,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 12). Several MBA members were quoted in a Hearsay article about the planned expansion of the Fiduciary Litigation Session in the Probate & Family Court. Members quoted include: Hon. John D. Casey, chief justice of the Probate & Family Court; Hon. Elaine M. Moriarty (ret.), who currently presides over the FLS in the Norfolk division; and attorneys Maureen E. Curran and Jennifer Locke.

  • “As county’s acting sheriff, Robert Harnais wants to focus on opioids,” The Patriot Ledger (Nov. 8). MBA Past President Robert W. Harnais discussed his new role as acting sheriff of Norfolk County, noting that he plans to focus on helping people who struggle with opioid addiction. 

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