“Class action over bank’s overdraft fees allowed,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 26). MBA member Kevin J. Handly was quoted about a U.S. District Court judge’s decision (Salls v. Digital Federal Credit Union, et al.), which found that a credit union customer who was charged overdraft fees could proceed with her putative class action due to the bank’s ambiguous customer agreements and “funds availability policy.”
“Insurance cos. can control defense of asbestos claims,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 26). MBA members Vincent J. Pisegna and Harvey Nosowitz were quoted about a Superior Court judge’s ruling (Crosby Valve, LLC, et al. v. OneBeacon America Insurance Company, et al.), which found that insurers defending a company against asbestos claims without a reservation of rights could choose counsel and control the defense.
“Florida vote may be Arlington attorney’s biggest win on behalf of greyhounds yet,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 26). MBA member Christine A. Dorchak was featured in a Hearsay article about a recently passed ballot measure that will end greyhound racing in the state of Florida. Dorchak is president and general counsel of the nonprofit advocacy organization GREY2K USA Worldwide, which led a similar successful effort 10 years ago in Massachusetts.
“Role of trustee made easier with ‘letter of wishes,’” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 26). MBA member Melissa Langa co-wrote an opinion piece outlining why clients should be encouraged to draft letters of wishes, which provide helpful guidance to trustees of family trusts.
- “Partners HealthCare is requiring all employees get flu shots, The Boston Globe (Nov. 22). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story about a new Partners HealthCare policy that requires all employees to receive flu vaccinations.