Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018


  • “Trustee entitled to compensation for Ch. 7 work,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 8). MBA member Joseph H. Baldiga was quoted about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision (In Re: Bartlett, Taylor A.), which found that a Chapter 7 trustee was entitled to compensation for work he performed prior to the debtor’s case being converted to Chapter 13.
  • “Contractor can’t block disclosure of bid documents,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 8). MBA members Stephen Y. Chow and Russell Beck were quoted about a U.S. District Court ruling (Fast Enterprises, LLC v. Pollack), which found that the federal Defense of Trade Secrets Act did not prevent Massachusetts’ transportation secretary from complying with a public records request for bid documents containing a contractor’s trade secrets. 
  • “For BBO, 2018 proves to be productive year,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 8). MBA member Vincent J. Pisegna, chairman of the Board of Bar Overseers, wrote an article outlining the BBO’s accomplishments so far in 2018.
  • “’Such unusual circumstances:' Here's what Michelle Carter's appeal hinges on,” Boston 25 News (Oct. 4). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about the start of proceedings in the appeals case of Michelle Carter, who was previously found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with her boyfriend’s suicide. The appeal is being heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

In Other News

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

"Worcester program to highlight ways to resolve disputes," Telegram & Gazette (Oct. 11), via @telegramdotcom.

"SJC orders dismissal of thousands more drug convictions," The Boston Globe (Oct. 11), via @GlobeMetro.

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