Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

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  • “Defense bar sees Baker crime bill as ‘regressive,’ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA member Randy Gioia was quoted about a bill recently proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker that would expand the state’s ability to detain “dangerous” individuals before trial.
  • “Foreign company’s sales subject it to jurisdiction,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA members Joseph M. Cacace and Scott A. Birnbaum were quoted about a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision (Plixer International, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GmbH), which found that specific personal jurisdiction could be exercised against a German company that derived income from U.S. customers.
  • “Majority shareholder’s claim not SLAPP suit,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA members David A. Kluft and Joseph L. Bierwirth were quoted about a Superior Court judge’s decision (AM Project Norwood LLC v. Endicott South Development Corporation), which found that a majority shareholder’s abuse-of-process claim against a minority shareholder was not an illegal SLAPP suit.
  • “U.S. Supreme Court may take up Massachusetts campaign law,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA member Paul N. Barbadoro was quoted in a Hearsay article about the constitutionality of Massachusetts’ ban on campaign contributions by for-profit corporations, an issue that may ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • “Boston IP firm evolves along with media and entertainment industries,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA member John T. “Ike” Williams was quoted in a Hearsay article about the continued expansion of his Boston intellectual property law firm, Sennott, Williams & Rogers.
  • “Legal community has lost ‘stellar’ attorney whose life touched many,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 24). MBA member William D. Kickham wrote a letter to the editor to note the recent passing of MBA Past President Camille F. Sarrouf Sr., a “stellar man, attorney, teacher and leader.”
  • “Camille Sarrouf Sr., lawyer known for integrity and service, dies at 85,” The Boston Globe (Sept. 23). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story chronicling the life of MBA Past President Camille F. Sarrouf Sr., who passed away on Sept. 4 at age 85.

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