Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, April 4, 2019


  • "Boston 25 legal analyst Peter Elikann discusses the parents charged in the college admissions scandal," Boston 25 News (April 3). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed the Boston court appearances of actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, two of the 50 people charged in a widespread college admissions scheme.

  • "No Massachusetts jurisdiction over online university," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 1). MBA member Kristin L. Thurbide was quoted about a U.S. District Court judge's ruling, which dealt with personal jurisdiction over a Massachusetts student's lawsuit against the Alabama university that enrolled him in an online program.

  • "U.S. Supreme Court ruling on nonjudicial foreclosure raises questions," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 3). MBA member Glenn F. Russell Jr. discussed the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing that a law firm was not considered a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

  • "Wide support seen for uniform decanting bill," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 3). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Joblin C. Younger and MBA members Joseph L. Bierwirth Jr. and Melissa F. Langa voiced their support for a bill proposing local adoption of the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, which the MBA's House of Delegates unanimously endorsed on March 14.

  • "With retirement on horizon, lawyer urges changes in system," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 3). MBA member Steven E. Kramer, writing on the occasion of his nearing retirement, listed several suggestions for improvement in the legal system.

  • MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano, a medial malpractice attorney, discussed the findings of an outside investigation into Somervile Hospital following the 2016 death of a woman unable to enter the emergency room. Catalano was quoted by Cambridge Day (March 29) and The Boston Globe (March 28).

  • "‘Chilling effect;’ ICE made more than 100 arrests at Massachusetts courthouses in the past year," The Republican (March 28). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann, a criminal defense attorney, was quoted in a story about the recent increase in courthouse arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • "Legal expert Peter Elikann weighs in on Lynnway Auto Auction charges," Boston 25 News (March 28). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office's decision to file manslaughter charges against Lynnway Auto Auction of Billerica, where five people were killed in a 2017 crash.

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