Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019


  • "Legislators seek ban on pot billboards," The Eagle-Tribune (Dec. 17). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story about legislative efforts to enact a statewide ban on billboard advertising by recreational and medical marijuana companies. The article also appeared in other publications within North of Boston Media Group.

  • “Blind-side hockey hit not reckless, panel says,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 16). MBA member Peter V. Bellotti commented on an Appeals Court panel decision finding that a high school hockey player whose blind-side hit resulted in permanent injury to an opponent did not engage in reckless conduct.

  • “Tech company can sue competitor over ‘biased’ white paper,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 16). MBA member Tory A. Weigand discussed a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling, which found that a software company could pursue statutory false advertising claims over disparaging statements made in a white paper on the website of a competitor that had commissioned the study. 

  • “Summary judgment motions: How often are they meritorious?” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 16). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote a column explaining why summary judgment motions should be filed only after careful consideration by counsel. 
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