Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019


  • "What is the cost of free speech? The legal argument is black and white," The Daily Item (Feb. 20). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann and MBA members Harvey A. Silverglate and Walter A. Costello were quoted in a story about the likelihood that Michelle Carter's conviction for involuntary manslaughter will ultimately be overturned.  

  • "Bill seeks to open secret court hearings," The Eagle-Tribune (Feb. 20). MBA Past President Robert W. Harnais and MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann were quoted in a story about proposed legislation that would make show-cause hearings open to the public. The article also appeared in several sister publications within the North of Boston Media Group.

  • “Airline passenger claiming PTSD gets $2.3M,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb 18). MBA members Christopher Poreda and Anthony Tarricone were quoted about a federal judge’s decision to leave in place a $2.3 million award of damages and pre-judgment interest to an airline passenger who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after a “sudden decompression” incident aboard a 2010 flight.

  • “German manufacturer must defend products suit in Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 18). MBA member John Egan was quoted about a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which found that a German machine manufacturer with a long history of selling to Massachusetts purchasers could be compelled to defend a products liability suit in state court.

  • “ERISA denial reversed over ‘speculative leaps,’” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 18). MBA member Joseph M. Hamilton was quoted about a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling, which reversed a denial of benefits to the widow of a man whose fatal car accident was improperly attributed to a pre-existing medical condition and possible marijuana use. 

  • “Out-of-town firms harvesting local talent for Boston offices,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 18). MBA member David A. Ephraim was quoted in a Hearsay article about his decision to join the new Boston office of San Francisco-based Morrison & Foerster along with 22 other attorneys from his former firm.

  • “Corporate insulation and piercing the veil,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 18). MBA member Stephen M. Honig wrote a special feature examining protections against shareholder liability and the conflicting nature of state law standards for piercing the corporate veil.

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