"In priest abuse case, claim of fiduciary duty survives dismissal bid," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 10). MBA members Carmen L. Durso and Mitchell Garabedian commented on the significance of a Superior Court decision that will allow two alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse to proceed with breach of fiduciary claims against the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston.
"Appeals Court reverses special permit for auto body shop," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 10). MBA members James G. Wagner and Susan C. Murphy were quoted about an Appeals Court decision, which found that a special permit for an auto body shop should not have been granted until the applicant presented evidence refuting air-quality concerns raised by neighbors.
"The rules: know and follow them," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 10). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote a column explaining why attorneys must follow the rules to be successful in motion practice.
"Pet finance contract implicates state ban on ‘dog leases,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 10). MBA members Kara L. Holmquist and Robert H. Fennessy Jr. were quoted in a Hearsay article examining whether a Virginia-based company that offers pet finance agreements is in violation of Massachusetts' ban on dog leases.
"Lynnfield man risks jail to fight college scandal charges," The Daily Item (June 7). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann and MBA member Stephen J. Weymouth discussed a Lynnfield man's decision not to plead guilty to bribery-related charges he faces in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal that has implicated dozens of wealthy parents.
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"Community Legal Aid opens new Fitchburg office," Leominster Champion (June 5), via @CivilLegalAid.
MBA offers free legal advice to Western Mass. residents by phone, June 27