Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 14, 2019


  • "Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction to be reinstated, court rules," The Boston Globe (March 13). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted about the Supreme Judicial Court's decision to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction, which was vacated in 2017 when the former Patriots player committed suicide during the appeals process.

  • "Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction," Boston 25 News (March 13). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann, a criminal defense lawyer, was interviewed about the Supreme Judicial Court decision reinstating Aaron Hernandez's 2015 conviction for first-degree murder.

  • "Mastermind of college admissions scam may get off easier than parents who paid him," NBC10 Boston (March 13). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed the potential fate of the man who allegedly masterminded a college admissions scheme that has implicated several prominent figures. 

  • “Felicity Huffman’s bond set at $250,000 for alleged college admissions bribe,” Variety (March 12). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed the fallout from a widespread college admissions scheme that has resulted in federal charges against 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. His quotes to the magazine appeared in several other online and print publications, including The Telegraph in London, England; Yahoo! Entertainment; and the Newcastle Herald in New South Wales, Australia.

  • “SJC bars latent asbestos suits against builders,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11). MBA member Vincent N. DePalo was quoted about a Supreme Judicial Court ruling (Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.), which found that Massachusetts’ six-year statute of repose for construction-related injury lawsuits serves to bar tort claims involving asbestos exposure and other diseases with extended latency periods.

  • “Long-standing trademark question before Supreme Court,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11). MBA members Stanley F. Chalvire and John G. Loughnane were quoted about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that should clarify whether a licensee retains the right to use a trademark when its license is rejected as part of the bankruptcy process.

  • “First basic principle of motion practice: know your audience,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote a column explaining why successful motion practice hinges on knowing the audience.

  • “The ‘legal rules’ in lost profits cases,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11).
    MBA member Stephen L. Ferraro co-wrote the first article in a two-part series outlining the legal rules that must be addressed by forensic accountants attempting to recover lost profits.

  • “Late judge known for decency, high standards,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11). Hon. Robert A. Cornetta (ret.), an MBA member who practices at Cornetta Babine in Danvers, wrote a letter to the editor to note the recent passing of former District Court Judge Dennis Healey.

  • “A salute to the Flaschner on its 40th anniversary,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 11). Hon. John M. Greaney (ret.), an MBA member and a former justice on the Supreme Judicial Court, wrote an opinion article in praise of the Franklin N. Flaschner Judicial Institute, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

  • “Man charged in Jassy Correia's kidnapping, murder to appear in Boston federal court,” Boston 25 News (March 11). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about the federal court case against Louis Coleman III, who is accused in the murder and kidnapping of Dorchester woman Jassy Correia. 

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"Cyberattack with ransom demand has disrupted public defenders for weeks," The Boston Globe (March 12), via @BostonGlobe.

"After study, federal judiciary revises codes of conduct," The Associated Press (March 12), via @jessicagresko.

"Client cryptocurrency payments may pose ethical risks for lawyers," Bloomberg Law (March 11), via @BLaw.

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