MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was quoted by The Boston Globe and MassLive on March 19 about allegations by federal prosecutors that Troop E of the Massachusetts State Police used a quota system for issuing tickets to motorists.
"18 teen killers released under SJC ruling," Gloucester Daily Times (March 19). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted about a 2013 Supreme Judicial Court ruling that has allowed for the release of 18 inmates sentenced as teenagers for first-degree murder. The story appeared in several other area papers published by North of Boston Media Group.
"Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case," Boston 25 News (March 19). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed a reported plea deal offered to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 24 others charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor.
"Worcester legislators not ready to comment on bill to increase power to lock up suspects," Telegram & Gazette (March 19). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was quoted about a renewed effort by Gov. Charlie Baker to pass legislation that would increase the ability of judges to order potentially violent offenders held without bail.
“Memorized client list is ‘confidential information,’” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA members Michael L. Rosen, Danielle Y. Vanderzanden and Christina L. Lewis were quoted about a Superior Court judge’s decision, which found that a financial consultant who allegedly created a memorized list of his former clients upon joining a competitor could be considered to have used confidential information.
“Boston attorney works to help free doctor from Saudi prison,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA member Howard M. Cooper was quoted in a Hearsay article about his efforts to help secure the release of Dr. Walid Fitaihi, a Saudi-U.S. citizen who has been detained in Saudi Arabia since November 2017.
“The legal principles in lost profits cases, Part 2,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA member Stephen L. Ferraro co-wrote the second article in a two-part series covering the legal principles to be addressed by forensic CPAs in cases involving lost profits. The latest column focused on the reasonable certainty and foreseeability rules.
“Letter: Flaschner: ‘a jewel in our justice system,’” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA member and Massachusetts Bar Foundation President Harvey Weiner wrote a letter to the editor recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Flaschner Judicial Institute, to which the MBF has awarded more than $3.5 million in grants over the last 36 years.
“Jury selection and the message of ‘Williams,’” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA member Elizabeth N. Mulvey wrote an opinion article analyzing the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Williams, which addressed the potential disqualification of jurors based on their strongly held opinions.
“Sunshine Week: Nominating state’s judges starts in the dark,” Cape Cod Times (March 15). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story about the judicial nomination process in Massachusetts.
“Aaron Hernandez and the pursuit of justice,” WBZ NewsRadio 1030 (March 14). Political analyst Jon Keller, speaking during his “Keller at Large” segment, referenced comments made by MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy regarding the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision to reinstate the first-degree murder conviction against Aaron Hernandez.