Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019


  • "SJC offers ‘roadmap’ for use and occupancy orders," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA member Kenneth A. Krems discussed a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision that offers needed guidance for judges considering requests by landlords for use and occupancy payments during eviction proceedings.

  • "Investigator’s report discoverable in MGH retaliation case," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA members Christina L. Lewis and Todd J. Bennett commented on a Superior Court judge's ruling, which found that a surgeon alleging he was fired by Massachusetts General Hospital for raising concerns about the "double-booking" of surgical procedures was entitled to discovery of an independent investigator's report on the issue.

  • "Home inspectors deemed ‘employees’ for unemployment fund," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA member Lawrence J. Casey and MBA Labor & Employment Section Council member Adam M. Hamel were quoted about a District Court judge's decision, which found that a home inspection company must pay into the state unemployment compensation fund on behalf of two inspectors wrongly classified as independent contractors.

  • "Judge orders ex-Governo Law Firm partners to delete files as case nears end," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA member Michael F. Connolly commented on an ongoing case in the Business Litigation Session, where a judge recently ordered the deletion of electronic files taken by six former partners to their new firm.

  • "Bringing professional bias to the family business," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA member George P. Bukuras wrote an article encouraging professional advisors to be mindful of their own biases when counseling family business clients.

  • "Ready for the new $50K ‘procedural amount’?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 30). MBA member Marc G. Perlin co-wrote an article reminding attorneys that the procedural amount for civil actions in the Superior and District courts has been increased from $25,000 to $50,000.
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