Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

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  • "Court docs: Attorney severely beaten by suspect in Pelham church shooting," Boston 25 News (Oct. 23). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed for a story about a New Hampshire attorney who sustained serious injuries following an attack by his client.  

  • "Lynnfield dad faces new charges in Varsity Blues college scandal," The Daily Item (Oct. 22). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann discussed the new charges filed against a Lynnfield man and other parents accused in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal.

  • "ERISA class action plaintiffs not entitled to jury," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 21). MBA member Johanna L. Matloff commented on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling, which found that the plaintiffs in a class action accusing their former employer of breaching its fiduciary duties by mismanaging the employee retirement plan were not entitled to a jury trial.

  • "Zoning lawyers see Baker bill as move in right direction," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 21). MBA members David K. McCay and Ellen W. Freyman were quoted in a story about a bill proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker that would allow cities and towns to adopt certain zoning changes related to housing development by a simple majority vote.

  • "Consumer class action targets potency of cannabis products," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 21). MBA member Michael D. Cutler discussed a class action filed by a woman who claims that the cannabidiol-laced gummy bears she purchased at a convenience store did not contain the advertised amount of CBD.

  • "Church co-founder recalled for bringing legal skills to bear on ministry to homeless," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 21). MBA member Catherine E. Reuben was quoted about her friendship with the late Rev. Jedediah E. “Jed” Mannis, a longtime attorney and pastor known for serving the homeless.

In Other News

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

"Boston Mental Health Court an alternative for troubled probationers," Boston Herald (Oct. 21), via @lexcohan.

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