Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

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  • "State Police found years-old records in fraud scandal after telling prosecutors they didn’t exist," The Boston Globe (Sept. 10). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann and MBA member Stephen J. Weymouth commented on the recent discovery of citation and activity records by State Police officials investigating trooper payroll fraud.

  • "Denise Murphy ’80 named president-elect of Massachusetts Bar Association," UMass Boston News (Sept. 9). MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy was profiled by her undergraduate alma mater, UMass Boston.

  • "A closer look at eminent domain as Hopedale waits for the state to decide on claim on 155 acres of land," The Milford Daily News (Sept. 9). MBA member Michael L. Lonzana, who served as 2018-19 vice chair of the MBA's Real Estate Law Section, was quoted in a story about a railroad's efforts to take 155 acres of private land through eminent domain. 

  • "Land Court judge calls for fix for site plan challenges," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 9). MBA member Kate Moran Carter discussed a Land Court judge's call for legislative action to address inconsistencies regarding the right to appeal site plan decisions.

  • "Mobile home park owner faces 93A liability," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 9). MBA member Scott D. Carman discussed an Appeals Court decision finding that the owner of a mobile home park could face liability under Chapter 93A for requiring residents to pay to maintain, repair and replace their own fuel tanks.

  • "Motions to dismiss: Why and why not?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 9). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, outlined the factors that should be considered before filing a motion to dismiss. 

In Other News

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

"Judge William Boyle to be remembered at funeral Wednesday," WWLP (Sept. 11), via @WWLP22News.

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