Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019


  • “Are you protected in a scooter crash? Experts say read the fine print,” NBC 10 Boston (Sept. 23). MBA Past President David White was featured in a new program about the liability and limitations on liability that consumers may not be aware of when they rent electronic scooters.

  • "Harvard facing liability for student’s suicide," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 23). MBA member David A. DeLuca discussed a Superior Court judge's decision finding that Harvard University can be held liable for the alleged failure of its employees to take adequate steps to prevent a student's suicide.

  • "Motions to dismiss: confer, confer, confer," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 23). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, wrote a column reminding attorneys of their obligation to deliberate and consult with the opposing party before filing a motion to dismiss. 

  • "Appeals Court affirms summary judgment for defendants in zip line case," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 23). MBA member Peter J. Ventura commented on the Appeals Court's decision to affirm summary judgment for the defendants in a case involving a child injured on a zip line at the home of a family friend.

  • "MBA Insurance voted ‘Best Professional Liability Insurance’ for second consecutive year," Agency Checklists (Sept. 20). Agency Checklists, an online news source for the insurance industry, announced that the Massachusetts Bar Association Insurance Agency was recently voted "Best Professional Liability Insurance" in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's annual Reader Rankings for the second consecutive year.

  • "Parole board weighs release of woman in texting suicide case," Boston 25 News (Sept. 19). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about the parole hearing for Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with her boyfriend's suicide.
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