Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020


  • "Trials may resume with fewer jurors; panel urges that first cases involve civil disputes, minor criminal charges," The Boston Globe (Aug. 4). MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy commented on recommendations issued by the Supreme Judicial Court's Jury Management Advisory Committee that will guide the resumption of jury trials in Massachusetts state courts.
  • MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann appeared on WBZ NewsRadio's Nightside with Dan Rea on Aug. 3 to discuss last week's 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. With Dan Rea on vacation, the segment was guest-hosted by Jordan Rich, a long-time WBZ host who is also the regular host of the MBA’s MassBar Beat podcast.

  • "Bankruptcy trustee’s fee award affirmed," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 3). MBA members Steven Weiss and Donald R. Lassman commented on the significance of a recent U.S. District Court decision affirming a bankruptcy trustee’s fee award in a Chapter 7 case.

  • "Trade secret misappropriation judgment reversed," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 3). MBA members Russell Beck and Christine K. Bush discussed a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which found that a tax consultant should not have been found liable for misappropriating trade secrets after he allegedly used his ex-employers's strategy to provide tax services to its former clients.

In Other News

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

"Notice inviting comment on recommendations of the Jury Management Advisory Committee (JMAC) regarding resumption of jury trials," Supreme Judicial Court (Aug. 4).

"Search to fill Lenk’s SJC seat reopened," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 3), via @KO_Reporter.

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