Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020


  • "SJC: colleges must protect intoxicated students from harm," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 10). MBA member Jeffrey S. Beeler commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision establishing that institutions of higher education have a duty to take reasonable measures to protect students they know are in danger due to intoxication.
  • "1st Circuit revives suit to claw back hidden marital assets," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 10). MBA Family Law Section Council Chair Kimberley J. Joyce, MBA Family Law Section Council member Jared D. Spinelli and MBA member Elaine M. Epstein discussed a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which found that an ex-wife could file suit under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act after her former spouse allegedly hid millions of dollars in marital assets during divorce proceedings and then gifted them to his alma mater. 

  • "Attorneys’ fees counted against procedural limit," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 10). MBA members Thomas R. Murphy and Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber commented on a decision by a single judge of the Appeals Court, who found that attorneys' fees should count toward the amount-in-controversy threshold to establish Superior Court jurisdiction.

  • "Excellence in the Law 2020 proves the show must go on," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 10). MBA Family Law Section Council member Marc A. Moccia and MBA Dispute Resolution Section Council Chair Sarah E. Worley were pictured accepting awards at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's recent virtual Excellence in the Law celebration. As an event sponsor, the MBA posthumously honored longtime Worcester Telegram & Gazette court reporter Gary Murray with the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award.
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