Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020


  • "Voter suppression through the mailbox," JURIST (Aug. 25). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann wrote an article offering a historical overview and current analysis of voter-suppression efforts in the United States.

  • "Attorney well-being takes on new level of importance," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 24). Incoming MBA President Denise I. Murphy, together with Hon. Margot G. Botsford (ret.) and Heidi Alexander, both MBA members, wrote a column highlighting the timely and important work of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. Murphy and Botsford co-chair the committee, while Alexander serves as director.

  • "State’s Bail Fund drawing fervent critics, defenders," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 24). MBA member Shira M. Diner was quoted in a story addressing recent criticism of the Massachusetts Bail Fund.
  • "Molestation exclusion doesn’t preclude coverage of PI claim," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 24). MBA members Jeffrey J. Trapani and Thomas R. Murphy commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision finding that a physical abuse and molestation exclusion in a homeowners' insurance policy did not preclude coverage of a personal injury suit stemming from an alleged assault committed by an insured on a public sidewalk. 

  • "Insured can’t sue agency for allegedly bad advice," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 24). MBA members Kim V. Marrkand and William A. Schneider discussed a Superior Court judge's ruling, which found that a commercial property owner could not sue her insurance broker for allegedly failing to obtain appropriate coverage or to properly advise her after an incident of vandalism.

  • "Barr: Feds to appeal ruling, seek death for Boston bomber," Boston 25 News (Aug. 20). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann discussed the Justice Department's decision to seek a reinstatement of the death penalty against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • "Court rules secret videos can’t be used in Kraft massage case," Boston 25 News (Aug. 19). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was interviewed about a Florida appeals court decision finding that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others by secretly video recording them at a massage parlor.
Press Releases:

New Massachusetts Bar Association President Denise I. Murphy to lead as advocate and ally for diversity, wellness (Aug. 27).

Follow us: