Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020


  • "Criminal defense bar wary of videoconferencing plan," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 3). The MBA's position on expanded videoconferencing in the District Court, as conveyed in comments recently endorsed by the House of Delegates, was noted in an article outlining the proposal. The article also quoted MBA member Randy Gioia.

  • "U.S. Supreme Court clarifies ‘final’ orders in bankruptcy," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 3). MBA members Michael B. Katz and Jonathan M. Horne commented on a recent Supreme Court decision pertaining to final appealable orders in bankruptcy cases.

  • "SJC recognizes class actions under Massachusetts Tort Claims Act," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 3). MBA members Christopher J. Cunio and Cynthia L. Amara discussed a Supreme Judicial Court ruling, which found that a resident could bring a class action alleging that the city of Gardner's failure to properly treat its water resulted in the corrosion of her heating system.

  • "ABA reminds us to play nice when lawyers leave," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 3). MBA members Erin K. Higgins and Thomas E. Peisch wrote an article outlining a recent opinion by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility that clarifies the ethical obligations of departing lawyers and their firms.

  • "Mass. bar 'in crisis' will get help from new committee," Law360 (Jan. 31). MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy was interviewed for a story on the Supreme Judicial Court's new Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, which she co-chairs.

  • "Do Ring cameras violate wiretapping laws? New Hampshire is about to find out," Vice News (Jan. 30). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann discussed the potential admissibility of audio evidence captured by a Ring camera prior to an alleged shooting in New Hampshire.
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