Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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  • "Negligence suit vs. restaurant tossed on summary judgment," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). MBA member Michael B. Bogdanow commented on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling, which found that a woman injured while using a restaurant's revolving front door could not bring a negligence suit against the establishment. 

  • "Employment bar welcomes overhaul of MCAD rules," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). MBA Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council member Andrea C. Kramer and MBA members Marylou V. Fabbo and Diane M. Saunders discussed recent revisions to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Rules of Procedure.

  • "Good summary judgment motions: special issues," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote a column highlighting special issues that attorneys should consider when filing summary judgment motions. 

  • "Plaintiff who submitted 32-page errata sheet whacked with $75K sanction," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). MBA members James S. Bolan and Erin K. Higgins discussed a judge's award of $75,000 in legal fees to a company sued in a class action by its former employee, who attempted to change her deposition testimony using a 32-page errata sheet. 

  • "You ‘should’ perform pro bono civil legal aid services," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). Massachusetts Bar Foundation President Harvey Weiner wrote an article encouraging attorneys to fulfill their ethical obligation to perform pro bono civil legal work and to provide funding to support such efforts.

  • "Hundreds participate in annual ‘Walk’ for civil legal aid," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 2). MBA President John J. Morrissey was featured in a photo recap of the 21st Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. The event was sponsored by the Equal Justice Coalition, a collaboration of the MBA, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. 

In Other News

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

"Former district attorney Callahan remembered for dedication to law, fairness," Daily Hampshire Gazette (Feb. 27). 

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