Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 12, 2020

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  • "Appeals Court upholds $2.5M gross negligence verdict," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 9). MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano and MBA member Marc L. Breakstone discussed a recent Appeals Court decision upholding a jury finding of gross negligence in connection with the death of a patient whose surgeon allegedly ignored an important manufacturer's warning.

  • "1st Circuit reinstates ERISA plan’s denial of death benefits," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 9). MBA member Johanna L. Matloff commented on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which found that an insurance carrier did not abuse its discretion by denying a widow's claim for accidental death benefits after her husband died in a car crash that had been attributed to a pre-existing condition.

  • "SJC rules wrongful death claims are derivative," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 9). MBA member Jennifer A. Creedon was quoted about a Supreme Judicial Court ruling pertaining to the statutory rights of wrongful death beneficiaries under Massachusetts law.  

In Other News

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

"Lowell Justice Center opens for first sessions," Lowell Sun (March 9).

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