Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, April 1, 2021


  • "Livestream craze raises privacy questions," (March 31). MBA Past President and current Civil Rights & Social Justice Section Council Chair Marsha V. Kazarosian was interviewed for a story published in The Salem News and the Gloucester Daily Times about the legality of an online livestream broadcast from a Salem intersection on the gaming platform Twitch.

  • "Police dash cams, body cams remain the exception in Massachusetts," WBUR (March 31). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council Co-Chair Charu A. Verma was interviewed about the use of body cameras by police departments in Massachusetts.

  • "Is it legal to require Natick High athletes be tested for COVID-19?" MetroWest Daily News (March 31). MBA Health Law Section Council member Joel Rosen was quoted in an article about the Natick Board of Health's consideration of a policy mandating that all high school athletes participate in pool testing for COVID-19.

  • MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was interviewed for a March 30 TV segment on the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.

  • "Vacancies on federal bench offer diversity opportunity," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 29). MBA member Benjamin R. Sigel was quoted in an article about the selection of candidates to fill four vacancies on the federal bench in Massachusetts.

  • "Mesothelioma claim against manufacturer can proceed," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 29). MBA members Andrew S. Wainwright and Michael C. Shepard commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision finding that a former Navy seaman could bring a product liability suit against a manufacturer whose asbestos-insulated generators allegedly caused him to develop mesothelioma.

  • "This time nominee trusts take the stage," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 29). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Melissa Langa co-wrote an article about the significance of a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling that a retained life estate in a residence held in a nominee trust was not a countable asset.

  • "‘Ghost tours’ lose challenge to state COVID gathering cap," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 29). MBA member Harvey A. Silverglate discussed a federal complaint filed by the operators of a "ghost tour" in Salem who claim that current state restrictions on outdoor walking tours violate their rights under the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.

  • "Executive Spotlight: Eve Schatz, Berkshire Center for Justice," The Berkshire Eagle (March 27). MBA member Eve Schatz, who recently received the MBA's Access to Justice Legal Services Award, was interviewed about her work as founder and executive director of the Berkshire Center for Justice in Great Barrington.

  • "BC Law’s role in wrongful conviction guide," Boston College Law School Magazine (March 26). Boston College Law School highlighted the role of its faculty, students and alumni in the recent publication of Conviction Integrity Programs: A Guide to Best Practices for Prosecutorial Offices, following a more than two-year effort by the MBA-led Conviction Integrity Working Group. The article also quoted attorney Richard W. Cole, who served as the MBA's co-chair on the working group.
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