Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, April 29, 2021

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  • "MBA task force hopes to kick start state’s use of clemency," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). An article about the work of the MBA's Clemency Task Force quoted MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, task force co-chairs Pauline Quirion and Sabrina E. Bonanno, and task force member Patricia A. DeJuneas.

  • "Chief Fabricant: ‘right time’ to lay down the gavel," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in an article about the impending retirement of Superior Court Chief Justice Judith Fabricant.

  • On April 26, MBA Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker as a member of the new Police Officer Standards and Training Commission. Media outlets to cover the swearing-in ceremony included The Berkshire Eagle, the Nashoba Valley Voice, The Telegram & Gazette, WWLP, The Sentinel & Enterprise and The Lowell Sun.

  • "SJC asked to decipher its own COVID orders," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). MBA members Thomas R. Murphy and Elizabeth N. Mulvey discussed a negligence case that involves a Supreme Judicial Court order regarding tolling provisions for civil matters during the pandemic.

  • "Inspector not liable for lead poisoning," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). MBA members Owen P. McGowan and James V. Marano Jr. commented on an Appeals Court decision finding that an inspector who certified in 1993 that an apartment complied with lead paint laws could not be held liable for lead poisoning suffered by a minor tenant in 2015.

  • "Take me out to the ball game … and take away my right to a jury trial," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). MBA member Edward C. Bassett Jr. wrote an article about Major League Baseball's use of paper tickets to require consumers to submit to arbitration.

  • "Letter: Use of ‘almost-abandoned tool’ of clemency should be encouraged," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 26). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann wrote a letter to the editor highlighting the benefits of clemency and listing some of the reforms proposed by the MBA's Clemency Task Force.
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