Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

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  • “How much time will Enright get? Second-degree murder increases importance of sentencing hearing,” Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Dec. 2). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann, who is also a former chair of the MBA’s Criminal Justice Section Council, offered insight on Julia Enright’s conviction for second-degree murder.

  • "Bankruptcy bar crossing fingers for venue reform," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 29). MBA Executive Management Board member Francis C. Morrissey and retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney were quoted in an article about proposed federal legislation that would require companies to file Chapter 11 cases in their home state or the state where they have significant assets.

  • "Carrier need not cover home misrepresentation action vs. insureds," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 29). MBA member J. Michael Conley and MBA Civil Litigation Section Council member Thomas R. Murphy commented on an Appeals Court decision regarding the duty of an insurance carrier to cover a third-party misrepresentation claim filed against insureds over statements they made while selling a house they no longer owned during the policy period.

  • "Judge nixes reworked deal over forest land," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 29). MBA member George A. Hall Jr. discussed a Superior Court judge's decision that a Board of Selectmen granted authority by Town Meeting voters to match a private individual's offer to purchase forest land could not deviate substantially from the deal when settling related litigation.

  • "Domicile found despite ample time out of state," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 22). MBA member Christine E. Devine commented on a federal judge's decision that a Chapter 7 debtor who spent significant time working and residing in other states had established that his domicile remained in Massachusetts and could take advantage of the state's homestead exemption.

  • "Client must arbitrate dispute over conflict waiver," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 22). MBA Past President Thomas F. Maffei and MBA member Russell X. Pollock discussed a Superior Court judge's decision that an investment company must arbitrate a claim for injunctive relief to prevent its former law firm from representing adverse parties in a shareholder suit as purportedly allowed by a conflict waiver provision in an engagement letter.
  • "Mintz lawyer’s new book puts 11 faces on America’s immigration ‘crisis,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 22). MBA member Susan J. Cohen discussed her new book, “Journeys from There to Here,” which tells the harrowing stories of 11 of her former immigrant clients.

  • "Toast of the Town," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 22). MBA President-elect Grace V.B. Garcia and MBA Immediate Past President Denise I. Murphy were pictured at the annual "Toast to Trailblazers" networking reception, held on Nov. 9 in advance of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women of Law event. 
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