Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

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  • "Open Sky Community Services names Plata-Nino to Board of Directors," The Grafton News (Dec. 7). MBA member Gina Plata-Nino was announced as a new member of the Board of Directors of Open Sky Community Services, a behavioral health and human services agency.

  • "Defamation plaintiff can’t bring suit in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 6). MBA member David H. Rich commented on a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that Massachusetts courts cannot exercise jurisdiction in a defamation case involving an investment analyst who claims she lost job opportunities in the Boston market because of a negative professional ranking published on an Israeli company's website.

  • "With prenup app, local attorney, partner score deal on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 6). MBA member Julia Rodgers discussed her recent appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank," where she and her business partner secured investments in their app, HelloPrenup, which allows couples to create prenuptial agreements for $599.

  • "Clothier peddling ‘fake’ cashmere on Amazon, lawsuit claims," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 6). MBA member Kevin J. McCullough discussed a federal lawsuit filed against an alleged seller of fake cashmere sweaters and against Amazon.com, where the plaintiff purchased the products.

  • "Municipal Lawyers’ group gathers for annual update," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 6). MBA member Christopher J. Petrini, former president of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, was pictured at the group's 11th Annual Public Construction and Infrastructure Update on Oct. 20.
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