Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

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  • "New Subchapter V draws raves from bankruptcy bar," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 8). MBA member Macken Toussaint was quoted in an article focused on how small businesses may benefit from the new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. 

  • "Judge OKs 93A claim in med-mal context," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 8). MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano and MBA members Anthony E. Abeln and Elizabeth N. Mulvey commented on a Superior Court judge's decision finding that a woman could bring medical malpractice and Chapter 93A claims against a hospice company that allegedly over-medicated her with narcotics and kept her in a stupefied state for five years while falsely certifying her eligibility for hospice care.

  • "SJC won’t allow medical device claims to proceed," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 8). MBA member Alan L. Cantor discussed a Supreme Judicial Court decision finding that a products liability plaintiff failed to sufficiently plead causation to proceed with “parallel” state claims permitted under federal law regulating medical devices.

  • "New vaccination plan good news for bar, courts," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 8). An editorial praising the inclusion of court system workers in Phase 2 of the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan noted that the MBA and Committee for Public Counsel Services advocated for the change.
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