Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021


  • "Christmas Eve car crash victim thanks Quincy Police officers who saved her life," The Patriot Ledger (Feb. 24). Hon. Robert W. Harnais, a past MBA president, was recognized for his role in saving a woman who was hit by a car in the parking lot of a Stop & Shop and then became trapped under the vehicle. 

  • "Defense verdict in subrogation case reversed," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 22). MBA member Scott J. Tucker discussed an Appeals Court decision finding that a trial judge in a subrogation case abused his discretion by informing the jury that the party at interest was the named plaintiff's insurer and not the plaintiff himself. 

  • "MassHealth loses latest battle in ‘war on trusts,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 22). MBA members Nicholas G. KaltsasPatricia Keane Martin, Brian E. Barreira and Eric D. Correira commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision regarding Medicaid eligibility for individuals who retain a life estate in property that has been transferred entirely into a nominee trust.

  • "Boston lawyer chronicles ‘Wild & True’ law stories," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 22). MBA Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council member Jonathan D. Plaut was interviewed about his new book, “I’ll Take the Case: Wild & True Law Stories,” in which he recounts memorable experiences from his legal career.

  • "Massachusetts Bar Association recognizes Wakefield attorney," The Reading Advocate (Feb. 19). MBA member Patrick G. Curley's local newspaper published an announcement about his recent inclusion in the MBA's Pro Bono Month Member Spotlight, where he discussed his experience as a volunteer for the Elder Law Education Program. 

  • "Updated CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals," American Ambulance Association (Feb. 19). MBA member Scott A. Moore wrote an article updating EMS organizations on the latest CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals.

  • “A diamond is forever, but the engagement ring may be ne’er,” Boston CityBizList. MBA member Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW, published an article about the perplexities surrounding broken engagements.

  • “Advice on cooperative co-parenting during & after an acrimonious divorce: It will improve your mental health,” Thrive Global. MBA member Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW, published an article about parents who are able to rise above the fray and put their children front and center.
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