Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 8, 2021

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  • "Final two members of Rise of the Moors group arraigned," Boston 25 News (July 7). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was interviewed about the arraignments of two defendants arrested following a weekend standoff on Route 128 in Wakefield.

  • "Marine insurer dodges 176D bad-faith claims," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5). MBA President-elect Thomas M. Bond commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision finding that a New York choice-of-law provision in a maritime insurance policy bars a Massachusetts policyholder's claims for bad-faith settlement practices in connection with the wreck of his catamaran near the Dominican Republic.

  • "Financial expert’s data analysis barred from Ch. 11 proceeding," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5). MBA member Steven Weiss discussed a federal bankruptcy judge's decision barring the admission of expert data analysis to identify “net winners” who had allegedly profited from a Chapter 11 debtor’s Ponzi scheme.

  • "Amtrak faces sanctions over ‘black box’ data," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5). MBA members Alan E. Brown and Annette Gonthier-Kiely commented on a federal judge's decision finding that the spoliation of "black box" video evidence of a fatal train collision with a pedestrian did not merit an adverse inference jury instruction or an order preventing the railroad from arguing comparative negligence.

  • "Supreme Court narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5). MBA member Hannah T. Joseph wrote an analysis of a recent Supreme Court decision narrowing the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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