Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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  • "Natick Town Meeting member Sue Ianni faces updated charges in connection to Capitol riot," MetroWest Daily News (July 21). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was quoted in an article about the new federal charge filed against a Natick Town Meeting member who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

  • "Transfers under power of attorney not exempt from discharge," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 19). MBA member Michael B. Katz commented on a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge's decision that a nursing home could not set aside as fraudulent transfers "gifts" made by a Chapter 7 debtor to himself and family members under a power of attorney that his mother, a resident, had granted him.

  • "Widow gets appreciation on her share of estate," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 19). MBA Past President Elaine M. Epstein and MBA Probate Law Section Council member Patricia L. Davidson discussed a Probate and Family Court judge's decision that a surviving spouse was entitled to the appreciated value of her share of her late husband's estate, the settlement of which occurred seven years after his death.  

  • "Ship owner can’t be sued in state over Boston Harbor crash," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 19). MBA member Carolyn M. Latti commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision finding that Massachusetts courts do not have personal jurisdiction over the Panama owner and Singapore operator of a container ship that damaged a MassPort terminal.

  • "Suffolk clerk-magistrate recalled for uncommon wit, kindness," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 19). MBA Ethics Committee member Martin R. Rosenthal and Superior Court Chief Justice Heidi E. Brieger reflected on the distinguished life and career of Gary D. Wilson, the longtime first assistant clerk-magistrate in Suffolk Superior Court’s Criminal Division.

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