Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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  • "Senate likely to confirm Rollins as Massachusetts U.S. attorney," WBUR (July 27). MBA President Denise I. Murphy was interviewed about the nomination of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. In addition to appearing online, additional excerpts from her interview were also featured in on-air news reports about the nomination.

  • "Former Lynn officer admits beating man in police station holding cell, will likely avoid jail time," The Boston Globe (July 27). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was quoted in an article about the plea deal accepted by a former Lynn police officer who admitted to assaulting a Black man in a holding cell last summer.

  • "Local leaders join Northern Essex Community College Foundation Board," Hamilton-Wenham Patch (July 28). MBA Business Law Section Council member Travis J. Jacobs was announced as a new member of the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Board.

  • "Condo collapse prompts calls to fix flaws in laws," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA member Edmund A. Allcock was quoted in an article about potential legislative changes to the statute of repose for Massachusetts construction claims following the recent collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Florida.

  • "Failure-to-warn claim to proceed against medical device maker," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA members Matthew J. GriffinCortney M. Godin and John Egan commented on a Superior Court judge's decision that the manufacturer of a “power morcellator” could face liability for failing to warn Brigham & Women's Hospital of the risks associated with using the device on uterine fibroid tumors.

  • "Surveillance video takes center stage in premises liability," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA member Peter J. Ainsworth was quoted in an article highlighting the need for businesses to preserve video surveillance footage related to premises liability claims.

  • "What? Boilerplate is a hot topic?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Melissa Langa co-wrote an article encouraging attorneys to avoid using boilerplate trust language about whether a trustee should inquire into a beneficiary’s finances when contemplating a distribution.

  • "The ‘Great Resignation,’ departing employees and new federal efforts to restrict noncompetes," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA member Russell Beck wrote an article outlining federal efforts to restrict the use of noncompete agreements.

  • "Conservatorships & guardianships: They are more common than one might think," New England Public Media (July 21). MBA member Patricia Keane Martin answered common questions about conservatorships and guardianships, including how they work in Massachusetts and other states.

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"Biden nominates Rachael Rollins as US attorney for Massachusetts," The Boston Globe (July 26), via @jrebosglobe

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