Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, June 17, 2021


  • "DOJ asks Supreme Court to reinstate marathon bomber’s death sentence," Boston 25 News (June 15). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was interviewed about the Department of Justice's request that the Supreme Court reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Hon. Rudolph Kass (ret.), a longtime MBA member and Appeals Court judge who served for many years on the Massachusetts Law Review Board, passed away on June 4. Kass was remembered for his dry humor and well-crafted legal opinions in a June 13 story published by The Boston Globe and a June 14 editorial written by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Board of Editors, of which he was also a member.

  • "Zofran product liability suits preempted by federal law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 14). MBA members Colleen M. Hennessey, Joseph G. Blute and Alan L. Cantor commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision regarding the preemption of product liability claims against a pharma company based on repeated decisions by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • "Noted defense attorney grateful for chance to have ‘second act,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 14). MBA Past President Thomas F. Maffei was quoted in an article about his client's reinstatement to the bar. 

  • "Resolving cases via judicial settlement conferences," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 14). Hon. Laurence D. Pierce, Hon. John C. Cratsley (ret.), Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg (ret.) and Hon. Paul A. Chernoff (ret.), all MBA members, co-wrote an article about the value of judicial settlement conferences, especially given the backlog of civil cases that built up during the pandemic.

  • "Five decades of accomplishment," Boston College Law School Magazine (May 26). MBA member Thomas J. Carey Jr., who recently received the MBA's President's Award, was profiled by his alma mater, Boston College Law School, where he continues to teach and coach moot court.
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