Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021


  • "Qualified immunity bars Section 1983 privacy claim," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 20). MBA Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian and MBA members Howard FriedmanMichael L. Tumposky and Timothy M. Burke commented on a federal judge's decision that a state trooper who exceeded the scope of a permissible warantless search by copying all of the files on a public employee's cellphone was entitled to qualified immunity from the resulting Section 1983 suit.

  • "SJC rules disgruntled shareholder can’t use derivative action to relitigate claims," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 20). MBA member Roger L. Smerage wrote an analysis of the Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision in Mullins v. Corcoran, SJC-13049, which established that a disgruntled shareholder of a closely held corporation cannot use a derivative action to revive previously litigated and unsuccessful claims against co-shareholders.

  • "District attorneys work to right past wrongs," The Bay State Banner (Sept. 16). MBA Civil Rights & Social Justice Section Council member Richard W. Cole, who co-chaired the MBA-led Massachusetts Conviction Integrity Working Group, was quoted in an article about the efforts of the Suffolk County Integrity Review Bureau in District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office.
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