Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022


  • "Shannon Liss-Riordan won millions for workers. But did she take too much for herself in the process?" The Boston Globe (Aug. 22). In an article highlighting one of the candidates for Massachusetts Attorney General, MBA Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian was quoted about class action settlements.

  • "Plaintiff homeowner not bound by agreement to $65K settlement," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 22). Incoming MBA Vice President Victoria M. Santoro Mair discussed a U.S. magistrate judge's decision that a woman suing over the alleged unconstitutional taking of her home for unpaid taxes was not bound by a $65,000 settlement agreement after defense counsel subsequently sought to add a confidentiality provision.

  • "Sweeping SJC alimony decision alarms divorce bar," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 22). MBA members Matthew P. Barach, Alexander D. JonesMaureen McBrien, John J. Hoffman and Julie K. Murphy commented on a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision that announced a three-step analysis for courts to follow before awarding alimony in child support cases.

  • "Late Appeals Court judge remembered as even-keeled, clear thinker," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 22). Appeals Court Chief Justice Mark V. Green, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Scott L. Kafker and former Appeals Court Chief Justice Christopher J. Armstrong, all MBA members, were quoted in an article about the recent passing of former Appeals Court Judge William I. Cowin.

  • "Fighting stigma: seeing mental health as we see physical health," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 22). Worcester County Bar Association President Geoffrey E. Spofford, who chairs the MBA's Worcester Tiered Community Mentoring Program Committee, wrote the latest article in a wellness series by the MBA's Lawyer Well-Being Committee, discussing his struggles with depression.
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