"Movers and Shakers," Boston College Law School Magazine (Nov. 28). Boston College Law School graduates Michael H. Hayden (treasurer) and Victoria Santoro Mair (vice president) were announced as MBA officers for the 2022-23 year.
"Grandmother can’t reopen loss of guardianship," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 28). MBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee member Caryn R. Mitchell-Munevar commented on an Appeals Court decision that a grandmother who lost guardianship of her deceased daughter's children could not obtain Rule 60(b) relief from judgment by arguing that the father was awarded custody based on false testimony.
"Condo board not liable for shortfall in insurance coverage," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 28). MBA member Edmund A. Allcock discussed a Superior Court judge's decision that a condominium unit owner could not bring negligence and fiduciary claims against board members for obtaining insufficient insurance to cover code upgrades after a fire.
"Education becomes the catch-22 of prison life," The Boston Globe (Nov. 23). A Boston Globe editorial on clemency in Massachusetts mentioned a 2021 report by the MBA's Clemency Task Force that called clemency an "under-utilized tool" in addressing "systemic failures."
"In vaccine mandate litigation, tide may turn toward dismissed employees," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 21). MBA member Ernest H. Horn was quoted in an article about an upcoming wave of federal lawsuits expected to be filed by state troopers and corrections officers who lost their jobs for refusing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate.
"With move to new firm, med-mal stalwart looks to broaden practice," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 21). MBA member Elizabeth N. Mulvey discussed her move to the Boston firm now known as Libby, Hoopes, Brooks & Mulvey.