Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022


  • "Scammed Boston law firm in tussle over insurance coverage," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 12). MBA Insurance Agency President Terence J. Welsh and MBA member John B. Flemming were quoted in an article about a Boston law firm that wired the proceeds of a bogus settlement check to a phony client and is now fighting its insurer's denial of coverage for the loss.

  • "1st Circuit reinstates child car seat class action," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 12). MBA member Tory A. Weigand commented on a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision reinstating a class action that the purchasers of a child's booster seat filed against the manufacturer based solely on monetary harm.

  • "Rent acceleration clause deemed an invalid penalty," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 12). MBA member Michael B. Cosentino discussed an Appeals Court decision that a rent acceleration clause in a commercial lease was unenforceable as a penalty.

  • "Judge pens legal thriller in paean to slain colleague," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 12). Hon. James D. Barretto, an MBA member, discussed the recent publication of his first book, a legal thriller written in tribute to his late former colleague. 

  • "Juvenile justice community sees flaws in school resource officer regs," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 12). Hon. Jay D. Blitzman (ret.), vice chair of the MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council, and MBA member Rebecca Jacobstein were quoted in an article about the development of a new curriculum for future school resource officer candidates.
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