Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

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  • "What kind of prosecutors do Massachusetts voters want? DA races raise profound questions about a powerful position," The Boston Globe (Jan. 13). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy gave his thoughts on how district attorney races may play out in counties across Massachusetts..

  • "Baker approves commutation requests for convicted murderers," The Boston Globe (Jan. 12). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in an article about Gov. Charlie Baker's decision to approve commutation requests for two men serving life sentences for murder. MBA Executive Management Board member Anthony J. Benedetti was also quoted in the earlier online edition of the story.

  • "Appellate Tax Board adds to body of law on remotely accessed software," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 10). MBA member Matthew A. Morris commented on an Appellate Tax Board ruling that a business qualified as a manufacturer and should receive a corporate excise abatement because it was a seller of remotely accessed software and not a service provider.

  • "In celebration of free enterprise," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 10). MBA member Martin Newhouse, immediate past president of the New England Legal Foundation, was pictured at the foundation's recent Seventh Annual John G.L. Cabot Award Dinner.

  • "Colleagues mourn loss of longtime clerk-magistrate," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 10). Housing Court Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan and Judge Neil K. Sherring, both MBA members, reflected on the loss of longtime Clerk-Magistrate Robert L. “Bob” Lewis.

  • "AG upholds town’s recognition of ‘polyamorous’ relationships," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 10). MBA members Marc G. Perlin and Caryn R. Mitchell-Munevar, who serves on the MBA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, discussed a recent decision by the Attorney General's Office that upholds an Arlington bylaw redefining domestic partnerships to include relationships involving more than two people. 
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