Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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  • "Title VII retaliation claim reinstated," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 14). MBA member Rebecca Pontikes commented on a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that an employee who said she was terminated following an investigation into her allegation of workplace sexual harassment could bring a retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

  • "Lawyers see some ambiguities in federal arbitration measure," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 15). MBA members James W. Bucking and Michael A. Gamboli discussed a new federal measure that prohibits employers from mandating arbitration for sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.

  • "Ex-client strikes back in Brown Rudnick fee dispute," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 15). MBA member Russell X. Pollock was quoted in an article about a client's counterclaims of legal malpractice and padded billings in response to its former firm's lawsuit seeking unpaid legal fees
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