Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 24, 2022


  • "Union faces Title VII liability for harassment at jobsite," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). MBA Labor & Employment Section Council member Dennis M. Coyne commented on a U.S. magistrate judge's decision that a union could face Title VII liability for the sexual harassment of a member while she was working in an apprenticeship program for a construction company.

  • "Judge tosses ERISA class action over retirement pay," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). MBA member Johanna L. Matloff discussed a U.S. District Court judge's decision that a defined benefit pension plan using allegedly outdated actuarial assumptions to calculate an equivalent benefit for participants electing an alternative to a single life annuity did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

  • "New public interest law firm seeking to use courts to create change in three areas of focus," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). An article about a new public interested law firm mentioned the involvement of MBA members Jonathan M. Albano, Hon. Frank J. Bailey and Brackett B. Denniston III.

  • "Letter: Time for courts to adopt unified approach to pandemic ‘innovations,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 21). MBA Past Presidents Edward P. Ryan Jr. and Kathleen M. O'Donnell wrote a letter to the editor urging the courts to adopt a unified approach to using new technology implemented during the pandemic.
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