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Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

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  • "If you’re injured on a city sidewalk, your payout is based on an outdated law," The Boston Globe (Nov. 8). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy and MBA Secretary Samuel A. Segal were quoted in an article about a state law last updated in 1965 that places a $5,000 cap on liability for states, cities and towns when injuries occur due to defects in their streets or sidewalks.

  • "Passenger’s slip-and-fall claim vs. JetBlue time-barred," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 7). MBA members Kevin Chrisanthopoulos, Tory A. Weigand and Christopher Poreda commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision that the Montreal Convention's two-year statute of limitations could not be equitably tolled to preserve a JetBlue passenger's negligence claim over injuries he allegedly suffered while disembarking a flight from Aruba.

  • "District Court chief hits the road for meet-and-greet with judges, staff," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 7). District Court Chief Justice Stacey J. Fortes, an MBA member, was interviewed about her first few months on the job.
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