Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023


  • "Automatic record-sealing proposed to 'make It easier for people to restart,'" The Eagle-Tribune (Dec. 21). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was quoted in a State House News Service article about a proposed bill that would require the automatic sealing of criminal and juvenile records after the applicable waiting periods have expired.

  • "Despite challenges it presents, influx of federal judges seen as positive," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 18). U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV and Michelle R. Peirce, both MBA members, commented on the influx of new federal judges in the District of Massachusetts.

  • "Suit over Liberace’s piano reinstated," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 18). MBA members Jonathan D. Plaut and Michael J. Rossi commented on a 1st Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the six-year statute of limitations for certain contract claims applied to a bailment complaint brought by the alleged owner of a piano used by Liberace.  

  • "Revised rule underscores judges’ vetting of experts," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 18). MBA Civil Litigation Section Council member Michael J. Leard and MBA member Kevin G. Kenneally discussed recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence that call on judges to act as "gatekeepers" in determining whether expert evidence is sufficiently reliable to be admitted at trial.

  • "Celebrating those who stand against hate," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 18). MBA member Avana Epperson-Temple was pictured at the Anti-Defamation League's recent Young Leadership Celebration, where she was one of three honorees.

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