Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023


  • "What does a ‘targeted’ shooting say about its victim?" The Boston Globe (Feb. 9). MBA Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian was quoted in an article about law enforcement's use of the word "targeted" to describe the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Mattapan.

  • "Lindsay Clancy: Attorney Peter Elikann calls murdered children case a potential ‘battle of experts,’" Boston 25 News (Feb. 8). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was interviewed about the dueling arguments in the case of a Duxbury woman who is charged with killing her three children.

  • "Bill would create panel to evaluate title insurance costs and lack of oversight," WBUR (Feb. 8). MBA Real Estate Law Section Council Chair Jordana R. Greenman discussed a proposed bill that would create an oversight commission for the title insurance industry in Massachusetts.

  • "Commercial disparagement claim vs. insurer revived," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 6). MBA members William A. SchneiderVincent J. Pisegna, Johanna L. Matloff and Tory A. Weigand commented on a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the maker of customized total knee replacements could bring a commercial disparagement claim against a health insurer that amended its policy statement to classify the company's products as "experimental and investigational." 

  • "SJC: MassHealth can recover costs from spousal annuity," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 6). MBA member Patricia Keane Martin discussed two recent Supreme Judicial Court decisions allowing the state to recover costs from the remaining proceeds of annuities that husbands purchased so their spouses could qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits.

  • "It’s the talk on the hill," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 6). MBA members Jennifer Denker and Robert Foster were pictured during the recent Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid.
  • "Divorce attorneys coming to grips with brave new world of AI," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 6). MBA Family Law Section Council member Jared D. Spinelli and MBA member Timothy D. Braughler discussed the rise in artificial intelligence websites offering low-cost divorce settlements. 
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