Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 27, 2023


  • "U.S. senator issues DEI warning to law firms," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 26). MBA President-elect Damian J. Turco was quoted in an article about Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's letter to 51 law firms in which he argues that diversity, equity and inclusion programs pose a greater risk of violating federal civil rights laws in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision recent decision in the Harvard affirmative action case.

  • "Court applies Derelict Fee Statute to beach access dispute," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 24). MBA member Andrew E. Goloboy commented on an Appeals Court decision that the Derelict Fee Statute gives owners of a beachfront parcel a fee interest in an abutting strip of registered land that provides beach access to others. 

  • "TD Garden racks up win in fan’s slip-and-fall case," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 24). MBA member Thomas R. Murphy discussed a U.S. District Court judge's decision that a hockey fan injured at TD Garden when he slipped and fell on a wet surface caused by a spilled beverage could not bring negligence claims against the venue or its janitorial service based on a mode-of-operation theory of liability. 

  • "Unfair and deceptive trade practices, clarified," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 24). MBA Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council Vice Chair Kenneth N. Thayer wrote an article outlining important takeaways from recent decisions that address the applicability and scope of §11 of Chapter 93A.
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