Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, June 8, 2023


  • "Emotional distress damages unavailable under Title IX," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5). MBA member Carmen L. Durso commented on a federal judge's decision that emotional distress damages are unavailable to students bringing Title IX claims based on a school's inadequate response to allegations of sexual assault. 

  • "Change coming to municipal tax liens — but what kind?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5). Hon. Frank J. Bailey (ret.), an MBA delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, discussed the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision that any excess proceeds from a municipality's sale of a seized property to satisfy a tax debt must be returned to the taxpayer.

  • "Former Appeals Court judge’s name lives on," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5). The late Hon. Rudolph "Rudy" Kass, a longtime member of the Massachusetts Law Review Editorial Board and former Appeals Court judge, was honored at a recent ceremony by 2Life Communities in Brighton. 

  • "DIA’s remote proceedings divide workers’ comp bar," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5). MBA Workers' Compensation Section Council Chair Ryan Benharris and Vice Chair Alicia M. DelSignore, along with MBA member Sean C. Flaherty, were quoted in an article about a potential return to in-person proceedings at the Department of Industrial Accidents. The MBA's House of Delegates recently endorsed a resolution to that effect following a report by Benharris and DelSignore. 

  • "In celebration of ‘Excellence,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5). Among those pictured at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's May 16 Excellence in the Law event were MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, President-elect Damian J. Turco, Vice President Victoria M. Santoro, Treasurer Michael H. Hayden and Secretary Samuel A. Segal. MBA member honorees pictured at the event were Alexandra A. Mitropoulos and Meredith G. Fierro.
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