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Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023

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  • "SJC justice stepping down early to join UMass, giving Healey another chance to mold high court," The Boston Globe (Nov. 29). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy discussed the latest opportunity for Gov. Maura Healey to shape the composition of the Supreme Judicial Court after Justice David A. Lowy announced his upcoming retirement from the bench.

  • "SJC Justice David Lowy named University of Massachusetts general counsel," University of Massachusetts (Nov. 29). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in an announcement that retiring Supreme Judicial Court Justice David A. Lowy will become the next general counsel of the University of Massachusetts system.

  • "Chief justice lifts curtain on Appeals Court’s inner workings," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 27). Chief Justice Mark V. Green, an MBA member, discussed a range of topics related to the operation of the Appeals Court.

  • "$225K injury verdict doesn’t make insurer’s $15K offer ‘unfair,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 20). MBA member William A. Schneider commented on an Appeals Court panel decision that an auto insurer did not engage in unfair settlement practices by offering $15,000 to an injured plaintiff who ultimately received a $225,000 jury award.

  • "Added attorneys’ fees in earlier case provides basis for standing," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 20). MBA members Stephen D. Riden and Jonathan D. Plaut discussed a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the additional attorneys' fees a plaintiff incurred in an earlier negligence suit against his former life insurance company could serve as a basis for Article III standing to sue those defendants.

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