Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023


  • "What preliminary autopsy results from Patriots fan death means for legal case," Boston 25 News (Sept. 21). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann discussed the potential legal ramifications of the preliminary autopsy results for the Patriots fan who died at Gillette Stadium.

  • "Charges are ‘likely’ in Patriots fan’s death as officials await autopsy results, says legal analyst," Boston 25 News (Sept. 19). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was interviewed about the investigation surrounding a Patriots fan's death following an altercation at Gillette Stadium.

  • "1st Circuit reverses rule on valuing debtor’s property," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 18). MBA member Richard L. Levine commented on a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision invalidating a method used since 2000 to establish the valuation of a debtor’s interest in property held as a tenant by the entirety for the purposes of the lien avoidance formula of 11 U.S.C. §522(f) 

  • "Arbitration agreement enforceable in med-mal case vs. eye surgeon," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 18). MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano and MBA member Tory A. Weigand discussed an Appeals Court decision that a mandatory arbitration agreement written in English but signed by a Spanish-speaking patient prior to his Lasik procedure was enforceable in his medical malpractice claim against his eye surgeon.

  • "ABA panel spotlights critical value of witness prep," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 18). MBA member Ian J. Pinta was quoted in an article about an ethics opinion from the American Bar Association that highlights the importance of witness preparation and also seeks to define impermissible "coaching" at a time when remote depositions are increasingly common.
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