Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024


  • "Two-plus years after ‘Kauders,’ Uber’s clickwrap makes return trip to SJC," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 1). MBA President-elect Victoria M. Santoro discussed an upcoming Supreme Judicial Court case involving whether Uber's revised user agreement gives customers reasonable notice of its terms and an appropriate mechanism for accepting them. 

  • "Local NAELA chapter honors elder law attorneys, others," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 1). Among those pictured at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys were MBA Taxation Law Section Council Chair Ruth A. Mattson, who received the Arthur Stavisky Award; and MBA Elder Law Advisory Committee member Abigail V. Poole and MBA member Michael R. Couture, who serve as chapter officers.
  • "Boston lawyer’s retirement gig: Sounding alarm on rising inequality," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 1). MBA member Paul L. Nevins was interviewed about his new book, "Private Affluence and Public Squalor: Social Injustice and Economic Misery in America,” and the close of his legal career. 
  • "Illinois resident can’t sue Massachusetts employer under Wage Act," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 25). MBA member Tracey E. Spruce commented on a Superior Court judge's decision that an Illinois resident could not sue his Massachusetts-based employer under the state Wage Act for allegedly failing to pay him commissions on time following his termination.
  • "SJC: MassHealth can’t enforce lien against decedent’s home," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 25). MBA members Patricia Keane Martin and Brian E. Barreira discussed a Supreme Judicial Court decision that MassHealth could not enforce a lien against a home owned by a Medicaid recipient at the time of her 2008 death in a residential facility.

  • "A ‘toast’ to Toys for Tots," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 25). MBA Family Law Section Council member Kathleen A. O’Malley and MBA members Ann E. DargieKatherine M. AmatoChristopher J. VisserKatie Manzi McDonoughMatthew W. Dziok and Briana I. Dawkins were pictured at the Hampden County Bar Association's recent "Toast to the Season" event, which collected toy donations for Toys for Tots.

  • "Clemency was a political third rail for decades. Healey and other governors are starting to embrace it." The Boston Globe (Dec. 24). MBA Clemency Task Force Co-Chair Pauline Quirion was quoted in an article detailing why recent pardons in Massachusetts reflect a national shift in how governors exercise their clemency powers.

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