Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 21, 2024


  • "MDL plaintiffs stuck with $430K in copying costs," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA Civil Litigation Section Council member Michael J. Leard commented on a federal judge's decision that plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over claims that an anti-nausea drug caused birth defects must pay the defendant $429,000 for costs incurred in obtaining copies of medical records.

  • "SJC deems couple’s habit of saving relevant to setting alimony," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA Family Law Section Council members Kimberley J. Joyce, Jared D. Spinelli and Richard M. Novitch discussed a Supreme Judicial Court decision that a Probate and Family Court judge's determination of alimony payments for a divorcing couple can take into account their habit of saving money during their marriage. MBA members Laura Gal and Lori S. Johnson were also quoted in a short piece accompanying the main article.

  • "Expired execution can’t be reissued in summary process case," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA Real Estate Law Section Council Chair Adam T. Sherwin commented on an Appeals Court decision regarding the potential reissuance of an expired execution for possession in a summary process case.

  • "Flipping the script: cannabis lawyer turns cannabis entrepreneur," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). MBA Cannabis and Hemp Law Practice Group member Blake M. Mensing, a former attorney to clients in the cannabis industry, discussed his new career as a cannabis entrepreneur.

  • "It’s simple: ‘Chevron’ must go," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 18). Hon. James P. Rooney, an MBA member, wrote an article arguing for the elimination of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Chevron v. NRDC, which told courts to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of a silent or ambiguous statutory provision.

  • "25 Investigates: Attorney says Trooper Proctor ‘steadfast in the integrity’ of Read case," Boston 25 News (March 14). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was interviewed about an internal affairs investigation into a State Police detective who was involved in investigating the death of Boston Police Officer John O'Keefe. 

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