Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019


  • “After Agency Reforms, Breathalyzer Tests Can Again Be Used In Mass. Courts,” WBUR (July 31). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about a new order by Judge Robert Brennan allowing breath tests to be admissible as evidence in Massachusetts.

  • "Lawyers: Secrets, abuse can thrive under cover of NDAs,” Boston Herald (July 29). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was quoted in an article about concerns over nondisclosure agreements. The article also quoted MBA member Mitchell Garabedian.

  • “Class certification denied in 93A claim vs. car dealer,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 29). MBA member Andrew Rainer provided comments for an article about a Business Litigation Session judge’s decision to reject class certification for a lawsuit against a used car dealer for failing to disclose the structural defects on vehicles it purchased at auction and then later sold to consumers.

  • “Bad advice, unethical conduct alleged in murky legal-mal case,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 29). MBA members Erin K. Higgins and Thomas F. Maffei offered commentary about a lawyer’s ex parte meeting with a judge about a former client’s case and its potential impact on a legal malpractice claim brought by the former client.

  • “Student can’t pursue damages for ADA retaliation,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 29). MBA member Maureen T. DeSimone weighed in on a story about a decision from the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of first impression, which found that a student could not pursue damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act against his former private school for not accommodating his hypersensitivity to wi-fi.

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