Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

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  • "Appeal in City Hall case seen as ‘uphill battle,’" Boston Herald (Aug. 8). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed whether two former City Hall aides found guilty in a federal extortion trial are likely to mount a successful appeal of their convictions. The article also quoted MBA members Harvey A. Silverglate and Leonard Kesten.

  • "Trustee can challenge decade-old transactions," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 5). MBA member Steven Weiss commented on a case of first impression decided in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where the judge found that a Chapter 7 trustee could assert the rights of the IRS to challenge allegedly fraudulent transfers made up to 10 years before the bankruptcy filing.

  • "Bar: condo easement case cautionary tale for drafters," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 5). MBA members Edmund A. Allcock and Stephanie Perini-Hegarty explained why real estate attorneys should take note of a recent Appeals Court decision denying a condominium owner's claim of easement through an adjoining unit. 

  • "‘Community fees’ contested under security deposit law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 5). MBA member Joseph M. Desmond discussed a case before the Supreme Judicial Court that will establish whether the security deposit statute applies to assisted living facilities and, if so, whether new residents can be required to pay "community fees."
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