Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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  • "RMV case: Westfield Transport under investigation by AG," Boston Herald (July 23). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was quoted about Attorney General Maura Healey's decision to open an investigation into the transportation company that employed a truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in New Hampshire last month.

  • "New bill aims at suicide enablers," The Salem News (July 23). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann commented on legislation filed in response to the Michelle Carter case that would establish strict penalties for anyone who encourages another person to commit suicide. The article also appeared in several other North of Boston Media Group publications.

  • "Mayor Walsh should tread carefully if called to stand, attorneys advise," Boston Herald (July 22). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann and MBA members Harvey A. Silverglate, David R. Yannetti and Geoffrey G. Nathan discussed the challenges that could face Boston Mayor Marty Walsh if he is called to testify in the federal extortion case against two of his aides.

  • "Forgetful witness can be ‘unavailable,’ SJC says," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 22). MBA members Thomas J. Carey Jr., Thomas R. Murphy and Mark S. Brodin discussed the impact of a recent decision in which the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a testifying witness could be deemed "unavailable" for failing to recall details pertaining to the case.

  • "M&A forum selection clause binds non-signatory," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 22). MBA member Michael F. Zullas was quoted about a U.S. District Court judge's decision regarding a non-signatory buyer's efforts to purchase an eyewear company before the original deal could be closed.  

  • "‘In pari delicto’ preempted by statute," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 22). MBA member Elizabeth N. Mulvey was quoted about a Supreme Judicial Court ruling, which found that the “in pari delicto” defense used by accountants and auditors who fail to detect fraud is preempted by statute. 

  • "Organizational change and the limits of rationality," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 22). MBA member Susan Letterman White wrote a column explaining why lawyers seeking to persuade employees to embrace organizational change should account for the nonrational drivers of human behavior.

  • "Cape & Islands DA drops sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey," Boston 25 News (July 17). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed following the announcement that prosecutors in Nantucket had dropped a sexual assault charge against actor Kevin Spacey.
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