Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020




MBA President Denise I. Murphy appears on WBZ NewsRadio's Nightside 

  • Murphy resizedMBA President Denise I. Murphy joined WBZ NewsRadio's Nightside program on Nov. 16 to discuss how the legal community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Murphy answered questions from callers while speaking with guest host Jordan Rich, who also hosts the MBA's MassBar Beat podcast.


  • The Boston Herald twice quoted from a statement by MBA President Denise I. Murphy in its reporting on Gov. Charlie Baker's nomination of Boston Municipal Court Judge Serge Georges Jr. to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court. Murphy was quoted in the newspaper's initial story and in a follow-up piece. The Boston Globe and WBUR also included portions of Murphy’s statement in their respective coverage of the nomination on Nov. 17.

  • "On ‘state-created danger,’ 1st Circuit joins majority," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 16). MBA members Howard Friedman and Leonard H. Kesten commented on  a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that police officers can be held liable for failing to protect plaintiffs from danger created or enhanced by their affirmative acts.

  • "Consumer agency issues long-awaited debt collection rule," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 16). MBA members Joe D. Culik and John J. O’Connor were quoted in a story about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recently issued rule interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

  • "In one of America's most walkable cities, a danger for pedestrians," WCVB-TV Boston (Nov. 13). MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano was interviewed as part of a story on safety concerns for Boston pedestrians. Catalano is representing a man hit and injured while in a crosswalk with his girlfriend, who was killed in the accident.