Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, May 20, 2021


  • "Legal experts debate whether Supreme Court will modify Roe vs. Wade decision," The Boston Globe (May 17). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy weighed in on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision issued in 1973.

  • "MBA President Denise Murphy ’80 turns words into action," UMass Boston News (May 16). MBA President Denise I. Murphy, an alumna of UMass Boston, was interviewed for a university news story highlighting her efforts around social justice, attorney wellness, and diversity and inclusion.

  • "Global Partners mourns the loss of Executive Vice President and General Counsel Edward J. Faneuil," Global Partners News (May 18). Global Partners LLP announced the May 17 passing of MBA member Edward J. Faneuil, the company's executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

  • "Criminal defense bar troubled by ruling on Zoom hearings," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 17). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member D. Christopher Dearborn discussed a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision on the constitutionality of a virtual suppression hearing.

  • "Hospital held to discounted PIP reimbursement rate," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 17). MBA member Mark Ventola commented on an Appeals Court decision finding that a "silent preferred provider" arrangement in which a hospital provided discounted services to patients injured in car accidents did not violate the state's no-fault auto insurance law.  
  • "Insurers in slip-and-fall must share defense, indemnity costs due to dueling clauses," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 17). MBA members Michael F. Aylward and Kurt B. Fliegauf discussed a federal court judge's decision regarding the obligation of insurers for a vacation rental site and a homeowner to share defense and indemnity costs in a slip-and-fall case.

  • "Restorative justice enters the Massachusetts courts," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 17). Hon. John C. Cratsley (ret.), an MBA member, wrote an article outlining the growth of restorative justice in the Massachusetts criminal legal system.

  • "Conducting virtual depositions: one year later," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 17). MBA member Amy J. Galatis wrote an overview of changes to litigation procedures since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a shift to largely remote depositions. 
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