Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022


  • "For decades, Mass. attorneys general have tried to expand the state’s wiretap law. The next top cop might not follow suit." The Boston Globe (Aug. 29). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy and MBA member Harvey A. Silverglate were quoted in an article about the potential expansion of the state's wiretap law. 

  • "RIF’d employee can bring age-bias claim," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 29). MBA members Erica E. Flores and Tracey E. Spruce commented on an Appeals Court decision that a terminated employee could bring a discrimination claim based on evidence of age bias in a corporate reduction in force.

  • "Insurers joint and severally liable for all defense costs," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 29). MBA Judicial Administration Section Council member Vincent N. DePalo discussed a Superior Court judge's decision that two comprehensive general liability carriers were jointly and severally responsible for all costs incurred in defending asbestos exposure claims.

  • "Legislature removes impediment to expunging decriminalized marijuana offenses," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 31). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Pauline Quirion discussed a new legislative measure that removes judicial discretion from the process of expunging decriminalized marijuana offenses.
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