Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022


  • Grace V.B. Garcia's election as MBA president for the 2022-23 year was covered by (Sept. 7) and Law360 (Sept. 2).

  • "Newton South’s Mock Trial team seeks ‘attorney coach’ for coming year," The Boston Globe (Sept. 6). An article noted that Newton South High School is seeking an attorney coach for the Massachusetts Bar Association's upcoming Mock Trial Program.

  • "Decision clarifies defense lawyers’ duty to keep silent," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 5). MBA Past President Thomas F. Maffei and MBA member Robert A. George commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision that clarifies whether attorneys have an obligation to disclose incriminating evidence about their clients.

  • "Florida firm can’t be sued for malpractice in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 5). MBA members John C. Foskett, Kevin T. Peters and Susan E. Cohen discussed a federal judge's decision that a Florida law firm cannot be sued in Massachusetts for alleged malpractice in its handling of a trademark dispute involving a Boston restaurant.

  • "Trip and fall victim gets $1.4M after lowball offers to settle," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 5). MBA Vice President Victoria Santoro Mair and MBA member Jessica M. Gray discussed the $1.4 million jury verdict recently awarded to their client, who had previously received a settlement offer of $60,000.

  • "The Massachusetts CROWN Act protects racially and culturally diverse appearances in the workplace," Worcester Business Journal (Sept. 5). MBA member Gina Plata-Nino was quoted in an article about the significance of the newly signed Massachusetts CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination against employees and other individuals based on their natural or protective hairstyles.
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