Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 28, 2024


  • "Massachusetts Bar Association's philanthropic arm elects new president," Boston Business Journal (March 27). MBA member G. Perry Wu was announced as the new president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. A similar announcement appeared in The Swellesley Report (March 22). 

  • "Officer disciplined over George Floyd post can’t bring free speech claim," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 25). MBA member Leonard H. Kesten commented on a U.S. District Court judge's decision that a Cambridge police officer who was disciplined for a Facebook post about George Floyd could not bring a §1983 suit asserting that the city violated his free speech rights.

  • "Can equity partner sue law firm for age discrimination?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 25). MBA Ethics Committee member Alan E. Brown discussed a lawsuit in which an equity law partner alleges that his firm engaged in age discrimination by effectively demoting him and pushing him to retire.

  • "MBTA Act: A promising response to state’s housing crisis that needs teeth," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 25). MBA members Christopher J. Cunio and Frank A. Marinelli co-wrote an article outlining the history and future enforcement of the MBTA Act, which requires all MBTA communities to have at least one zoning district of reasonable size where multi-family housing is permitted “as of right.”

  • “Appeals court orders a review of alleged juror bias in Boston Marathon bomber’s death penalty trial,” Boston 25 (March 22). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was interviewed as a legal expert after a 1st Circuit Court of Appeals panel ordered the judge who oversaw the initial trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to look into the defense allegations of juror bias.

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