Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sad Footnote to Murphy Libel Case

I just learned that Bob Dushman, the highly regarded Boston media lawyer who defended the Boston Herald at trial in the Judge Ernest Murphy libel case, died July 27 at the age of 59. Bob was a partner with Brown Rudnick and had represented the Herald for more than two decades. The Stanford Law graduate died of lung cancer. He will be missed.

Here are obituaries from the Herald and the New England Press Association.


Anonymous said...

It is interesting to note the success of seeking relief against municipal officials in the individual capacity. See for example City v. Patinkin (07-cv-000482, S.D. Ind.) in which Patinkin successfully pled claims against Stacee Evans, an attorney for Student Legal Services, relating to her participation in a conspiracy with William J. Beggs (Bill Beggs), an attorney from the Bloomington, Indiana, firm of Bunger & Robertson.

Anonymous said...

Bob was a great lawyer and a good man. He'll be sorely missed by many.

Anonymous said...

To whomever left the first comment:

If your comments are your idea of condolences to my family, please keep them to yourself.