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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Sep 30

    Elder Advocates Worry About Massachusetts Assisted Living Resident

    Elder Advocates Worry About Massachusetts Assisted Living Resident
    According to elder advocates, the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, which oversees some 224 facilities, is not properly equipped to protect Massachusetts assisted living residents, who are too often at risk of getting hurt. The…
  • Sep 30

    $1.25 Million Verdict Awarded to Man Who Cut Off Fingers with Unsafe Table Saw

    $1.25 Million Verdict Awarded to Man Who Cut Off Fingers with Unsafe Table Saw
    An Illinois woodworker was awarded a $1.25 million jury verdict after he was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of his two other fingers when his Ryobi saw…
Rank this Week: 517

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Estate Planning for the Modern Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Family
    Families come in all shapes, forms, and sizes. As a matter of fact, non-traditional families now outnumber the “traditional” husband-wife-and-children household in America by a margin of about 2%, according to the U.S. Census…
  • Sep 24

    Inheriting A Collection Is Not Always Easy

    Inheriting A Collection Is Not Always Easy
    When parents die, their adult children inherit many things: money, property, family heirlooms and collectables. Sometimes, it is hard to figure out what to do with the collectables. A story I came across in the New York Times told of ……
  • Sep 17

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It
    Many in their 50s and older are thinking about gifting money to their adult children. Many are unsure if they can afford to do so. That’s because the real question they are asking is whether they have saved enough for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3909

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    MBBP Client Sally Taylor Launches Multidisciplinary Art Project: Consense

    MBBP Client Sally Taylor Launches Multidisciplinary Art Project: Consense
    MBBP Client Sally Taylor recently launched Consenses, a multidisciplinary art project. Taylor was inspired by the Indian fable about six blind men encountering an elephant. According to the fable, each man draws different conclusions…
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
Rank this Week: 502

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 986

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 4327

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Endangered Salamander May End Need for Hip Replacement Surgerie

    Endangered Salamander May End Need for Hip Replacement Surgerie
    According a recent news article from the Telegraph, researchers in England believe one day, hip replacement operations may no longer be necessary, as a result of studies involving an endangered Mexican salamander called an axoloti. The…
  • Sep 28

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim
    Our Boston transvaginal mesh attorneys understand for women who are victims of defective Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) products, the impact can be devastating and hard for others to comprehend. According to a news article from The Claiborne…
  • Sep 25

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit
    According to a recent article from the West Virginia Record, a federal jury has just awarded a plaintiff $3.27 million in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case involving transvaginal mesh (TVM) products manufactured by Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 4156

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Burns v. City of Centralia: On the Duty of Care in Negligence Action

    Burns v. City of Centralia: On the Duty of Care in Negligence Action
    Our slip and fall attorneys in Boston understand the importance of establishing a duty of care is owed in a negligence lawsuit. In Burns v. City of Centralia, a case from the Illinois Supreme Court, plaintiff was injured when she tripped and…
  • Sep 27

    Jentz v. Conagra Foods, Inc.: On Personal Injury Cases involving Multiple Defendant

    Jentz v. Conagra Foods, Inc.: On Personal Injury Cases involving Multiple Defendant
    Our personal injury attorneys in Massachusetts know independent contractors who are injured on the job are typically not covered by workers' compensation insurance and may be required to file a civil lawsuit. Jentz v. Conagra Foods, Inc., a…
  • Sep 26

    Carnival Ride Claims Life of 8-year-old

    Carnival Ride Claims Life of 8-year-old
    In the last days of summer, people are trying to make the most of what is left of the warmer weather. For some families, that means going to a county fair or local carnival. According to a recent news article from British publication,…
Rank this Week: 1505

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney
    Many people who are charged with gun possession crimes are not career criminals. Instead, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time or lacked understanding in complicated state firearm legislation. Consequences for weapons violations can…
  • Sep 29

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    Should criminal accusations regarding domestic assault and battery subject someone to losing their job? No! Mere accusations of criminal activity does not constitute guilt. So what is behind the public outcry demanding the automatic…
  • Sep 26

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney
    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States limits the power of the police to make arrests and conduct searches on individuals and their property. To honor the privacy of the individual, searches and seizures are considered…
Rank this Week: 1472

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Sep 30

    Alien Tort Case Development: Litigation Against Exxon Mobil Corporation May Proceed

    Alien Tort Case Development: Litigation Against Exxon Mobil Corporation May Proceed
    In late September, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that two closely related cases filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation, and several of the company’s subsidiaries, could proceed. Plaintiffs in both cases, Doe…
  • Sep 27

    United States to Develop National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

    United States to Develop National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
    On September 24, at a meeting of the Open Government Partnership at the United Nations, President Obama announced that the U.S. Government would develop a national action plan to promote responsible business conduct. The United States had…
  • Sep 19

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision
    In July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch…
Rank this Week: 2633

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?

    Realtor Murdered During Home Showing: Time For A Change?
    Should The Real Estate Industry Change Showings and Open Houses? What other industry requires unaccompanied female (and male) agents to meet perfect strangers in empty houses? None. One would think this is a recipe for disaster. And…
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
Rank this Week: 261

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Find a Law Firm Full of Real People

    Find a Law Firm Full of Real People
    Many people find it difficult to communicate with their attorney, as this person does not have the communication skills to make them feel comfortable. Over the years, we have worked with thousands of clients, all of whom we have made feel at…
  • Sep 26

    Find a Personal Injury Attorney that Gets Result

    Find a Personal Injury Attorney that Gets Result
    If the time comes to hire a personal injury attorney, you may feel rushed for a variety of reasons. As tempting as it may be to hire the first person who appears qualified, you must dig around before making a final decision. Once you review…
  • Sep 23

    Experience with your Type of Injury

    Experience with your Type of Injury
    You don’t visit a cardiologist if you injured your foot. You don’t speak with a real estate attorney if you need to file for bankruptcy. With this in mind, it only makes sense to hire a personal injury attorney if you have been…
Rank this Week: 3146

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 361

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Welsh v. Colvin: On the SSDI Claim Proce

    Welsh v. Colvin: On the SSDI Claim Proce
    Welsh v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involves a claimant who applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the United States…
  • Sep 26

    Whitman v. Colvin: SSDI Benefits and a Total Disability Rating

    Whitman v. Colvin: SSDI Benefits and a Total Disability Rating
    In Whitman v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, claimant filed an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits under Title II of the United States Social Security Act. …
  • Sep 22

    Hendron v. Colvin: SSDI Cases and the Standard of Review by Appellate Court

    Hendron v. Colvin: SSDI Cases and the Standard of Review by Appellate Court
    Hendron v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, involved a claimant who had applied three times for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the United States Social Security…
Rank this Week: 3816

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers legal issues surrounding asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Prosecutors Settle Civil Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Owners in Asbestos Case

    Prosecutors Settle Civil Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Owners in Asbestos Case
    California Environmental Protection Unit prosecutors have reached a settlement with a local nursing home, according to a recent story from News Channel 5. The settlement agreement between prosecutors and the nursing home owners requires the…
  • Sep 25

    Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC: On Fraud by Asbestos Manufacturer

    Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC: On Fraud by Asbestos Manufacturer
    Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC, an appeal argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, involved allegations that BASF, a manufacturer of talc products, misrepresented itself to plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit,…
  • Sep 20

    Vanderbilt v. Galliher - Widow's $2.8M Mesothelioma Verdict in Jeopardy

    Vanderbilt v. Galliher - Widow's $2.8M Mesothelioma Verdict in Jeopardy
    One of the most common tactics employed by asbestos defendants is to drag on proceedings as long as possible. The hope is plaintiffs will be so overwhelmed, they will simply give up. Our Boston mesothelioma attorneys know the fight sometimes…
Rank this Week: 2207

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing

    On Traffic Collisions Caused by Street Racing
    According to a recent article in the Daily News, two people died and another person is injured after a deadly car crash that authorities believe may be related to street racing. Witnesses say that a Mini Cooper was driving at speeds of…
  • Sep 25

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident

    Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Accident
    According to a recent news article from WFTV 9, I-95 in Florida was shut down after a multivehicle crash that resulted in the death of a semi truck driver. State police are reporting that the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and hit…
  • Sep 20

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage
    According to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, a driver crashed his car into a local 7-Eleven convenience store and then fled the scene. Witnesses are reporting that the driver went into to the convenience store to get a carton of…
Rank this Week: 621

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Wacks & McHale PC.

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Bike Riding in Massachusett

    Bike Riding in Massachusett
    Now that cooler weather is here, it is a great time to get back on your bicycle. In fact some of the top cyclists in the world did just that when they descended upon Boston recently for the TD Bank Mayor’s Cup. What a glorious weekend…
  • Sep 26

    Massachusetts Accident and Injury Cases: Discovery Issue

    Massachusetts Accident and Injury Cases: Discovery Issue
    Discovery is allowed by Massachusetts court rules and makes up an important investigative portion of your case. Sometimes, discovery can make or break a case. Let’s say you were rear-ended on Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts during rush…
  • Sep 25

    Soft-tissue Personal Injury from the Perspective of a Legal Assistant

    Soft-tissue Personal Injury from the Perspective of a Legal Assistant
    In February, 2004 a Massachusetts Superior Court jury returned a verdict in the matter of Whitecloud v. Crasco, et al. in the amount of $390,000.00. [1]  With interest the total judgment came to $467,958.00.  The incident occurred…
Rank this Week: 4909

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Sep 29

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case
    In Burlington Northern in 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled that Superfund liability could be apportioned whenever there was a reasonable basis for showing that the harm was divisible, such as by considering the length of time a PRP had been…
  • Sep 25

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee
    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) recently released for public review and comment a draft update to the Ocean Management Plan for the Commonwealth. The Oceans Act, signed by Governor…
  • Sep 23

    CERCLA Preempts Local Cleanup Bylaws; PRPs Everywhere Breath a Sigh of Relief

    CERCLA Preempts Local Cleanup Bylaws; PRPs Everywhere Breath a Sigh of Relief
    In an important decision yesterday, Judge Douglas Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts confirmed that CERCLA preempts local cleanup bylaws. The case involved one aspect of the cleanup of the W.R. Grace Superfund Site in Acton,…
Rank this Week: 3228

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Sep 29

    2014-2015 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art

    2014-2015 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art
    Are you a Harvard student and collector? Consider applying for this year’s Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art. This annual contest is run by the Houghton Library and the Harvard University Art Museums and the…
  • Sep 23

    Faculty Book Talk: Cass Sunstein’s Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State, Friday, October 10 at noon

    Faculty Book Talk: Cass Sunstein’s Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State, Friday, October 10 at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Professor Cass R. Sunstein’s recently published book, Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State. Sunstein is the Robert…
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
Rank this Week: 801

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Sep 29

    Keeping up with the Law

    Keeping up with the Law
    Whether you are interested in a certain legal topic or trying to find a subject for your paper, legal news sources can be incredibly helpful.  Most practicing lawyers rely on a legal news source to keep up with their practice area.…
  • Sep 26

    The Office of the Reporter of Decision

    The Office of the Reporter of Decision
    Looking for an opinion from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court or the Massachusetts Appeals Court? Try checking out the website of the Office of the Reporter of Decisions at:…
  • Sep 25

    The Training Season begins.

    The Training Season begins.
    Lexis Advance refreshed its look and platform as the new semester got underway this year. Many user-requested enhancements were added and Lexis is offering on-campus trainings and one-on-one sessions as well. To see all the upcoming dates…
Rank this Week: 1969

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker
    Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corporation was cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week, following the deaths of two of workers in April. According to reports by OSHA…
  • Sep 26

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the Bourne, Massachusetts crane accident deaths of two works last April could have been prevented if only the proper working conditions and procedures were followed. Joseph L. Boyd…
  • Sep 4

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?
    You’re at work. It’s like any other workday on the jobsite, when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. You’re rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries—possibly a broken back and a head injury. “How am I…
Rank this Week: 1223

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Country Singer Lynn Anderson Arrested After Drunk Driving Crash

    Country Singer Lynn Anderson Arrested After Drunk Driving Crash
    Country music legend Lynn Anderson has been charged with drunk driving after crashing her car, according to recent news report from News 2 Nashville. Anderson had a series of chart-topping hits in the 70s and 80s including "I never promised…
  • Sep 22

    UFC Fighter Nick Diaz Arrested Again for Drunk Driving

    UFC Fighter Nick Diaz Arrested Again for Drunk Driving
    Our Boston attorneys who represent victims of alcohol-related car accidents understand that the findings of the criminal court may aid plaintiffs in a later civil lawsuit. According to a recent news report from Fox Sports, UFC fighter, Nick…
  • Sep 20

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father
    A 20-year-old student studying physical therapy at Simmons College was killed on Father's Day while jogging along a road in Sharon. The vehicle that caused her death was driven by a man who never should have been behind the wheel because his…
Rank this Week: 2224

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4562

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 3714

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
  • Sep 23

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know
    I was in my office last week when I heard shrieks of joy coming from down the hall. (We really should have a bell or something we ring for a big win – this yelling is so unprofessional.) My colleagues Sue Stenger, Francine…
  • Sep 17

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence
    Hi there, I wrote a post in July on domestic violence referencing the Ray Rice situation. At that time I had only seen the first video showing the aftermath. The second video is even more shocking (viewer discretion advised). However, viewing…
Rank this Week: 1664

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 988

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?
    Yes.  Debtors can file a motion at the time they file their Bankruptcy Petition and Schedules, to waive the filing fee.  The Court will review the Motion to Waive Filing Fees and respond with their opinion in a timely basis. In a…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
  • Sep 15

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
Rank this Week: 841

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Appellate Court dismisses DUI charge where police violated Fourth Amendment right

    Appellate Court dismisses DUI charge where police violated Fourth Amendment right
    The right of against unreasonable seizures in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is invoked frequently in the context of traffic stops, where officers temporarily "seize" a driver and his vehicle for questioning. It is…
  • Sep 19

    Traffic stop leading to cocaine possession arrest is unconstitutional because 911 caller unreliable

    Traffic stop leading to cocaine possession arrest is unconstitutional because 911 caller unreliable
    The highest appellate court of Nebraska recently overruled a trial judge who allowed evidence of drunk driving to be admitted during trial, where that evidence was obtained as a result of an traffic stop based on an anonymous tip. Applying...
  • Sep 15

    Oregon appeals court rules against police forceful entry into home

    Oregon appeals court rules against police forceful entry into home
    The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a decision prohibiting police officers from forcefully entering the home of an individual whom they believed operated a vehicle while intoxicated. Finding no emergency where the suspect was under the…
Rank this Week: 1022

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Recent Verdicts for Victims of Defective Transvaginal Mesh against Boston Scientific and Ethicon

    Recent Verdicts for Victims of Defective Transvaginal Mesh against Boston Scientific and Ethicon
    A federal jury in West Virginia recently returned a verdict of $3.27 million for a woman who filed suit against Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, for injuries due to a defective transvaginal TVT-O mid-urethral sling. After a nearly…
  • Sep 12

    Boston's Proposed Safety Ordinance Geared Towards Cyclist Safety

    Boston's Proposed Safety Ordinance Geared Towards Cyclist Safety
    Earlier this week, the Boston City Council was expected to take up a first-of-its-kind ordinance geared towards bicyclist and pedestrian safety. On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh presented the City Council with an…
  • Sep 4

    Back-to-School Product Recall

    Back-to-School Product Recall
    With Labor Day weekend just behind us, students at all education levels are starting classes this week. According to a summer study conducted by the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend nearly $75 billion on…
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Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie

    Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Partie
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a real property grantee could not be charged with constructive knowledge of a prior recorded deed which lacked proper…
  • Jul 22

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery

    A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery
    Written by: Anthony L. DeProspo Although the “economic loss doctrine” has historically barred recovery of certain classes of tort damages, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently affirmed an Appeals Court decision…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer

    Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer
    Written by: Andrew Royce Many out-of-state attorneys and real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the existence of registered land in Massachusetts.  Approximately 15 to 20% of Massachusetts land is registered, meaning that title is…
Rank this Week: 2641

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 24

    Dedham Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident

    Dedham Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident
    September 24, 2014 – Anne McIntyre, 70, of Dedham, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle.  The accident occurred Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. on High Street in Dedham.…
  • Sep 24

    Fitchburg Bank Settles for $3.5 Million to Resolve TelexFree Allegation

    Fitchburg Bank Settles for $3.5 Million to Resolve TelexFree Allegation
    September 24, 2014 – Fidelity Bank in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay  $3.5 million dollars to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office to settle claims that it allegedly allowed TelexFree Inc. to open bank…
  • Sep 3

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Lowell Woman Dies in Tragic Car Accident

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Lowell Woman Dies in Tragic Car Accident
    September 3, 2014 – Kerri-Ann Roberto, 33, of Lowell, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a single car accident.  The driver, Frank Orocho, 39, also of Lowell, was injured…
Rank this Week: 790

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1535

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
  • Jul 16

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away

    Some Old Land Use Restrictions Don't Die, Or Even Fade Away
    In its recent decision in Samuelson v. Planning Bd. of Orleans, the Appeals Court affirmed and expanded on its 2011 decision in Killorin v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of Andover, which confined the reach of M.G.L. c. 184, § 23.…
Rank this Week: 2957

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 22

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett
    Employees often fear that their personal lives, especially their financial affairs and any public records can come back to haunt them at work. As an example, many people in society today have lived or continue to live on the use of credit and…
  • Sep 18

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act
    Often times employees believe that they are being discriminated based upon their vast experience in a company or their advanced age. In some situations if an employee has worked with a company so long that they are considered to have…
  • Sep 11

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?
    In Massachusetts an employer can require you to work during any time that meets their actual business objectives. If you are an employee at will, meaning there is no employment contact then you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.…
Rank this Week: 2983

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

Covers workers' compensation. By Kantrovitz & Associates P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4613

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
Rank this Week: 2165

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4786

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT
    Following a three week trial, a Rockland County, New York jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Nyack Hospital patient for injuries he sustained four years ago as a result of medical malpractice. On October 1, 2010, 52-year-old John Antonucci…
  • Sep 19

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED
    Alternative rock band Kings of Leon has been forced to cancel two more shows in its Mechanical Bull Tour after drummer, Nathan Followill, sustained injuries in a tour bus accident. Followill was treated for broken ribs after the band's tour…
  • Sep 8

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS
    With the popular and regular attendance of amusement parks, a lack of park safety has led to several theme park accidents, calling for federal oversight. The Consumer Product Safety Administration only regulates portable rides that tour with…
Rank this Week: 2205

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip
    Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and…
  • Sep 12

    Not Your Average Business Plan

    Not Your Average Business Plan
    Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first…
  • Sep 5

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 973

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED
    On August 27, 2014, EG, a 58 year old married mother of two children went into the Whole Foods Market in Andover. She filled her shopping cart with about $150.00 worth of food; unfortunately she filled her pocketbook with about $130.00 worth…
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
Rank this Week: 3242

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation
    A Massachusetts business lawsuit alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior by Keurig Green Mountain since its K-Cup portion pack patent expired mirrors 14 others brought in five states. The lawsuits allege numerous violations of both…
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 2896

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    #ThinkFurther – The Future of Medicine

    #ThinkFurther – The Future of Medicine
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 17

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 9

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 272

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1636

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4881

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Jenkins, the defendant was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery on a pregnant woman. The case arose when the pregnant victim confronted the…
  • Sep 3

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case (Commonwealth v. Freddy Baez), a Massachusetts defendant appealed from a conviction for trafficking in cocaine. The case arose when the police were conducting surveillance of the defendant's address…
  • Aug 18

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett
    Massachusetts gun laws are some of the strictest in the nation. Handgun owners must be licensed to buy firearms and ammunition and to carry them. A police officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop you for carrying a handgun without a…
Rank this Week: 3252

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston car accidents and brain injuries. By Sheff Law.

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED
    GM has issued a safety recall on six of its vehicles after at least 13 deaths, 47 injuries and 54 crashes have been linked to faulty ignition switches. The list of recalled vehicles includes: All 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007-2010 Pontiac…
  • Sep 8

    NCAA CREATES $70 MILLION FUND TO SETTLE HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT

    NCAA CREATES $70 MILLION FUND TO SETTLE HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT
    After nearly a year of negotiations, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) agrees to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70,000,000 fund. In 2011, the first wave of lawsuits started when Adrian Arriangton, a…
  • Sep 5

    20 INJURED WHEN MBTA BUS COLLIDES WITH CAR IN GREATER BOSTON AREA

    20 INJURED WHEN MBTA BUS COLLIDES WITH CAR IN GREATER BOSTON AREA
    Eighteen people were injured on Tuesday August 12 at around 10:40 a.m. when a man in a Ford 500 Sedan crashed into a full MBTA bus on North Main Street. Video footage has been recovered from the bus that dispels the circumstances surrounding…
Rank this Week: 2699