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Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Mar 28

    Legal History and Digitization

    Legal History and Digitization
    One of the areas that has really boomed in this era of digitization is legal history.  Want to see a first edition of Blackstone’s Commentaries?  We have it – LLMC Digital has put Yale’s entire collection of…
  • Mar 27

    200 Years of Free Legal Information in Massachusett

    200 Years of Free Legal Information in Massachusett
    Yesterday, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries hosted a reception to celebrate 200 years of free legal information in the Commonwealth.  In conjunction with this event, they created a book that traces their…
  • Mar 26

    Bloomberg Law for Court Document

    Bloomberg Law for Court Document
    One of the most useful features of Bloomberg Law (BL) is the ability to access court dockets and filings in current and recent cases. For federal District and Circuit Courts of Appeals cases, BL allows you to access documents provided through…
Rank this Week: 1964

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4635

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Mar 27

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Feared Dead

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Feared Dead
    The Coast Guard has called off its search for Frank Slippo, a Royal Caribbean cruise passenger, who fell overboard the Liberty of the Seas. CCTV cameras confirm that the 43-year-old Slippo climbed over the railing at around 9:00pm last…
  • Mar 22

    Injured Carnival Cruise Passenger Airlifted After Fall

    Injured Carnival Cruise Passenger Airlifted After Fall
    Multiple sources are reporting that a Carnival cruise passenger was airlifted after suffering a fall . The 69-year-old female passenger, whose name has not been released at this time, fell last Thursday night aboard the Carnival Imagination…
  • Mar 22

    Miami Entrepreneur Michael Cappoini Crashes Boat into Biscayne Bay Seawall

    Miami Entrepreneur Michael Cappoini Crashes Boat into Biscayne Bay Seawall
    Miami entrepreneur Michael Cappoini was operating his 25’ boat when it collided into a concrete seawall in Biscayne Bay. The crash injured both Cappoini and his guest Brooke Biederman. Cappoini is said to have sustained broken bones…
Rank this Week: 2009

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: 4569

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4503

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 413

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
  • Mar 27

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach
    MBBP client Iora Health has announced an innovative plan to keep you out of the hospital and still make money. There’s no shortage of personal stories stating the classic case of healthcare complications and costs standing in the way of…
  • Mar 26

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage
    Massachusetts and Federal law requires that employers pay overtime to non-exempt employee’s that work more than 40 hours a week. Which means employers can be liable for overtime even if the hours were not authorized. To minimize the…
  • Mar 25

    Help Scout Raises $6M Led by Foundry Group

    Help Scout Raises $6M Led by Foundry Group
    MBBP client Brightwurks (dba Help Scout), a Boston based start-up recently announced that they are ready to evolve.  Help Scout has been providing Web-based help desks to thousands of customers with only $800,000 in funding, which…
Rank this Week: 519

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is more common than most people believe. According to a 2005 poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, “60% of adult drivers say they have driven a vehicle in a drowsy state over the past year.” If that…
  • Mar 25

    Negligence During Childbirth

    Negligence During Childbirth
    The thought of being a victim of medical malpractice may be enough to scare you into learning more about the doctors you trust and the hospitals you visit. This is particularly true if you are pregnant and worried about the future health of…
  • Mar 20

    Workplace Discrimination: Do you know what’s going on?

    Workplace Discrimination: Do you know what’s going on?
    If you have never been a victim of workplace discrimination, it may be difficult to understand just how big of a problem this remains throughout the country. Every day, employees are discriminated against because of a disability, race,…
Rank this Week: 3155

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/
  • Mar 27

    NEPA Review — Still the Land of Deference

    NEPA Review — Still the Land of Deference
    Last week, District Judge Ralph Beistline allowed the summary judgment motion filed by the United States Forest Service, and dismissed citizen claims challenging the Forest Service decision to approve an logging project in an old growth area…
  • Mar 26

    Arranger Liability for Sale of a Used Product: Standard of Metaphysics Or An Unstated Rule?

    Arranger Liability for Sale of a Used Product: Standard of Metaphysics Or An Unstated Rule?
    In Consolidated Coal Company v. Georgia Power Company,the Fourth Circuit recently applied the same four part test used by trial court(and blogged about here) to hold that the sale of a used product containing PCBs would not give rise to…
  • Mar 26

    What’s a Court to Do When An Agency Admits Error? Vacate? Remand?

    What’s a Court to Do When An Agency Admits Error? Vacate? Remand?
    In Black Warrior Riverkeeper v. ACOE, decided this week by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court was faced with a quandary.  “On the eve of oral argument”, in a case challenging The Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide…
Rank this Week: 3115

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Rep. Paul Ryan Hit with $100,000 Lawsuit After His Aide Crashed SUV

    Rep. Paul Ryan Hit with $100,000 Lawsuit After His Aide Crashed SUV
    According to a recent news article from ABC News, United States House Representative Paul Ryan is facing a $100,000 personal injury lawsuit as a result of his aide allegedly crashing Ryan's SUV, injuring two people. This accident occurred a…
  • Mar 23

    Report: Self-Driving Cars Could Reduce Auto Accident

    Report: Self-Driving Cars Could Reduce Auto Accident
    It's kind of amusing to watch an old science fiction movie on Netflix and see the future is being portrayed in a year that has already passed or is only a few years away. For example, the date Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the…
  • Mar 21

    Fiery Five-Car Crash in Somerville, 3 Seriously Injured

    Fiery Five-Car Crash in Somerville, 3 Seriously Injured
    According to a recent news report from Boston.com, a 56-year-old woman was driving her car in Somerville when she suffered what has been characterized as a medical incident. At this point, police allege she lost control of her vehicle and…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 4141

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/
Rank this Week: 816

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Personal Injury Protection – Traps for the Unwary

    Personal Injury Protection – Traps for the Unwary
    Have you ever been injured in an accident in Massachusetts but so unsure if your Hospital, Doctor or medical treatment is covered that you decided to just “suck it up”?  Have you ever been in an auto accident in Boston or the…
  • Mar 17

    Injuries At Sporting Events?

    Injuries At Sporting Events?
    From professional sports to college athletics to town travel teams, in Massachusetts we take our sports as serious fun. From the North Shore to Boston to Western MA we are fans and participants in every season, no matter the weather. Watching…
  • Feb 9

    Massachusetts Auto Insurance Surcharges And Premium Increase

    Massachusetts Auto Insurance Surcharges And Premium Increase
    The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is outstanding. It has a permanent collection that includes an incredible collection of Impressionist Masters (Monet, Renoir, etc.). It also features special exhibits from time to time, ranging from King…
Rank this Week: 5043

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4803

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Mar 26

    US Supreme Court Rules That Employers Have a Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employee

    US Supreme Court Rules That Employers Have a Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employee
    The US Supreme Court on March 25, 2015 decided the case of Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.(UPS).  The issue in the case was whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k),…
  • Mar 9

    New Massachusetts Parental Leave Act Expands Current Maternity Leave Law

    New Massachusetts Parental Leave Act Expands Current Maternity Leave Law
    In one of his last official acts as governor, Deval Patrick signed into law the new Massachusetts Parental Leave Act.  The new law, which goes into effect on April 7, 2015, expands the current Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act to cover…
  • Dec 30

    Equal Pay Law Change and New Mandatory Poster in Effect January 1, 2015

    Equal Pay Law Change and New Mandatory Poster in Effect January 1, 2015
    As discussed by Nicholas Casolaro in his blog post from August, the NH law which goes into effect January 1st relative to equal pay prevents employers from discriminating between employees on the basis of sex by paying employees of one sex at…
Rank this Week: 4773

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/
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
  • Mar 18

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy

    SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy
    Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan:  High Court Rules That “Try Title” Procedure Only Available After Foreclosure Auction Completed After Deutsche Bank foreclosed his Newton home, Thomas Abate brought a…
  • Mar 10

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down

    The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down
    Attorney General’s Office Accused of Smearing Local Landlords In Press A Craigslist ad online for merely 8 days for an unleaded apartment turned into a complete nightmare for two Melrose landlords who claim that Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 272

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Mascio v. Colvin: Disability Benefits Appeal

    Mascio v. Colvin: Disability Benefits Appeal
    Mascio v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, involved claimant who applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied her claim for…
  • Mar 23

    Wounded Warriors Denied for Social Security Disability Benefit

    Wounded Warriors Denied for Social Security Disability Benefit
    During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was impossible to watch the news without seeing the consequences to brave men and women of our armed forces. Many were killed, and even more were sent home with serious disabilities…
  • Mar 21

    Disability Advocates Urge SSDI Reform

    Disability Advocates Urge SSDI Reform
    If you are disabled and in the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, or are currently a recipient of SSDI benefits, you are probably paying close attention to the massive news coverage of the impending…
Rank this Week: 3732

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/
  • Mar 25

    Hodson v. Taylor: Premises Liability Claim

    Hodson v. Taylor: Premises Liability Claim
    Hodson v. Taylor, a case from the Supreme Court of Nebraska, involved plaintiff who was injured in a lake accident. Plaintiff and group of friends were invited to lake house owned by the parents of a member of group. All members of the…
  • Mar 23

    Unlicensed Child Care Provider Charged in Child Death

    Unlicensed Child Care Provider Charged in Child Death
    According to a recent report from Fox News, a judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of woman who ran an unlicensed childcare center in Indiana. While defendant did not have a license to run a daycare facility, it was within state law,…
  • Mar 21

    New England Ski Area Accident Injures Seven

    New England Ski Area Accident Injures Seven
    Skiing is a fun activity enjoyed by many throughout Massachusetts and the New England area, even with winter coming to an end in our area. Buses are still leaving from Boston to take skiers up to Maine for a weekend of skiing. According…
Rank this Week: 1479

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Mar 25

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker
    One commonly overlooked risk to misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees was recently highlighted when a jury awarded more than $500,000 to a painter who was hurt when he fell from a ladder while working at an…
  • Mar 16

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015
    The new Massachusetts domestic workers statute — captioned in the Legislature as a “Bill of Rights” for this class of employees — is set to take effect on April 1. It provides  variety of rights to housekeepers,…
  • Mar 2

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor
    Our client was an employee of a large package delivery company. After experiencing what she believed to be inappropriate sexual behaviors by a supervisor, she reported the conduct to his superior and asked that it stop. She did not file nor…
Rank this Week: 2838

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: 360

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Bankruptcy and Your Personal Injury Case

    Bankruptcy and Your Personal Injury Case
    When a serious personal injury or death strikes a family, financial peril often follows. The death or disability of a primary wage earner can mean the rent or mortgage goes unpaid, credit card debt balloons far beyond the ability to make…
  • Mar 13

    Stryker Hip Claims Settlement Deadline Approache

    Stryker Hip Claims Settlement Deadline Approache
    On November 3, 2014, Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (Stryker) announced a National Settlement Program for patients meeting certain criteria who had received these Stryker implants. Stryker invited patients affected by the recalled Rejuvenate and…
  • Mar 9

    Lumber Liquidators' Products May Contain Toxic Amounts of Formaldehyde

    Lumber Liquidators' Products May Contain Toxic Amounts of Formaldehyde
    By now, almost every consumer has seen the ubiquitous Lumber Liquidators commercials advertising their hardwood laminate flooring. The company is actually the largest retailer of hardwood flooring and its stock price has risen almost ten…
Rank this Week: 4261

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 4781

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Elderly Entrepreneurs: Small Business & Old Age Go Hand in Hand

    Elderly Entrepreneurs: Small Business & Old Age Go Hand in Hand
    We sometimes tend to think of upstarts and entrepreneurialism as a young person’s game. Not so! The truth is that American businesses span the whole age spectrum, and the aging-and-elderly populations make up a bigger portion than you…
  • Mar 18

    Who Takes Care of You If You Don’t Have Kids?

    Who Takes Care of You If You Don’t Have Kids?
    When it comes to growing older, there is one great insurance plan that you simply can’t buy from an agent: your children. View image | gettyimages.com Family members provide the majority of senior care in this country. They do it…
  • Mar 11

    Estate Planning Disasters!

    Estate Planning Disasters!
    A solid estate plan is a great disaster-avoidance tool. The majority of Americans don’t have so much as a Last Will and Testament in place, and that’s a recipe for family feuds and assorted complications. View image |…
Rank this Week: 3898

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/
  • Mar 24

    FDA Suspects 3 Deaths Related to Contaminated Ice Cream

    FDA Suspects 3 Deaths Related to Contaminated Ice Cream
    All our lives, we have been cautioned against buying any food or drug product when the packaging has already been opened or the tamperproof seal has been broken. These fears are based upon the fear someone could have tampered with a product…
  • Mar 21

    Graco to Pay $10 Million to Settle Defective Car Seat Claim

    Graco to Pay $10 Million to Settle Defective Car Seat Claim
    According to a recent news report from the New York Times, Graco has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit alleging defendant took too long to settle claims that it failed to act quickly to recall 4 million defective car seats. …
  • Mar 20

    Class Action Lawsuit: Many California Wines Contain Arsenic

    Class Action Lawsuit: Many California Wines Contain Arsenic
    California is well known for its burgeoning wine industry. Many enjoy drinking California wines at home and in local restaurants, while others travel to the region's Napa Valley for vineyard tours. While all wine may contain trace amounts…
Rank this Week: 4031

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/
  • Mar 24

    Police Officer Involved in Wrong-Way Crash - Instagram Photos Evidence of Drunk Driving

    Police Officer Involved in Wrong-Way Crash - Instagram Photos Evidence of Drunk Driving
    According to a recent news report from NBC, New York City police officers are investigating a wrong-way crash involving a car driven by an off-duty New Jersey police officer. Authorities alleged three off-duty police officers from New Jersey…
  • Mar 23

    Mom Arrested in East Boston - Allegedly Hit Pedestrian with Kids in Car

    Mom Arrested in East Boston - Allegedly Hit Pedestrian with Kids in Car
    According to a recent news report from WCBV 5, Boston police officers arrested a 37-year-old woman for after allegedly hitting a pedestrian. Authorities say she was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor (OUI),…
  • Mar 21

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for DUI - Allegedly Hit Cruiser

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for DUI - Allegedly Hit Cruiser
    One of the most dangerous parts of any police officer or state trooper's job is conducting traffic stops. While there is always the fear someone in suspect's car may be armed and dangerous, the mere act of standing on the side of road is…
Rank this Week: 2192

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Woman Gets $1.1M Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement

    Woman Gets $1.1M Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement
    A 49-year-old woman will get a $1.1 million in her clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the late Rev. Thomas Shea. The plaintiff, Jane Doe 2, claims that the clergyman sexually assaulted her over 60 times. The settlement was reached with the…
  • Mar 21

    Are Bed and Chair Alarms At Massachusetts Nursing Homes Harmful to Patients?

    Are Bed and Chair Alarms At Massachusetts Nursing Homes Harmful to Patients?
    According to an article in The Boston Globe, alarms attached to wheelchairs and beds of patients at nursing homes may be more harmful than helpful. These pressure-sensitive devices, often installed in beds and wheelchairs are meant to alert…
  • Mar 17

    Women in Chicopee, Massachusetts Police Brutality Case Alleges Excessive Use of Force

    Women in Chicopee, Massachusetts Police Brutality Case Alleges Excessive Use of Force
    Maylene Maldonado is suing the Chicopee police. She is accusing them of Massachusetts police brutality. Maldonado, who was arrested of assaulting a cop after she resisted arrested in 2013 says she was the victim of excessive police force…
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Mar 24

    Could Marijuana Become Legal In Massachusetts?

    Could Marijuana Become Legal In Massachusetts?
    You can add Massachusetts’s lawmakers to the list as the most recent group of state legislators looking into the possibility of legalizing marijuana at the state level. Fifteen lawmakers in Massachusetts are in support of a bill,…
  • Mar 16

    Drug Ring and Execution-Style Attempted Murder Charges for High School Dean

    Drug Ring and Execution-Style Attempted Murder Charges for High School Dean
    Sometimes crimes can seem like something out of a movie or television drama once all of the facts surrounding the case come to light. A recent incident involving a Massachusetts high school dean and his alleged involvement in a drug ring…
  • Mar 5

    Involuntary Manslaughter Charges For Encouraging Friend’s Suicide

    Involuntary Manslaughter Charges For Encouraging Friend’s Suicide
    An interesting case is developing in Massachusetts concerning whether a young woman’s text messages encouraging her friend to take his own life can be construed as involuntary manslaughter. Michelle Carter, of Plainville, was friends…
Rank this Week: 1410

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4751

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/
  • Mar 24

    Cross Examination by Aaron Hernandez Defense team discredits key evidence at murder trial

    Cross Examination by Aaron Hernandez Defense team discredits key evidence at murder trial
    Last week during the Aaron Hernandez trial there were a few great examples of cross examination issues that reoccur at criminal trials. One was impeaching a witness with a prior inconsistent statement. During the Cross Examination of…
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts Court ruling gives police chief broad discretion to deny gun license

    Massachusetts Court ruling gives police chief broad discretion to deny gun license
    The state's highest court decided this week to uphold Shrewsbury police Chief Gemme's decision to revoke a Raymond Holden's license based on an assault and battery charge that was ultimately dismissed. The case is important for those looking…
  • Mar 18

    Defining Circumstantial Evidence in the Aaron Hernandez Trial

    Defining Circumstantial Evidence in the Aaron Hernandez Trial
    The case against Aaron Hernandez is circumstantial; sometimes in the minds of the public this makes for a weaker case. While circumstantial evidence is viewed as lesser evidence by the public and likely by a jury, under the law, the...
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Mar 23

    New Defense Asserted in Mesothelioma Litigation

    New Defense Asserted in Mesothelioma Litigation
    There is no question that malignant mesothelioma is extremely rare absent exposure to asbestos. Basically, if a doctor makes a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is presumed in virtually every case the disease was caused by exposure to the toxic…
  • Mar 21

    Millions at Stake as Major Asbestos Trial Begin

    Millions at Stake as Major Asbestos Trial Begin
    According to a recent report from Fairfield Daily Republic, one asbestos trial is garnering a lot of attention from corporate leaders. This trial involves a former shipyard worker who is dying of cancers caused by his occupational exposure…
  • Mar 19

    New Study Shows Suspected Breast Cancer May be Mesothelioma

    New Study Shows Suspected Breast Cancer May be Mesothelioma
    Many people think mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer. While mesothelioma is a cancer that can occur in the lungs, it is not considered lung cancer. Mesothelioma occurs when a patient inhales asbestos fibers and those fibers become…
Rank this Week: 2212

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/
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town’s estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to…
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town's estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2891

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/
  • Mar 23

    Victim's State of Mind in Massachusetts Assault and Battery Case

    Victim's State of Mind in Massachusetts Assault and Battery Case
    In Commonwealth v. Parker, a defendant was convicted of assault and battery, plus indecent assault and battery, for non-consensually touching the victim. He appealed, arguing the evidence was insufficient to convict him. The case arose…
  • Mar 2

    Massachusetts Defendant Withdraws Four Guilty Pleas for Drug Crime

    Massachusetts Defendant Withdraws Four Guilty Pleas for Drug Crime
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, a Massachusetts court considered a drug case in which a defendant filed motions to withdraw four guilty pleas related to 30 drug offenses. The case arose during the investigation of the defendant's boyfriend.…
  • Feb 16

    Probation Violation in Massachusetts Domestic Assault Case

    Probation Violation in Massachusetts Domestic Assault Case
    In Commonwealth v. Polito, a Massachusetts appellate court considered the case of a defendant found in violation of his probation. The case arose on an afternoon in August 2009, when a police officer responded to a report of domestic battery…
Rank this Week: 3244

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    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
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
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  • Feb 6

    Lessons from the Anthem breach

    Lessons from the Anthem breach
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Rank this Week: 279

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Drive Safely Through Road Construction

    Drive Safely Through Road Construction
    We have all looked forward to Spring this year, waiting for those snowbanks to finally melt so we can drive and walk and ride our bikes more easily. But we will face other challenges soon as construction projects return to...
  • Mar 18

    Safety for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Driver

    Safety for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Driver
    Safety for pedestrians and drivers was in the spotlight this winter, as Boston endured a record snow fall and they stood divided by the tallest snowbanks. Now, as the snow starts to melt, cyclists are back out too and we...
  • Mar 2

    Attorney Marc Breakstone Interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for Article About the First Two Years of Medical Malpractice Reform

    Attorney Marc Breakstone Interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for Article About the First Two Years of Medical Malpractice Reform
    It has been two years since Massachusetts implemented sweeping medical malpractice reform, which imposed new restrictions on plaintiffs and attorneys and forced them to wait out a "cooling-off" period before filing claims.…
Rank this Week: 1557

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Massachusetts OUI/DUI Arrests: St. Paddy's Day May Beat New Year'

    Massachusetts OUI/DUI Arrests: St. Paddy's Day May Beat New Year'
    OK, now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, I’m sure we all know a few people who had a “few too many” celebrating the Irish holiday. As long as those people weren't operating a motor vehicle and could only hurt…
  • Feb 24

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer
    College campuses are hotbeds of youthful activity: Fraternities and sororities. Football and varsity sports games. Lots of consumption of alcohol. Drugs. Partying. Linking up between students (as opposed to dating). Put it all…
  • Jan 31

    Domestic Violence: Is the NFL Getting the Message, or Just Running An Ad?

    Domestic Violence: Is the NFL Getting the Message, or Just Running An Ad?
    Well, tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, that annual excuse to spend 10 hours in front of a TV screen, stuffing your face, imbibing probably more than your share of alcohol, and screaming like a banshee every time “your” team scores a…
Rank this Week: 1313

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett
    Stephen McDonough Attains Certified Divorce Mediator Status through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Press Release: March 20, 2015 | Medfield, MA Stephen McDonough, founder of Next Phase Legal LLC, recently achieved status as a…
  • Feb 10

    Massachusetts Child Support & Returning To Work

    Massachusetts Child Support & Returning To Work
    Medfield, Massachusetts Child Support Lawyer The Impact on Massachusetts Child Support from Returning to Work An issue that comes up frequently involves a client that has been out of the workforce, but is feeling some pressure – either…
  • Dec 22

    High Conflict Divorce and Custody

    High Conflict Divorce and Custody
    Are there ways you can better manage a high conflict divorce or custody conflict?  Is everything a battle with your ex-partner, spouse, or your child’s other parent? As a Massachusetts divorce and family law lawyer and mediator, I…
Rank this Week: 4812

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Massachusetts Traffic Crashes in Somerville, Winthrop, And Agawam Cause Serious Injurie

    Massachusetts Traffic Crashes in Somerville, Winthrop, And Agawam Cause Serious Injurie
    Several people were seriously hurt in a Somerville, MA multi-vehicle crash today. According to police, the collision occurred when a driver, age 56, suffered a medical incident, causing her to crash her vehicle into a Honda Civic, which burst…
  • Mar 13

    Older Pedestrian, Bicyclist Killed in Separate Massachusetts Truck Accident

    Older Pedestrian, Bicyclist Killed in Separate Massachusetts Truck Accident
    A 68-year-old woman was killed on Wednesday after she was struck in a Boston-tractor trailer crash. She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where she died from her injuries. No charges were filed against the 38-year-old Saugus…
  • Mar 7

    22-Year-Old Woman Dies in New Bedford, MA Rollover Accident Involving Snow

    22-Year-Old Woman Dies in New Bedford, MA Rollover Accident Involving Snow
    Theresa Suprenant, 22, sustained fatal injuries in a New Bedford car crash over the weekend when the vehicle in which she was a passenger, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, struck a guardrail and rolled over. Suprenant was ejected from the vehicle. The…
Rank this Week: 995

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4581

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4537

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Mar 20

    Lori Caravalho

    Lori Caravalho
    Lori Caravalho is an experienced divorce mediator at Parker Mediation.  Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to be the decision makers.  Taking control of the situation results in a more positive outcome for couples,…
  • Feb 20

    Collaborative Law

    Collaborative Law
    Collaborative Law is here.  If you want to explore how collaborative law can help you, give us a call.  508 795 0200.  Learn about Finding a Better Way to Settle Disputes.  Why go it alone when you can have a team of…
  • Jul 2

    It’s not too late to RSVP!

    It’s not too late to RSVP!
    It’s not too late to register for Customer Appreciation Day tonight 5-7PM We are stocked up and ready to help you kick off the 4th of July Holiday! For all to enjoy, see you soon.      
Rank this Week: 3340

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    OSHA Confirms that Workers Have Not Been Helped by Workers Comp. Reform

    OSHA Confirms that Workers Have Not Been Helped by Workers Comp. Reform
    In a recent Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Blog post, we wrote about an NPR and ProPublica probe that found that recent workers’ compensation reforms are hurting more than helping injured workers. Now, the Occupational…
  • Mar 10

    State Appeals Court Reverses Ruling Allowing General Motors to Reduce Retiree’s Workers’ Compensation

    State Appeals Court Reverses Ruling Allowing General Motors to Reduce Retiree’s Workers’ Compensation
    An appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling allowing General Motors to decrease the work injury benefits it was giving to a retiree who was hurt while on the job. The Michigan Court of Appeals said that UAW, the union for America’s…
  • Mar 7

    Workers’ Compensation “Reforms” Are Hurting Injured Worker

    Workers’ Compensation “Reforms” Are Hurting Injured Worker
    According to a National Public Radio and ProPublica investigation, in recent years states across the country have been taking apart the workers’ compensation system. This has proven financially disastrous for the many workers who are…
Rank this Week: 1242

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/
  • Mar 19

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service

    Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service
    Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Northeastern University Law Professor Deborah Ramirez to discuss her newest venture, JustiServ. I say “newest” because Professor Ramirez previously founded JusticeBridge, a law practice…
  • Mar 8

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solution
    View image | gettyimages.com   This is the fourth of six installments in our series on time management. To recap: part 1 covered basic solutions, part 2 email management approaches and part 3 technology tools. Now, we come to part 4:…
  • Mar 4

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit

    Leveraging Your Technology Competency – A Limited-Time Discount on the Legal Technology Audit
    Technology has become essential in today’s law practice. Not only does it increase internal efficiencies, but it offers a competitive advantage to firms that leverage it properly. This month on our Lunch Hour Legal…
Rank this Week: 1009

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds ATB Decision in Tax Abatement Case
    In the recent real estate case, Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River v. Board of Assessors of Attleboro, App. Ct. Mass. (2014), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it the issue of a requested tax abatement for a church property.…
  • Mar 12

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case

    Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Family Discrimination Housing Case
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts recently announced that the state has reached a settlement with Coldwell Banker, on the matter of alleged instances of discrimination against families with children in housing rentals. Discrimination…
  • Mar 2

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with MERS in Mortgage Assignment Case
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reached an important decision on the assignability of mortgages by mortgagees. The issue arose out of a foreclosure case in which the plaintiff was attempting to challenge the legality of the process…
Rank this Week: 4670

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2203

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Mar 18

    USCIS WILL ACCEPT H-1B PETITIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2015

    USCIS WILL ACCEPT H-1B PETITIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2015
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ…
  • Mar 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Feb 25

    BREAKING NEWS! DHS EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT TO CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    BREAKING NEWS! DHS EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT TO CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending…
Rank this Week: 1371