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Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Feb 10

    MCLE Online Pa

    MCLE Online Pa
    Looking for resources to help you analyze and keep current on Massachusetts law?  You may want to check out the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) series.  MCLE resources are now available electronically…
  • Feb 3

    Submit to the Eighth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition!

    Submit to the Eighth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition!
    The Legal History and Rare Books Section (LHRB) of the American Association of Law Libraries, in cooperation with Gale Cengage Learning, announces the annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of…
  • Feb 2

    Certification Class: Social Media & People Research

    Certification Class: Social Media & People Research
    Ever needed to find an address, phone number, or social media profile for a person? Come learn how to use public records and  research strategies to locate birth certificates, property records, facebook profiles, and more! This class…
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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Feb 10

    Prepare Ahead to Handle a Narcissist

    Prepare Ahead to Handle a Narcissist
    Hi there, I love it when the holidays are over and the days start getting visibly longer. Among other things, there is an influx of new clients with new cases and new problems to solve. One thing seems to hold consistently true, however.…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?
    As people scramble to purchase Powerball tickets for a chance (however small) at the 1.3 billion dollar jackpot, the largest in U.S. history, I couldn’t help but think about the practical considerations that come into play when dealing…
  • Jan 7

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?
    Have you ever wondered if a divorce is always final or whether a divorce judgment can be “undone” or “modified?” The short answer: Like everything else, it depends. In general, divorce and divorce judgements are final.…
Rank this Week: 1619

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Framingham Man Arrested on Gun Charge

    Framingham Man Arrested on Gun Charge
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a man was recently charged with possession of a firearm found in a Framingham apartment. The article states that this past Tuesday, the police were called to the home for assistance with a…
  • Feb 5

    Hollistan Man Charged with Assaulting Four Year Old Son

    Hollistan Man Charged with Assaulting Four Year Old Son
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Holliston man was recently arrested for slapping his four year old son. The article states that the defendnt was on a supervised visit with his two children – the alleged victim and…
  • Feb 2

    Littleton Man Arrested for Assaulting Disabled Step-Brother

    Littleton Man Arrested for Assaulting Disabled Step-Brother
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Littleton man was recently arrested for assaulting his step-brother. The article states that the defendant was arrested in Ashland following a family argument. The defendant and his…
Rank this Week: 2913

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/
  • Feb 10

    Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders: Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 10th DUI

    Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders: Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 10th DUI
    According to a recent news feature from the Detroit Free Press, a 62-year-old man from Texas was just sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of his tenth drunk driving offense. Prosecutors say defendant was first convicted in the…
  • Feb 5

    Framingham Man Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

    Framingham Man Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident
    According to a recent news feature from CBS Boston, a man in Framingham, Massachusetts was just killed in a fatal car accident involving an alleged drunk driver. Authorities have said defendant, who is currently 33 years old, is facing…
  • Jan 31

    NTSB Seeks to Lower National BAC Limit for Drunk Driving Law

    NTSB Seeks to Lower National BAC Limit for Drunk Driving Law
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is proposing lowering the blood alcohol content (BAC) from 0.08 grams of ethanol (drinking alcohol) per hundred milliliters of blood to 0.05. While this may not seem like a significant…
Rank this Week: 2132

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/
  • Feb 10

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule.  No matter how much EPA and DOJ proclaim that this says nothing about the ultimate results on the merits, the CPP is on very shaky ground at this point. Everyone,…
  • Feb 8

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System
    Last week, we wrote about an audit that MassDEP is conducting of previously closed sites to look for high concentrations of TCE in soils and groundwater. The intent of the audit is to address potential vapor intrusion. The EPA has been paying…
  • Feb 5

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)
    Yesterday, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.  There’s a lot of interesting material in the plan, but all the headlines have been on the…
Rank this Week: 2970

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Secret Service Agent Seriously Injured in New England Car Crash Married at MGH

    Secret Service Agent Seriously Injured in New England Car Crash Married at MGH
    Sometimes we come across an article in the paper, or, more likely on somebody’s Facebook feed these days, and it’s an article about a serious car accident. While we may read a description of the how the car accident occurred and…
  • Feb 2

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury
    A recent news article form The Boston Globe discussed an accident that just occurred in Lexington, Massachusetts. Authorities say the accident occurred on Route 128 in Lexington. Massachusetts State Police investigators have said that the…
  • Jan 30

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, the trial for a man accused of having caused a serious Boston car accident that resulted in two victims being paralyzed began at the Brighton Court House. The serious Boston car…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • Feb 10

    New England Ski Area Reopens Lift that Injured Seven

    New England Ski Area Reopens Lift that Injured Seven
    With winter finally here and much of the East Coast of the Untied States being hit by the recent blizzard, many will be taking to the slopes when they are able to dig out of their homes. New England has some of the best skiing in the country,…
  • Feb 10

    Wall Street Worker Killed in Crane Collapse

    Wall Street Worker Killed in Crane Collapse
    According to a recent news report from CBS, a large construction crane fell to the street as it was being lowered from a tall building. As it was being lowered, it somehow broke into pieces, and those large pieces of metal fell to the street…
  • Feb 5

    Grammer v. Lucking: Liability in Dog Bite Case

    Grammer v. Lucking: Liability in Dog Bite Case
    Grammer v. Lucking, a case from the Supreme Court of Nebraska, deals with an injury alleged to have been caused in the course of a dog attack. However, this was not a typical dog bite case in the traditional sense of the term. In their…
Rank this Week: 1436

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/
  • Feb 10

    Hip Replacement Surgery as Treatment for Arthriti

    Hip Replacement Surgery as Treatment for Arthriti
    A recent news feature form WBAL TV looks at a total hip replacement procedure as a treatment for arthritis. The article focuses on a common belief held by prospective patients that having hip pain is just a normal sign of getting older and…
  • Feb 5

    Report: Listeria Outbreak Leads to Salad Mix Plant Shutdown

    Report: Listeria Outbreak Leads to Salad Mix Plant Shutdown
    According to a recent news article from Cincinnati.com, a listeria outbreak, which has allegedly resulted in at least one death, has led to the complete shutdown of a Dole packaging facility in Springfield, Ohio that shipped the potentially…
  • Feb 1

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy Also Dangerous for Your Poker Game

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy Also Dangerous for Your Poker Game
    As you are probably aware, testosterone replacement therapy has become very popular over the last ten years. While the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved testosterone replacement hormone in the 1970s, there were very…
Rank this Week: 3810

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Bankruptcy in Massachusetts 10 Years Later

    Bankruptcy in Massachusetts 10 Years Later
    Just over ten years ago, on October 17, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act became law, and amended the federal bankruptcy requirements in many fundamental ways. Folks still call us up and ask about the changes and what the…
  • Feb 3

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion
    This blog has repeatedly reported on what not to do when filing for personal bankruptcy protection and getting a “fresh start” and the reports come down to this:  do not submit false testimony, be honest in your bankruptcy…
  • Jan 13

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud
    Direct Air was a private charter airline that flew out of numerous small airports including Worcester Regional Airport through 2012.  Formally known as Southern Air & Tours, doing business as Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours, and…
Rank this Week: 825

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/
  • Feb 9

    What is Hearsay in Massachusetts?

    What is Hearsay in Massachusetts?
    You have probably heard it raised as an objection in movies or television shows, “Objection! Hearsay, Your Honor.” But what is hearsay? What does that mean? Many people think of it as “he said, she said” evidence,…
  • Jan 28

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court
    A consolidated case is being heard in Concord, the Milford Daily News reports, that will determine whether the use of breathalyzer testing devices to gather proof that a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI) of alcohol is…
  • Jan 13

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker
    The recent revelation of a non-disclosure agreement signed by the Boston Police Department at the request of the FBI has raised some concerns in the criminal defense world after a public records request generated proof of Boston PD’s…
Rank this Week: 1375

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Feb 9

    H-1B CAP SUBJECT PETITIONS FOR FY 2017 MAY BE FILED STARTING APRIL 2, 2016

    H-1B CAP SUBJECT PETITIONS FOR FY 2017 MAY BE FILED STARTING APRIL 2, 2016
    The time is now for employers who wish to hire foreign professionals to work for their companies in H-1B status to start the process.  For the past several years,  both the annual H-1B cap of 65,000 petitions and US…
  • Feb 9

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MARCH 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for March 2016 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority dates…
  • Dec 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for January 2015 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority…
Rank this Week: 1353

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 9

    Nurse convicted for major hospice Medicare fraud

    Nurse convicted for major hospice Medicare fraud
    A federal jury convicted a registered nurse who took part in a multimillion-dollar fraud on Medicare that involved hospice care, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and…
  • Feb 8

    U.S. probes possible billion dollar scams on pain cream

    U.S. probes possible billion dollar scams on pain cream
    The Justice Department is investigating half a billion dollars in possible health-care fraud linked to specialty creams used to treat pain which victimized veterans according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Compounding creams have…
  • Feb 7

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT
    If you haven’t yet seen the movie THE BIG SHORT, you should. It’s based on actual occurrences during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and part of it focuses on the ratings services which refused to downgrade  the collateralized…
Rank this Week: 3763

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4570

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    The Complexity of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    The Complexity of a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    If you are injured on the job, you expect to be paid workers’ compensation benefits. While this may be what you are hoping for, not every situation is cut and dry. As you deal with your injuries, the last thing you want is to be bogged…
  • Feb 5

    C-Section Malpractice: What You Need to Know

    C-Section Malpractice: What You Need to Know
    A C-section has become a common surgical procedure. While most women make their way through this process without complications, not everybody is as fortunate. There are two primary types of C-section malpractice: Improperly performing a…
  • Feb 2

    January 2016 Blog Review

    January 2016 Blog Review
    With the first month of the year behind us, 2016 is now in full swing. In January, we published content spanning a variety of topics. If you missed any of these posts, now is a good time to catch up. You may come across some advice or tips…
Rank this Week: 3065

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 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/
  • Feb 8

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts released a recent opinion in a real estate case, Goddard v. Goucher (Mass. App. Ct. Feb. 2, 2016), addressing whether a purchase and sale agreement was valid and enforceable. The plaintiff filed the action…
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
Rank this Week: 4336

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates – Are you a Victim?

    Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates – Are you a Victim?
    Women diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may have transvaginal mesh devices implanted during surgery to repair the damage. This plastic, net-like material made of polypropylene, also known as urogynecologic…
  • Feb 4

    The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs on the Market Today

    The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs on the Market Today
    Prescription drugs and other medical advances have resulted in a steady increase in life expectancy over the years. However, prescription drugs have also wreaked havoc, as the abuse of painkillers continues to grow and defective or…
  • Jan 12

    Invokana Lawsuits on the Rise – Speaking to a Lawyer About Your Case Makes Sense

    Invokana Lawsuits on the Rise – Speaking to a Lawyer About Your Case Makes Sense
    Lawsuits against manufacturers of the drug Invokana have been increasing rapidly as reports of serious injuries rise. Potentially life threatening conditions, such as kidney failure and high levels of blood acid are linked to the drug.…
Rank this Week: 2831

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Crane Collapse in New York City Kills One, Injures Three

    Crane Collapse in New York City Kills One, Injures Three
    High winds are to blame for a deadly crane collapse in New York City Friday morning. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, workers were attempting to secure the crane at the time of the incident. Shortly before 8:30 am, the massive piece of…
  • Jan 28

    Top 5 Massachusetts Work Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    Top 5 Massachusetts Work Injuries and How to Avoid Them
    There’s no question that some jobs are more dangerous than others, but occupations that appear perfectly safe often have a higher percentage of injured employees. The top five workplace injuries can occur in almost any occupation, from…
  • Jan 25

    OSHA’s Removal of ‘Slips, Trips, and Falls’ Rule Leaves Employers on Shaky Ground

    OSHA’s Removal of ‘Slips, Trips, and Falls’ Rule Leaves Employers on Shaky Ground
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes rules, regulations, and standards that employers must comply with to maintain a safe working environment for employees. In addition to protecting employee safety, OSHA regulations…
Rank this Week: 1236

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 4415

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/
  • Feb 8

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation
    A local grocer is learning the hard way how important it is not only to properly pay employees under state wage laws but to keep good records demonstrating that it did so. Following an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney…
  • Jan 25

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature
    A bill to replace Massachusetts’ aging equal pay law is making progress in the state legislature and may be heading for final approval. Late last week, a Senate committee produced a revised version of the pending legislation and…
  • Jan 12

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2017. The state’s minimum for tipped…
Rank this Week: 2760

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: 810

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/
  • Feb 8

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08
    Lowering the legal limit should be rejecting as punishing social drinking; it would not have any impact on reducing serious DUI accidents as these are not being caused by individuals with breath test results under .08.   Fox40 points out…
  • Feb 3

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading
    The results of a sobriety test, such as the Breathalyzer or blood test, frequently play a crucial role in the outcome of a drunk driving case. When assessing how reliable the sobriety test results may have been, it is important to consider…
  • Jan 29

    Facebook Tag results in Jail time on Restraining Order Violation

    Facebook Tag results in Jail time on Restraining Order Violation
    Facebook is frequently mentioned in Court cases involving violations of a 209A order in Massachusetts.  Recently, I was in Marlborough District Court waiting for an OUI trial to be heard; in front of me were two trials regarding 209A…
Rank this Week: 981

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
Rank this Week: 2586

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accident law. By William D. Kickham, Esq.

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    NYC Construction Crane Accident: High-Risk, Anywhere

    NYC Construction Crane Accident: High-Risk, Anywhere
    Most of us see construction sites, and the cranes that tower over them, as an average, everyday thing.  And they are, especially in cities.  Most people see them as a sign of strong economic activity; investments in jobs and…
  • Jan 28

    Massachusetts Hospitals Allowing “Simultaneous Surgeries”: Wise Practice, or Foolish? Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Hospitals Allowing “Simultaneous Surgeries”: Wise Practice, or Foolish? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote of how The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team recently ran a Spotlight Investigation into the practice of surgeons conducting “simultaneous surgeries: at the esteemed Massachusetts General…
  • Jan 16

    Medical Negligence In “Simultaneous Surgeries”: Here in Massachusett

    Medical Negligence In “Simultaneous Surgeries”: Here in Massachusett
    I’ve written in this blog extensively on the subject of medical negligence.  Some people have a hard time believing that medical negligence (medical malpractice) is really all that prevalent.  But it is – far more than…
Rank this Week: 1754

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction
    There has been a lot of coverage lately about an alleged Social Security disability benefits scene that is said to involve people getting benefits to which they should not be entitled. While there are a lot of allegations being thrown around,…
  • Jan 31

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children
    A recent news feature from Forbes deals with a rather complex issue involving Social Security disability benefits for adult children with disabilities. While the term “adult children” sounds a bit odd, we are talking about…
  • Jan 27

    Loveless v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeal

    Loveless v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Appeal
    Loveless v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a claimant, who at 56 years of age had a lengthy work history. Claimant worked various jobs, including a delivery driver, warehouse…
Rank this Week: 3606

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/
  • Feb 6

    Asbestos Found in Harvard University Dorm

    Asbestos Found in Harvard University Dorm
    A recent news feature from The Harvard Crimson explains how asbestos was recently detected in an undergraduate dormitory known as Winthrop House and has caused at least one student to have to move out of his room and relocate to another dorm…
  • Jan 31

    Problems with the Asbestos Abatement Proce

    Problems with the Asbestos Abatement Proce
    Many buildings in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the rest of the United States were built during an era when asbestos was used in virtually every aspect of production. While the asbestos was very dangerous to those who…
  • Jan 26

    Palmer v. 999 Quebec, Inc: Mesothelioma Litigation

    Palmer v. 999 Quebec, Inc: Mesothelioma Litigation
    Palmer v. 999 Quebec, Inc, a case from the Supreme Court of North Dakota, involved a plaintiff who was born in 1955 and was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2011. He died four years later in 2015.…
Rank this Week: 2166

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: 4287

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: 2126

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/
  • Feb 5

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

    Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]
    We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D,…
  • Jan 28

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

    Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else
    So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications. When lawyers deign to upgrade their…
  • Jan 22

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]

    Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]
    Yes. Google yourself. Jared will tell you what’s at stake if you don’t. When you’re ready to start managing your reputation, head over to the Legal Toolkit podcast, Online Reviews: Yelp for Help. And after you’ve…
Rank this Week: 1018

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1962

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: 4396

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
    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
  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
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  • Feb 4

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

    Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
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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/
  • Feb 4

    Offensive Battery in Massachusett

    Offensive Battery in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Messina, a Massachusetts appeals court considered a case involving charges of offensive battery. Under G. L. c. 265, § 13A, the Commonwealth is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant…
  • Jan 20

    Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Massachusett

    Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Stampley, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from a jury conviction under G.L. c. 94C, § 32C(a) for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He argued that the evidence was not sufficient to show he had…
  • Jan 5

    Distribution of Heroin in Massachusett

    Distribution of Heroin in Massachusett
    Trafficking in heroin in Massachusetts is prohibited by Section 32E of the Controlled Substances Act. Often, attorneys must defend a drug crime like this one by using a motion to suppress evidence. In Commonwealth v. Alix, the defendant…
Rank this Week: 3162

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: 4411

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface
    In Boston warmer winters often mean icy conditions. Melted snow or daytime rainfall collects in pools and puddles that may freeze when temps fall at night. Unfortunately, these icy surfaces can spell disaster, especially in public parking…
  • Feb 2

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?
    Car accidents can result in a long list of expenses, such as property damage and medical bills. But the financial toll doesn’t always end there.  Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, can result in long-term complications,…
  • Jan 29

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?
    It is common knowledge that fatigued or drowsy driving increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, drowsiness is a symptom of several medical conditions and a side effect of many prescription medications. For this reason, medications that…
Rank this Week: 474

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?
    As far as we know, every college and university in the country has a student handbook or honor code that provides rules for how students must perform their work and the standards they are expected to meet. And as far as we know, at every…
  • Jan 28

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women
    Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H. 3944 (now H. 3947), An Act Relative to Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention. The bill will, if passed, aim to curb the increasing numbers of opioid addictions and…
  • Jan 19

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault
    Over a year ago, I published a blog post describing the unfair processes used by many schools to deal with complaints of sexual assault and harassment, and compared it to the criminal justice system. As I wrote then, the Department of…
Rank this Week: 4498

Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

http://www.injurylawyer.pro/
  • Feb 3

    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS

    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS
    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS             Mesh trials against Boston Scientific for pelvic mesh products have been met with mixed results. To date twelve cases have gone to a…
  • Sep 8

    Transvaginal Mesh Update Regarding C.R. Bard & Johnson & Johnson

    Transvaginal Mesh Update Regarding C.R. Bard & Johnson & Johnson
    Transvaginal Mesh Update   As summer ends there is optimism regarding upcoming transvaginal mesh settlements. Recently firms have settled with C.R. Bard, and Coloplast for sums that exceed the previous settlements with American Medical…
  • May 13

    TRAGIC AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN PHILADELPHIA

    TRAGIC AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN PHILADELPHIA
      Last night, Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188 derailed in Philadelphia, killing 6 and injuring hundreds. The train, operating from Washington to New York, overturned and crashed at approximately 9:45 p.m. It was carrying 238…
Rank this Week: 4765

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1530

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 524

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Feb 1

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover   You are a newly divorced parent and managed to survive the holidays.  Now it is one month into the New Year and it seems like there are a whole new set of obstacles ahead. The magic of the…
  • Dec 29

    Divorce and the Holidays-Helping Children Stay in the Spirit

    Divorce and the Holidays-Helping Children Stay in the Spirit
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover The holidays are upon us and for most it is a joyful time of year filled with love and traditions. However, many parents and children may be new to navigating through family changes and holidays after divorce…
  • Nov 16

    Divorce and the Classroom: The Effects of Divorce or Separation on Children and Academic

    Divorce and the Classroom: The Effects of Divorce or Separation on Children and Academic
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover School has been in full-swing for two months now and the holidays are right around the corner. If you are a parent in the midst of a divorce or separation, or are a teacher in a classroom, there are…
Rank this Week: 3970

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    What Happens To My Social Security Benefits If I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case? – Part 2

    What Happens To My Social Security Benefits If I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case? – Part 2
    Part 1 of this blog dealt with how weekly workers’ compensation benefits and monthly Social Security Disability benefits can offset each other.  But what happens if you settle your workers’ comp case? In Part 1, we used an…
  • Jan 6

    Can I Receive Both Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability benefits? – Part 1

    Can I Receive Both Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability benefits? – Part 1
    The Short answer is “Yes.” However, depending upon certain factors, one may not be able to collect his or her Social Security Disability benefit in full.  This is because the receipt of weekly workers’ compensation…
  • Apr 28

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?
    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth? This is one of the most common questions asked of attorneys practicing in workers compensation, or any personal injury type of law.  For someone who has sustained a work-related injury, with…
Rank this Week: 4979

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 277

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jan 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 1472

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John S. Moffa.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 4868

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

By Goldstein & Clegg.

http://goldsteinandclegglaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
  • Jan 16

    Can you be laid-off without notice?

    Can you be laid-off without notice?
    Losing a job due to no fault of your own is traumatic enough. The financial concern is great, and even if you are laid off and can collect some small portion of unemployment benefits, your family can suffer a serious financial hardship. How…
  • Dec 27

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
Rank this Week: 4939