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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/
  • Jun 27

    Cruise Passenger Trip and Fall Accident Case Can Proceed to Trial

    Cruise Passenger Trip and Fall Accident Case Can Proceed to Trial
    The Southern District of Florida has ruled that a cruise passenger trip and fall accident case can proceed to trial over a motion filed by Celebrity Cruises to dismiss the case.  In this case, a passenger aboard the Celebrity Summit was…
  • Jun 13

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman
    The FBI and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the disappearance of a 41-year-old Florida woman 100 km off Key West. Isabella Hellman and her husband, Lewis Bennett, married in February and departed on a Caribbean vacation on their 37-foot…
  • Jun 5

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon
    Chance Rivero, a 19-year-old Vero Beach resident was killed Saturday night when the boat he was a passenger of hit a channel marker, ejecting him from it and into the water.  Per the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation the boat,…
Rank this Week: 1730

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 3332

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/
  • Jun 27

    Library Closed July 3-4

    Library Closed July 3-4
    The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, resuming our regular service on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.  For FAQ and research guides in our absence, please visit Ask a Librarian.
  • Jun 22

    Evidence in Ink

    Evidence in Ink
    One of the pleasures of cataloging, especially of older books and manuscripts, is coming across unexpected traces of earlier times and lives. Scraps of an early manuscript liturgy or an almanac used in a binding; a series of former…
  • Jun 8

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project
    Harvard Law School launched the Caselaw Access Project in 2015 to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s complete collection of U.S. case law and to make the materials in that collection available online for…
Rank this Week: 803

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/
  • Jun 27

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental
    Proposal: 5%-10% Tax, Plus Comprehensive Regulations Like Uber and Lyft, is the law finally catching up with the new economy-disrupting technologies for the real estate industry like Airbnb? The answer is yes if Massachusetts legislators have…
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a…
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jun 27

    Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in MA?

    Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in MA?
    Yes. But that doesn’t mean you want to refuse. On the other hand, it also doesn’t mean you should submit to the test. This conflicting advice may leave you feeling a bit confused, but with good reason; there’s no…
  • Jun 22

    THE RETURN OF THE LONGTIME BOSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER AND THE STORY OF TEXTING AND SUICIDE (1 of 2)

    THE RETURN OF THE LONGTIME BOSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER AND THE STORY OF TEXTING AND SUICIDE (1 of 2)
    Hello, folks! You may remember be. This is Sam Goldberg (AKA “Attorney Sam”). I used to be your friendly blogger on this site on a daily basis. When last we spoke, I told you that I would be back and also doing more regular blogs…
  • Jun 20

    Police Want to Question Me – What Do I Do?

    Police Want to Question Me – What Do I Do?
    During a criminal investigation, police may ask you questions whether you’re under arrest or not. But you don’t have to answer. Well, at least not most questions, and not initially. You must provide basic identifying information,…
Rank this Week: 359

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
  • Jun 27

    ConforMIS Receives FDA Clearance for iTotal Hip Replacement System

    ConforMIS Receives FDA Clearance for iTotal Hip Replacement System
    Firm client ConforMIS, Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for its primary iTotal Hip replacement system. Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Augusti remarked: Having treated over 50,000 patients with customized knee replacement…
  • Jun 22

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark
    By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates…
  • Jun 21

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker
    Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
Rank this Week: 2723

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1525

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Equine Injuries – Who’s at Fault?

    Equine Injuries – Who’s at Fault?
    Riding horses can be an enjoyable and healthy – albeit expensive – hobby. Although less dangerous than many other sports, horse riding is not without risks. Jenna Tatoulian knows this all too well. In 2014, the experienced…
  • Jun 26

    Motorcycle Accident Myth

    Motorcycle Accident Myth
    When it comes to motorcycle accidents, myths and misconceptions abound. Those who ride motorcycles are often perceived as unlawful rule breakers with no respect for other motorists. Of course, these stereotypes are rarely accurate.…
  • Jun 23

    The Dangers of Tractor-Trailer Blindspot

    The Dangers of Tractor-Trailer Blindspot
    Most people know that cars and passenger trucks have blindspots, so it’s no surprise that tractor-trailers do as well. However, large trucks have more blindspots than their passenger vehicle counterparts…and they’re much…
Rank this Week: 453

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Jun 27

    Retiring in Your Home

    Retiring in Your Home
    Most people would prefer to stay where they currently live when they retire. That means that they need to do some planning. Generally speaking, the longer elderly people can remain in their homes, the better off they will be. It is good for…
  • Jun 26

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle
    Alan Thicke's sons are fighting with their stepmother over their father's estate. Two of deceased actor Alan Thicke's sons have entered the probate case to settle their father's estate with a unique claim. They have filed a claim suggesting…
  • Jun 23

    Take a Walk

    Take a Walk
    Elderly people in the early stages of dementia would be well advised to take walks. Alzheimer's disease receives a lot of attention. However, that attention often comes at the cost of other forms of dementia. While treatments and cures for…
Rank this Week: 5127

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/
  • Jun 26

    IDENTITY FRAUD CHARGE DISMISSED/WIRETAP LAW CHARGE DISMISSED

    IDENTITY FRAUD CHARGE DISMISSED/WIRETAP LAW CHARGE DISMISSED
    GB, a 25 year old immigrant from Nigeria, got involved in a scheme to defraud. Women in Texas were contacted online by a man (AB). The man romanced the women online and proposed to them and told them he needed them to wire money into a bank…
  • Jun 21

    Felony Charges Avoided

    Felony Charges Avoided
    TN, a 31 year old website developer, owns a home in Peabody. He rents out rooms in the house. A young woman and her boyfriend rented one of the rooms. Arguments developed between TN and the woman and her boyfriend. TN owns a cross-bow and a…
  • Jun 21

    Domestic Assault & Battery Charge Dismissed

    Domestic Assault & Battery Charge Dismissed
    On January 28, 2017, SI, a 49 year old federal employee living in Malden with his wife and two children, went out and had a few drinks. When he came home he went into his 18 year old son’s room and asked his son to put his Xbox down and…
Rank this Week: 2885

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/
Rank this Week: 4152

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/
  • Jun 26

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court issued an important regulatory takings case, refining the test to be used to determine what is the appropriate unit of property to use to assess the impact of a regulation.  It’s an interesting case…
  • Jun 21

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?
    In February, I posted about the formation of the Climate Leadership Council and its push for what it calls its “Carbon Dividend” plan.  In essence, it’s a gradually increasing carbon tax.  The plan would be revenue…
  • Jun 20

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate
    On June 14, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Court found that the Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had not adequately…
Rank this Week: 2872

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
  • Jun 25

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation
    Noncompete agreements have for about a decade been the focus of legislative efforts around the country. Some states seek to strengthen enforcement of them, while others seek to scale them back or eliminate them altogether. (For recent…
  • Jun 20

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law
    On June 3, 2017, Nevada enacted a new law that made significant changes to Nevada noncompete law. Contrary to the recent developments and indications, the new law made enforcement of noncompetes in easier in some ways and in some ways…
  • Jun 11

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice
    Please re-subscribe or “re-follow” us. (If you don’t, your notifications of new posts may stop going forward.) Sorry for any inconvenience! After 7 years with blog designs that I have never liked, it was time to make a…
Rank this Week: 1464

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jun 23

    CA Technologies Settles for $10 Million

    CA Technologies Settles for $10 Million
    The Department of Justice announced a settlement in unique case advancing a uncommon theory of recovery for False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits. CA Inc., (“CA”), agreed to pay $45 million to resolve allegations…
  • Apr 18

    Government Intervention in California Hospital Case Unveils Startling Allegations of Fraud

    Government Intervention in California Hospital Case Unveils Startling Allegations of Fraud
    A False Claims Act lawsuit unsealed last year in Southern California U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that her office elected to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging rampant Medicare fraud at a group…
  • Mar 5

    Mass. Contractors Settle Case Alleging Inflation of MBTA Construction Cost

    Mass. Contractors Settle Case Alleging Inflation of MBTA Construction Cost
    A New Hampshire contractor and Haverhill, Massachusetts subcontractors will pay $420,000 after settling allegations of submitting false and inflated payment requests for MBTA renovations. The case indicates that crackdowns on illegal…
Rank this Week: 4166

Rhode Island Accident Lawyer Blog

Rhode Island Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Tapalian Law.

https://www.tapinjury.com/news/
  • Jun 23

    My Child Was Hurt at a Birthday Party. Can the Host Be Held Liable for His or Her Injuries & Medical Bills?

    My Child Was Hurt at a Birthday Party. Can the Host Be Held Liable for His or Her Injuries & Medical Bills?
    Your child is at the home of a classmate for a birthday party. During the party, you receive a phone call from the classmate’s parent- your son or daughter fell down some steps and cut their chin open and may need stitches. As you drive…
  • Jun 16

    What Legal Options Do You Have After a Hit & Run Accident?

    What Legal Options Do You Have After a Hit & Run Accident?
    A Warwick man was charged in a hit and run crash Saturday night on West Shore Road after he fled the scene after hitting a motorcyclist with his SUV. Witnesses contacted the police, and the fleeing driver, 48-year-old Brian Larkin, was…
  • Jun 8

    Tiger Woods: The Effects of Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drug

    Tiger Woods: The Effects of Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drug
    Most everyone has seen the mug shot of Tiger Woods after his recent arrest for DUI in Jupiter, Florida. Upon hearing of his arrest for driving under the influence, or DUI, many automatically assumed he was under the influence of alcohol and…
Rank this Week: 4993

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/
  • Jun 23

    Dram Shop Cases in Boston

    Dram Shop Cases in Boston
    Massachusetts law provides in General Laws Chapter 138, Section 69 that “No alcoholic beverage shall be sold or delivered on any premises licensed under this chapter to any intoxicated person.” This means that it violation of the…
  • Jun 15

    Anti-Drunk Driving Ignition Interlocks and Prevention of Boston Drunk Driving Accident

    Anti-Drunk Driving Ignition Interlocks and Prevention of Boston Drunk Driving Accident
    There are many ways authorities try to curb drunk driving and the many related Boston drunk driving accidents. Police, government agencies, and organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) use public awareness campaigns that…
  • Jun 14

    DUI “Sleeper” Cases in Boston

    DUI “Sleeper” Cases in Boston
    In some cases, a person realizes they are too drunk to safety drive home, but they have no place else to go.  In some cases, the intoxicated person will try to “sleep it off” in their car. In other cases, a person will try to…
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Jun 23

    Boston Military Veterans Mesothelioma Case

    Boston Military Veterans Mesothelioma Case
    If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces and are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, there is a very high likelihood you were exposed to deadly asbestos fibers during your time in service. This is not only true for Boston veterans…
  • Jun 4

    Report: Soil Containing Asbestos Delivered to Homes in Mass.

    Report: Soil Containing Asbestos Delivered to Homes in Mass.
    According to a recent news article from WWLP News, homeowners in Western Massachusetts received a delivery of 2000 cubic yards of soil that contained deadly asbestos fibers. Authorities have found that much of this asbestos soil ended in…
  • Jun 1

    Mom Fought 11 Years After Mesothelioma Diagnosi

    Mom Fought 11 Years After Mesothelioma Diagnosi
    Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis essentially amounts to a death sentence. Most patients who receive such a diagnosis have stage 4 malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), and are told they have only a year or so left to live.  There are…
Rank this Week: 2130

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)
    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
  • Jun 23

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)

    Back to the Future: Before America was Great (Again)
    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
  • Jun 9

    Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry

    Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry
    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: 285

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: 1919

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: 4243

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Summer Roadway Danger

    Summer Roadway Danger
    Summer is the most popular season for day trips, road trips, and trips to the lake or beach. Although the more obvious hazards of winter, such as snow and ice, have vanished for the foreseeable future, summer driving carries its own set of…
  • Jun 13

    Memorial Day Weekend Starts the 100 Deadliest Days of the Year for Teen Driver

    Memorial Day Weekend Starts the 100 Deadliest Days of the Year for Teen Driver
    The start of summer can be an exciting time for everyone: warmer weather, the end of the school year, vacations, etc. But it also signals the beginning of a more disheartening season. According to research conducted by AAA, the 100 days after…
  • May 30

    Look for Delayed Symptoms Following a Car Accident

    Look for Delayed Symptoms Following a Car Accident
    More than two million people are injured or become disabled in car accidents annually in the United States. In many of these accidents, injuries are immediately apparent. But in tens of thousands of annual car accidents, victims don’t…
Rank this Week: 987

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By The Keches Law Group, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Our State Has a Work Zone Accident Problem: What’s Being Done to Fix it?

    Our State Has a Work Zone Accident Problem: What’s Being Done to Fix it?
    The start of summer is the official kick-off for vacation and road trip season for most, but for those who work tirelessly to keep our roads in good driving condition, it can mean months of danger. Sean C.…
  • Mar 29

    PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS

    PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS
    Adam Becker508-822-2000ABecker@KechesLaw.com Under the law of premises liability, landlords and tenants may be held responsible for injuries that occur on their property.  Whether the landlord or the tenant will be held responsible for a…
  • Mar 28

    Accident at Boston Construction Site Highlights the Dangers of Construction; What You Need to Know   

    Accident at Boston Construction Site Highlights the Dangers of Construction; What You Need to Know   
    On March 1, 2017, at 10 Milk Street in Downtown Boston, a member of the Boston Police Department was struck by debris falling from construction-related scaffolding.  The police officer was working a detail when the falling debris struck…
Rank this Week: 5027

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Recovering Damages in Boston Rear-End Car Accident

    Recovering Damages in Boston Rear-End Car Accident
    There are many different ways motor vehicle collisions can occur.  However, in the vast majority of cases, these are not truly “accidents,” but rather are due to the fault of at least one driver.  When a car accident is…
  • Jun 15

    Multivehicle Fatal Boston Area Car Accident Insurance Issue

    Multivehicle Fatal Boston Area Car Accident Insurance Issue
    When an accident involves more than one vehicle, this can greatly complicate matters.  In some cases, it means there was one victim and more than one at-fault defendant.  While this may mean there is more insurance coverage, and the…
  • Jun 15

    Car Accidents Caused by Driver Fleeing Police

    Car Accidents Caused by Driver Fleeing Police
    Many jurisdictions have what are known as no-chase policies for police.  As the name implies, this means that police are not allowed to pursue a suspect via the high-speed car chase. The reason for this is because high-speed chases can…
Rank this Week: 652

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
  • Jun 21

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?
    This post, written by Seth Jaffe, a Partner in firm’s Environmental practice, was originally posted on the firm’s Law and the Environment blog. In February, I posted about the formation of the Climate Leadership Council and its…
  • Jun 19

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate
    On June 14, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Court found that the Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had not adequately…
  • Jun 16

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the announcement of a new corporate alliance intended to advance…
Rank this Week: 2553

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Altman & Altman.

https://www.bostonemploymentlawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 21

    Uber Ceo Travis Kalanick Resigns After Whistleblower Alleges Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

    Uber Ceo Travis Kalanick Resigns After Whistleblower Alleges Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
    Blogger Susan Fowler recently published an account of her time working at the world’s most successful startup, Uber. It wasn’t positive. The tech giant has been battling accusations of sexual harassment and other damaging reports…
  • Jun 15

    I’ve Been Fired but My Employer Owes Me My Commission Payments – What Are My Rights?

    I’ve Been Fired but My Employer Owes Me My Commission Payments – What Are My Rights?
    If you were terminated from your job but you are owed commission payments, what are your rights? And what are the employer’s rights? There are specific requirements for receiving your last paycheck following termination, but are…
  • Jun 8

    The Alleged Toxic Atmosphere of the Uber Workplace

    The Alleged Toxic Atmosphere of the Uber Workplace
    In a particularly challenging year for Uber, the company behind the driver-for-hire app has terminated over 20 employees in an effort to deal with accusations of sexual harassment and other issues. On Tuesday, Uber made an internal…
Rank this Week: 4908

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Jun 21

    Uber Update: Kalanick Resigns as CEO

    Uber Update: Kalanick Resigns as CEO
    In follow up to my June 19, 2017 post regarding the trials and tribulations of the workplace culture (among other issues) at Uber, it now appears that the previously announced leave of absence of CEO Travis Kalanick is permanent. …
  • Jun 19

    Holder’s Advice to Uber: Focus on Tone at the Top, Trust, Transformation and Accountability

    Holder’s Advice to Uber: Focus on Tone at the Top, Trust, Transformation and Accountability
    On June 13, 2017, Uber released to its employees excerpts of a damning independent investigation report authored by independent investigators Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, attorneys with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP.  On…
  • Jun 7

    US Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance

    US Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance
    The US Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced today that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has withdrawn the DOL’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors.  We previously…
Rank this Week: 4311

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Essure Birth Control Lawsuit Update

    Essure Birth Control Lawsuit Update
    Essure is a birth control device that was created as an alternative to the pill or tubal ligation, and for which no surgical incision or anesthesia is required. Following its FDA approval in 2002, Essure quickly grew in popularity as a…
  • Jun 13

    The TV commercials and radio…

    The TV commercials and radio advertisements are everywhere – if you have recently undergone hernia repair surgery, you may be entitled to recover for any complications suffered as a result. Not only is it important to understand that…
  • May 19

    Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to Life-Threatening Medical Complication

    Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to Life-Threatening Medical Complication
    What is a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System? When a patient is under anesthesia during surgery, it is important to regulate body temperature to keep the patient comfortable and safe, and to improve the outcome of the surgery. Heater-cooler…
Rank this Week: 2748

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 4769

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: 4314

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Social Security Appeals Process in Boston Disability Case

    Social Security Appeals Process in Boston Disability Case
    The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process –  from the time you file until you get a final decision – can be a long time.  It is quite common for these cases to take more than year.  It is…
  • Jun 6

    New Budget from White House Calls for Heavy Cuts to Social Security Disability Program

    New Budget from White House Calls for Heavy Cuts to Social Security Disability Program
    On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald  Trump promised to make a lot of cuts to domestic programs. However, one program he promised to shield was the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.  But now, as…
  • Jun 3

    SSDI Appeals in Federal Court

    SSDI Appeals in Federal Court
    In a recent case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which is the circuit in which Massachusetts is located, the court held that 20.C.F.R. 422.210(c), and its five-day grace period is not applicable to cases in which the…
Rank this Week: 3415

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    The Connection Between Poor Health and Saving for Retirement

    The Connection Between Poor Health and Saving for Retirement
    If you cannot afford to retire yet, you may need to keep yourself healthy enough to continue working. According to a project released by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, of the 39% of individuals around the world who retired…
  • Jun 14

    New Study Identifies Giving Practices by Retired Individual

    New Study Identifies Giving Practices by Retired Individual
    Looking ahead to your retirement has probably been something that you’ve planned for for decades. You’ve invested in the right accounts, charted out what you might need to support you through older years and consulted with a…
  • Jun 6

    Keys to Preserving Wealth Through Multiple Generation

    Keys to Preserving Wealth Through Multiple Generation
    Keys to Preserving Wealth Through Multiple Generations Many different people are interested in protecting their legacy as well as passing on as much wealth as possible to future generations. According to research, however, many high net worth…
Rank this Week: 3643

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 2782

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/
  • Jun 20

    Xarelto and Pradaxa Lawsuits Rise – Fresh Look at Risk for Vs. Reward

    Xarelto and Pradaxa Lawsuits Rise – Fresh Look at Risk for Vs. Reward
    There is no question that millions of Americans are in need of potentially life-saving medications to prevent strokes from occurring.  In fact, as discussed in a recent Bio Pharma Dive article, strokes are up in the U.S. The conventional…
  • Jun 7

    Boston Researchers Find More Pain for Knee Replacement with Opioid Use

    Boston Researchers Find More Pain for Knee Replacement with Opioid Use
    Hip replacement surgery may not make you feel 20-years-old again, but a properly-designed artificial hip should last at least 20 years, and should not cause you substantial pain. Unfortunately, a significant number of defective hip…
  • Jun 2

    BMW Issues Major Recall as Doors May Open While Driving

    BMW Issues Major Recall as Doors May Open While Driving
    According to a recent news article from Autoweek, BMW has issued a major recall of 45,000 older 7 Series vehicles.  These sedans were made between 2005 and 2008, and all feature what the company called Comfort Access and Soft Close…
Rank this Week: 3583

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/
  • Jun 19

    Boston Medical Malpractice Claims Against OB/GYNs Must Be Filed Within Statute of Limitation

    Boston Medical Malpractice Claims Against OB/GYNs Must Be Filed Within Statute of Limitation
    One of the more complex types of Boston personal injury litigation is medical malpractice.  It occurs any time we go to the doctor as a serious illness could be misdiagnosed leading to serious personal injury or even death. …
  • Jun 5

    Three Injured Following Ferris Wheel Accident

    Three Injured Following Ferris Wheel Accident
    One popular activity in the summer months is going to local fairs and carnivals. While there are regular amusement parks in Massachusetts that have permanent attractions, there are also various fairs where the attractions are brought in on…
  • Jun 1

    Water Park Liability Considered After Child Injury on Water Slide

    Water Park Liability Considered After Child Injury on Water Slide
    It’s summertime, and water slides are a popular activity for adults and children alike. They offer a thrill, but they aren’t always safe. When a child injury occurs on a water slide, our attorneys will examine whether a dangerous…
Rank this Week: 1380

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/
  • Jun 18

    Massachusetts Suicide Texting Case: Reasoned and Justified – Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Suicide Texting Case: Reasoned and Justified – Part Two of Two
    Predictably, the Michelle Carter verdict, my legal analysis of which I posted previously, has dominated both public discourse as well as legal debate over the last couple of days.  And with equal predictability, this debate has broken…
  • Jun 17

    TEXTING SUICIDE GUILTY VERDICT: A MAJOR SHIFT IN HOMICIDE LAW

    TEXTING SUICIDE GUILTY VERDICT: A MAJOR SHIFT IN HOMICIDE LAW
    The long and painful saga of the trial of Michelle Carter, charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the 2014 suicide death of her 18 year-old “boyfriend” Carter Roy III, is not completely finished.  Not on a legal level,…
  • May 22

    Young Boy Calls Cops on His Drug Dealing Father. Admonish or Encourage?

    Young Boy Calls Cops on His Drug Dealing Father. Admonish or Encourage?
    Just a couple of days ago, a man was arrested and charged with serious felony counts on Massachusetts drug charges, in Lawrence District Court.  Except this case is rather unique.  You see, this defendant didn’t end up in…
Rank this Week: 1287

Bike Accident Lawyers Blog

Bike Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law with a focus on bicycle accidents. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bikeaccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Dooring Injuries in Boston Bike Crashe

    Dooring Injuries in Boston Bike Crashe
    Imagine you are biking home from work, and you live in Brighton.  You are riding down a small street lined with cars on both sides. There is barely enough room for a car to squeeze through.  As you are riding home, you suddenly see…
  • Jun 15

    Using “Dutch Reach” to Prevent Bicycle “Dooring” Accidents in Boston

    Using “Dutch Reach” to Prevent Bicycle “Dooring” Accidents in Boston
    Anyone who has ridden a bicycle down a street on Boston close to a line of parked cars knows how important it is to be on the lookout for a suddenly opened car door.  As you are riding down the street, a car door can open at any time…
  • Jun 12

    Report: Increased Medical Costs Following Bicycle Crashe

    Report: Increased Medical Costs Following Bicycle Crashe
    According to a recent news article from KFGO, over the past two decades, researchers have discovered an increase in the total medical costs associated with treated personal injuries caused in bike crashes. There is no question that a lot more…
Rank this Week: 5083

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence

    Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence
    Each year nearly three million workers are injured or become ill on the job. That number has dropped dramatically over the decades as workplace safety has improved. Regulations aimed at making places of employment safer have made a huge…
  • Jun 1

    Gasoline Tanker in Six-Vehicle Crash

    Gasoline Tanker in Six-Vehicle Crash
    Disaster was narrowly averted during the morning commute last Tuesday when a tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of gasoline struck several cars on a ramp at the Braintree Split. One woman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries,…
  • May 19

    Toll in Auction Crash up to Five

    Toll in Auction Crash up to Five
    The death toll has risen again in a tragic eastern Massachusetts auto auction crash. A fifth victim succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, more than a week after the incident at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on May 3. Two victims died…
Rank this Week: 3004

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/
  • Jun 16

    Self-Defense in a Massachusetts Assault Case

    Self-Defense in a Massachusetts Assault Case
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case, the defendant was convicted of assault and battery on a girlfriend. He appealed on the grounds that the conviction was a result of speculation and conjecture and that there were no findings to support…
  • Jun 16

    Charges for Possessing Counterfeit Money in Massachusett

    Charges for Possessing Counterfeit Money in Massachusett
    A recent Massachusetts appellate case arose when a cop stopped to get coffee during his patrol hours. While in line, there was a commotion in which the defendant argued with the cashier. The cop didn’t hear the discussion but saw the…
  • Jun 16

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate decision, the defendant was convicted of carrying a loaded firearm without a license and carrying a firearm without a license. The case arose when an officer was patrolling in Boston and saw a car…
Rank this Week: 3042

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1226

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    MA Nursing Homes and Trust

    MA Nursing Homes and Trust
    According to a recent article published by ABC News, Americans “are living longer, in more comfort and in better health than ever before.” With a longer life expectancy, early financial planning has become even more critical to…
  • Jun 7

    MA Health and Medicaid Planning

    MA Health and Medicaid Planning
    Long term healthcare and nursing home care are topics of concern for many with aging parents or grandparents.  A hot-button in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the North Shore and towns such as Wakefield, Reading, Lynnfield,…
  • May 24

    Challenging a Foreclosure

    Challenging a Foreclosure
    Foreclosure law in Massachusetts was impacted by the Ibanez decision of January 2011.  Throughout Essex County, Middlesex County, the Northshore or elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ibanez and the string of Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 4649

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers legal strategies in Massachusetts injury and wrongful death cases. By Karsner & Meehan, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4199

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Boston Car Accident Attorney News

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O. Smith.

https://www.bostoncaraccidentattorneynews.com/
Rank this Week: 4951

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jun 13

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau
    In this episode of Verrill Voices: What’s Brewing in Real Estate, Spencer Thibodeau interviews Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction, about one of the construction company’s recent, and unique, projects. The discussion takes…
  • Jun 8

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?
    On June 24, the people of Reykjavik, Iceland will get a taste of Maine in their hometown – 78 taps of beer to be exact. After years of planning and a great deal of collaboration between the Maine Brewers Guild and various brewers and…
  • May 30

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie
    On June 8, Verrill Dana attorney, Tawny Alvarez, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Breweries,” hosted by the Cumberland Bar Association at…
Rank this Week: 4875

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 12

    Security Deposit Law in Massachusett

    Security Deposit Law in Massachusett
    By: Attorney Corey T. Pontes| Associate Massachusetts affords tenants wide protections when it comes to what happens to their security deposits after they are given to their landlord. The landlord must strictly adhere to the statutes covering…
  • Apr 25

    Substantive Consolidation

    Substantive Consolidation
    By: Attorney Gerald S. Garnick| Associate A case recently came down from the U S Bankruptcy Court that will have far reaching consequences for business owners. In Re: Cameron Construction & Roofing Co., Inc. (Cameron) the court held that…
  • Apr 10

    CAVEAT EMPTOR: BEWARE OF POTENTIAL PITFALLS WHEN PURCHASING REAL PROPERTIES AT FORECLOSURE SALE

    CAVEAT EMPTOR: BEWARE OF POTENTIAL PITFALLS WHEN PURCHASING REAL PROPERTIES AT FORECLOSURE SALE
    By: Attorney Raymond C. Pelote| Associate Purchasing real property at a foreclosure sale can be a great investment. Typically, properties are sold at 70-80 percent of market value. However, when you purchase a property at a foreclosure sale,…
Rank this Week: 3471