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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/
  • Nov 2

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council

    Vote Robert Jubinville for Governor’s Council
    I rarely get into politics on this Blog, but I have to make an exception for my colleague Attorney Robert Jubinville who is running for reelection for Governor’s Council in District 2 which covers Milton, Sharon and a good part of Metro…
  • Oct 25

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home

    10 Year Battery Life Smoke Detectors Now Required For Older Home
    New Smoke Detector Rules Go Into Effect On December 1, 2016 Catching many people by surprise, including me, a new change in smoke detector regulations will take effect Dec. 1. The new rules provide that when homes built before…
  • Oct 12

    Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down CFPB: Structure Ruled Unconstitutional

    Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down CFPB: Structure Ruled Unconstitutional
    Mortgage Lender Wins Stunning Ruling Challenging $103 Million Fine Characterizing Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the “single most powerful official in the entire U.S. Government,…
Rank this Week: 278

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
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  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
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  • Nov 18

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil

    AMA releases anti-venom for digital snake oil
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Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Dec 2

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?
    Let’s start with how burglary, robbery, and theft are the same. They are all commonly associated with the unlawful taking of another’s property. Theft and robbery do, in fact, always involve this scenario, or an attempt at this…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
Rank this Week: 364

The Unruly of Law

The Unruly of Law

Reports on media law cases, developments in new media and traditional journalism. By Sheldon Toplitt.

http://theunrulyoflaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...
    The Unruly of Law today published its 1,900th post. That's pretty amazing, we state unabashedly, and in disbelief. The Unruly of Law today is included among the American Bar Association's Legal Blogs and Justia's Law Blogs.When "TUOL" began…
  • Dec 24

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler last week denied a summary judgment motion by Hulu, LLC, to dismiss a putative class action invasion of privacy suit brought by users of the on-demand streaming video…
  • Dec 24

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding
    Image via CrunchBaseDes Moines-based Meredith Corp. has added to its stable of tv stations by acquiring two stations from Gannett Co. for $407 million, mediabistro.com FishbowlNY reported.Meredith adds Top 25 Market St. Louis' KMOV-TV and…
Rank this Week: 400

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Nov 7

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez

    DOL 1, Critics of the New Fiduciary Regulations 0: Comments on NAFA v. Perez
    Well now, I wrote a few substantial posts on the multiple lawsuits challenging the Department of Labor’s new regulations governing fiduciary status at the time they were filed, a couple of which you can find here and here. One of my key…
  • Oct 31

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview

    Upcoming Webinar on Retirement Plan Risk Management: An Overview
    I had fun speaking on ERISA litigation remedies with Eric Serron of Steptoe and Joe Barton of Cohen Milstein this past Thursday at the American Conference Institute’s 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation. Since Eric’s…
  • Oct 20

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?

    When Are Defense Counsel's Fees Relevant to an Attorney Fee Claim by a Plaintiff under ERISA?
    Wow, this is fascinating. The “this” in question is an interesting little twist in litigation over an attorney fee award to plaintiff’s counsel in the long running ERISA litigation, Frommert v. Conkright. Attorney fee awards…
Rank this Week: 423

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 5

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel
    Larceny and Shoplifting Cases I cannot even begin to put a number to the amount of calls I get from people bullied by store security personnel into confessing to crimes they did not commit. The scenario is always the same. Either a patron or…
  • Aug 30

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?
    No FID Card and the Danger of Reporting a Stolen Firearm This is not an uncommon story. Someone from out of state comes to Massachusetts. They bring with them a firearm lawfully purchased and possessed in another state. They don’t know…
  • Aug 23

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing
    You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing About two months ago I was contacted by a woman who received notice for clerk magistrate hearing charging her with assault and battery on a pregnant person. After discussing the case it became…
Rank this Week: 445

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Can I Be Liable for My Elderly Parent’s Car Accident?

    Can I Be Liable for My Elderly Parent’s Car Accident?
    Deciding when it’s time to hang up the keys for good can be an emotionally-challenging process for elderly parents and their children alike. For the driver in question, giving up the keys can signal a loss of independence and freedom.…
  • Nov 30

    Social host liability – How good intentions go horribly wrong

    Social host liability – How good intentions go horribly wrong
    You’re the parent of a Massachusetts high school student and have done a tremendous job so far of encouraging your child to always be honest and always ask you questions, even the ones that make you uncomfortable. One day, you get a…
  • Nov 29

    If a Child is Injured on My Property, Am I Liable?

    If a Child is Injured on My Property, Am I Liable?
    Well, the short answer is, it depends. The fact that an injury occurred on your property does not automatically make you responsible. However, if negligence played a role, that’s an entirely different story. In addition, the rules of…
Rank this Week: 465

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
Rank this Week: 520

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 598

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Wrong-Way Crash in Middleboro, Mass. Turns Deadly

    Wrong-Way Crash in Middleboro, Mass. Turns Deadly
    A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman recently killed in a traffic accidnet was still reeling from the loss of her 40-year-old half-brother, according to a recent news report from the Boston Globe.  He died from an illness in September…
  • Dec 1

    Report: Two-Car Crash Results in Death of Man in Westfield, Ma

    Report: Two-Car Crash Results in Death of Man in Westfield, Ma
    According to WWLP 22 News, a 68-year-old man from Westfield, Massachusetts died recently after he was involved in a serious car crash.  There were multiple witnesses to the deadly car crash who called 911. Authorities reported…
  • Nov 29

    A Look at Serious Accident from Boston’s Past

    A Look at Serious Accident from Boston’s Past
    While there are many news articles about car crashes between privately-owned vehicles and vehicles owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), or the “T” as it is commonly called, there has been a renewed…
Rank this Week: 657

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 701

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty
    A former casting agent imprisoned for sexually abusing boys in Minnesota is now in Massachusetts facing charges. His alleged victim is a local man who says he was 14 years old at the time of the incident in 2010. Matthew Feeney pleaded not…
  • Oct 30

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse
    A man claims a Massachusetts teacher sexually abused him in a dorm room more than 30 years ago while he was a student at Deerfield Academy. The retired teacher, Peter Hindle, spoke with NBC 10 News outside of his South Dartmouth home. He said…
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
Rank this Week: 791

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and other accidents. By Christopher F. Earley.

http://christopherfearley.typepad.com/massachusetts_personal_in/
  • Jan 28

    What My Clients Say About Me...

    What My Clients Say About Me...
    "Chris, stood by me through the whole process. He was always there to answer any questions I had. Even after the case was complete I had an issues with a bank and he also help me out. Very Stand up...
  • Jan 2

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)
    *You need a workers comp lawyer that will protect your rights. If you don't have one, you are at a huge disadvantage. *Get the compensation you deserve. *Call me now at 617 338 7400 if you, a loved one, or...
  • Oct 22

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!
    Sadly, construction workers in Massachusetts are injured much too frequently on the job. Hard working Massachusetts construction workers are oftentimes exposed to hazardous working conditions without proper safeguards in place. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Nov 28

    Calculate!

    Calculate!
    Just in time for exams! By student request, we now have three TI-30XIIS calculators ready to help HLS students calculate during accounting or finance law exams! To check one out, visit the HLS Library Circulation Desk. The…
  • Nov 23

    Another Option for Finding Library Materials by Subject

    Another Option for Finding Library Materials by Subject
    I have written before in this blog about using the Hollis library catalog to find materials in the law library by subject. Specifically, I find the Hollis catalog’s hyperlinked Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings to be a…
  • Nov 21

    Guide to researching executive power

    Guide to researching executive power
    If you have recently developed a stronger interest in the topic of executive power, we have a new research guide that can help you explore it through many resources available both at the HLS Library and beyond. Executive Power:…
Rank this Week: 808

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
Rank this Week: 816

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
Rank this Week: 967

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer
    Tractor-trailers, also called 18-wheelers and big rigs, are frequently involved in accidents. And an accident with a large truck often results in serious injuries or death. Due to the nature of the business, trucks are on the road for longer…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
  • Nov 16

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking

    4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking
    Lawyers are in a competitive market. To enjoy competing, you need to innovate your law practice. To innovate, try this: The IDEA Strategy Model. As you’ll see, the IDEA Strategy Model leverages design thinking to harness innovation. To…
  • Nov 8

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]

    Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]
    Announcing the next in our Webinars for Busy Lawyers series! Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers and join us on November 29th at noon (eastern) to find out how you can use Outlook more effectively on your PC, with Adriana Linares. About this…
  • Nov 4

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer

    How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer
    We love lawyers like it’s our job. (It pretty much is.) So we know how to celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day. Step 1: Make more time for yourself. (Yes. This is actually humanly possible. Read on.) Heidi recently compiled her best…
Rank this Week: 1026

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1158

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1183

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Boston Mayor calls for new regulations after negligent company leads to death

    Boston Mayor calls for new regulations after negligent company leads to death
    Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, is calling for more stringent regulations regarding construction companies getting bids to perform work in the Massachusetts metropolitan center in the wake of two construction workers being killed while…
  • Nov 22

    Boston Mayor calls for new regulations after negligent company leads to death

    Boston Mayor calls for new regulations after negligent company leads to death
    Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, is calling for more stringent regulations regarding construction companies getting bids to perform work in the Massachusetts metropolitan center in the wake of two construction workers being killed while…
  • Nov 21

    Massachusetts worker dies in trench accident

    Massachusetts worker dies in trench accident
    Another Massachusetts construction worker has passed away following an accident during routine trench work in Duxbury, MA when a power saw kicked back and made lethal contact with his throat.  The Plymouth County District…
Rank this Week: 1231

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1235

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.boston-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • Nov 25

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?
    Well, well – here we are:  Black Friday, that ignominious day in the American calendar when otherwise (and I use this term liberally) “normal” people, turn into openly aggressive, violent, even maniacal individuals…
  • Nov 19

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket
    More and more these days, I get calls from people who want me to assist them in obtaining a Massachusetts firearms license (gun permit,) or to represent them in an appeal of a permit denial they have received.  Importantly, these…
  • Oct 27

    MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CRIMES: CHARGED DOESN’T MEAN GUILTY – PART TWO OF TWO

    MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CRIMES: CHARGED DOESN’T MEAN GUILTY – PART TWO OF TWO
    In my previous post on this topic, I wrote about how prosecutors in Massachusetts must prove that any allegedly illegal substances that the Commonwealth accuses a defendant of possessing, using, or distributing, have actually been tested by a…
Rank this Week: 1291

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/
  • Dec 2

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl
    Opioid Drug In recent years there has been an immense effort to combat the availability of an opioid drug, such as fentanyl, in Massachusetts, which was brought about by an increased rate of opioid-induced death. Fentanyl, a Class B…
  • Nov 3

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?
    In a rather interesting news report in the Cape Cod Times, a young man is accused of breaking into a home located in Martha’s Vineyard where he allegedly painted the resident’s dog with purple paint and stole some items from the…
  • Oct 17

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge
    Kidnapped Back in May of this year, it was suspected that a 62-year-old woman was kidnapped from her assisted living facility in Newton. The woman, identified as June Doe, a pseudonym, went missing in the middle of the afternoon after living…
Rank this Week: 1331

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Nov 24

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    At Maged Rost, we would like to express our gratitude to our clients.  From start-up companies to large organizations to foreign investors to those immigrants who have worked so hard to improve their lives while…
  • Nov 11

    MOVE IT OR LOSE IT? SHOULD YOU ACT ON IMMIGRATION OPTIONS BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFFICE?

    MOVE IT OR LOSE IT? SHOULD YOU ACT ON IMMIGRATION OPTIONS BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFFICE?
    Donald Trump will be the next US President. He built his campaign on promises to build a wall with Mexico and imposing a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the country. His transition team, close advisors and future administration…
  • Nov 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for December 2016 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 1352

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts products liability, medical malpractice and dram shop liability news. By Alan H. Crede.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1365

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/
  • Dec 1

    C.F. Bean, LLC v. Barhanovich: Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case

    C.F. Bean, LLC v. Barhanovich: Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case
    In C.F. Bean, LLC v. Barhanovich, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, plaintiff was in a recreational fishing boat when his outboard engine hit a dredge pipe that was submerged in the water.  When the…
  • Dec 1

    Mass Brain Injury Assoc. Appoints New Prevention Manager

    Mass Brain Injury Assoc. Appoints New Prevention Manager
    In the last five years, we have seen a lot more media coverage involving traumatic brain injuries and concussions.  While we have seen a lot of talk about head injuries suffered by our brave service members, we are now hearing a lot more…
  • Nov 30

    Paintball Results in High Number of Eye Injurie

    Paintball Results in High Number of Eye Injurie
    A recent news article from Philly.com takes a look at the high risk of suffering an eye injury while engaged in paintball activities.  To be clear, we are talking about people engaged in sanctioned paintball completions like the ones…
Rank this Week: 1405

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
  • Nov 11

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect several recent state law developments (in particular, limits on physician noncompetes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). Click here to get…
  • Nov 6

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. There’s a lot to catch up on (sorry!) … Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets |…
  • Oct 25

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action
    Earlier today (October 25, 2016), the White House announced a new initiative to spur competition in the labor market. As part of its new initiative, the White House issued a report entitled, “Non-Compete Reform: A…
Rank this Week: 1474

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 8

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club
    The city of Pittsfield has issued an ultimatum to the Polish Community Club: Get your house in order or likely lose your liquor license. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Licensing Board members urged the club to provide an application for a…
  • Oct 8

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision
    A Hooters restaurant that was denied a liquor license by the Dedham Board of Selectmen is pleading their case to the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC held the appeal hearing for Dedham Wings LLC, doing…
  • Oct 8

    Boston Magazine Advocates for Abolishing Happy Hour

    Boston Magazine Advocates for Abolishing Happy Hour
    Interesting piece in Boston Magazine http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/09/18/happy-hour-boston about abolishing happy hour, which was outlawed in 1984.
Rank this Week: 1488

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 1521

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1541

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 30

    Do Durational Limits Apply to Cases That Were Resolved Before the Alimony Reform Act?

    Do Durational Limits Apply to Cases That Were Resolved Before the Alimony Reform Act?
    The Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision of George v. George provides guidance in applying the durational limits contained in the Alimony Reform Act. The Alimony Reform Act, which went into effect in March 2012, provides that all…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hi there, All of us at Divorce Law Monitor wish all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! Best, Nancy… Continue Reading
  • Nov 4

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition
    Hi there, Our team of attorney bloggers takes great pride in bringing you important legal updates and helpful suggestions. We’re honored to have been nominated for The Expert Institute’s 2016 Best Legal Blog Competition! This…
Rank this Week: 1588

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1638

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1648

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
  • Oct 21

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star
    We are pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Attorney Lillian Wong has been selected to the Super Lawyer New England Rising Star list for her work in School and Education Law.  Each year, no more than…
Rank this Week: 1649

Workers' Injury Rights

Workers' Injury Rights

Covers workers' compensation, workers' rights and workplace safety. By the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

http://workersinjuryrights.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now
    Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Mayberry was a small town, loosely based on Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, who played the…
  • Nov 4

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp
    Facts about food stamps. Click on this image to see it full size. Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. I write about a debate now occurring in Congress in which the… Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nhregister.com HARTFORD Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have…
Rank this Week: 1694

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1706

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    5 Questions To Ask Your Massachusetts Accident Lawyer

    5 Questions To Ask Your Massachusetts Accident Lawyer
    When you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to speak with a lawyer – a very qualified, experienced Massachusetts injury attorney.   It’s important for anyone who’s been injured in an accident to…
  • Oct 28

    Wrong-Way, Head-on Auto Accidents: Close Encounters of the Deadliest Kind

    Wrong-Way, Head-on Auto Accidents: Close Encounters of the Deadliest Kind
    Many people as of now have heard about the wrong-way collision earlier this week on Route 496 in Middleborough, which killed all occupants of both vehicles – 5 people in total.  They included the 31 year-old drive of the vehicle…
  • Oct 15

    Massachusetts Motor Vehicle-Bike Accidents: Escalating Rapidly.

    Massachusetts Motor Vehicle-Bike Accidents: Escalating Rapidly.
    I’ve been around Massachusetts awhile.  I was born and raised in Brookline, and educated in the Boston area.  I’ve never really lived anywhere else but this area, and I’ve watched it change a lot over the past…
Rank this Week: 1755

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/
  • Nov 14

    1 P&O Cruise Passenger Killed and 9 Others Injured in Bus Collision During Shore Excursion

    1 P&O Cruise Passenger Killed and 9 Others Injured in Bus Collision During Shore Excursion
    A British passenger traveling on board the P&O Cruises ship Azura was killed last Wednesday as a result of a collision involving a bus operated by a shore excursion provider in the island of Dominica. Nine other passengers of the twelve…
  • Nov 3

    Woman Seriously Injured in Boating Crash in Black Creek Clay County Florida

    Woman Seriously Injured in Boating Crash in Black Creek Clay County Florida
    A woman was seriously injured when the Boston Whaler boat she was a passenger in hit an overhanging tree branch at approximately 30 mph while traveling around a bend in Black Creek, a 13-mile-long tributary of the St. Johns River in Clay…
  • Nov 2

    Civil Liablity in the Jose Fernandez Boat Accident Case

    Civil Liablity in the Jose Fernandez Boat Accident Case
    It has been a month since Florida Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez and his friends Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias lost their lives in a tragic boating accident in Miami Beach. Shortly after the tragedy, law enforcement reported the boat…
Rank this Week: 1801

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1846

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Aug 17

    Career Resources From the Library

    Career Resources From the Library
    Whether you are participating in OCI or not, the library has resources to help you with your job search. If you are interested in finding contact information for BU alumni, for example, you can use Leadership Library. Additionally, we have a…
  • Aug 12

    Welcome!

    Welcome!
    Please join us in welcoming our newest law librarians: Stefanie Maclin-Hurd, Kate Cochrane, and Shira Megerman! Kindle
  • Jun 24

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?
    The dramatic win of the Brexit campaign is dominating the news.  Any member state may withdraw from the EU under Art. 50 which can be found on Eur-Lex, the EU’s legal portal.  That withdrawal will take effect 2 years…
Rank this Week: 1883

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Dec 3

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”
    We all assume that our genetic information is personal and private.  This may not be totally correct, but that assumption goes completely out the window when you are an identical twin.  This question is explored in an…
  • Dec 1

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert
    More information from HHS OCR about the phishing threat: On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself…
  • Nov 30

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat
    Editor’s note:  This is the fourth in a continuing end-of-year series.  See our previous posts on trade secrets, state regulation and law enforcement, and HIPAA compliance.  Our last two posts will focus on the…
Rank this Week: 1953

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer…

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers deportation, immigration courts, and naturalization. By Law Offices Of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC.

http://massachusettsimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV
    My immigration law office in Boston was recently contacted by the producers of my favorite reality TV show, 90 Day Fiance. They're working right now on casting for the second season. If you haven't already seen it, then you really should. The…
  • Nov 15

    John Dvorak

    John Dvorak
    The Brazilian community in Massachusetts is well-familiar with immigration attorney John Dvorak. Dvorak had a notorious reputation for shoddy work and for filing employment-based 245(i) green card cases based on bogus employment experience…
  • Oct 30

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer
    Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein has been selected a Super Lawyer, a peer-selected award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. The attorney-led selection process for the Super Lawyer award is multifaceted and…
Rank this Week: 1958