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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/
  • Apr 10

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall

    Common Sense Prevails! SJC Rejects Strict Liability for Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall
    Sheehan v. Weaver: Strict Liability For Building Code Violations Does Not Apply To Residential Structures I love being right. I was critical, and called for the overruling, of Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman’s 2012…
  • Apr 5

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing

    SJC To Consider Marijuana Possession In Rental Housing
    Decision Could Have Wide Impact Upon Marijuana Use By Tenants The law on marijuana and rental housing remains clouded to say the least. And that’s no pun. This week on April 8th, the Supreme Judicial Court will consider the first…
  • Mar 25

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Defective 90 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Distressed Homeowners Lose Key Defense, While Foreclosure Purchasers Gain More Title Security Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court decided yet another important foreclosure case, U.S. Bank v. Schumacher (embedded below). The issue considered…
Rank this Week: 255

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 10

    HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?

    HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?
    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
  • Apr 7

    FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach

    FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Mar 27

    Unlocking the Power of Health Data

    Unlocking the Power of Health Data
    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: 261

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 358

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 379

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: 382

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
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
  • Apr 11

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity
    By: Chip Wry Founders of a new business typically realize early on that they need to conduct the business through a legal entity to limit their personal liabilities for the debts and obligations the business generates. Often, the three entity…
Rank this Week: 493

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Apr 16

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me
    It appears as though the smallest, seemingly insignificant decision brought an auto giant to its knees. Media outlets and the general public alike have been closely following the General Motors recall crisis, searching for answers and where…
  • Apr 16

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death
    Massachusetts General Hospital doctors George Velmaho and Alasdair Conn have agreed to settle for $4.5 million the Boston medical malpractice lawsuit accusing them of negligence in the 2005 death of a 62-year-old patient. Geraldine Moran was…
Rank this Week: 543

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/
Rank this Week: 569

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 20

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tragic accident that took the lives of 10 victims earlier this month. According to Bloomberg and other accounts, a FedEx truck crashed into a bus transporting more than 40 high…
  • Apr 17

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision
    In the event of a traffic collision, victims have the right to file civil claims against negligent drivers and third-parties. While this is one remedy to help compensate victims who have suffered injuries, personal losses, or the death of a…
  • Apr 16

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?
    GM has been under recent scrutiny for covering up the defective ignition switches tied to the deaths of at least 13 passengers. Now the CEO is creating a team to focus on vehicle safety. According to reports, the new safety organization…
Rank this Week: 603

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: 738

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/
  • Apr 15

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Proquest Congressional is a fantastic resource for finding legislative history documents. It has a wealth of bills, hearings, reports and other documents going back to the earliest days of Congress, usually in PDF. How can you use it to learn…
  • Apr 7

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
  • Apr 3

    852 RARE: Old Books, New Technologies, and “The Human Skin Book” at HLS

    852 RARE: Old Books, New Technologies, and “The Human Skin Book” at HLS
    Baaaaaad news for fans of anthropodermic bibliopegy: Recent analyses of a book owned by the HLS Library, long believed but never proven to have been bound in human skin, have conclusively established that the book was bound in sheepskin. The…
Rank this Week: 794

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/
  • Apr 1

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Man Charged with DUI in Accident on I-91
    April 1, 2014: Julio Perez, 27, of Springfield, Massachusetts, has been identified by the Massachusetts State Police as the man involved in an auto accident on Interstate 91 on Sunday.  Perez struck a vehicle traveling in the northbound…
  • Mar 24

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident

    Brockton, Massachusetts: Man Dies in Tragic Accident
    March 24, 2014: Morris Webb, 42, of Brockton, Massachusetts, has died after sustaining serious personal injuries in an auto accident in Brockton at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Joshua Cooper, 25, also of Brockton, was operating…
  • Mar 14

    Middleborough, Massachusetts: Two Die in Head On Collision

    Middleborough, Massachusetts: Two Die in Head On Collision
    March 14, 2014: Dennis Canning, 64, of Middleborough, Massachusetts, and Kimberly Bebare, 30, of Ames, Iowa, died on Tuesday, as a result of serous personal injuries sustained in a head on collision.  The crash reportedly took…
Rank this Week: 821

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?
    Of course, however, why do this?  A paid bankruptcy preparer has a very limited scope.  A lawyer, on the other hand, will know if you need to file, will present you with various options, and knows where he or she doesn’t know…
  • Mar 3

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason
    Will the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) reduce bankruptcy?  A recent study undertaken by the Chicago Federal Reserve bank showed that Massachusetts bankruptcies are down 20% because of the Massachusetts…
  • Feb 18

    Prepaid Debit Cards and Personal Bankruptcy

    Prepaid Debit Cards and Personal Bankruptcy
    Many bankruptcy clients have prepaid debit cards to list among their assets.  This is not usually a problem as the balance can be exempt from the Trustee.  How does this work?  In a Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy, you are…
Rank this Week: 837

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/
  • Mar 12

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information
    In a recent decision in Commonwealth v. Shabazz Augustine, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that prosecutors seeking access to a defendant's cellular site location information are first required to obtain a search warrant based…
  • Mar 5

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today decided the case of Commonwealth v. Michael Robertson and considered the issue of whether secretly photographing or videotaping a person in a nude or partially nude state is illegal. The court…
  • Dec 30

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional
    A New York federal judge ruled that the United States government's phone gathering system is constitutional and a necessary measure to combat possible terrorist attacks against the country. The judge further ruled that Congress was within…
Rank this Week: 858

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/
  • Apr 18

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School

    LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School
    On June 5, we will host our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference: Building Relationships to Build Business. Suffolk University Law School will host, and the event is co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Center for Advanced Legal…
  • Apr 12

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!

    Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!
    April 15 is just around the corner; and, you know what that means: It’s again time to pay the taxman. One of two certainties of existence comes around again. But, if you opened your own law practice this year, you’re not only…
  • Apr 4

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet

    TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet
    It’s sort of a rite of passage at this point to go out to the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW (yes, that’s right: ALL CAPS), and to then write a recap post about your experience. I mean, everybody’s doing it:…
Rank this Week: 976

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    MBTA Bus Safety Under Scrutiny

    MBTA Bus Safety Under Scrutiny
    Each year, almost four million people ride the MBTA in Boston. The Transit system is the country’s oldest in operation, and connects all corners of the city through five subway lines and a fleet of 178 bus routes. When passengers board…
  • Apr 9

    IIHS Crash Test Reveals SUV Safety Concern

    IIHS Crash Test Reveals SUV Safety Concern
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its findings on the newest crash test for mid-size sport utility vehicles, and the results may leave some drivers feeling a little uneasy. The IIHS is an independent research…
  • Apr 8

    Charlestown Bicycle Accident Proves Need for Upped Safety Measure

    Charlestown Bicycle Accident Proves Need for Upped Safety Measure
    The death of a bicyclist last Thursday near Sullivan Square in Charlestown has only fueled the urgency of the city of Boston’s efforts to enhance biker safety. City officials have made creating a safer environment for the hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 1003

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 16

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
  • Apr 11

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court
    If you have had wages garnished by a creditor, you certainly might be interested in ways to get some of all of that money back so you can spend it. Filing a bankruptcy case may do the trick, due to a technical portion of the Bankruptcy Code…
  • Mar 25

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy
    Debtors who have outstanding bills for legal fees at the time they file a bankruptcy case should include those bills on their bankruptcy schedules and seek to discharge them. Almost always this works out fine. Your own bills for legal work…
Rank this Week: 1024

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: 1071

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: 1139

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!
    Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just decided, in Holmes v. Holmes (no link yet available - see entire decision copied below this post) that temporary alimony, awarded before final judgment in a divorce action, does not have to…
  • Mar 29

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again
    The Massachusetts Trial Court has just announced the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines to be in effect for the next four years, beginning August 1 of this year.  Federal IV-D regulations require each state to have uniform child…
Rank this Week: 1199

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Utility Workers Fatally Injured in Bourne, MA Crane Accident

    Utility Workers Fatally Injured in Bourne, MA Crane Accident
    Two Massachusetts utility workers were the victims of a tragic fatal crane accident this weekend in Bourne, Massachusetts. The men, who were contracted by NStar, were working 150 feet in the air on electricity lines near the Scenic Highway…
  • Apr 11

    Deceased Worker’s Family Awarded $39 Million after Company Failed to Follow Safety Plan

    Deceased Worker’s Family Awarded $39 Million after Company Failed to Follow Safety Plan
    A Cleveland, Ohio jury has awarded a $39 million verdict against a paving company that sacrificed worker safety to save a few dollars, resulting in the death of a member of the construction crew. The Shelly Company of Thornville, Ohio was…
  • Mar 31

    OSHA Announces National Events for Fall Prevention in Construction

    OSHA Announces National Events for Fall Prevention in Construction
    The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it will host national safety events between June 2 and 6 in an effort to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls on…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Apr 18

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how people sometimes ask me how I can defend clients accused of sex offenses, and of how my answer is always the same: Not everyone accused of a Massachusetts sex offense is guilty. A…
  • Apr 13

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think
    I've said something in particular about Massachusetts sexual assault cases on this site many times, but this time I have some more local and recent evidence to make the point again, so here goes: People will occasionally ask me how I can…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line
    The past day or so, I’ve had several people see me in court and express shock over the discovery of a probation sentence given five years ago, in 2009, to du Pont family heir Robert H. Richards IV, following his agreement at that time…
Rank this Week: 1294

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 17

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28

    USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR FY-2015 H-1B PETITIONS SUBJECT TO CAP TO BEGIN APRIL 28
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption…
  • Apr 11

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS

    REQUESTING RENEWAL OF DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) FROM USCIS
    According to a USCIS Update:  “In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year…
  • Apr 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for May 2014 in now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and find us on Yelp!
Rank this Week: 1416

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
  • Feb 26

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org
    For those interested in the economics and policies behind trade secrets, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Center for Responsible Enterprise & Trade (CREATe.org) have issued a detailed report on the economic impact of trade secret…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013
    This past week, the Boston Bar Association held its 14th annual Intellectual Property Year in Review. I covered trade secrets (including related restrictive covenants). Below is a summary of those developments. (If you would like a complete…
  • Jan 7

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2014 [Preliminary Data]

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2014 [Preliminary Data]
    A few years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the envelope” calculation. I have…
Rank this Week: 1514

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1531

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Apr 4

    Clearwater Florida Passenger Injured Aboard the NCL Norwegian Dawn Hires Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Clearwater Florida Passenger Injured Aboard the NCL Norwegian Dawn Hires Brais, Brais & Rusak
    The Miami, Florida law office of Brais, Brais & Rusak has been retained by a passenger who sustained significant fractures to his wrist and knee during a cruise aboard the NCL Norwegian Dawn. Our client was enjoying his cruise up to the…
  • Mar 26

    Cruise Rape Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Cruise Rape Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    The Miami cruise lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a victim who was raped by a crew member aboard the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship. Maritime law is clear that a cruise lines are strictly liable for the criminal…
  • Feb 24

    Passenger Injured aboard Carnival Inspiration after Falling from Bunk Bed

    Passenger Injured aboard Carnival Inspiration after Falling from Bunk Bed
    The cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a California man who sustained a significant spinal cord injury and lacerations above his left eye after falling from his stateroom's bunk bed aboard the Carnival…
Rank this Week: 1557

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/
  • Apr 19

    Brain Injury Impacts Emotional Response: Uncontrollable Laughter to Tear

    Brain Injury Impacts Emotional Response: Uncontrollable Laughter to Tear
    The consequences of a brain injury vary among patients and may not be fully detected for weeks or months after impact. Researchers have found that victims of traumatic brain injury may suffer from personality disorders, irritability mood…
  • Apr 15

    4,000 Annual ER Visits from Bike-Related Kidney & Genital Injurie

    4,000 Annual ER Visits from Bike-Related Kidney & Genital Injurie
    Bike riding can be dangerous when drivers cause collisions or when bikers are otherwise involved in accidents. While most people are concerned about head injuries after a bicycle accident, a new report indicates that there is also another…
  • Apr 14

    Boston Engineer: Loud Bike Horn Could Prevent Accident

    Boston Engineer: Loud Bike Horn Could Prevent Accident
    As more commuters and enthusiasts trade in their vehicle for two-wheels, the divide between cyclists and drivers continues to grow. Though motorists may become irritated by bikers weaving in and out of traffic or violating laws, cyclists will…
Rank this Week: 1563

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/
  • Apr 12

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity
    A Melrose man recently found himself arrested and inviolation of his probation when he was caught drug dealing by Lawrence police. The Lawrence Eagle Tribune reports that Mohamed Soltani had previously been prosecuted in Boston for drug…
  • Apr 2

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law
    The Lawrence Eagle Tribune recently reported that an American Revolution memorial honoring the Methuen men who fought in the Revolutionary War was struck and damaged by a drunk driver. A Haverhill man was allegedly drunk at the time of the…
  • Feb 12

    Massachusetts 258E Restraining Order Attorney Wins Case In Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

    Massachusetts 258E Restraining Order Attorney Wins Case In Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Massachusetts Restraining Order Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy successfully vacates Harassment Prevention Order [258E Order] in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Courtt. The plaintiff and the defendant were former roommates. The defendant…
Rank this Week: 1560

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1618

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: 1655

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: 1660

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: 1688

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act
    Hi there, With the coming of spring comes a fresh interpretation of some relatively new legislature that has been closely watched by attorneys around Massachusetts. Any new law will require interpretation by the courts, going up through the…
  • Apr 2

    IP is Everywhere!

    IP is Everywhere!
    Hi there, My intellectual property lawyer colleagues tell me that “IP is everywhere,” and it has certainly come up from time-to-time in some of the divorce cases that I’ve handled.  Today I am very proud to welcome six…
  • Mar 26

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating
    Hi there, Well, here’s the explanation for all the coverage, mine included, of that loony bill out of Wrentham, MA that would require permission from a judge for a divorcing spouse to have sex with a new partner in their home. It will…
Rank this Week: 1693

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: 1697

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: This Kind of Stupidity is Global

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: This Kind of Stupidity is Global
    I've blogged here repeatedly about the dangers of texting and driving. So today's post isn't so much about the inherent and obvious dangers of texting and driving - or phoning and driving - or web surfing and driving - or any form of…
  • Apr 1

    Massachusetts Backover Accidents May Lessen Due To New Safety Rule

    Massachusetts Backover Accidents May Lessen Due To New Safety Rule
    Anyone who has has been involved in – or responsible for – a Massachusetts automotive backover accident knows all too well the horror that ensues from such a terrible event. First comes the shock of knowing that you have actually…
  • Mar 22

    Defective Products Recalls With GM & Toyota: Are You Safe?

    Defective Products Recalls With GM & Toyota: Are You Safe?
    Over the past few days, a lot of people have asked me about “What’s going on with all these automotive safety recalls?” There’s been a lot of media buzz about this subject, so let me give you a quick explainer. Both…
Rank this Week: 1758

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: 1795

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/
  • Dec 1

    Banned Children’s Toy

    Banned Children’s Toy
    We tend to think of dangerous children’s toys as something from the past. But check out this list of banned children’s toys — which includes 2007′s best seller, “Aqua Beads.”   iframe>  
  • Aug 5

    Action Park a.k.a. “Accident Park”

    Action Park a.k.a. “Accident Park”
    Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. You couldn’t make a place like Action Park up. Action Park was a New Jersey amusement park open from 1978 until 1996.
  • Apr 21

    Stephen Colbert Examines SawStop

    Stephen Colbert Examines SawStop
    We’ve blogged a lot about SawStop technology, the revolutionary flesh-detection technology that renders power saw accidents obsolete (see here, here and here).
Rank this Week: 1803

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Mar 29

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault
    A 36-year-old former youth football coach is slated to be arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court after an investigation led to charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, prosecutors said. Benjamin B. Brause of Leominster was arrested…
  • Mar 25

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.
    Troy (NY) Police, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals have been looking for 25-year-old Jesse Sawyer since last week. He is accused of having sexual contact with three little girls he knew, ages six, four and three, and taking still photos of the…
  • Mar 18

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge
    A Level 3 sex offender who once won $10 million from the lottery was ordered held on $5 million cash bail amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy "continuously" over a four-year period. Daniel Snay, 62, of Uxbridge, was arrested in…
Rank this Week: 1879

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: 1902

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?
    Imagine this.  You get pulled over for drunk driving or OUI in Massachusetts.  You have been drinking.  You want to know what to do.  So you pull out your smartphone and pull up your favorite operating while impaired…
  • Mar 18

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying
    Just the other day I got a call from someone looking for an OUI lawyer.  The man was extremely upset.  He told me that the night before he was arrested for a second offense drunk driving.  I asked him what happened and he…
Rank this Week: 1904

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 18

    My Shelfie

    My Shelfie
  • Apr 18

    Cornell Legal Information Institute

    Cornell Legal Information Institute
    The law library enjoys providing its community of users with access to open source or free legal resources.  In that vein, the Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School (http://www.law.cornell.edu/) is a…
  • Apr 18

    Summer access to Library materials and database

    Summer access to Library materials and database
    As a continuing student your access to the Law Library’s materials will continue as it does today. Summer access to WestlawNext—-note that Westlaw Classic access for academic accounts ends June 30th— is available subject to…
Rank this Week: 2021

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 15

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?
    by Chris Hart Data breach law in the United States might have just become a lot less patchy, but a little more uncertain.  On April 7, 2014, the District Court of New Jersey decided FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No.…
  • Apr 11

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed
    I usually do not re-post directly from the FTC, but given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact of the problem and the technical nature of the issue, I thought it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on…
  • Apr 11

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable
    By Catherine Anderson Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  On March 26, 2014, the SEC hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges…
Rank this Week: 2040

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
  • Mar 2

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.
    If you watch police shows on tv you have seen episodes where the police go to their computer and pull up a suspect's cell phone's number and then access cell tower information and show the physical location of the suspect. This…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Apr 15

    Prevalence of Asbestos Means Decades of Litigation

    Prevalence of Asbestos Means Decades of Litigation
    Asbestos has a very long history of use, with new research indicating that it dates back to at least the late 1100s. Unfortunately, asbestos has been proven to significantly increase the risk of serious medical problems including lung…
  • Apr 12

    More Companies Asking for Information about Asbestos Case

    More Companies Asking for Information about Asbestos Case
    Asbestos litigation has been ongoing for years and has become contentious as more and more people fall ill because of exposure to asbestos and as more companies are driven into insolvency when they are unable to pay victims' claims. Because…
  • Apr 7

    Asbestos Awareness Week Focuses on Asbestos Impact

    Asbestos Awareness Week Focuses on Asbestos Impact
    Asbestos Awareness Week takes place each year at the beginning of April. In 2014, the 10th Annual Asbestos Awareness Week ran from April 1- April 7. Asbestos Awareness Week is presented by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)…
Rank this Week: 2196

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/
  • Apr 17

    Coast Guard Targeting Potentially Hazardous Cruise Ship

    Coast Guard Targeting Potentially Hazardous Cruise Ship
    Last month the Coast Guard started surprise inspections of cruise ships it has flagged as potentially hazardous to passenger safety. The Coast Guard's reason for stepping up inspections of problem cruise ships is because the regular…
  • Apr 15

    Kenneth M. Myers Bayside Park Animal Sculpture Severs College Student's Finger

    Kenneth M. Myers Bayside Park Animal Sculpture Severs College Student's Finger
    The Miami personal injury attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a college student who suffered a partially severed finger injury due to moving metal horse sculpture located at Kenneth M. Myers Bayside Park in Coconut…
  • Apr 11

    Carnival Sunshine's Pool Deck Unreasonably Slippery?

    Carnival Sunshine's Pool Deck Unreasonably Slippery?
    We have received multiple calls from passengers who have slipped and fallen on the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship in recent months. The Sunshine was launched in 1995 under the name Destiny. The ship was in service since 1995 before being…
Rank this Week: 2203