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Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • May 27

    Research Assistant Webinar

    Research Assistant Webinar
    If you are a research assistant, the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries have a variety of helpful resources that you may want to check out. On our Research Assistant library guide, for example, you can find information on how to…
  • May 21

    Westlaw Has a New KeyCite Flag

    Westlaw Has a New KeyCite Flag
    Westlaw now has a new KeyCite indicator, a blue and white flag that will alert users that a case has been appealed to either the U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court.  While this flag will be present on…
  • May 15

    Congratulations Class of 2015

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    Congratulations.  We are excited to see you get out there and start lawyering.  The library is always here should you be in Boston, and alumni are welcome to come in to use all the materials and most of the databases.…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 85

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/
  • May 22

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort
    News sources have reported the near-drowning of a 4-year-old girl this week at the Bluegreen Vacations Fountains Resort in Orlando, Florida. The girl's family found her at the bottom of the resort's 6,000 square foot swimming pool. It is…
  • May 21

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground
    How does a modern cruise ship run aground? That is what maritime investigators will be trying to sort out over the coming months in the case of Boston based Norwegian Dawn grounding on a charted reef off the Bermuda coast. The liner had…
  • May 18

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool
    Tragedy has struck. It is being reported that a 10-year-girl has drown in one of the swimming pools aboard the NCL operated Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Coast Guard Spokesperson, Nate Littlejohn, stated the cruise ship was 75 miles off the…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
Rank this Week: 363

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
  • May 19

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic
    On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled “Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics”. The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring…
  • May 19

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update
    Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their…
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
Rank this Week: 280

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

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

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from 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
  • May 18

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data
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  • May 18

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data
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Rank this Week: 453

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 15

    Nearly 2,200 Lipitor Cases Filed Over Type 2 Diabetes Side Effect

    Nearly 2,200 Lipitor Cases Filed Over Type 2 Diabetes Side Effect
    The number of drug injury lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. over its Lipitor medication continues to rise. Court documents indicate that in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, where federal multidistrict litigation is taking place, at…
  • Apr 6

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical
    According to a state superior court, the parents of a child who sustained serious birth defects because the mother took Topamax while she was pregnant is entitled to $11.6 million from Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals.…
  • Mar 4

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict
    Johnson & Johnson must pay the family of Austin Pledger $2.5 million for complications he sustained while taking Risperdal as a boy at age seven in 2002. Pledger, who was Autism, developed Gynecomastia. At one point, because of the…
Rank this Week: 445

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 281

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettspersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim
    Elephant Rock Beach Club, Inc., the Defendant, operated a a private beach club in Westport, Massachusetts.  The area, as well as the beach along the property, was open to members and their paid guests to use the property and…
  • Nov 29

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…
    Tim Kerin, a homeowner in Florida, had an outdoor fire pit equipped with gas.  Gastite CSST is used in home and commercial structures throughout the country in order to provide gas.  Mr. Kerin brought suit against Titeflex…
  • Nov 28

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund
    After an individual has been sucessful in the court and has been awarded a sum of money, it can some times be difficult to actually acquire the judge or jury determined amount. For instance, if a plaintiff sues a defendant for fire damage to…
Rank this Week: 239

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury law on animal attacks, car accidents, premises liability and slip and fall accidents. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation
    As of February 28, 2014, the Department of Public Health (DPH) implemented new amended regulations involving the requirements for the care of residents with dementia. The new regulations, which are summarized in DPH Circular Letter: DHCQ -…
  • Aug 22

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site
    According to a recent press release, a local contractor faces fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arising from OSHA's discovery of electrocution hazards that pose serious safety risks to workers at the…
  • Aug 19

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital
    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new measure that requires Massachusetts hospitals to limit the number of patients that registered nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) will be required to oversee at once. Under the…
Rank this Week: 450

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: 333

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 233

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    Framingham Window Fall Lands 7-Year-Old in the Hospital

    Framingham Window Fall Lands 7-Year-Old in the Hospital
    A 7-year-old boy was injured in Framingham on Friday when he fell out of the third floor window at a condo complex. (Some media reports are saying the window was on the second floor.) The Massachusetts fall accident happened after the window…
  • May 28

    Massachusetts Woman Files Products Defects Case Against Skecher

    Massachusetts Woman Files Products Defects Case Against Skecher
    Kathleen Frazer is suing sneaker manufacturer Skechers. She claims that the maker’s Shape-ups shoes caused her to sustain ankle injuries serious enough to warrant multiple surgeries. In her products liability case, the Massachusetts…
  • May 28

    The Dangers of Driving on Wet Roads in the Summertime

    The Dangers of Driving on Wet Roads in the Summertime
    The dangers of ice and snow-covered roads are clear, but many people underestimate the risk of driving on wet roads. Wet pavement actually contributes to more than a million crashes annually. Unfortunately, it is difficult to avoid driving in…
Rank this Week: 504

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    $32.5M Truck Accident Verdict Awarded to Woman Who Sustained Traumatic Brain Injury

    $32.5M Truck Accident Verdict Awarded to Woman Who Sustained Traumatic Brain Injury
    A jury has awarded a 40-year-old woman $32.5 million for injuries she sustained in a 2006 truck crash. Kristen Zak, then 31, sustained a traumatic brain injury and developed partial paralysis after the car she was a passenger in slid on any…
  • May 28

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Massachusett

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Massachusett
      Riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. A bike’s small size and lack of enclosure make motorcyclists more vulnerable to injury than other motorists. In fact, motorcycle riders are over 26 times more likely to be killed in a…
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Road Forecast: AAA Projects Highest Travel Volume in 10 Year

    Memorial Day Road Forecast: AAA Projects Highest Travel Volume in 10 Year
    Travelers from across the country have traded in their snow boots for flip-flops in celebration of the summer’s official kickoff weekend, Memorial Day. AAA Travel has projected this Memorial Day weekend to see the highest travel…
Rank this Week: 1035

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    Massachusetts Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving in Minivan at 111mph

    Massachusetts Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving in Minivan at 111mph
    A Massachusetts woman was recently arrested for driving her minivan drunk at 111 mph. This news comes from a recent news article published by the Franklin Sun Journal. Authorities say the incident occurred late on a Sunday afternoon. A…
  • May 24

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge
    Being involved in a crash while riding a motorcycle often results in injuries more serious than those those riding in a car, truck or SUV. According to a recent news article from ABC 5 News Boston, a motorcycle rider from Massachusetts was…
  • May 18

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash
    According to a recent news article from The Washington Post, a woman who allegedly called herself the "Pothead Princess" was just convicted of drunk driving resulting in two fatalities and sentenced by the court to 24 years in state prison…
Rank this Week: 3142

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/
  • May 29

    HAVERHILL MAN IS CONVICTED OF RAPE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

    HAVERHILL MAN IS CONVICTED OF RAPE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT
    I wish I could say “you don’t see this everyday…” but that would probably not be true. We have always had people engaging in sexual crimes. However, the norms of what used to be acceptable (kind of) have changed. The…
  • May 28

    MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER WINS MOTION TO SUPPRESS IN DRUG CASE

    MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER WINS MOTION TO SUPPRESS IN DRUG CASE
    The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Goldberg, legal counsel to Altman & Altman, LLP recently walked out of Brighton Municipal Court with a huge victory for the civil rights of one our clients. As a result of our success, our…
  • May 26

    DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO SIX WOMEN IN ORLEANS

    DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO SIX WOMEN IN ORLEANS
    It is easy for most of us to condemn a drunk driver. One should not drink alcohol and drive. That’s pretty clear. Sometimes, though, the lines are a bit blurrier when it comes to questions of safe driving. Take the recent case of a…
Rank this Week: 491

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 682

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Protections for Massachusetts Domestic Workers, Part 2

    New Protections for Massachusetts Domestic Workers, Part 2
    Note: This post is Part 2 in our series of blog posts detailing protections under the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Law. Click here to return to Part 1. What are the Employer’s Notice and Record-Keeping Obligations? The…
  • May 29

    New Protections for Massachusetts Domestic Workers, Part 1

    New Protections for Massachusetts Domestic Workers, Part 1
    Earlier this spring, the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act took effect, providing expansive new protections and rights to individuals who provide household services, including childcare, housekeeping, housecleaning, cooking,…
  • May 22

    In Da Rosa v. City of New Bedford SJC Rolls Back Access to Public Record

    In Da Rosa v. City of New Bedford SJC Rolls Back Access to Public Record
    On May 15, 2015 the Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in DaRosa & others v. City of New Bedford, Monsanto Company & others, addressing the question of how the work-product doctrine and public records laws interact when…
Rank this Week: 1881

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 29

    Nike admits it is cooperating with authorities in FIFA corruption scandal

    Nike admits it is cooperating with authorities in FIFA corruption scandal
    The indictments released by the United States Department of Justice show that some of the offenses include agreements regarding sponsorship of the Brazilian national soccer team by a major U.S. sportwear company.  Immediately after the…
  • May 28

    Former Trident Partners compliance officer charged in brokerage fraud

    Former Trident Partners compliance officer charged in brokerage fraud
    William Michael Quigley, former chief compliance officer and anti-money laundering officer at Trident Partners Ltd. has been charged with bilking investors and stealing funds from the firm. Quigley, worked as chief compliance officer and…
  • May 26

    1999 Harvard Business School Grad “Ifty” Ahmed flees U.S. to evade S.E.C. investigation

    1999 Harvard Business School Grad “Ifty” Ahmed flees U.S. to evade S.E.C. investigation
    Iftikar “Ifty”Ahmed, 1999 Harvard Business  School Grad and  Connecticut venture capital executive accused of insider trading and of cheating his clients out of tens of millions of dollars has fled the country, the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1605

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/
  • May 29

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: The Local

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: The Local
    View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. Having covered our out-of-town guests, we complete our journey today…
  • May 28

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Leigh McMillan

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Leigh McMillan
    View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We continue today with Leigh McMillan, Vice President of Marketing at…
  • May 27

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Larry Port

    2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Larry Port
    View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We continue today with Larry Port, founder and CEO of RocketMatter.…
Rank this Week: 4120

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • May 29

    Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction — No Longer Any Automatic Exemptions or Affirmative Defense

    Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction — No Longer Any Automatic Exemptions or Affirmative Defense
    Last week, EPA finally responded to the Sierra Club’s petition requesting that it eliminate exemptions and defenses for excess emissions resulting from startup, shutdown, or malfunction events.  EPA concluded that it needed to…
  • May 28

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.
    Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps finally released their long-awaited rule defining “waters of the United States.”  I’m actually with EPA and the Corps on this one.  It’s an important rule, and I’m glad…
  • May 27

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition
    In an interesting, but not really difficult, decision on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the National Association of Home Builders did not have standing to challenge a consent decree pursuant to which the Fish and…
Rank this Week: 3598

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • May 29

    Supreme Court First-to-File Bar Ruling Opens Door for More False Claims Act Whistleblower

    Supreme Court First-to-File Bar Ruling Opens Door for More False Claims Act Whistleblower
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided unanimously on two issues: first, that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) applies only to criminal charges and not to civil claims; second, that the first-to-file bar does not apply to new…
  • May 28

    Kidney Dialysis Provider Settles Allegations of Deliberately Wasting Medicine

    Kidney Dialysis Provider Settles Allegations of Deliberately Wasting Medicine
    Dr. Alon Vainer’s discovery of alleged waste at a DaVita clinic has led to a $495 million settlement. DaVita, which specializes in treating patients with kidney problems through dialysis, agreed to settle the False Claims Act suit this…
  • May 22

    UPS Settles Relator’s Delivery Fraud Case for $25 Million

    UPS Settles Relator’s Delivery Fraud Case for $25 Million
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that United Parcel Service Inc. (“UPS”) has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the federal government in connection with its…
Rank this Week: 1869

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • May 29

    What Not to do When Making an Auto Insurance Claim

    What Not to do When Making an Auto Insurance Claim
    If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it won’t be long before you are making a claim with your insurance company. While this sounds simple enough, there are many challenges to contend with. Here are some things you should…
  • May 22

    OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistic

    OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistic
    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is staffed with many responsibilities, including tracking workplace injury, illness, and fatality statistics. This data goes a long way in helping companies prevent accidents, while…
  • May 19

    What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Accident

    What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Accident
    The construction industry is dangerous at times. Although workers and employers do their best to maintain a safe working environment, bad things can happen every now and again. If you are injured on the job as a construction worker, here are…
Rank this Week: 2975

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/
  • May 28

    Study: Firefighters at Heightened Risk of Mesothelioma

    Study: Firefighters at Heightened Risk of Mesothelioma
    Firefighting is a dangerous job. Each year, many firefighters are seriously injured or killed. Major causes of injuries include smoke inhalation, structural collapse and burns. However, according to a recent news article in the Orlando…
  • May 25

    Skin Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Victim

    Skin Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Victim
    As it stands, there is no effective treatment or cure for mesothelioma. Yes, there are drugs and radical surgical procedures, which may slightly extend a patient's life or ease the pain and suffering to some extent. However, there is little…
  • May 22

    $13 Million in Talcum Powder Asbestos Lawsuit

    $13 Million in Talcum Powder Asbestos Lawsuit
    For many years, talcum powder (talc) was used on a daily basis in barbershops and homes. While people still use the term talcum powder today, they are really referring to a product now called baby powder, which is primarily made from corn…
Rank this Week: 3133

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • May 28

    The Advantage of Hiring a Massachusetts Property Transaction Lawyer

    The Advantage of Hiring a Massachusetts Property Transaction Lawyer
    Real estate law is complex and often implicates many other areas of the law, including tax law, estate law, and family law. What this means is that throughout the various stages of your life, you may end up needing a Massachusetts real estate…
  • May 21

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case
    The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to decide a case that will have a resounding impact on the way real estate is handled under Massachusetts law. The case, Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads, LLC, et al., will…
  • May 14

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit
    With temperatures warming up from the historic winter snowfall, and grass starting to grow brightly green, many homeowners and prospective homeowners may be thinking about starting construction projects. Whether you are merely seeking to…
Rank this Week: 2194

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Climate Change! Global Warming! Harsh Winters! Delayed Spring and Summer Weather!

    Climate Change! Global Warming! Harsh Winters! Delayed Spring and Summer Weather!
    It’s real. Finally – winter is behind us.  The sun is out and warm, there is a nice breeze off the harbor and the long snowy Massachusetts winter make this spring and summer that much sweeter.  As the ballparks, beaches…
  • Apr 28

    PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS

    PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS
    Accidents happen! People get hurt every day. Doctor’s offices and emergency rooms are filled with people needing medical care after injuries from accidents. Injuries may be minor aches and pains or severe cuts and bruises or even worse.…
  • Apr 7

    TEXTING AND DRIVING

    TEXTING AND DRIVING
    Winter is now in the rear window. Spring is here and opening day has come and gone. The lines at Richardson’s on the North Shore will be forming any day. Did you know that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month? From road…
Rank this Week: 1867

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1345

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Three Bike Helmet Donation Events from Our Project KidSafe Campaign

    Three Bike Helmet Donation Events from Our Project KidSafe Campaign
    Breakstone, White & Gluck is continuing its commitment to bicycle safety by donating children's bicycle helmets through our Project KidSafe campaign in 2015. Read about a few of our recent events in Somerville and Lexington and our…
  • May 15

    Breakstone, White & Gluck Participates in Bike Friday

    Breakstone, White & Gluck Participates in Bike Friday
    Today was Bike Friday on Boston City Hall Plaza. Attorney David W. White and Marc L. Breakstone of Breakstone, White & Gluck were there to share information about our Project KidSafe campaign and support the cyclists.
  • May 11

    Bay State Bike Week is Here: Breakstone, White & Gluck to Donate Children's Bicycle Helmets in Somerville

    Bay State Bike Week is Here: Breakstone, White & Gluck to Donate Children's Bicycle Helmets in Somerville
    For cyclists, this is one of the best weeks of the year: Bay State Bike Week. It started Saturday and runs through next Sunday, May 17th. May is National Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week is how we celebrate...
Rank this Week: 929

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown
    Attorneys Art Bergeron and yours truly hosted a workshop for community leaders at the firm’s Westborough office on May 7th to share ideas and lessons learned on building and improving the downtowns in the Boroughs+ region.  The…
  • May 22

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot
    Guest Post by Arlon Brown of the Parsons Commercial Group, Framingham, Mass. The commercial office market in the Boroughs (Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough) is improving with declining vacancies and rising rental rates.…
  • Apr 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
Rank this Week: 2378

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2101

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    “Middle Age” Now Begins at 60

    “Middle Age” Now Begins at 60
    When are you “old”? Once upon a time, the most popular answer to that question was 50. Some said 55, 60, or 65… but almost everyone agreed that by the time you hit the big 7-0, you were anything but a spring chicken. Well…
  • May 20

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care
    We always hear about the rising number of Americans who turn to hospitals (particularly Emergency Rooms) as their primary source of healthcare. Likewise, we hear a lot about the constantly rising costs of nursing homes in America —…
  • May 13

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)
    I write a lot in this blog about the ever-expanding lifespan of the average American, and much of that is thanks to truly incredible developments in medical science over the past few years. But living longer can be a personal victory too.…
Rank this Week: 3714

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • May 26

    Social Security Disability Claimant Pleaded Guilty to Bomb Threat

    Social Security Disability Claimant Pleaded Guilty to Bomb Threat
    Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a daunting task for any unrepresented claimant. There is nothing more frustrating than suffering from a severe disability that will not allow you to work and take care of yourself and…
  • May 23

    ALS and Social Security Disability Benefit

    ALS and Social Security Disability Benefit
    May is national ALS awareness month, so it seems appropriate to discuss the serious disease and how it works in terms of a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits claim. According to a recent article from NTV News, ALS,…
  • May 19

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue
    With GOP presidential candidates trying to get ahead in the polls and eventually attain the party's nomination, many are trying to shape themselves as fiscal hawks, to use the term favored by many cable news pundits. One of the main ways to…
Rank this Week: 2465

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3575

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Jockey Takes 2nd in Kentucky Derby with Artificial Knee

    Jockey Takes 2nd in Kentucky Derby with Artificial Knee
    Those who work as professional horse jockey in the world of thoroughbred racing say it takes a lot of skill, hard work and dedication. There are also many health risks involved, which go far beyond injuries from falling off a horse during a…
  • May 21

    Foreign Victims Now Suing Transvaginal Mesh Implant Maker

    Foreign Victims Now Suing Transvaginal Mesh Implant Maker
    Transvaginal mesh implants were designed to treat painful and uncomfortable conditions in women, such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. Essentially, if a woman suffered from an inability to hold back the flow of…
  • May 18

    Report: Xarelto Sales Down

    Report: Xarelto Sales Down
    While Bayer AG, the German pharmaceutical giant, has seen a recent increase in quarter-over-quarter profits, sales numbers for their bestselling drug, Xarelto, have actually dropped this past quarter for the first time since the United States…
Rank this Week: 1497

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • May 26

    Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Govern Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

    Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Govern Massachusetts Sick Leave Law
    In accord with the new sick leave law passed by Massachusetts voters in November and set to take effect on July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has issued draft regulations. Once adopted, the AG’s rules will…
  • May 11

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching
    For those not already prepared, it’s time to start planning for pending changes to Massachusetts’ sick leave requirements. The new law that was adopted by voters last November is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. By that…
  • Apr 21

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today released an important decision regarding the status of Boston cab drivers, concluding that the drivers were properly classified as independent contractors and not as employees. In addition to…
Rank this Week: 4403

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1710

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3621

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1717

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3735

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/
  • May 26

    Fifteen Minute Foreclosure Counseling Session at Gillette Stadium Deflated Borrower’s Right

    Fifteen Minute Foreclosure Counseling Session at Gillette Stadium Deflated Borrower’s Right
    Court Halts Eviction For Distressed Homeowner; Other Foreclosures In Jeopardy (Wells Fargo v. Cook, Mass. Appeals Court May 19, 2015) In response to the foreclosure crisis, HUD enacted regulations requiring lenders to provide distressed…
  • May 20

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30

    Speaking at the MRHA Annual Conference on Saturday May 30
    I am honored to be one of four fantastic speakers at the Massachusetts Rental Housing Association (MRHA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Saturday, May 30, 9AM-1PM at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. My presentation…
  • May 7

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again

    Legislators Take Up Rent Escrow Bill Once Again
    State House Hearing Set For May 12, 1pm, Joint Committee for Judiciary Hearing Room A-2  For the last decade, Massachusetts landlords have been lobbying for a tenant rent escrow bill which would prevent tenants from using the infamous…
Rank this Week: 3983

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: 4062

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/
  • May 25

    Dangerous Pets in New England

    Dangerous Pets in New England
    Many people choose to own pets. When we are talking about a cat or a nonviolent breed of dog, or a fish, this typically doesn't cause any problems, and people derive a great deal of enjoyment from their animals. However, some people choose…
  • May 21

    Amtrak Train May Have Been Hit By Something, Conductor Say

    Amtrak Train May Have Been Hit By Something, Conductor Say
    Over the past week, we have seen a lot of news coverage on the Amtrak train derailment that resulted in eight dead and many more injured. As this investigation is still very much ongoing, it is expected new details will come out on a daily…
  • May 16

    Police Officer Sues Starbucks Over Coffee Burn

    Police Officer Sues Starbucks Over Coffee Burn
    Whenever anyone talks about lawsuits and big verdicts, they quite often think of the woman who sued McDonald's when she was burned by hot coffee in her car. People often use that story as an example of how lawsuits are out of control in this…
Rank this Week: 5091

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Deadly Rollover Accident on Mass Pike

    Deadly Rollover Accident on Mass Pike
    A rollover accident is one of the scariest and most jarring experiences an occupant of a vehicle can have. It can also be one of the deadliest. According to a recent news article from the Hamden Patch, a driver and passenger were killed in a…
  • May 22

    Ford Recalls 600,000 for Fuel Pump and Steering Issue

    Ford Recalls 600,000 for Fuel Pump and Steering Issue
    One of the primary causes of car crashes is driver error, or in the terminology of a car accident lawsuit, defendant's negligence. While we often the use the term accident, many accidents are truly not accidents, but someone's…
  • May 19

    Worcester School Bus Accident Proves Fatal

    Worcester School Bus Accident Proves Fatal
    While many Massachusetts car accidents will result in personal injuries, some of the worst crashes will result in a fatality - perhaps more than one. According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a woman died as a result of…
Rank this Week: 5081

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    I recently attended a Children and Family Law training at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.  Since the law is always changing, participation in legal seminars helps me stay sharp, keep my edge.  This training focused on…
  • May 2

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear
      B.B. King                  
  • Mar 20

    Lori Caravalho

    Lori Caravalho
    Lori Caravalho is an experienced divorce mediator at Parker Mediation.  Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to be the decision makers.  Taking control of the situation results in a more positive outcome for couples,…
Rank this Week: 3986