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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/
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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/
  • Apr 15

    What Happens in Massachusetts if You Obliterate a Firearm Serial Number

    What Happens in Massachusetts if You Obliterate a Firearm Serial Number
    Today’s Lawrence Eagle Tribune has an article about two Lawrence men who were trying to melt a gun in a microwave at a local hotel. Socorro Vargas-Martinez and Hector Perez were renting a room at the hotel in which there was an…
  • Apr 14

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting
    Today’s Portland Press Herald reports that two Massachusetts residents have been apprehended in Maine and will be brought back to Falmouth to face felony charges. Leah Wiinikainen and David Byron were allegedly involved in a shooting…
  • Apr 10

    Will The Massachusetts Legislature Increase Heroin Trafficking Sentences?

    Will The Massachusetts Legislature Increase Heroin Trafficking Sentences?
    Today’s Metrowest Daily News reports that Massachusetts House of Representative leaders are considering a proposal that would increase the potential sentence of for heroin trafficking offenses. The suggested law is a reaction to the…
Rank this Week: 133

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

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

    Lawsuit Claims Bayer Failed to Warn Patients of Yaz/Yasmin Blot Clot Risk

    Lawsuit Claims Bayer Failed to Warn Patients of Yaz/Yasmin Blot Clot Risk
    A California woman claims to have suffered a painful blood clot after taking Yaz/Yazmin oral contraceptive. She is suing the drug manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for allegedly ignoring the warning signals raised by…
  • Apr 10

    Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuits Adding up for Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuits Adding up for Takeda Pharmaceutical
    A multibillion-dollar trial involving the drug Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, resumes today in a Las Vegas court. Actos is a single-ingredient drug used in conjunction with diet and exercise to help manage blood sugar levels…
  • Apr 2

    Jury Issues $3M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Unit

    Jury Issues $3M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Unit
    A jury says that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson unit, must pay $3 million for not warning a woman that using Topamax during pregnancy could cause birth defects. The plaintiffs contend that 5-year-old Payton Anderson was born…
Rank this Week: 309

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Criminal Law, DUI and OUI news. Published By Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostonduilawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving
    An assistant football coach at Wayland High School was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his teams victory that evening. The Wayland coach was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol at his…
  • Nov 6

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
    A Worcester man was recently arrested on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his involvement in a three-car crash. The man, who was driving his minivan with his two daughters (6 and 8 years old) on the Massachusetts…
  • Oct 28

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 291

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Global warming shifts U.S. grainbelt into Canada where corn is now king

    Global warming shifts U.S. grainbelt into Canada where corn is now king
    Corn, the most common U.S. grain has historically seen production in the midwest from the Oho river valley to Nebraska.  That is changing in a big way and quickly. The corn belt is now being pushed north into Canada as the growing season…
  • Apr 14

    New report: IRS whistleblowers paid $53 million in 2013

    New report: IRS whistleblowers paid $53 million in 2013
      A report by of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to Congress says the IRS paid whistleblowers a total of $53 million in 2013 for turning in people who cheated on their taxes. The report titled “Fiscal Year 2013 Report to…
  • Apr 13

    SEC warns caution about disclosing info over social media

    SEC warns caution about disclosing info over social media
      The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned against selectively using social media to disclose information. This was  in response to a post by Reed Hastings, CEO of Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix Inc., on…
Rank this Week: 661

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 728

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: 495

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: 621

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: 455

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: 403

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: 628

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: 347

Massachusetts Data Privacy Law…

Massachusetts Data Privacy Law Blog

Covers data breaches, phishing, social engineering and federal privacy law. By John H. Lacey of The McCormack Firm, LLC.

http://www.massdataprivacylaw.com
  • Apr 30

    "Slippery Slope" defined...

    "Slippery Slope" defined...
    Way back in law school we learned a term called the "slippery slope." In academia, it usually has a negative connotation because it usually means..."the beginning of the end."
  • Apr 9

    MASS RMV DATA STOLEN - WHY?

    MASS RMV DATA STOLEN - WHY?
    Last Thursday two masked men, operating a stolen jeep, pulled up next to a courier's white van that was parked outside a MA RMV location, jumped out of the jeep and stole five bags from the courier's van. This is according to witness'…
  • Apr 2

    Major Credit Card Processor hacked - is the sky falling?

    Major Credit Card Processor hacked - is the sky falling?
    Last Friday, I was reading my daily dose of Brian Krebs' blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com, and read his story about a compa
Rank this Week: 687

Boston Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Boston Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Published By Brad Mahoney, Esq.

http://www.bostonrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 454

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 14

    Lawsuits Continue Over Two Amusement Park Death

    Lawsuits Continue Over Two Amusement Park Death
    At amusement parks, screaming is commonplace— even encouraged. Eventually those screams turn to laughter and excitement as patrons of all ages gather up the courage to board the tallest, most extreme rides they can handle. Amusement…
  • Apr 11

    10 People Killed in Truck-Bush Crash Involving FedEx Vehicle

    10 People Killed in Truck-Bush Crash Involving FedEx Vehicle
    A fiery truck crash involving a bus and a FedEx vehicle has claimed the lives of 10 people in Northern California. According to the CHP, the victims include the drivers of the two vehicles, five students, and three adult chaperones. There…
Rank this Week: 1081

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1198

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/
Rank this Week: 3663

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    The Dangers Of Using Cookie-Cutter, Downloadable Legal Form

    The Dangers Of Using Cookie-Cutter, Downloadable Legal Form
    When people learn that I am an estate planning and elder law attorney, some of them ask what I think about “do it yourself” wills, trusts, and other estate planning forms that can be found online. Of course, when I ……
  • Apr 9

    Senior Dating—Tips To Help You “Get Your Groove” Back

    Senior Dating—Tips To Help You “Get Your Groove” Back
    One of the most rewarding aspects of being an elder law and estate planning attorney is that I get to develop strong relationships with my clients. To create a sound plan, I need to know my clients well. Many clients … Continue reading…
  • Apr 2

    Income Tax Benefits Available To Families With Special Needs Children

    Income Tax Benefits Available To Families With Special Needs Children
    As the cost to care for children with special needs continues to rise, parents need all the help they can get. Unfortunately, as many as 15% to 30% of parents with a special needs child are not taking full advantage … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3624

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: 3237

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Traffic Violations Increase Insurance Costs & Accident Risk

    Traffic Violations Increase Insurance Costs & Accident Risk
    Drivers throughout Boston break the rules of the road every day and some of those drivers receive traffic tickets. As a new report from CNN shows, drivers who break the rules and receive citations face significant costs as a result. Even a…
  • Apr 14

    Chronic Marijuana Use Up 84 Percent

    Chronic Marijuana Use Up 84 Percent
    Lawmakers throughout the United States have been relaxing the rules for marijuana use, permitting people to take cannabis for medical purposes and even recreational purposes. Many people are embracing the more lax regulations because…
  • Apr 11

    Choosing an Auto Body Shop After a Traffic Accident in Boston

    Choosing an Auto Body Shop After a Traffic Accident in Boston
    A car accident is one of the most traumatic, stressful, and costly occurrences in modern life. Crashes, fender benders, and other collisions are also extremely common. While the majority of accidents only require moderate repairs, other…
Rank this Week: 4718

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 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 13

    New Guidelines for Identifying Causes of Newborn Brain Injury

    New Guidelines for Identifying Causes of Newborn Brain Injury
    Newborn brain injuries typically occur because the infant experiences trauma to the brain during birth or because the infant's brain is deprived of oxygen and cell death occurs. While birth defects or injury in the womb can be a cause of…
  • Apr 9

    Leading Causes of Preventable Child Death by Age

    Leading Causes of Preventable Child Death by Age
    Whether you are a new parent, you have teenagers, or you are a grandparent, it is important to understand the risks to children at every age. The rate of injury and fatality from infants through age 17 varies. Understanding the risks can help…
Rank this Week: 4742

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

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

    Proposed Legislation Threatens the Future Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreement

    Proposed Legislation Threatens the Future Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreement
    In the past, Massachusetts legislators have proposed legislation that would ban the enforcement of non-competition agreements in Massachusetts, but no such law has yet passed. Last week, Governor Deval Patrick announced that he would propose…
  • Apr 10

    Business Disputes in Automotive Industry Can Present Unique Issue

    Business Disputes in Automotive Industry Can Present Unique Issue
    A recent decision from the United States District Court in Massachusetts illustrates how business disputes in the automotive industry may be subject to specific laws that can have an effect on substantive claims as well as the enforcement of…
  • Mar 27

    Bonus Payment Excluded from Wage Act Claim

    Bonus Payment Excluded from Wage Act Claim
    The Suffolk County Superior Court recently analyzed the Massachusetts Wage Act in a case involving the compensation package of a company's departing president. The case was complicated by the multiple and inconsistent compensation agreements…
Rank this Week: 3730

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/
Rank this Week: 4481

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: 1026

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1942

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: 4026

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 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…
  • Apr 7

    Royal Caribbean Passenger Flown to Miami Children's Hospital

    Royal Caribbean Passenger Flown to Miami Children's Hospital
    The Coast Guard responded to an emergency concerning an infant passenger from the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas while the ship was calling on the private Bahamian island Coco Cay. It is reported the 10-month-old passenger was…
Rank this Week: 4445

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Apr 15

    Be careful if you donate to charity for a specific purpose

    Be careful if you donate to charity for a specific purpose
    Bernard and Jeanne Adler donated $50,000 to an animal shelter in their hometown of Princeton, N.J. The gift was to finance a new structure for large dogs and older cats (whose prospects for adoption are limited), and the structure was to be…
  • Apr 8

    Condos’ attempts to limit unit rentals can create issue

    Condos’ attempts to limit unit rentals can create issue
    Many condominium associations want to limit the owners’ ability to rent their unit to tenants. But doing so is often more complicated than it sounds. There are lots of reasons why condo associations might want to restrict rentals. For…
  • Apr 3

    The danger of waiting too long to do estate planning

    The danger of waiting too long to do estate planning
    Some people never get around to writing a will or planning their estate until the last minute, when they have grown old and have a serious illness. Other people write a simple will when they’re young, but never review or update it until…
Rank this Week: 2666

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: 3603

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3307

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    What are you Entitled to in a Pedestrian Accident?

    What are you Entitled to in a Pedestrian Accident?
    It does not matter what street you are on, as a pedestrian you hope you will remain safe at all times. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. From big cities to back roads, vehicles strike pedestrians all too often. As a result, injuries…
  • Apr 11

    Drive Safer by Avoiding Distraction

    Drive Safer by Avoiding Distraction
    While technology has made the world better in many ways, it has also led to a higher number of automobile accidents across the United States. In short, any distraction, technology related or not, can improve the chance of a driver being…
  • Apr 8

    How to Protect yourself Against Medical Malpractice

    How to Protect yourself Against Medical Malpractice
    No matter who you are, when you visit a doctor you expect to be treated in the appropriate manner. After all, your medical professional knows more than you. Unfortunately, this is not always the way things work out. In fact, some people are…
Rank this Week: 2908

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

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

    "I Don't Want to Talk" Sufficient to Invoke Right to Remain Silent

    "I Don't Want to Talk" Sufficient to Invoke Right to Remain Silent
    Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) reversed a superior court judge's denial of a motion to suppress statements made by a defendant after he invoked his right to remain silent. The SJC found that the defendant…
  • Mar 31

    Appeals Court Reverses Shooting Conviction Based on Insufficient Evidence

    Appeals Court Reverses Shooting Conviction Based on Insufficient Evidence
    In Commonwealth v. Lobo, the defendant was convicted of two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, after he was tried for the shootings of two brothers on Hancock Street in Brockton in 2005. At trial, the Commonwealth…
  • Mar 24

    'Dangerous Weapon' Not Necessarily a 'Deadly Weapon' for Purposes of Enhanced Sentencing Statute

    'Dangerous Weapon' Not Necessarily a 'Deadly Weapon' for Purposes of Enhanced Sentencing Statute
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a judgment against a criminal defendant who had been sentenced by a superior court judge under the sentencing enhancement provisions of the Massachusetts Armed Career…
Rank this Week: 4482

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

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: 3884

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston car accidents and brain injuries. By Sheff Law.

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2848

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: 1116

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 14

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid

    Celebrate National Library Week: Post a Shelfie of Your Favorite Study Aid
    . What is your favorite Study Aid: a Nutshell, a CALI lesson, a outline, your favorite reference librarian, an extra large latte from Pavement, your dog? Celebrate with us.  Send your study aid Shelfie to lawref@bu.edu and…
  • Apr 14

    Have an Immigration Question?

    Have an Immigration Question?
    The library has recently licensed two new resources that could help: AILA Link and the Hein Immigration Law and Policy in the U.S. library.  AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is starting to digitize their very helpful…
  • Mar 28

    The UN, the US and Human Right

    The UN, the US and Human Right
    The United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a forceful report this week on the human rights record of the United States under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The report is linked here. The…
Rank this Week: 2755

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal
    A Massachusetts lawmaker recently proposed a bill that dives deep into the personal lives of divorcing couples. Republican State Senator Richard Ross proposed bill S787, which mandates that divorcing couples, who have a child or children,…
  • Apr 7

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce
    A recent report by ABC News discusses the economics of divorce. The end of a marriage can prove financially and emotionally devastating for both parties, especially when the spouses are communicating with one another in a negative and…
  • Mar 31

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce
    Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and musician husband, Chris Martin, are separating after ten years of marriage. While the tabloids excitedly reported about the break up announcement, her words to describe the…
Rank this Week: 3257

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: 1485

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Advocates Urge Congress to Pass ABLE Act to Help the Disabled

    Advocates Urge Congress to Pass ABLE Act to Help the Disabled
    In February of 2013, Congress introduced the ABLE act. ABLE stands for The Achieve a Better Life Experience Act. The Act had more than 400 co-sponsors in the House and the Senate, and disability advocates spoke out in favor of it. …
  • Apr 7

    Longer Waits Expected for Disability Hearing

    Longer Waits Expected for Disability Hearing
    When an application for disability benefits is denied, there are several different stages of appeal for which a Boston disability benefits attorney can apply. The first step is to put in a request for reconsideration and have your claim…
  • Apr 6

    Disability Benefits Use Differs By County

    Disability Benefits Use Differs By County
    In 2012, nine million disabled individuals in the United States received around $120 billion in federal disability benefits through Social Security Disability (SSD). The large expenditures have led to calls for reform of the SSD system, but…
Rank this Week: 1767

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: 3892

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 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:…
  • Mar 28

    Take Control of Your Online Reputation

    Take Control of Your Online Reputation
    Ever “Googled” someone? Sure, we all have. These days, the Internet is the first place we go to find and gather information about someone. Whether you ask Siri or type in a search string, our introduction to a new contact is…
Rank this Week: 3962

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: 4227

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: 1300

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/
  • Apr 11

    Age Increases Pelvic Organ Prolapse Risk but TVM May Not be the Answer

    Age Increases Pelvic Organ Prolapse Risk but TVM May Not be the Answer
    Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a serious medical condition that affects many women. Recent articles indicate that as many as 50 percent of all women between the ages of 50 and 79 experience some type of prolapse in the pelvic organs. As…
  • Apr 8

    $1.2 Million Vaginal Mesh Verdict for Plaintiff

    $1.2 Million Vaginal Mesh Verdict for Plaintiff
    A 64-year-old woman was recently awarded $1.2 million in a transvaginal mesh case against Johnson & Johnson. The jury determined that the plaintiff had suffered damages because the vaginal-mesh implant the woman received was defectively…
  • Apr 5

    FDA Reports Dramatic Increase in Medical Device Recall

    FDA Reports Dramatic Increase in Medical Device Recall
    Medical device recalls have increased dramatically in the past 10 years. A detailed report provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated that there was a 97 percent increase in the number of medical devices recalled annually…
Rank this Week: 1970