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Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 18

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"
    Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website backpage.com from publishing advertisements that have connections to the underground teenage sex trade.
  • Oct 16

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.
    A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted…
  • Oct 15

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy
    A group of Harvard professors has condemned the University's new policies on sexual assault, saying it violates the rights of the accused. You can read about it here.
Rank this Week: 74

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Oct 17

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense
    One of the more highly profiled criminal defenses, especially in cases involving murder or attempted murder, is insanity, meaning that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. This criminal defense strategy is often popularized in…
  • Oct 10

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity
    Mistaken identity is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction. Mistaken identity is a criminal defense that is raised by a defendant that asserts that a witness, usually an eyewitness, is mistaken in his or her memory that the…
  • Oct 9

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense
    When accused of a crime, there are a number of defenses that can be raised by the accused/defendant. One of the most commonly raised defenses used when charged with assault and battery, and even murder, is the act of self defense. Self…
Rank this Week: 246

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 10

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License
    The Northampton License Commission met last Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a vintage spinning raffle drum, as…
  • Oct 9

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise
    The proprietor of Fort Hill Brewery is seeking permission to pour pints of lager for visitors to his state-of-the-art facility on Fort Hill Road in Easthampton. Masslive.com reports that owner and head brewer Eric Berzins appeared before the…
  • Oct 5

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License
    The number of alcohol serving licenses available in Pittsfield has shrunk by one, following a unanimous vote by the Licensing Board to revoke a license held by Willard Curtis, former proprietor of The Tavern on 4th Street. While The Tavern…
Rank this Week: 320

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
  • Sep 23

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know
    I was in my office last week when I heard shrieks of joy coming from down the hall. (We really should have a bell or something we ring for a big win – this yelling is so unprofessional.) My colleagues Sue Stenger, Francine…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jul 30

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?
    Paying employees the wages they are due for their work is, conceptually, at least, a pretty straightforward matter. Working 8 hours, e.g., results in 8 hours of pay, less time spent on a meal break of 30 or 60 minutes. But when it comes to…
  • Jul 23

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute
    Some six years after it was created by executive order, the joint task force on the underground economy and employee misclassification is being formalized by statute. As part of the recently enacted minimum wage law, there was created a…
  • Jul 14

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law
    When an employee decides it’s time to blow the whistle on employer misconduct or that of a fellow worker, employees are well advised to do a bit of homework first. While it certainly seems like whistle blowers should be protected by the…
Rank this Week: 237

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer…

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV

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

    John Dvorak

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

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer
    Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein has been selected a Super Lawyer, a peer-selected award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. The attorney-led selection process for the Super Lawyer award is multifaceted and…
Rank this Week: 217

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts car accident and other personal injury cases. By Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

http://www.bellottilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES
    Normal 0 0 1 375 2143 a 17 4 2631 10.260 0 0 0   In a few short weeks, thousands of Masscahusetts children and their families will be enjoying Halloween festivities. While dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and...
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie
    A recent Boston Globe article detailing injuries sustained by a Quincy, Massachusetts worker who had fallen after he was electrocuted and slipped should serve as a reminder to workers, job site inspectors, supervisors, and all, that workplace…
  • Aug 5

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently reported that around 11,000 car accidents annually are caused by tire failures.  There are a number of ways a tire can fail and cause an accident, including…
Rank this Week: 257

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: 266

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…
  • Oct 18

    $15.6M Auto Defects Case Against Toyota Dealership is Upheld

    $15.6M Auto Defects Case Against Toyota Dealership is Upheld
    A three-judge panel has upheld a jury’s verdict awarding $15.6 million to a driver and passengers of a Toyota minivan. They sustained injuries when the auto malfunctioned and went into a ravine. The defendant of this auto defects case…
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Chain Settles Medicare Fraud, Whistleblower Claims for $38M

    Nursing Home Chain Settles Medicare Fraud, Whistleblower Claims for $38M
    Extendicare Health Services Inc., a nursing and rehabilitation facilitation chain, has agreed to pay $38 million to settle Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims that were originally brought in a whistleblower lawsuit. The chain is accused of…
Rank this Week: 830

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Oct 13

    Veteran Killed in Holyoke Motorcycle Crash

    Veteran Killed in Holyoke Motorcycle Crash
    October 13, 2014 – Patrick Rud, 32, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.  The accident occurred on Friday, October 3, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on…
  • Sep 24

    Dedham Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident

    Dedham Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident
    September 24, 2014 – Anne McIntyre, 70, of Dedham, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle.  The accident occurred Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. on High Street in Dedham.…
  • Sep 24

    Fitchburg Bank Settles for $3.5 Million to Resolve TelexFree Allegation

    Fitchburg Bank Settles for $3.5 Million to Resolve TelexFree Allegation
    September 24, 2014 – Fidelity Bank in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay  $3.5 million dollars to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office to settle claims that it allegedly allowed TelexFree Inc. to open bank…
Rank this Week: 753

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law
    Bicycle safety continues to draw the attention of city officials as the number of cyclists grows across the city. With increasing attention to the environmental and health advantages of opting for bicycles instead of motor vehicles and…
  • Sep 30

    Research Shows Danger of Texting While Driving Using Google Gla

    Research Shows Danger of Texting While Driving Using Google Gla
    Head-up displays like Google Glass were made to assist drivers in multitasking. Rather than reaching for a phone to manually send or receive a text, a driver using Google Glass would be able to read projected messages and dictate replies…
  • Sep 30

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit: "Morgan Should Have Worn a Seatbelt"

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit: "Morgan Should Have Worn a Seatbelt"
    Retail supergiant Walmart has finally responded to a lawsuit filed by actor and comedian Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left Morgan in critical condition. Its response: Morgan should have worn a seatbelt. According to CNN and…
Rank this Week: 746

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 539

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?
    Yes.  Debtors can file a motion at the time they file their Bankruptcy Petition and Schedules, to waive the filing fee.  The Court will review the Motion to Waive Filing Fees and respond with their opinion in a timely basis. In a…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
  • Sep 15

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
Rank this Week: 432

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 477

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: 551

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 540

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Thoughts about law, aging, estate planning and special needs issues and related public policy concerns. By Sasha Golden.

http://massachusettselderlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    We've moved!!

    We've moved!!
    As of May 1, I've moved the blog over to my new on-line home, and this location is being deactivated. Please look for me at www.massachusetts-elder-law.com
  • Mar 16

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate
    From today's edition of the American Bar Association's e-journal:Karen Williams was chief judge of a federal appeals court and a potential Supreme Court nominee when her family noticed some changes in her personality.
  • Mar 12

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Oct 20

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed
    This is a summary of the Boston Bar Association’s recent seminar, E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, which I moderated last week. The speakers were: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Esq. Appointed Board Member, Registry of…
  • Oct 15

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16
    E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Learn about e-recording technology…
  • Oct 10

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
Rank this Week: 4751

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2035

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Expert Witnesses In MA Personal Injury Case

    Expert Witnesses In MA Personal Injury Case
    The highway and roads on the North Shore and throughout Massachusetts get more crowded all the time. Rush hour seems to start before 6:00 am and not to end before 7:00 pm. The Route 128 and Route 1 interchange is crowded.  Where those…
  • Oct 10

    It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

    It’s a Dog Eat Dog World
    Dogs are said to be “man’s best friend” (and woman’s too). They are our trusting companions and guardians, providing us company and keeping us safe. In fact, the news recently reported a Saugus woman is praising her…
  • Oct 3

    E-mails, Chats, and Instant Messages Affect Massachusetts Lawsuit

    E-mails, Chats, and Instant Messages Affect Massachusetts Lawsuit
    Immediate and non-stop connectivity. That’s the world in which we live and work. Friends, family and co-workers are in touch with us at the drop of a hat. Our phones are on and by our side and we constantly interact with friends,…
Rank this Week: 2265

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/
  • Oct 20

    Swampscott Elementary School Closed Due to Asbestos Concern

    Swampscott Elementary School Closed Due to Asbestos Concern
    An elementary school in Swampscott, Massachusetts was forced to shut down because it is literally falling apart, according to a recent news article from CBS Boston. One of the main concerns is that as the walls are crumbling and the floors…
  • Oct 15

    College Campus Building Contains Asbestos That Must Be Carefully Removed

    College Campus Building Contains Asbestos That Must Be Carefully Removed
    Our mesothelioma plaintiff lawyers understand how dangerous it is to work in an environment where asbestos is present. According to a recent news article from The Plainsman, the renovation of an Auburn university class building will…
  • Oct 11

    After Finding Illegally Dumped Asbestos on School Property, Board Authorizes Toxic Material to Be Buried the Wood

    After Finding Illegally Dumped Asbestos on School Property, Board Authorizes Toxic Material to Be Buried the Wood
    According to a recent story from WFMZ-TV News, one eastern Pennsylvania school district is planning on removing construction debris containing asbestos that was buried in the woods behind an elementary school a year ago. School officials…
Rank this Week: 3472

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/
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Ticket's Hidden Provisions Can Be Costly

    Cruise Ticket's Hidden Provisions Can Be Costly
    Cruising is wildly popular. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people cruise from the several ports that line the United States coast. Often times, people have a good time on their vacations without incident. However, sometimes, vacations…
  • Oct 19

    Five South Florida Drowning in Three Week

    Five South Florida Drowning in Three Week
    Unfortunately, South Florida's sunny climate is accompanied by a number of natural and man-made bodies of water that claim lives every day. Making matters worse--the victims are normally our most prized and precious possessions--our children.…
  • Aug 27

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law
    Our law firm is receiving an increasing number of inquires about cruise passengers injuries occurring on tenders. Generally, when a cruise liner is too large to dock at a pier, it requires tenders to shuttle passengers back and forth from…
Rank this Week: 3199

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer
    A Florida man who was injured while vacationing aboard a luxury liner has retained BBR's lawyers to bring a claim against a Miami based cruise line. The Florida passenger tripped over a vacuum cord that a cabin steward negligent slung at…
  • Aug 25

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member
    The Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers of BBR have been retained to represent a crew member who became injured while working aboard a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. In this case, a deck hand suffered serious back injury when ordered…
  • Aug 13

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer
    An Arkansas passenger who took a cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine retained our lawyers after slipping on the Lido Deck. This particular cruise ship is known to our lawyers as having issues with its exterior decks. In this case, the…
Rank this Week: 3111

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
  • Oct 1

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
Rank this Week: 1881

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: 4498

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Proposed Changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program

    Proposed Changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program
    In recent months there have been an increasing number of news articles that warn us that the funding for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits administered by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) will run out…
  • Oct 17

    A Look at the Difference Between SSI and SSDI Benefit

    A Look at the Difference Between SSI and SSDI Benefit
    While many people have heard of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, there is another option for some disabled residents of Boston known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSI program, also run the United States…
  • Oct 14

    Teachers Receiving Disability for School-Related Stress and PTSD

    Teachers Receiving Disability for School-Related Stress and PTSD
    When we use the term disability with respect to a person who can no longer work, we normally think of a physical disability, such as one caused by an accident or medical condition like a stroke or heart disease. However, mental illnesses,…
Rank this Week: 2712

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Informational advice and musings on Massachusetts wills, trusts and estates. By Danielle G. Van Ess.

http://dgvelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    October 20-26, 2014 is National…

    October 20-26, 2014 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess of the family-friendly, Hingham, Massachusetts law firm DGVE law, LLC wants to help you “protect your family, yourself, and your…
  • Apr 25

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston
    As a mother of 4 little girls ranging in age from baby to elementary school, Attorney-Mama Danielle G. Van Ess will be the first to tell it like it is:  Motherhood is NOT for the faint of heart.That's why DGVE law®  is…
  • Feb 11

    Time for "The Talk"    The…

    Time for "The Talk"    The idea of confronting our parents’ mortality is indeed difficult, but this is a conversation (or series of conversations) that is crucial to you and your family’s well-being.  We are…
Rank this Week: 4746

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/
  • Oct 19

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List
    Whether you are changing careers, retiring, or merging with another firm, there are many reasons why you might need to close up your law office.  Even if you don’t have plans to do so any time soon, it is prudent to prepare a…
  • Oct 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solution
    Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as…
  • Oct 7

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 4561

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 4197

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Women in Framingham Charged with Separate Assaults Against Each Other

    Women in Framingham Charged with Separate Assaults Against Each Other
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, two women in Framingham were recently arrested for separate assaults against each other. One of the women, Johnary Sanjurji-Fuentes called police and reported that her ex-girlfriend,…
  • Oct 15

    Framingham Woman Arrested for Assaulting Husband

    Framingham Woman Arrested for Assaulting Husband
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a woman was arrested for assaulting her husband last week. The article reports that Jarcente Kirnon of Framingham came home drunk and screamed at her husband. She then reportedly left the…
  • Oct 10

    Woman Breaks into Ex’s Apartment in Framingham

    Woman Breaks into Ex’s Apartment in Framingham
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, an Ashland woman, Marcilene Gomes, broke into an apartment in Framingham last week, with her two year old son in tow. A woman in a neighboring building called police and told them that she…
Rank this Week: 4702

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: 1702

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

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

    Chat with a Reference Librarian on LiveChat

    Chat with a Reference Librarian on LiveChat
    Did you know that as a law school student you can remotely chat with the reference librarians? LiveChat is available during normal reference hours, and it is fast and easy to use, even on your phone. To access it, just go to…
  • Oct 17

    Friday Fun Fact.

    Friday Fun Fact.
    Ever wondered WHY libraries, like new cars, have a smell all their own? Click on the image below to discover the answer:   http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/where-does-smell-old-books-come
  • Oct 15

    Research on International Human Rights Law

    Research on International Human Rights Law
    Few topics get more attention around the world than human rights, but many students are uncertain about the source and scope of those rights. If you are researching the topic, the library’s research guide is one starting place. As with…
Rank this Week: 3636

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Common Causes of Car Accident

    Common Causes of Car Accident
    Every year, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans. On top of this, hundreds of thousands of people are injured. From the moment you get behind the wheel of your car, there is nothing more important than paying…
  • Oct 14

    What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
    Nobody gets behind the wheel with the idea that they are going to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, many people find themselves in this position every year. Some accidents are minor, meaning that both parties can exchange…
  • Oct 10

    Recent Accident News from the Boston Area

    Recent Accident News from the Boston Area
    If you live in or around the Boston area, you are well aware that motor vehicle accidents occur on a regular basis. Even when you are obeying the rules of the road, attempting to remain safe, others around you may not be doing the same. Not…
Rank this Week: 3010

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: The Scary Truth

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: The Scary Truth
    You think Spooky World is going to scare you this Halloween? As a Boston Massachusetts distracted driving accident lawyer, I can tell you three frightening stories of what happens when you practice distracted driving on the road. Texting and…
  • Oct 10

    Fall In Massachusetts: Nice, Just Don't Slip and Fall on Wet Leave

    Fall In Massachusetts: Nice, Just Don't Slip and Fall on Wet Leave
    So many people love the Fall season. I'm just not one of them. For many people, it’s a time for apple-picking, football games, Halloween and clean, crisp air. For me, it's a time for longing the warm summer air and beach days that…
  • Sep 2

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware
    Recently here in the Boston area, the media has paid a lot of attention recently to the subject of dangerous off-campus housing for college students – and justifiably so. Boston is the College Capital of the Nation, and there are more…
Rank this Week: 4834

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    $300,000 AWARDED AFTER CROSSFIT INJURY

    $300,000 AWARDED AFTER CROSSFIT INJURY
    Former Navy information systems technician first class and All Navy wrestler, Makimbo Mimms, was awarded $300,000 in a suit against a gym offering CrossFit classes. The gym breached their duty of care to monitor participants during the…
  • Oct 16

    BOUNCY HOUSE OF TERROR

    BOUNCY HOUSE OF TERROR
    Two young boys in Nashua, New Hampshire were rushed to the hospital after the bouncy house they were playing in blew away. They were in playing in the bouncy house at Sullivan Farm when it became airborne and blew over a fence, coming to a…
  • Oct 13

    2 INJURED AT HERB CHAMBERS BMW OF BOSTON

    2 INJURED AT HERB CHAMBERS BMW OF BOSTON
    On October 7, 2014 at approximately 10:30 a.m., a ventilation duct collapsed in a garage at Herb Chambers BMW of Boston at 1168 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton. The Boston Police, the Boston Fire Department, and the United States…
Rank this Week: 2697

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettspersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 2

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 2
    As discussed in the first entry of foreign and unexpected items in food, the courts of Massachusetts have drawn a distinction between food that is unwholesome and food with natural (although unexpected) items present in the food such as a…
  • Oct 12

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 1

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 1
    The month of October is often associated with many fantastical creatures, sights, sounds, and gimmicks.  Halloween brings out the fun and quirkiness of many people who decide to dress up and go door to door in an effort to procure (or…
  • Oct 9

    Pro Se Plaintiff Loses His Standing

    Pro Se Plaintiff Loses His Standing
    On October 5, 2012, after being admitted to Holy Family Hospital for a knee operation, a woman passed away.  Her son, Brian Evans, claimed that his mother suffered from sleep apnea and that it was not properly managed by the doctors and…
Rank this Week: 2343

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Oct 16

    What Are the Costs and Risks to Administrators When District Courts Remand Benefit Denials Back to Them?

    What Are the Costs and Risks to Administrators When District Courts Remand Benefit Denials Back to Them?
    I have been writing a lot recently about big picture items, from Supreme Court cases over ERISA’s statute of limitations to the ability of plan sponsors to legally control litigation against them, and everything in between. It is worth…
  • Oct 15

    Q: Where Can You Sue an ERISA Plan? A: Where the Plan Sponsor Say

    Q: Where Can You Sue an ERISA Plan? A: Where the Plan Sponsor Say
    So the Sixth Circuit, in Smith v. Aegon, just ruled in favor of the enforceability of forum selection clauses in ERISA governed plans. Combined with the Supreme Court’s approval in Heimeshoff of contractual limitations in ERISA plans on…
  • Oct 14

    Tibble v. Edison at the Supreme Court

    Tibble v. Edison at the Supreme Court
    So, Tibble, Tibble, toil and trouble, to paraphrase (badly) Shakespeare (MacBeth, to be precise). And with that, I am going to launch into what I expect will be a number of posts concerning the Supreme Court’s decision to accept the…
Rank this Week: 2878

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: 2376

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience
    When we pass away, our assets are divided into two groups – probate and non-probate. Non-probate assets are things like bank accounts and life insurance policies that you have named joint owners or TODs on – they transfer to the…
  • Oct 9

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
  • Oct 6

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham
    Are you a South Shore professional in search of a nice, sunny, 14 x 12 corner office? Our law firm consists of two attorneys and an assistant – we would like to add another professional to our suite. We have a top-floor space that…
Rank this Week: 3170

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/
Rank this Week: 3247

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/
  • Oct 15

    Massachusetts Police Worry about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

    Massachusetts Police Worry about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
    Across the United States, state and local governments seem to moving toward the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana. One concern of the police and others against legalization is that there would be a corresponding increase in the…
  • Oct 13

    Massachusetts State Police Arrest Drunk Driver Who Crashed after Driving Wrong Direction

    Massachusetts State Police Arrest Drunk Driver Who Crashed after Driving Wrong Direction
    There are some people who regularly drink alcohol to the point of intoxication and then get behind the wheel of a car. While it may seem like a normal thing for some, driving a 2,000-pound vehicle while drunk is actually one of the most…
  • Oct 12

    NFL Commissioner Discusses Sanctions Against Josh Brent for Fatal DUI Accident

    NFL Commissioner Discusses Sanctions Against Josh Brent for Fatal DUI Accident
    According to a recent news article from NBC Sports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell consulted with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) representatives before issuing a 10 game suspension to defensive tackle Josh Brent. Brent's suspension was…
Rank this Week: 3512

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

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

    Bicycle Accident Involving Dump Truck Kills Rider

    Bicycle Accident Involving Dump Truck Kills Rider
    According to a recent article from the Boston Globe, a bicyclist was killed after being hit by a dump truck. Authorities report the victim was riding his bike in the westbound lane of a crowded street when he attempted to make a left turn. …
  • Oct 5

    High School Football Captain Killed in Winchester

    High School Football Captain Killed in Winchester
    According to a recent news article in the Boston Globe, the captain of the Winchester High School football team was killed in a single-vehicle car crash. Authorities are reporting that he was driving alone in his car in a suburb north of…
  • Oct 1

    White v. Mazda Motors of America: On Defective Manufacturing Claims in Car Accident Case

    White v. Mazda Motors of America: On Defective Manufacturing Claims in Car Accident Case
    Our Boston attorneys who represent clients injured by defective vehicles understand the importance of using an expert witness. In White v. Mazda Motors of America, Inc., a case from the Supreme Court of Connecticut, plaintiff's car caught on…
Rank this Week: 3332

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Client found not guilty of possession of a firearm in Boston Municipal Court

    Client found not guilty of possession of a firearm in Boston Municipal Court
    Boston Municipal Court client is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm without a license. The possession of a firearm without a license charge carries a mandatory minimum 18 months House…
  • Sep 4

    University Students arrive back in Boston and need to be careful

    University Students arrive back in Boston and need to be careful
    A Northeastern University student reported an attack in the early morning of Thursday while walking on Huntington Avenue. Northeastern police report that the student was grabbed by her neck and the assailant attempt to drag her down an alley…
  • Aug 6

    Not guilty verdict on two charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine

    Not guilty verdict on two charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine
    Client was charged in Boston municipal court with two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine. Narcotic detectives testified that after seeing a person come and go from the clients apartment in a short time frame…
Rank this Week: 3790