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Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

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

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

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

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

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

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction
    Open and Gross Lewdness Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in Massachusetts is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 16. To convict someone of this crime the prosecuting attorney must prove the element of shock or alarm. This…
  • Dec 28

    Criminal Charges for Stabbing Someone in Massachusett

    Criminal Charges for Stabbing Someone in Massachusett
    Stabbing Someone in Massachusetts One of the more personal and highly violent criminal offenses in Massachusetts is stabbing another person. Stabbings are usually the result of hot emotions or fits of rage, and they can cause minor, serious,…
  • Dec 10

    Proving Intent in Larceny By False Pretenses Case

    Proving Intent in Larceny By False Pretenses Case
    Larceny by False Pretenses Larceny over $250 by false pretenses is a felony in Massachusetts under G.L. c. 266 Section 34. The law simply states that “[w]hoever, with intent to defraud and by a false pretense, induces another to part…
Rank this Week: 498

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

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

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

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

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse
    A man claims a Massachusetts teacher sexually abused him in a dorm room more than 30 years ago while he was a student at Deerfield Academy. The retired teacher, Peter Hindle, spoke with NBC 10 News outside of his South Dartmouth home. He said…
Rank this Week: 339

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

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

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

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

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision
    A Hooters restaurant that was denied a liquor license by the Dedham Board of Selectmen is pleading their case to the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC held the appeal hearing for Dedham Wings LLC, doing…
Rank this Week: 362

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: 476

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

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

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

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

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

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

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

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 451

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    OSHA declares Bellingham worker’s death preventable

    OSHA declares Bellingham worker’s death preventable
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has declared the death of a worker at a Bellingham Massachusetts used auto parts business as preventable, and the result of a lack of proper safety…
  • Jan 12

    Electrocution accidents in the workplace, more common than you may think

    Electrocution accidents in the workplace, more common than you may think
    Electricity, simply put, is a concentrated flow of electrons from one point to another. Electrocution occurs when we interrupt a closed circuit of electricity by touching it with any uninsulated part of our bodies, most commonly our hands or…
  • Jan 11

    Dudley worker’s arm seriously injured in accident

    Dudley worker’s arm seriously injured in accident
    A contract packaging company based out of Dudley, MA is facing hefty fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after their negligence and subsequent actions seriously endangered one…
Rank this Week: 653

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?

    Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?
    Who should you call when you suspect, or are certain of, a data breach?  Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents have become of a fact of life.  Yahoo! recently disclosed that data for over one billion users was compromised…
  • Jan 14

    A Privacy Shield Replaces a Safe Harbor for the Swiss, Too

    A Privacy Shield Replaces a Safe Harbor for the Swiss, Too
    US companies with employees or clients in Switzerland will be interested to hear that the new Swiss-US Privacy Shield was approved on 11 January. Although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, its data protection law (Federal…
  • Jan 11

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System
    Written by James Swann | This article was originally published in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report An Illinois health system has reached a $475,000 settlement over allegations it waited too long to report a data breach, the…
Rank this Week: 1096

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 858

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/
  • Jan 18

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.
    So, it happened again? In a perfect world, we would all learn from our mistakes the first time…but it doesn’t always work that way. If you are facing charges for a second OUI offense in Massachusetts, you will need the help of a…
  • Jan 16

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett
    Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem, and it’s growing. As such, prescription fraud crimes are also on the rise. If you’re facing prescription fraud charges, you could be convicted of drug crimes, but you can also be…
  • Jan 13

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.
    There are two types of warrants in Massachusetts, arrest warrants and bench warrants. A bench warrant is generally the less serious of the two. These are issued for multiple reasons, including failure to show up at a court hearing or failure…
Rank this Week: 964

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Marcelin, the defendant was convicted of trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B substance. After being convicted, he pled guilty to conspiring to violate drug laws. The case arose in 2011, when a USPS inspector saw a package…
  • Jan 5

    Break-in at a Massachusetts Jewelry Store

    Break-in at a Massachusetts Jewelry Store
    In Commonwealth v. Burns, a Massachusetts appellate court considered a conviction for an after-hours break-in and larceny of items valued over $250. The case arose when somebody broke and entered a jewelry store after hours and stole jewelry.…
  • Jan 5

    Break-in at a Massachusetts Jewelry Store

    Break-in at a Massachusetts Jewelry Store
    In Commonwealth v. Burns, a Massachusetts appellate court considered a conviction for an after-hours break-in and larceny of items valued over $250. The case arose when somebody broke and entered a jewelry store after hours and stole jewelry.…
Rank this Week: 1026

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Report: Double Fatal Single Car Crash in Milton

    Report: Double Fatal Single Car Crash in Milton
    Massachusetts State Police (MSP) responded to a car crash in Milton that left two dead and another injured, according to a recent news report from the Boston Herald.  This accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. when a car crashed into a tree…
  • Jan 13

    U.S. DOT Issues New Proposed Guidelines to Handle Distracted Driving

    U.S. DOT Issues New Proposed Guidelines to Handle Distracted Driving
    There is no question that distracted driving is a major problem in cities like Boston and across the United States.  While many people may not realize this, it is becoming a bigger problem, in terms of the number of accidents, than drunk…
  • Jan 9

    NHTSA Reports Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches 90 Percent – Historic High

    NHTSA Reports Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches 90 Percent – Historic High
    When someone gets in a car, they are expected to wear a seat belt.  This is instilled upon us from a young age, and, in case we forget, the car will sound annoying alarms and flash lights to remind us to fasten our seat belts.  This…
Rank this Week: 965

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers patient safety topics and related verdicts and settlements. By Lubin & Meyer PC.

http://www.thepatientsafetyblog.org/
  • Jan 12

    Drew Meyer Profiled in The Huffington Post

    Drew Meyer Profiled in The Huffington Post
    Firm founder Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. was recently profiled in a Huffington Post article: Drew Meyer, Esquire — Truth, Justice and Medicine. The piece highlights Meyer's career as a highly recognized and passionate patient advocate representing…
  • Dec 9

    Senate Releases Report and Recommendations on the Practice of Concurrent Surgeries at Teaching Hospital

    Senate Releases Report and Recommendations on the Practice of Concurrent Surgeries at Teaching Hospital
    Boston Globe Spotlight Team and Lubin & Meyer lawsuits have been at the center of widening awareness of this patient safety issue  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued a…
  • Sep 15

    Sepsis: Know the Signs and Symptom

    Sepsis: Know the Signs and Symptom
    What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sometimes called blood poisoning, it can be caused by a seemingly minor infection…
Rank this Week: 1151

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 9

    I AM BUYING/SELLING MY HOME, DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY?

    I AM BUYING/SELLING MY HOME, DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY?
    By: Attorney Patricia E. Couto| Associate Buying or selling a home is not an easy process and involves many different people, stacks of paperwork, complex legal documents, and occasionally several attorneys. Buying or selling your home will…
  • Dec 19

    THE BASICS OF SUMMARY PROCESS PROCEDURE IN MASSACHUSETTS

    THE BASICS OF SUMMARY PROCESS PROCEDURE IN MASSACHUSETTS
    By: Attorney Corey T. Pontes| Associate In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, summary process is the procedure by which a landlord evicts a residential tenant through the court. Summary process is governed by the Uniform Rules of Summary…
  • Nov 28

    A LEGAL EVOLUTION: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO WITH MARIJUANA IN MASSACHUSETTS

    A LEGAL EVOLUTION: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO WITH MARIJUANA IN MASSACHUSETTS
    By: Cara Kuzmiski| Law Clerk Massachusetts has been progressively taking a more liberal view on the use and regulation of marijuana within the state over the past eight years. In the 2008 election, Question 2 was approved which decriminalized…
Rank this Week: 610

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
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  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jan 4

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?

    Bundled Payments: Panacea, Perdition or Something In Between?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 787

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

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

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2017

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2017
    The Visa Bulletin for January 2017 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Nov 24

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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

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

    MOVE IT OR LOSE IT? SHOULD YOU ACT ON IMMIGRATION OPTIONS BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFFICE?
    Donald Trump will be the next US President. He built his campaign on promises to build a wall with Mexico and imposing a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the country. His transition team, close advisors and future administration…
Rank this Week: 708

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Dec 2

    Massachusetts Attorney Disbarred for Multiple Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Massachusetts Attorney Disbarred for Multiple Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    A Massachusetts attorney has been disbarred for engaging in activities which created conflicts of interest and for misusing client funds. The violations included (1) using client funds to purchase annuities from a company where the attorney…
  • Nov 9

    Attorney Suspended for Mishandling and For Failing to Account for Client’s Fund

    Attorney Suspended for Mishandling and For Failing to Account for Client’s Fund
    A client signed a fee agreement with an attorney for representation in her divorce. On June 26, 2013, as a condition of the signed fee agreement, the client tendered to the attorney $8,000.00 as a retainer for a divorce case and for a real…
  • Jun 16

    Admonition to Massachusetts Attorney

    Admonition to Massachusetts Attorney
    An attorney who poorly represented a buyer of a residential property in Massachusetts has received an admonition for his conduct. The attorney was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1985 and had no disciplinary history. While…
Rank this Week: 648

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/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 527

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: 736

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 889

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 564

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 1199

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    GOFundMe Campaign Costs Woman Social Security Disability Income

    GOFundMe Campaign Costs Woman Social Security Disability Income
    Crowd source online funding campaigns are getting increasingly more popular these days.  While we first saw these services used for new inventors trying to raise the money to develop prototypes and get their new ideas to markets, we now…
  • Jan 16

    Traveling Out of the U.S. with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefit

    Traveling Out of the U.S. with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefit
    People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will want to research their rights if they plan on moving out of the country. People who relocate or travel for extended periods of time out of the country may be at risk of…
  • Jan 12

    A Soldier’s Fight for Disability Benefit

    A Soldier’s Fight for Disability Benefit
    According to a recent news article from WPRI News, a brave veteran from North Attleboro has returned from war only to a face another kind of battle – this one in his home state.  This was a battle of bureaucracy and red tape in…
Rank this Week: 2206

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/
  • Jan 19

    What’s new on HeinOnline?

    What’s new on HeinOnline?
    If you use HeinOnline, you’re probably well aware of its comprehensive Law Journal Library and U.S. Congressional Documents, but there’s so much more. Here are highlights of new databases and other content that Hein added and…
  • Jan 18

    Jonathan Zittrain appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board

    Jonathan Zittrain appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board
    The staff of the Harvard Law School Library congratulates Jonathan Zittrain, Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, on his appointment to the U.S. National Museum and Library Services Board. The Board advises the Institute of Museum…
  • Jan 17

    Now streaming on Kanopy

    Now streaming on Kanopy
    Kanopy, a Netflix-like streaming service for academic institutions, has thousands of documentaries and movies available for free streaming. Here are a few titles they’re highlighting this month. American Political and Social Issues…
Rank this Week: 1826

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2193

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $350 Million to Settle FCA Lawsuit

    Massachusetts Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $350 Million to Settle FCA Lawsuit
    This month, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay $350 million to settle False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations that Shire and the company it acquired in 2011, Advanced…
  • Jan 13

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million
    A Michigan mortgage services company settled a protracted $48 million dollar False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit this week. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced, “the settlement announced today holds…
  • Jan 2

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
    In closing out 2016, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that her office elected to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging rampant Medicare fraud at a group of Southern California hospitals. The…
Rank this Week: 1485

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/
  • Jan 18

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?
    Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Scandal In November the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struggled with the question of how about best to handle the aftermath of the Dookhan drug testing lab scandal, according to the Boston Globe. Annie Dookhan…
  • Jan 18

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?
    Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Scandal In November the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struggled with the question of how about best to handle the aftermath of the Dookhan drug testing lab scandal, according to the Boston Globe. Annie Dookhan…
  • Dec 28

    Supreme Judicial Court Decision Makes it Harder for Police to Seize Cellphone

    Supreme Judicial Court Decision Makes it Harder for Police to Seize Cellphone
    In a move that strengthens individuals’ right to privacy, the state’s highest court ruled that state law enforcement must have particularized evidence that a cellphone is tied to a criminal act in order to be able to seize the…
Rank this Week: 4353

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner
    Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that Monica Shah has joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2017.  Monica will continue her litigation practice in criminal defense, employment, and Title IX…
  • Jan 9

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)
    In my last blog post, I discussed some of the steps Massachusetts has taken in recent years to reform the state’s criminal justice system and the problems that remain in that system.  In this post, I will discuss some reforms that…
  • Jan 4

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)
    At the federal level, efforts at criminal justice reform have been trapped in a legislative logjam.  Despite considerable bipartisan consensus on the subject – including the backing of the notorious Koch brothers, who fund…
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Jan 18

    8 Tips to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing

    8 Tips to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing
    You’re a lawyer with a website. Now what? These days most attorneys have a website (and, if you don’t, we need to talk). But, a website doesn’t automatically get you business. There is a lot more to online marketing then…
  • Jan 11

    Start 2017 with a Plan for Your Career as a Lawyer

    Start 2017 with a Plan for Your Career as a Lawyer
    To compete as a lawyer, you need a vision defining your future success. And then you plan. Career and business plans do not need to be complex and complicated. They serve a simple purpose to mold and nudge you to think, feel, and behave in…
  • Jan 9

    Your Invitation to Our January 12th Breakfast Gathering

    Your Invitation to Our January 12th Breakfast Gathering
    Hello Friends, Clients, and Colleagues, The end of 2016 brought about a number of changes for LOMAP and its parent organization, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. We bid farewell to Rodney and Jared, but welcomed a new practice advisor, Susan…
Rank this Week: 4898

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?
    So the Supreme Court, for the second time, has now taken a pass on ruling on whether ERISA plans can contain forum selection clauses. As this article notes, a number of courts have enforced forum selection clauses in ERISA-governed plans,…
  • Jan 12

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money
    Several years ago, when the first of the class actions were filed alleging that medical institutions were improperly claiming church plan status under ERISA, I was speaking on a panel at one of the American Conference Institute’s ERISA…
  • Jan 3

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016
    2016 was the year that church plans went to the Supreme Court, excessive fee claims came to elite universities and the Department of Labor’s authority to alter its regulation of fiduciary conduct was challenged in multiple courts. Of…
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • Jan 18

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Alcohol Related Death Case to Proceed to Jury

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Alcohol Related Death Case to Proceed to Jury
    A Southern District of Florida judge has recently allowed a case concerning the death of a Carnival Cruise passenger to proceed to the jury.  This case involves couple who were passengers onboard the Carnival Dream.  The cruise was…
  • Jan 4

    French Passenger Overboard MSC Divina

    French Passenger Overboard MSC Divina
    Authorities are reporting a 74-year-old passenger on-board MSC Divina is missing and presumed overboard.  The man’s disappearance comes just days after a 22-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman went overboard the Royal…
  • Dec 30

    Court Finds a Ferryboat Owner Cannot Limit Its Liability in a Fatal Boat Collision

    Court Finds a Ferryboat Owner Cannot Limit Its Liability in a Fatal Boat Collision
    An interesting decision involving the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act was recently handed down in a ferryboat / speed boat collision case.  The accident occurred on February 16, 2013.  The ferryboat, carrying…
Rank this Week: 4695

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: 3689

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/
  • Jan 17

    Court Orders Drunk Driver to Speak About His Crime

    Court Orders Drunk Driver to Speak About His Crime
    According to a recent news story from WFMZ-TV News, a Pennsylvania man has been ordered by the judge to complete 25 hours of community service.  This will consist of traveling to different colleges in the area and speaking about his…
  • Jan 14

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk
    According to a recent news article from News 7 Boston, a man was just arrested in Everett for allegedly driving drunk while picking up his young child from school. It appears this was the second time he’s been recently arrested for this…
  • Jan 10

    MADD Assigns Ratings to State Drunk Driving Laws – Mass. Doesn’t Rate So High

    MADD Assigns Ratings to State Drunk Driving Laws – Mass. Doesn’t Rate So High
    Each year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) release a “Report to the Nation,” as they call it, on the state of drunk driving laws across the U.S.  The agency assigns a rating ranging from one to five stars to determine…
Rank this Week: 2925

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 17

    Widow of Massachusetts State Trooper Sues Driver for Wrongful Death

    Widow of Massachusetts State Trooper Sues Driver for Wrongful Death
    On behalf of her late husband, Reisa Clardy recently filed suit in Middlesex Superior Court for wrongful death against the man accused of killing Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy in a fatal car crash. The lawsuit, which seeks $20…
  • Jan 10

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Allows Medical Malpractice Case to Move Forward

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Allows Medical Malpractice Case to Move Forward
    Gena Paretchan brought a medical malpractice action against Dr. Edward Kwasnik, a surgeon who performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on her, and Dr. Gaurav Sharma, a surgical resident who assisted Dr. Krasnik during the procedure. Paretchan…
  • Jan 3

    Massachusetts Wedding Guests Sue Groom for Drone Injury

    Massachusetts Wedding Guests Sue Groom for Drone Injury
    Massachusetts groom Barry Billcliff is being sued by two wedding guests who allege they were hit by a drone at the reception of his wedding. Billcliff and his bride, Nichole, were married over the summer at New Hampshire’s Searles…
Rank this Week: 1745

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/
  • Jan 17

    New Ruling on Take-Home Asbestos Cases from Cali. Court

    New Ruling on Take-Home Asbestos Cases from Cali. Court
    According to a recent article published by the Los Angeles Times, defendants in mesothelioma lawsuits can now be held liable for what are known as “take-home” asbestos cases.  These are cases where a worker was employed…
  • Jan 13

    A Look at Mesothelioma Insurance Claim

    A Look at Mesothelioma Insurance Claim
    In the United States and much of the world, asbestos was used very heavily in most aspects of construction. It was also used in a wide variety of consumer, commercial and industrial products.  The reason it was so prevalent was…
  • Jan 9

    Rost v. Ford Motor Company: Mesothelioma Litigation

    Rost v. Ford Motor Company: Mesothelioma Litigation
    In Rost v. Ford Motor Company, plaintiff originally filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against the various companies that manufactured asbestos products.  Claimant alleged these companies manufactured the asbestos to which he had been exposed…
Rank this Week: 2950

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/
  • Jan 17

    ER Docs Anticipate Increase in Ice-Related Accident

    ER Docs Anticipate Increase in Ice-Related Accident
    With the arrival of winter, emergency room staffers are anticipating an uptick in the annual increase in the number of injuries related to snow and ice.  In some cases, these are serious or even fatal car accidents. Snow and ice may…
  • Jan 14

    Bleeding Head Injuries in Personal Injury Case

    Bleeding Head Injuries in Personal Injury Case
    When we talk about head injuries and concussions, we are often talking about what is known as a closed head wound.  As the name implies, this is a head injury that can result in a concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) in which…
  • Jan 10

    Complexities of a Slip-And-Fall Case

    Complexities of a Slip-And-Fall Case
    Most people are familiar with the concept of a slip-and-fall negligence case. As the name implies, it is a personal injury case involving an accident that was caused by the victim slipping and falling on a hard surface.  In some cases,…
Rank this Week: 4617

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
  • Sep 29

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

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

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
Rank this Week: 4858

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/
  • Jan 17

    Operation Walk Provides Free Knee Replacement

    Operation Walk Provides Free Knee Replacement
    It is a sad fact that many people in this county do not have health insurance.  While there are many different opinions about how to fix this issue, depending on one’s political party of choice, those without health insurance are…
  • Jan 13

    Jackson v. Ford Motor Company: Products Liability Appeal

    Jackson v. Ford Motor Company: Products Liability Appeal
    In Jackson v. Ford Motor Company, a man was killed when he lost control of his 2012 Ford Focus and was in a serious car accident. His wife was also a passenger in the car the day of the fatal accident.  While she was not killed in the…
  • Jan 10

    Samsung Washing Machines Recalled After Serious Personal Injury

    Samsung Washing Machines Recalled After Serious Personal Injury
    According to a recent news story from the Morning Call, Samsung has just issued a major recall on 34 models of their top-selling washing machines.  The reason for the recall is that a defect in these 3 million units sold (all top-loading…
Rank this Week: 2163

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1184

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 6

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal
    According to a recent news article on www.Masslive.com, questions remain as to who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory discovery to defense attorneys in the Amherst drug lab scandal. The scandal came…
  • Dec 27

    Judge Orders Commonwealth to Turn Over Electronic Communications Between Police in Worcester Murder Case

    Judge Orders Commonwealth to Turn Over Electronic Communications Between Police in Worcester Murder Case
    In a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, a Superior Court judge ordered the Commonwealth to turn over certain discovery to the defense attorney in a murder case – namely all electronic communications between state police…
Rank this Week: 3034

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: 4847

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3712

Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

http://www.injurylawyer.pro/
  • Jan 13

    Current Inadequate Welding Safety Standards Raise Major Concern

    Current Inadequate Welding Safety Standards Raise Major Concern
    According to a Washington University research study, published recently in the medical journal of neurology, the current safety standards in place for welders may be cause for major health concern. The present safety standards spotlight the…
  • Nov 28

    Is Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea the Cause of Recent Hoboken Train Accident?

    Is Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea the Cause of Recent Hoboken Train Accident?
    New information about the cause of the fatal New Jersey train crash that occurred in September has now been brought to light. According to both the National Transportation Safety Review Board and the lawyer (for the train engineer): sleep…
  • Nov 16

    Amtrak to Pay $265 Million in Fatal Crash

    Amtrak to Pay $265 Million in Fatal Crash
    It has been announced that Amtrak has agreed to a pay out in a one of the largest railroad crash settlements in the history of the United States, in the amount of $265 million. The payout is the result of a court order recently issued on the…
Rank this Week: 1226