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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/
  • Dec 14

    Child support agreements need court approval

    Child support agreements need court approval
    Previously, I wrote about the dangers of parents making an agreement for child support and not seeking approval from a court. A recent case, Zizza v. Zizza, from the Massachusetts Appellate Division (Oct. 27, 2014) is an example of the…
  • Dec 6

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?
    Sometimes people die under circumstances where their body can't be found or can't be reached. Years ago I probated the estate of a man who sailed his boat into a hurricane and was never found. A few years ago there was a story in the news…
  • Nov 30

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?
    Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled in the case of Vaida v. Vaida, Mass. App. Ct. No. 13–P–1827 (November 6, 2014) that a father did not have to pay child support for his adult physically disabled child. At first…
Rank this Week: 2183

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/
  • Dec 12

    PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR YASMIN VICTIMS

    PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR YASMIN VICTIMS
    Yasmin is still prescribed and used as a contraception to prevent pregnancy. The generic name is drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. Other names for the product are Yaz and Ocella. However, Yasmin has caused many known side effects in…
  • Dec 11

    MEDIATION OF STRYKER HIP RECALL

    MEDIATION OF STRYKER HIP RECALL
    Plaintiffs in the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System Recall mass tort will receive a base payment of $300,000 if they were required to have revision surgery for a failed Rejuvenate or ABG II hip prior to November 3, 2014 in the…
  • Nov 30

    CARDINALS OUTFIELDER, OSCAR TAVERAS, KILLED IN CAR CRASH

    CARDINALS OUTFIELDER, OSCAR TAVERAS, KILLED IN CAR CRASH
    Twenty two-year-old Cardinals outfielder, Oscar Taveras, and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, were killed in a car accident near Puerto Plata when their car veered off the road. Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the attorney…
Rank this Week: 2186

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/
  • Dec 19

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Massachusetts Apartment

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Massachusetts Apartment
    There is no doubt drunk driving accidents can lead to serious personal injury and death. One recent news article from My Fox Boston looks at a close call that resulted in the destruction of a home and what appear to be minor injuries. …
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts State Police Officer Returns to Work after Second Drunk Driving Arrest

    Massachusetts State Police Officer Returns to Work after Second Drunk Driving Arrest
    When we think of drunk driving, we normally think of a drunk driver getting arrested by the police, and hopefully before the driver caused a serious alcohol-related car accident. However, according to a recent news article in the Boston…
  • Dec 10

    Man Sentenced for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash Involving Honeymoon Couple

    Man Sentenced for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash Involving Honeymoon Couple
    According to a recent news article from WMUR 9, a defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a newlywed bride in a 2013 drunk driving car accident in New England in 2013. The couple was just married in their home state of…
Rank this Week: 2200

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/
  • Dec 19

    Izell v. Union Carbide Corp.: Apportionment of Damages in Mesothelioma Case

    Izell v. Union Carbide Corp.: Apportionment of Damages in Mesothelioma Case
    According to a recent case before the California Court of Appeal, defendant purchased an asbestos mine in Coalinga, California in the early 1960s. From the time of purchase until 1985, defendant supplied asbestos to companies that used it…
  • Dec 17

    Genetic Research Looks at How Mesothelioma Differs from Other Cancer

    Genetic Research Looks at How Mesothelioma Differs from Other Cancer
    Not only is mesothelioma deadly, there is also no effective means to control or cure the disease, as there are with some forms of cancer. If it were not for exposure to asbestos, malignant mesothelioma would rarely occur. A recent article…
  • Dec 12

    Massachusetts Town Spends Decades Looking for Buyer for Old Asbestos-Laden Building

    Massachusetts Town Spends Decades Looking for Buyer for Old Asbestos-Laden Building
    In the town of Belchertown, Massachusetts, residents have been waiting many years for the demolition of the State School for the Mentally Retarded. According to a recent news feature from New England Public Radio, prior to its closing in…
Rank this Week: 2210

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 2213

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: 2235

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2247

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues. By Goldstein and Clegg LLC.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • Apr 30

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code
    A lot of consumers getting out of college these days are facing a massive amount of debt.  The reason for this is that they tried to improve themselves by going to highly reputable and expensive universities with the expectation of…
  • Sep 10

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy
    Many consumers have been finding the tough economy a bit too much to handle of late and the number of bankruptcy filings are practically on the rise. In fact, the financial trend has changed so much that what was once considered a social …
  • May 19

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill
    Many people have suffered the loss of a job due to an illness. When that happens, your debt can build up very quickly. In addition, many times when you loose a job, you also can loose your health insurance, and then face staggering medical…
Rank this Week: 2248

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

http://suffolklawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 2286

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 2318

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: 2394

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2411

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: 2435

Yes, We're Together

Yes, We're Together

Two lawyers challenging the assumptions and assuming the challenges of interracial love in the 21st century.

http://www.yesweretogether.com/
  • Jun 13

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown
    I've spent a lot of time in the card section of retail stores lately.  With the sheer number of people in our combined families of origin, the amount we spend on greeting cards during the Spring and Summer months could be a line item in…
  • Jun 9

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple
    In 2011 I had the privilege of connecting with Marya Mtshali, a Sociology PhD student at Boston College.  After noticing a glaring need when it came to research around interracial relationships -- particularly those involving Black…
  • Dec 31

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013
    2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year:The Declaration of Kanye West "And a…
Rank this Week: 2528

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: 2632

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

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

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2636

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

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

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

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

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 2672

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 14

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD
    A North Reading man is dead after an overnight three-car crash on Interstate 93 south in Andover, MA on Nov. 14th, according to authorities. The accident occurred just before 1:00am Friday morning near the area of Exit 41. According to an…
  • Nov 30

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION
    Hugo Hernandez Palomino, an employee of Pepco in Baltimore, MD, sustained a severe neck injury at a Pepco work site in 2013. Mr. Palomino was working on the construction of scaffolding, when he came into contact with a transformer that hit…
  • Nov 17

    CSX FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHES TRACTOR TRAILER

    CSX FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHES TRACTOR TRAILER
    An unstoppable force met an unmovable object when a CSX freight train collided with a tractor trailer in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey last December. The accident, which occurred early Friday morning on December 13th, was located at the railway…
Rank this Week: 2695

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: 2824

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and means testing in Massachusetts. By Kara O'Donnell.

http://quincylegal.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney
    U.S. home repossessions spiked in August to highest level since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a…
  • Sep 18

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .
    On August 4, 2010, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Americans Want to Work Act. This legislation would create an additional tier (Tier 5) of unemployment benefits for those (known as the 99ers) who have exhausted their…
  • Sep 12

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?
    You’ve probably read that you should pay off high interest rate credit card debt first. From a financial standpoint, that’s true. It costs more to carry a balance on a high interest rate credit card. The longer you take to pay off the…
Rank this Week: 2834

Museum Law Blog

Museum Law Blog

Covers issues in museum law, including deaccession and intellectual property.

http://museumlaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 2

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)
    Dust off your collection sale check-list and add another set of boxes of bases to cover when you are contemplating the sale or exchange of artwork from your collection. Perhaps in reaction to the dreadful state of the economy, or perhaps in…
  • Aug 26

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern
    Recently a client of mine forwarded an email it received from a Twitter user which read in part “I have been told that your company uses the ___________ name in its ordinary course of business.  I happen to own the _____ name and would be…
  • Aug 26

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)
    Once again, businesses handling the personal information of a Massachusetts resident have been granted an extension to comply with the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations.  The proposed new deadline for compliance is March 1, 2010.
Rank this Week: 2851

Massachusetts Driving Law

Massachusetts Driving Law

Information on driving related legal issues for Massachusetts residents, including drunk driving, speeding tickets, moving violations, Junior Operators, Mature Drivers, license suspensions, and hardship licenses. By Jessica A. Foley.

http://massdrivinglaw.typepad.com/massachusetts_driving_law/
Rank this Week: 2859

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Consolidation of Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Gets Opposition from Bayer, Johnson & Johnson

    Consolidation of Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Gets Opposition from Bayer, Johnson & Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Bayer AG (BAYN) are combatting efforts to consolidate Xarelto injury lawsuits filed by plaintiffs who claim that the blood thinner caused patients to suffer fatal bleeds. Bayer makes the medication, and J &…
  • Nov 18

    Hundreds of Risperdal Lawsuits Blame Drug For Causing Gynecomastia in Male

    Hundreds of Risperdal Lawsuits Blame Drug For Causing Gynecomastia in Male
    The number of Risperdal lawsuits continues to grow, with many of the plaintiffs blaming the drug for causing gynecomastia, which is male breast growth. Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson are accused of hiding the serious health…
  • Nov 7

    Stryker Settles Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1.43 Billion

    Stryker Settles Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1.43 Billion
    Stryker, a company that makes artificial hip implants, has reached a settlement to resolve thousands of products liability lawsuits over the now-recalled medical devices. The deal is expected to cost the manufacturer approximately $1.43…
Rank this Week: 2876

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 22

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!
    As most of you know by now, DGVE law's Client Liaison and Paralegal, Astrid A. Muhammad, had brain surgery at the end of August to remove a benign but invasive brain tumor.  Within days she was texting me to check on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2881

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: 2893

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation
    A Massachusetts business lawsuit alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior by Keurig Green Mountain since its K-Cup portion pack patent expired mirrors 14 others brought in five states. The lawsuits allege numerous violations of both…
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 2897

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

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

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
Rank this Week: 2943

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Dec 19

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection
    Javier F. Flores The parents of Joshua Kaye, an 8 year-old boy from Braintree, Massachusetts who died on July 7, 2014, after contracting an E. coli 0157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome, have filed suit against Whole…
  • Dec 1

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto
    Jeremiah Harvey Specifically, the court granted preferential review of the issue:   “If an employer’s business involves either the use or the manufacture of asbestos-containing products, does the employer owe a duty of care…
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
Rank this Week: 2963

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/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2975

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Covers patent prosecution and strategy. By Robert J. Sayre.

http://www.mxlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Patents 101 at Harvard University

    Patents 101 at Harvard University
    I am lecturing on patents at Harvard this Thursday (March 27). Drop in at Maxwell Dworkin G125 @ 4 pm. For more details, please visit: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/77001 Thanks for subscribing to the MX Legal patent blog.…
  • Apr 17

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A
    Colleague, Travis Johnson and I will be fielding patent-related questions at the Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, from 4-5 pm this Thursday, 17 April 2012. Please stop by. Colleague Cynthia Gilbert will join us again next…
  • Jan 19

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa
    Per a request from Inovia, I recently wrote a guest for their Foreign Filing Blog, entitled, "Inside Perspective on Patenting at the African Regional Intellectual Property Office", where I shared some insights that I thought readers would…
Rank this Week: 3019

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Hernandez Co-Defendant Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Her

    Hernandez Co-Defendant Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Her
    Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player, was found murdered in an industrial park in Attleboro in June 2013. Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was ultimately charged with Lloyd’s murder. Three other individuals were also…
  • Nov 10

    “Polite” Burglar on the Loose

    “Polite” Burglar on the Loose
    According to an article in The Boston Globe, there is a so-called “polite” burglar on the loose. The article states that a man has broken into a number of Middlesex County homes via windows on the first floor or basement.…
  • Nov 7

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a woman was arrested for soliciting sex and stealing from one of her johns. The article states that the woman, Andrea Fazio, was at a party on Kendall Street in Framingham. The police were…
Rank this Week: 3103

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 3108

Boston Immigration and Nationality…

Boston Immigration and Nationality Blog

Covers immigration law topics in English and Portuguese. By Joshua Paulin.

http://bostonimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 3130

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Sexual Harassment at Work: Don’t be a Victim

    Sexual Harassment at Work: Don’t be a Victim
    If you have been sexually harassed at work, it goes without saying that you will be upset about what happened. While you have the right to feel this way, don’t let it stop you from making sound decisions moving forward. First and…
  • Dec 16

    Types of Surgical Malpractice, Patient Option

    Types of Surgical Malpractice, Patient Option
    As somebody faced with a surgical procedure, there is no doubt there will be a lot going through your mind. While you care about nothing more than recovering in a fast and efficient manner, it is hard to ignore the process you will go…
  • Dec 12

    Testing of Trinity Guardrails Begin

    Testing of Trinity Guardrails Begin
    Trinity Industries is in the middle of a series of eight tests that could determine the future of the company, as well as its commonly used guardrail system. The Federal Highway Administration ordered the tests amid safety concerns expressed…
Rank this Week: 3146

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/
  • Dec 19

    Proof and Causation Matter: District Court Declines to Penalize ExxonMobil in Texas Citizen Suit

    Proof and Causation Matter: District Court Declines to Penalize ExxonMobil in Texas Citizen Suit
    On Wednesday, Judge David Hittner, of the District Court for the Southern District of Texas, in a decision long enough to require two separate pdfs, declined to impose an injunction or penalties (plaintiffs sought $642,697,500) against…
  • Dec 18

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium

    Virginia Proposes Nutrient Trading Regulations: Established Concept, New Medium
    This week, Virginia formally proposed Nutrient Trading Certification Regulations.  The program will establish a market in phosphorus and nitrogen removal credits.  Although the program is welcome news, it should be neither…
  • Dec 17

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change
    There has already been significant discussion of the economic impacts of climate change.  Damage from catastrophic events, the cost to build adaptation measures such as sea walls; these have all been examined.  Now, a National…
Rank this Week: 3176

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 3200

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED
    On August 27, 2014, EG, a 58 year old married mother of two children went into the Whole Foods Market in Andover. She filled her shopping cart with about $150.00 worth of food; unfortunately she filled her pocketbook with about $130.00 worth…
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
Rank this Week: 3210

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/
  • Dec 15

    Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusett

    Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusett
    In the recent appellate decision of Commonwealth v. Hernandez, a defendant appealed from a conviction for receiving stolen property. The case arose when the defendant was riding a bicycle down the street, pulling another bicycle along with…
  • Dec 1

    Drug Crimes in School Zones in Massachusett

    Drug Crimes in School Zones in Massachusett
    In the recent case Commonwealth v. Thompson, a Massachusetts court considered the conviction of a man charged with selling cocaine in a school zone. While the man's appeal was pending, the statute related to school zone drug crimes was…
  • Nov 17

    New Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Massachusett

    New Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Massachusett
    As discussed in prior blog posts, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2334 in August. The bill created new criminal charges related to domestic violence. It amends chapter 265 to create two new crimes: assault and battery…
Rank this Week: 3246

The Law and other Anomalies

The Law and other Anomalies

By Steve Honig.

http://www.honiglawblog.com
  • Jul 9

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?
    The SEC has announced that at its July 10 meeting (tomorrow!) it will take up implementation of the JOBS Act provision to allow in effect public advertising of private placements.  This provision was included in the Act in an effort to…
  • Jun 10

    Financing Med Devices 2013

    Financing Med Devices 2013
    It is not a secret that funding for med devices remains depressed compared to the heyday period up to 2008 --  but this may be the new normal.  What are the current groundrules? Suggestions from the June 7 conference held by Mass…
  • May 15

    Investing in Today's Market Environment

    Investing in Today's Market Environment
     With the stock market charging ahead, how should you be investing your money?  At a program presented May 15th by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, while noting that each portfolio should reflect that investor’s goals,…
Rank this Week: 3261

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania
    About ten years ago, a same-sex couple married on the first day that the state of Massachusetts allowed for legalized same-sex weddings. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the women relocated to Pennsylvania with their one-year-old…
  • May 26

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett
    Custody determinations are extremely challenging during the divorce process. Emotions are high as parents work, struggle and sometimes fight to decide the best living arrangements for their children. Custody mediation is meant to ease the…
  • May 19

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 3296

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
  • Dec 26

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
  • Sep 17

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving
    A colleague and I have recently devoted some time to developing a new facet of estate planning that we call “Zero Tax Planning.” The idea is simple. First, we use traditional estate planning techniques to reduce estate taxes as…
Rank this Week: 3328

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jul 2

    It’s not too late to RSVP!

    It’s not too late to RSVP!
    It’s not too late to register for Customer Appreciation Day tonight 5-7PM We are stocked up and ready to help you kick off the 4th of July Holiday! For all to enjoy, see you soon.      
  • Jun 12

    Congratulations class of 2014!

    Congratulations class of 2014!
  • May 27

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
              Feeling grateful while celebrating Memorial Day week, with family, friends, old friends and new friends, experiencing optimism, good karma and happy people.   “Happiness is someone to love,…
Rank this Week: 3349

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/
Rank this Week: 3365

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/
  • Nov 19

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback
    I often hear from clients that they “have made gifts in the last five years – but it’s ok, they were all less than $14,000 so they won’t count under the five-year lookback – right?” Unfortunately,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3423

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation

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

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

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

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

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital
    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new measure that requires Massachusetts hospitals to limit the number of patients that registered nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) will be required to oversee at once. Under the…
Rank this Week: 3434