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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: 2206

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: 2223

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/
  • Apr 11

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women
    Growing up I was taught that it is rude to discuss how much money you make or to ask someone else how much they are paid. As sometimes happens, these social ideas of what is right or wrong have also … Continue reading →
  • Apr 3

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team
    This past Tuesday thousands of applications were submitted for coveted H1B visas. These visas are necessary for U.S. employers who want to hire high-skilled foreign workers. The majority of these applications are for workers with advanced…
  • Mar 27

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues.…
Rank this Week: 2252

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: 2268

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/
  • Apr 7

    What Should Valets Do to Prevent Drunk Driving?

    What Should Valets Do to Prevent Drunk Driving?
    Valets seem like they would be in a good position to prevent driving drunk. After all, a valet holds a person's car keys when that individual goes into many different restaurants, bars and events. When a patron comes back to pick up his car,…
  • Apr 3

    Teens Don't Fully Understand What it Means to Drive Drunk

    Teens Don't Fully Understand What it Means to Drive Drunk
    Today's teenage drivers have grown up with messages about the dangers of drunk driving and most young people seem to recognize that driving while impaired is something they are never supposed to do. Yet, Forbes reported on a recent survey…
  • Mar 27

    Don't Count on Drunk Driving Apps to Decide If You Can Drive

    Don't Count on Drunk Driving Apps to Decide If You Can Drive
    Drunk driving apps can be installed on your smart phone in order to help you avoid an arrest for driving while impaired by alcohol. Some apps also alert you to the location of drunk driving checkpoints in order to avoid being stopped by the…
Rank this Week: 2271

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: 2286

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/
Rank this Week: 2307

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

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

    Be careful if you donate to charity for a specific purpose

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

    Condos’ attempts to limit unit rentals can create issue

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

    The danger of waiting too long to do estate planning

    The danger of waiting too long to do estate planning
    Some people never get around to writing a will or planning their estate until the last minute, when they have grown old and have a serious illness. Other people write a simple will when they’re young, but never review or update it until…
Rank this Week: 2309

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • 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…
  • Apr 5

    Where do American Consumers spend their money?

    Where do American Consumers spend their money?
Rank this Week: 2327

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: 2479

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 9

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild
    As a general rule, I try not to give unsolicited advice. Now, I'm sure certain family members and friends reading this are rolling their eyes right about now (that's right, I can see you, rolling your eyes, through the computer).  If…
  • Aug 22

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'
    What do Ben Affleck, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, and Matt Damon have in common? No, all three of them were not in Good Will Hunting (close, two out of three were). No, all three of them were not in Gone Baby Gone (Bonus point: can you…
Rank this Week: 2553

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 11

    Springfield Nightclub Shutting Down

    Springfield Nightclub Shutting Down
    A Springfield nightclub will be temporarily shutting down, following a meeting between an owner of the club and the city's director of licensing, a spokesperson for Mayor Domenic Sarno said. Director of Communications James Leydon said that…
  • Apr 8

    Cities and Towns Seeks Add'l License

    Cities and Towns Seeks Add'l License
    Good piece in the Gloucester Times about the cap/quota system in cities and towns across the state, and recent efforts made to increase the number of liquor licenses available in any given municipality.
  • Dec 25

    Three Danvers businesses caught in liquor sting

    Three Danvers businesses caught in liquor sting
    Two Danvers restaurants and one liquor store were caught selling liquor to an underaged "operative," Police Chief Neil Ouellette told the selectmen at a recent meeting, as reported by the Danvers Herald. "Unfortunately, I'm a little bit…
Rank this Week: 2573

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: 2657

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: 2673

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

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

    Appeals Court Reverses Shooting Conviction Based on Insufficient Evidence

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

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

    'Dangerous Weapon' Not Necessarily a 'Deadly Weapon' for Purposes of Enhanced Sentencing Statute
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a judgment against a criminal defendant who had been sentenced by a superior court judge under the sentencing enhancement provisions of the Massachusetts Armed Career…
Rank this Week: 2749

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2766

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/
  • Apr 9

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage
    As a minimum wage hike at the federal level remains mired in the pit of political mud through which Congress forces virtually all legislation to pass, Massachusetts appears almost certain to increase…
  • Mar 28

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance
    All employers know, or certainly should know by now, that they have a duty to reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities. Still, cases in this area of law abound at the MCAD, EEOC and in the courts. While they…
  • Feb 28

    SJC to Decide Key Cost-Shifting Questions under the Massachusetts Wage Act

    SJC to Decide Key Cost-Shifting Questions under the Massachusetts Wage Act
    Expressing uncertainty whether a company’s shifting of business expenses to its employees is actionable under the Wage Act, a federal court judge is asking the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) to answer three questions: Does…
Rank this Week: 2830

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: 2832

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: 2886

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: 2899

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/
  • Feb 11

    Time for "The Talk"    The…

    Time for "The Talk"    The idea of confronting our parents’ mortality is indeed difficult, but this is a conversation (or series of conversations) that is crucial to you and your family’s well-being.  We are…
  • Apr 22

    Busy Since Birth - Having It All Project

    Busy Since Birth - Having It All Project
    I am grateful for the opportunity Cheryl Stober recently gave me, via Twitter, to contribute my 2 cents to her Having It all Project on her blog, Busy Since Birth.  My interview question answers appeared here, and I am sharing them…
  • Apr 3

    None Of Your (Family) Business or Kumbaya?

    None Of Your (Family) Business or Kumbaya?
    What happens when one member of a family-owned and operated business keeps other members in the dark? What do you do when some members of a family are highly personally and emotionally invested in the long term success of the family business…
Rank this Week: 2917

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/
  • Mar 31

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty
    In reviewing a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a cosmetics company against former "independent marketing executives," a state supreme court ruled that language in the contract amounted to an illegal penalty and further, the company was…
  • Mar 25

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract
    Small business owners must enter into every contract with caution, making sure to have each line carefully reviewed by an experienced Boston business lawyer. Failure to do this can result in situations where the firm or even the individual…
  • Mar 11

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Alexander v. Casino Queen Inc. that reversed a trial court summary judgment halting a race discrimination claim from moving forward. Now, two black casino cocktail waitresses…
Rank this Week: 2947

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

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

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

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

    Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuits Adding up for Takeda Pharmaceutical

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

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

    Jury Issues $3M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Unit
    A jury says that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson unit, must pay $3 million for not warning a woman that using Topamax during pregnancy could cause birth defects. The plaintiffs contend that 5-year-old Payton Anderson was born…
Rank this Week: 3000

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: 3020

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: 3022

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3025

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/
  • Apr 9

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?
    Many companies are trying to save on paying employees by improperly classifying them as independent contractors.  Why do they do this?  If a company hires an Independent contractor, the company does not need to pay various benefits,…
  • Apr 3

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?
    Many people work in an industry where it is very common to get paid based upon performance rather than simply showing up to work. It does not matter how many hours you work, but rather the employee’s compensation is based upon sales and…
  • Mar 10

    Does my employer have to pay me all vacation and sick time when I quit?

    Does my employer have to pay me all vacation and sick time when I quit?
    Often times, when an employee is faced with a hostile work environment, he or she simply can not tolerate the working conditions and feels they have no option but to quit.  Other times, an employee may simply leave a job for another…
Rank this Week: 3029

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/
  • Mar 24

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible

    Recent Rulings on More Foreclosure Foible
    In the last few weeks the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided two more cases dealing with the effects of botched foreclosure sales.  The more important decision is U.S. Bank National Association v. Schumacher (pdf). …
  • Mar 12

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense

    Safe Harbor or Cruel Mirage? BBA Program Looks at Chapter 40B's Municipal Planning Defense
    On April 25, 2014, the Boston Bar Association will host a lunch program entitled "The (Slow) Rise and (Sudden) Fall of the Chapter 40B Municipal Planning Defense."  This program is jointly sponsored by the BBA's Land Use and Development…
  • Mar 3

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting

    Beverly Port Marina and the Fates of Permitting
    If you think land use is simple, read Beverly Port Marina, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Protection — not just the recent Appeals Court decision but the underlying agency decision.  What’s so difficult?  Begin…
Rank this Week: 3061

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: 3153

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

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

    What are you Entitled to in a Pedestrian Accident?

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

    Drive Safer by Avoiding Distraction

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

    How to Protect yourself Against Medical Malpractice

    How to Protect yourself Against Medical Malpractice
    No matter who you are, when you visit a doctor you expect to be treated in the appropriate manner. After all, your medical professional knows more than you. Unfortunately, this is not always the way things work out. In fact, some people are…
Rank this Week: 3176

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: 3185

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: 3221

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: 3242

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/
  • Apr 2

    Search Warrant Requirements in Massachusett

    Search Warrant Requirements in Massachusett
    In a non-precedential case, the Massachusetts appellate court considered a case involving marijuana transportation from New York to homes in Massachusetts. There were many vehicles and people involved in transporting it. The Commonwealth…
  • Mar 19

    Miranda Rights in a Massachusetts Investigatory Stop

    Miranda Rights in a Massachusetts Investigatory Stop
    Miranda rights are frequently misunderstood. When police officers take a suspect into custody intending to conduct an interrogation, they must advise the suspect of his (1) right to remain silent, (2) that what he says can be used against…
  • Mar 5

    Disorderly Houses in Massachusett

    Disorderly Houses in Massachusett
    Boston police officers and those from neighboring suburbs are cracking down on local parties and particularly tracking houses that have a lot of noise and other complaints. Recently four Boston University Students were charged for repeatedly…
Rank this Week: 3306

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

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

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

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

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

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

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

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce
    Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and musician husband, Chris Martin, are separating after ten years of marriage. While the tabloids excitedly reported about the break up announcement, her words to describe the…
Rank this Week: 3330

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/
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED
    On Friday, December 13, 2013, DL, a 44 year old truck driver from Dracut was delivering a load of crushed stone to a construction site in Andover. DL and the foreman at the construction site got into a heated argument about where the crushed…
  • Apr 9

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED
    Back in 2005 PT, then age 31, kited checks at a local bank in Holyoke, MA and ended up owing the bank $1,100.00. Check kiting is illegal and when he refused to pay the bank the $1,100.00 a criminal complaint for Larceny by Check Over $250 was…
  • Apr 9

    ANOTHER DUI NOT GUILTY

    ANOTHER DUI NOT GUILTY
    At about 2:00 AM on February 4, 2014 the Andover police noticed a car parked on a street near downtown Andover. The car was running and the lights were on. MG, a 41 year old man from North Andover was alone in the car, in the front seat,…
Rank this Week: 3345

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: 3353

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: 3366

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: 3372

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Apr 2

    Holmes v Holme

    Holmes v Holme
    SJC concludes that temporary alimony is separate and distinct from general term alimony, and that the duration of temporary alimony is not included in calculating the maximum presumptive duration of general term alimony. The 2011 Alimony…
  • Mar 24

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!
    Facing divorce? Organize your finances. Gaining control over your money and your spending is critical when contemplating divorce. If your marriage is ending, gather financial documents to help you evaluate your assets, liabilities and…
  • Feb 20

    Divorce Corp.

    Divorce Corp.
    Divorce Corp.’s Only Boston Screening was held on January 23, 2014, hosted by the National Parents Organization, the only organization showing Divorce Corp. in Boston. I went to see the new documentary “Divorce…
Rank this Week: 3401

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: 3483

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/
  • Apr 1

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!
    If you have ever had to deal with stocks that you inherited, then you know what a pain it can be to change ownership over to your name. You probably had to: Figure out which stock transfer agent was managing those shares (ex. Computershare),…
  • Mar 27

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit
    Another reason to love Senator Warren.  As you likely know, an SSI recipient can have only $2,000 in her bank account.  It’s an absurdly small amount to keep on hand.  It can barely cover any emergencies (like car…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?
    Good news! The VA has several programs designed to assist elderly and/or disabled veterans who want to stay at home for as long as possible. Listed below are some of these programs. They each have different eligibility tests regarding income…
Rank this Week: 3490

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 3576

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
  • Mar 14

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal
    This past week, the Massachusetts’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its long-awaited report on the Hinton drug lab scandal. The purpose of the OIG’s investigation was to look at how the Hinton lab was run for the…
  • Mar 10

    SJC Weighs in on Annie Dookhan

    SJC Weighs in on Annie Dookhan
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Scott.  In the decision, the SJC made it easier for defendants who were convicted of drug offenses involving Dookhan drug certificates, and who are now…
Rank this Week: 3582