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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/
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
  • Mar 8

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?
    In a recent case, Cohen v. Cohen, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction to modify a California divorce decree to order college expenses and child support. This case is easily misunderstood as…
Rank this Week: 2173

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/
  • May 24

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge
    Being involved in a crash while riding a motorcycle often results in injuries more serious than those those riding in a car, truck or SUV. According to a recent news article from ABC 5 News Boston, a motorcycle rider from Massachusetts was…
  • May 18

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash
    According to a recent news article from The Washington Post, a woman who allegedly called herself the "Pothead Princess" was just convicted of drunk driving resulting in two fatalities and sentenced by the court to 24 years in state prison…
  • May 15

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge
    According to a recent report from Huffington Post, former NFL football player Jerramy Stevens was sentenced to jail following a drunk driving conviction. Stevens, now 35-years-old, played for nine years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and…
Rank this Week: 2185

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/
  • May 13

    Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Tragically Killing 6

    Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Tragically Killing 6
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter described the aftermath of Amtrak Train 188's derailment as, "a horrific scene." The terrifying nighttime wreck has left at least 6 people dead and dozens more injured. Amtrak Train 188 was traveling from…
  • May 3

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ
    Following Aaron Hernandez's conviction of first-degree murder for the killing Odin Lloyd, Mr. Hernandez still faces a pending civil action that may hold the public's best chance of understanding the motive behind the atrocious killing. The…
  • Dec 21

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA
    Anyone who has worked with asbestos in construction or mixed drilling mud and has been regularly exposed to asbestos have constant concerns about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health problems. It is now known that prolonged…
Rank this Week: 2192

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: 2194

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/
  • May 25

    Skin Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Victim

    Skin Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Victim
    As it stands, there is no effective treatment or cure for mesothelioma. Yes, there are drugs and radical surgical procedures, which may slightly extend a patient's life or ease the pain and suffering to some extent. However, there is little…
  • May 22

    $13 Million in Talcum Powder Asbestos Lawsuit

    $13 Million in Talcum Powder Asbestos Lawsuit
    For many years, talcum powder (talc) was used on a daily basis in barbershops and homes. While people still use the term talcum powder today, they are really referring to a product now called baby powder, which is primarily made from corn…
  • May 19

    Asbestos Found in Nature Can be Deadly

    Asbestos Found in Nature Can be Deadly
    Many people think of asbestos as a man-made poison. While it is toxic, and nearly every case of mesothelioma was due to asbestos exposure caused by the negligence of reckless people and companies, asbestos itself a substance found in nature.…
Rank this Week: 2207

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: 2206

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: 2209

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: 2237

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: 2245

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: 2284

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: 2306

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: 2331

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2371

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: 2540

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: 2560

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: 2638

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/
  • Apr 6

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance
    Written by: Jane Errico Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup their investment…
  • Mar 30

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!
    Written by: Paula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income…
  • Feb 27

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

    Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained
    Written by: Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli  On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot be brought in Housing Court –…
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • Apr 29

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ
    Following Aaron Hernandez's conviction of first-degree murder for the killing Odin Lloyd, Mr. Hernandez still faces a pending civil action that may hold the public's best chance of understanding the motive behind the atrocious killing. The…
  • Mar 30

    MEDICAL PROBLEM CAUSES FIERY CRASH INJURING 3

    MEDICAL PROBLEM CAUSES FIERY CRASH INJURING 3
    A fiery crash left three people injured around 8 a.m. Friday morning at the intersections of McGrath Highway and Medford Street in Somerville, Massachusetts. Police believe the accident was triggered when the driver of a Hyundai Sonata…
  • Jan 23

    MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE MASS PIKE WHEN AIRBORNE WHEEL CRASHES INTO HIS VEHICLE

    MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE MASS PIKE WHEN AIRBORNE WHEEL CRASHES INTO HIS VEHICLE
    A driver was injured Friday on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a tire fell off another car, went airborne, and crashed into the driver's vehicle. The driver was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he is recovering from serious injuries. The…
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • May 26

    Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Govern Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

    Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Govern Massachusetts Sick Leave Law
    In accord with the new sick leave law passed by Massachusetts voters in November and set to take effect on July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has issued draft regulations. Once adopted, the AG’s rules will…
  • May 11

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching
    For those not already prepared, it’s time to start planning for pending changes to Massachusetts’ sick leave requirements. The new law that was adopted by voters last November is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. By that…
  • Apr 21

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today released an important decision regarding the status of Boston cab drivers, concluding that the drivers were properly classified as independent contractors and not as employees. In addition to…
Rank this Week: 2827

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: 2835

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://quincylegal.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2838

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2849

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: 2866

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/
  • Apr 8

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.
    Founding a small business is a venture packed with excitement. It’s a test of your savvy and personal strength. Many also find it to be a source of immense pride and a satisfying accomplishment. 2014 is a perfect year to make it happen,…
  • Mar 31

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement
    Your business trademark (also sometimes referred to as your “brand”) is at the core of your distinctive corporate identity. It’s the name or symbol that allows consumers to distinguish your goods and services from those of…
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town’s estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to…
Rank this Week: 2869

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: 2881

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

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

    Nearly 2,200 Lipitor Cases Filed Over Type 2 Diabetes Side Effect

    Nearly 2,200 Lipitor Cases Filed Over Type 2 Diabetes Side Effect
    The number of drug injury lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. over its Lipitor medication continues to rise. Court documents indicate that in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, where federal multidistrict litigation is taking place, at…
  • Apr 6

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical
    According to a state superior court, the parents of a child who sustained serious birth defects because the mother took Topamax while she was pregnant is entitled to $11.6 million from Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals.…
  • Mar 4

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict
    Johnson & Johnson must pay the family of Austin Pledger $2.5 million for complications he sustained while taking Risperdal as a boy at age seven in 2002. Pledger, who was Autism, developed Gynecomastia. At one point, because of the…
Rank this Week: 2885

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: 2903

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • May 5

    Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Record $63 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin Case

    Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Record $63 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin Case
    Eric Skelly and Brendan D. O'Brien   The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a record $63 million jury verdict against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for allegedly inadequate warnings about the health risks…
  • Apr 24

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road
    Eric Skelly and Kevin W. Hadfield How to ‘Bell-weather’ a Recall: Position Your Company to Withstand a Recall Efficiently and Effectively   Headlines announcing the recall of some product or another seem to appear as…
  • Apr 15

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm
    Nicole Harrison From television to transportation services, it seems that everywhere we look, people are seeking increased diversity. We want to see every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic background…
Rank this Week: 2917

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/
  • May 22

    Police can’t use your eye movement to determine you’re drunk

    Police can’t use your eye movement to determine you’re drunk
    Often times, a police officer will pull someone over because they suspect that that driver of the car is drunk or at the very least operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Once they pull over the car, they may ask the driver to…
  • May 15

    Does a QWOF show up on an employment criminal background check?

    Does a QWOF show up on an employment criminal background check?
    During the process of applying for a job, there are many stages that a potential employee must go through, including the submission of a resume, interview, and finally reference checks of his or her former supervisors and colleagues. This…
  • Apr 3

    Can I sue my employer for violating the ADA?

    Can I sue my employer for violating the ADA?
    Many people have the ability to work and earn money to support themselves and their families. However, a great portion of the American working population also suffer from physical and or mental impairments that in some case make it difficult…
Rank this Week: 2957

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: 3024

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: 3071

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 1

    SJC Mandates New Jury Instruction on Reasonable Doubt

    SJC Mandates New Jury Instruction on Reasonable Doubt
    In a criminal case, the standard of proof is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the Commonwealth must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt before a jury can convict him. At the end of a trial, before the…
  • Mar 29

    Buyer Allegedly Robbed by Drug Dealer in Framingham

    Buyer Allegedly Robbed by Drug Dealer in Framingham
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Framingham woman reported to police that her drug dealer robbed her at knife point last week. The article specifically states that the woman had arranged to buy marijuana from her dealer,…
  • Mar 13

    Two Men Arrested in Marlborough Gas Station Robbery

    Two Men Arrested in Marlborough Gas Station Robbery
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, two teenagers were arrested this past week after allegedly robbing a gas station in Marlborough. The article states that two men wearing masks entered a Shell gas station on Lincoln Street…
Rank this Week: 3072

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: 3123

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • May 22

    OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistic

    OSHA Tracks Workplace Injury, Illness Statistic
    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is staffed with many responsibilities, including tracking workplace injury, illness, and fatality statistics. This data goes a long way in helping companies prevent accidents, while…
  • May 19

    What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Accident

    What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Accident
    The construction industry is dangerous at times. Although workers and employers do their best to maintain a safe working environment, bad things can happen every now and again. If you are injured on the job as a construction worker, here are…
  • May 15

    Protect yourself with Motorcycle Safety Gear

    Protect yourself with Motorcycle Safety Gear
    As a motorcyclist you realize that any accident, regardless of the circumstances, could cause serious injury. There are many steps you can take to prevent trouble. There is also protective safety gear you can (and should) wear at all times.…
Rank this Week: 3129

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 29

    DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED

    DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    On November 20, 2014, ET, a 21 year old male, was being watched by the Lawrence Police. Following a drug transaction in ET's car he got pulled over for speeding. Following the stop the police seized cocaine and percocette pills from ET. The…
  • Apr 29

    ANOTHER SHOPLIFTING CASE AVOIDED

    ANOTHER SHOPLIFTING CASE AVOIDED
    On March 12, 2015 FD, a 54 year old woman from Middleton went shopping at Whole Foods in Lynnfield. Instead of using a shopping cart FD used her pockets and pocket book. She filled up her pockets with packages of food and headed out the door.…
  • Apr 15

    OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE - NOT GUILTY - WOBURN DISTRICT COURT

    OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE - NOT GUILTY - WOBURN DISTRICT COURT
    DT, a 68 year old woman from North Reading was charged in Woburn District Court by the North Reading Police with obstruction of justice. The case arose from the following facts. A man in his mid thirties was found in the parking lot of an…
Rank this Week: 3165

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: 3181

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: 3204

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/
  • May 19

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case
    In the nonbinding Massachusetts appellate case of Commonwealth v. Morris, the court considered a defendant's conviction by jury for assault with intent to rape, assault and battery, and indecent assault and battery. He appealed on the grounds…
  • May 4

    Is There a Problem with Breathalyzer Testing Equipment in Massachusetts?

    Is There a Problem with Breathalyzer Testing Equipment in Massachusetts?
    Last month, prosecutors in certain Massachusetts counties suspended the use of Breathalyzer test results in OUI cases. Meanwhile, the State Police reviewed whether the test procedures were reliable. In March, prosecutors were told about…
  • Apr 15

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Parker, a Massachusetts appellate court issued a nonbinding decision ruling on the crime of misleading a police officer engaged in a criminal investigation. The case arose when a police officer was dispatched to…
Rank this Week: 3231

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: 3301

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 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3324

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    I recently attended a Children and Family Law training at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.  Since the law is always changing, participation in legal seminars helps me stay sharp, keep my edge.  This training focused on…
  • May 2

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear
      B.B. King                  
  • Mar 20

    Lori Caravalho

    Lori Caravalho
    Lori Caravalho is an experienced divorce mediator at Parker Mediation.  Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to be the decision makers.  Taking control of the situation results in a more positive outcome for couples,…
Rank this Week: 3335

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: 3330

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: 3376

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 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
  • Jan 12

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink
    In this weekend’s Boston Globe South section, there is an announcement for gear and ice time availability at local rinks.  Several rinks will have ice sleds and skate walkers.  Some rinks will have time slots set aside for…
Rank this Week: 3407