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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: 1821

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Is Sent Back to State Court

    Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Is Sent Back to State Court
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ordered that a drug defect lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline LLC over its Paxil antidepressant medication be sent back to a state court. The three-judge panel ruled that the second…
  • Sep 15

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson
    Plaintiffs are starting to file claims seeking dangerous drug damages for injuries they sustained from using Xarelto, a blood thinner. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which jointly market the drug, are the defendants.…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict
    Jurors have ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay Martha Salazar $73 million for injuries she sustained from the Obtryx sling, which is a vaginal mesh implant. This is the first defective medical device award against the company over its…
Rank this Week: 1869

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Oct 13

    Know Your Rights! Program

    Know Your Rights! Program
    On November 4, 2014 Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the featured presenters at the Know Your Rights! Program’s education session.   Know Your Rights! educates non-profits on legal issues relevant to their clients and is a…
  • Sep 17

    How to find an educational advocate or consultant.

    How to find an educational advocate or consultant.
    Many families who have children with disabilities have trouble navigating the special education process within their school system.  Often times, a qualified special education advocate or consultant can provide invaluable advise and…
  • May 18

    Teacher Bullying Student - Part Two

    Teacher Bullying Student - Part Two
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Rank this Week: 2138

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 2

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") recently analyzed the use of expert testimony regarding "lost profits" damages in a case from Suffolk Superior Court's Business Litigation Session, and provided some guidance relative to the…
  • Sep 25

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership
    Many Massachusetts residents elect to incorporate their businesses under the often more favorable and flexible business laws of Delaware. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of changes in the applicable Delaware statutes, and to…
  • Aug 25

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently interpreted a statute under M.G.L. c. 93B, section 8(a), which requires a car manufacturer, under certain circumstances, to defend a car dealer against a claim "predicated upon the…
Rank this Week: 2117

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker
    Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corporation was cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week, following the deaths of two of workers in April. According to reports by OSHA…
  • Sep 26

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the Bourne, Massachusetts crane accident deaths of two works last April could have been prevented if only the proper working conditions and procedures were followed. Joseph L. Boyd…
  • Sep 4

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?
    You’re at work. It’s like any other workday on the jobsite, when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. You’re rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries—possibly a broken back and a head injury. “How am I…
Rank this Week: 1818

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

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

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

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

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

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
Rank this Week: 1696

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

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

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

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

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 2368

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack
    The highly publicized hacking of the iCloud accounts of dozens of celebrities was disclosed over Labor Day weekend and has raised larger, more serious concerns regarding the security of personal and corporate data held in the cloud.…
  • Aug 28

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom
    It’s been a while, but we have another HIPAA deadline just around the corner: September 23, 2014. September 23, 2014 is the date by which all HIPAA business associate agreements need to be in compliance with the current…
  • Aug 11

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe
    Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit organization that…
Rank this Week: 1608

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2418

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Boston Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Michael M. Harrington.

http://www.bostonimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS

    Parent's Continuous Physical Presence Cannot Be Imputed To Children for Establishing Eligibility for TPS
    The Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") recently held that a parent's continuous physical presence cannot be imputed to the parent's children. Temporary Protected Status is a temporary immigration benefit allowing foreign nationals of TPS…
  • Jul 15

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application

    A Look at Administrative Processing of Visa Application
    Most foreign nationals applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate hope that their process goes smoothly and that they will leave the interview with a visa or get their visa soon thereafter. However, not every visa application goes so…
  • Jul 12

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act

    Sham divorces and the Immigration and Nationality Act
    The case of Bazzi v. Holder illustrates the importance of an applicant proving that he is qualified for the visa which he seeks. Bazzi, a Lebanese national, was the beneficiary of an F-2B immigrant visa petition filed by his lawful…
Rank this Week: 2153

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: 1940

Helping Injured

Helping Injured

Cover personal injury litigation. By Mazow McCullough.

http://www.helpinginjured.com/blog
  • Feb 14

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station
    A local man sustained serious leg injuries after being pinned between his vehicle and a post for more than 10 minutes while pumping gas in Dorchester on Sunday morning. His vehicle was hit by another vehicle driven by a woman who reported she…
  • Feb 4

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather
    A storm is set to strike New England as of Wednesday, February 4, 2014 so get ready for a difficult commute! Boston Globe Meteorologist David Epstein is predicting a total of 9-12 inches for upper MA and 6-10 inches in Boston and surrounding…
  • Jan 29

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA
    A Framingham woman died yesterday after a mattress flew off of the roof of what is being described as a large white dump truck with a white cab and dark, wooded sides. The vehicle travelling directly in front of the now deceased woman stopped…
Rank this Week: 2447

The Charge

The Charge

Incorporates history and legal analysis to raise questions on criminal justice issues. By Victoria Nadel.

http://vln-thecharge.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?
    Massachusetts courts decided long ago that where a possessory offense is charged, a defendant has automatic standing to challenge evidence. In a recent case, the Supreme Judicial Court seemed to pull back from that determination.  In…
  • Jul 22

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue
    “Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair.  “It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy…
  • Jul 15

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw
    Massachusetts has developed a rather unusual approach to accomplice liability when the Commonwealth's theory of the case is one of joint venture.  Having torn down the distinction between principal and participant, joint venture allows…
Rank this Week: 1825

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1577

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 2190

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: 1749

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: 2356

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: 1902

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

Dean Carroll's blog

http://cumberland.samford.edu/deans-blog
  • Apr 1

    The Brazilian Connection - Part II

    The Brazilian Connection - Part II
    Back in the Fall of 2008, I blogged about a trip to Sao Paulo that I had just completed. This blog is occasioned by two events, another trip to Sao Paulo and a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal this week about Brazil entitled "For…
  • Feb 23

    Public Interest Law and the Public Interest Career Fair

    Public Interest Law and the Public Interest Career Fair
    One of the important messages we try to communicate to our students involves public interest. A law degree is a tool of empowerment and it is important that we use that tool to give back to the community. read more
  • Dec 29

    Judge John Godbold

    Judge John Godbold
    The country lost one of its great leaders on December 22 when Judge John Godbold passed away at the age of 89. He had a remarkable legal career which included time as an outstanding trial lawyer and over forty years of service as a United…
Rank this Week: 2436

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 2711

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3319

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Stats Show Drunk Driving Remains a Big Problem

    Stats Show Drunk Driving Remains a Big Problem
    Despite the best efforts of police, government agencies, and other organizations, drunk driving remains a big problem in the United States. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has compiled various statistics related to the issue, including the…
  • Oct 17

    Common Causes of Car Accident

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

    What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
    Nobody gets behind the wheel with the idea that they are going to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, many people find themselves in this position every year. Some accidents are minor, meaning that both parties can exchange…
Rank this Week: 3502

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference
    News from Next Phase Legal of Medfield, MA Medfield divorce lawyer and mediator Stephen McDonough attended the Massachusetts Bar Association‘s 24th Annual Family Law Conference October 17-18, 2014.  The conference was held at the…
  • Oct 10

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce
    Wellesley, MA On October 8, 2014 Medfield, MA divorce mediator and lawyer Stephen McDonough from Next Phase Legal LLC attended a seminar hosted by the MA Council on Family Mediation.  The seminar, Exploring the Psychological Impact of…
  • Oct 3

    Children & Entertainment Contract

    Children & Entertainment Contract
    Does your child long to perform on the stage or big screen?  Or any screen for that matter?  In Massachusetts, an increase in film production over the last few years may provide more opportunities for young stars, but what…
Rank this Week: 2716

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: 4050

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Expert Witnesses In MA Personal Injury Case

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

    It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

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

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

    E-mails, Chats, and Instant Messages Affect Massachusetts Lawsuit
    Immediate and non-stop connectivity. That’s the world in which we live and work. Friends, family and co-workers are in touch with us at the drop of a hat. Our phones are on and by our side and we constantly interact with friends,…
Rank this Week: 2541

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers legal issues surrounding asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Swampscott Elementary School Closed Due to Asbestos Concern

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

    College Campus Building Contains Asbestos That Must Be Carefully Removed

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

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

    After Finding Illegally Dumped Asbestos on School Property, Board Authorizes Toxic Material to Be Buried the Wood
    According to a recent story from WFMZ-TV News, one eastern Pennsylvania school district is planning on removing construction debris containing asbestos that was buried in the woods behind an elementary school a year ago. School officials…
Rank this Week: 3702

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

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

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

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

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

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

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
Rank this Week: 4437

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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

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

    October 20-26, 2014 is National…

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

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston

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

    Time for "The Talk"    The…

    Time for "The Talk"    The idea of confronting our parents’ mortality is indeed difficult, but this is a conversation (or series of conversations) that is crucial to you and your family’s well-being.  We are…
Rank this Week: 4314

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

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

    Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List

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

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

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

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?

    3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
    #476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended…
Rank this Week: 4782

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

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

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

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

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

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

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 4056

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: The Scary Truth

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

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

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

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware
    Recently here in the Boston area, the media has paid a lot of attention recently to the subject of dangerous off-campus housing for college students – and justifiably so. Boston is the College Capital of the Nation, and there are more…
Rank this Week: 4316

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

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

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 2

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

    Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 1

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

    Pro Se Plaintiff Loses His Standing

    Pro Se Plaintiff Loses His Standing
    On October 5, 2012, after being admitted to Holy Family Hospital for a knee operation, a woman passed away.  Her son, Brian Evans, claimed that his mother suffered from sleep apnea and that it was not properly managed by the doctors and…
Rank this Week: 2613

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2749

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

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

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

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

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

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

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham
    Are you a South Shore professional in search of a nice, sunny, 14 x 12 corner office? Our law firm consists of two attorneys and an assistant – we would like to add another professional to our suite. We have a top-floor space that…
Rank this Week: 4691

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/
  • Oct 15

    New Domestic Violence Law Affects Massachusetts Arraignment

    New Domestic Violence Law Affects Massachusetts Arraignment
    In Massachusetts, domestic violence is a crime that includes not only physical harm but also attempts to cause physical harm, triggering fear of imminent serious physical harm or involuntary sexual relations between family or household…
  • Sep 16

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Jenkins, the defendant was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery on a pregnant woman. The case arose when the pregnant victim confronted the…
  • Sep 3

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case (Commonwealth v. Freddy Baez), a Massachusetts defendant appealed from a conviction for trafficking in cocaine. The case arose when the police were conducting surveillance of the defendant's address…
Rank this Week: 3691

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    How to Age Gracefully: Mind, Body, and Spirit

    How to Age Gracefully: Mind, Body, and Spirit
    Each of us comes from a different walk of life, but there’s one thing we have in common: we’re all getting older. Time’s rhythm is steady, and try as we might, everyone ages just a little bit more with each … Continue…
  • Oct 8

    Halloween, Medicare, and The Pumpkin Rule

    Halloween, Medicare, and The Pumpkin Rule
    It’s Halloween time and the smell of pumpkin is in the air. You can’t step inside a coffee shop, bakery, or candle store this time of year without a waft of pumpkin spice greeting you at the door. Pumpkin’s everywhere!…
  • Oct 1

    Estate Planning for the Modern Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Family
    Families come in all shapes, forms, and sizes. As a matter of fact, non-traditional families now outnumber the “traditional” husband-wife-and-children household in America by a margin of about 2%, according to the U.S. Census…
Rank this Week: 4033

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Battle False Claims Act Case Involving Abilify

    Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Battle False Claims Act Case Involving Abilify
    This week, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (“BMS”) and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. (“Otsuka”) asked a federal court judge in Ohio to dismiss a complaint filed against them by two relators that alleges that the…
  • Oct 8

    Defense Contractors to Repay Government Close to $20 Million for Alleged Fraud

    Defense Contractors to Repay Government Close to $20 Million for Alleged Fraud
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that defense contractor DRS Technical Services Inc. (“DRS”) has agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the…
  • Oct 3

    Qui Tam Complaint Survives UChicago Argonne’s Motion to Dismi

    Qui Tam Complaint Survives UChicago Argonne’s Motion to Dismi
    Last week, a federal judge in Illinois retained the majority of a relator’s allegations in a complaint filed under the False Claims Act against UChicago Argonne LLC after the company sought to dismiss the case. Originally filed in 2012…
Rank this Week: 2579

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/
  • Oct 10

    $1.2 MILLION INJURY AWARD VACATED BY APPEALS COURT IN SUIT OVER 2009 GREEN LINE CRASH

    $1.2 MILLION INJURY AWARD VACATED BY APPEALS COURT IN SUIT OVER 2009 GREEN LINE CRASH
    A 2-1 decision by the Appeals Court on Monday has called for a new trial in the settlement over injuries sustained by Colleen Fyffe in the Green Line trolley crash of 2009, based on "transgressions" by her attorney and the opinion that he…
  • Oct 8

    2 KILLED IN TANDEM SKYDIVING ACCIDENT

    2 KILLED IN TANDEM SKYDIVING ACCIDENT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation to determine what caused a standard tandem skydiving jump to go horribly wrong. At about 5 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014, two men died from injuries sustained from crashing…
  • Sep 15

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED
    GM has issued a safety recall on six of its vehicles after at least 13 deaths, 47 injuries and 54 crashes have been linked to faulty ignition switches. The list of recalled vehicles includes: All 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007-2010 Pontiac…
Rank this Week: 3494

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4486

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers legal strategies in Massachusetts injury and wrongful death cases. By Karsner & Meehan, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3919

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverDivorcing couples in New Hampshire often ask whether the issue of alimony should be addressed in their divorce.  Put simply, alimony is financial support paid by one spouse to the other for living expenses and…
  • Jun 11

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverGoing through a divorce, in and of itself, will bring with it a multitude of financial, emotional and personal issues and concerns.  Couples must deal with resolving issues relating to children, money, debts…
  • May 23

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverWhen most people hear the word “prenup” they most likely envision a multi-millionaire marrying someone half his/her age. While this may hold true in some cases, a prenuptial agreement has become much…
Rank this Week: 4100

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, §…
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
  • Jul 24

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure

    Appeals Court Fixes One Anomaly In The Tricky Law Of Nonconforming Structure
    In a previous post we discussed Gale v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Gloucester (pdf) and the “difficult and infelicitous” language of the first two sentences of M.G.L. c. 40A, § 6 governing nonconforming uses…
Rank this Week: 3641

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

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

    Massachusetts Stalking Is Not Sexy. It’s A Crime.

    Massachusetts Stalking Is Not Sexy. It’s A Crime.
    File this under “Now I've really seen it all,” and “This world is spiraling down faster than a toilet flush." I am -- what are the words here? – disgusted, mortified, shocked and appalled at the new…
  • Oct 1

    Should Massachusetts College Have Reported Alleged Rapes?

    Should Massachusetts College Have Reported Alleged Rapes?
    According to press reports including The Enterprise of Brockton, Bridgewater State University police campus recently received allegations of two rapes on campus. University officials didn’t make the reports public and inform students. …
  • Sep 13

    HE MASSACHUSETTS SEX OFFENSE OF OPEN & GROSS CONDUCT/LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR: EXACTLY WHAT IS THIS? – PART TWO OF TWO

    HE MASSACHUSETTS SEX OFFENSE OF OPEN & GROSS CONDUCT/LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR: EXACTLY WHAT IS THIS? – PART TWO OF TWO
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote of how, recently, my wife and I, as well as several other people, were exposed (pardon the pun) to a man on Cape Cod who was wearing a "swim suit" that was, in the expressed opinion of several…
Rank this Week: 4389

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Oct 3

    What to do if Injured at Work in Massachusett

    What to do if Injured at Work in Massachusett
    Have you or a loved one sustained an injury at work in Massachusetts? If you were injured at your workplace it can be a very confusing time. Workplace injuries can cause the employee to lose a time from work which in many cases can lead to…
  • Sep 8

    Mechanic’s Lien: Protecting the Services You Have Provided

    Mechanic’s Lien: Protecting the Services You Have Provided
    Under Massachusetts law, a contractor, sub-contractor, and/or supplier who has provided services and/or materials for the improvement of materials may secure their right to payment by recording a Mechanic’s Lien. Unfortunately, due to…
  • Aug 27

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine
    Social media is an essential part of any Massachusetts business. The use of social Media in Massachusetts businesses has grown significantly in recent years. The PEW Internet and American Life Project published a recent report showing that…
Rank this Week: 3205

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 3167