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Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?

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

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

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

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System
    Written by James Swann | This article was originally published in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report An Illinois health system has reached a $475,000 settlement over allegations it waited too long to report a data breach, the…
Rank this Week: 3724

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jan 18

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Alcohol Related Death Case to Proceed to Jury

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

    French Passenger Overboard MSC Divina

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

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

    Court Finds a Ferryboat Owner Cannot Limit Its Liability in a Fatal Boat Collision
    An interesting decision involving the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act was recently handed down in a ferryboat / speed boat collision case.  The accident occurred on February 16, 2013.  The ferryboat, carrying…
Rank this Week: 4712

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

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

    Widow of Massachusetts State Trooper Sues Driver for Wrongful Death

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

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Allows Medical Malpractice Case to Move Forward

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

    Massachusetts Wedding Guests Sue Groom for Drone Injury

    Massachusetts Wedding Guests Sue Groom for Drone Injury
    Massachusetts groom Barry Billcliff is being sued by two wedding guests who allege they were hit by a drone at the reception of his wedding. Billcliff and his bride, Nichole, were married over the summer at New Hampshire’s Searles…
Rank this Week: 1666

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

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

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

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

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
Rank this Week: 4884

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2158

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

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

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

    Judge Orders Commonwealth to Turn Over Electronic Communications Between Police in Worcester Murder Case
    In a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, a Superior Court judge ordered the Commonwealth to turn over certain discovery to the defense attorney in a murder case – namely all electronic communications between state police…
Rank this Week: 3036

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4818

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: 3688

Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

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

    Current Inadequate Welding Safety Standards Raise Major Concern

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

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

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

    Amtrak to Pay $265 Million in Fatal Crash

    Amtrak to Pay $265 Million in Fatal Crash
    It has been announced that Amtrak has agreed to a pay out in a one of the largest railroad crash settlements in the history of the United States, in the amount of $265 million. The payout is the result of a court order recently issued on the…
Rank this Week: 2126

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4950

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
  • Dec 15

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord

    Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law: Best Practices For Landlord
    Property Owners Should Get New Marijuana Policies and Lease Riders In Place Now Today, December 15, 2016, the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after voters on election day approved Ballot…
Rank this Week: 4205

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Moving Forward with Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Uncomfortable with It

    Moving Forward with Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Uncomfortable with It
    As one part of a married couple, perhaps you put off estate planning because you need your spouse in order for it to be effective. If that’s the case, a non-cooperative spouse who doesn’t want to think or talk about it can lead to…
  • Jan 5

    Do You Need an Estate Planning Audit?

    Do You Need an Estate Planning Audit?
    Does thinking about your original estate planning documents conjure up images of meeting in someone’s office a decade ago when you first got married or when you had a child? Or was it in the more recent past, but there are numerous…
  • Dec 14

    Multiple Reasons Why Your Estate Planning Needs a Lift This Year

    Multiple Reasons Why Your Estate Planning Needs a Lift This Year
    As we quickly approach 2017, it is an excellent opportunity to review your existing estate planning documents and determine if  you have fallen short. Unfortunately, far too many people make simple mistakes that can end up turning into…
Rank this Week: 3790

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    The perils of power morcellator

    The perils of power morcellator
    On the surface, a power morcellator is an intriguing and seemingly fantastic showcase of modern medical technology. The drill-like device is able to perform laparoscopic surgeries, such as hysterectomies and myomectomies, without being overly…
  • Jan 10

    Suffering from Nexium side effects?

    Suffering from Nexium side effects?
    The popular heartburn medication Nexium, released by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca in 2001, has been used by millions around the globe to treat their chronic heartburn with relatively few side effects. Minor side effects include dry mouth,…
  • Jan 10

    Lipitor and link to diabete

    Lipitor and link to diabete
    Lipitor has the distinction of being the best-selling prescription medication of all time. Manufactured by pharmaceutical titan company, Pfizer, Lipitor is prescribed to help treat high cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and…
Rank this Week: 3409

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1874

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Probate Challenges – A Cautionary Tale

    Probate Challenges – A Cautionary Tale
    If you read this blog on a regular basis (who doesn’t!!) you may recall an article entry from a year ago about challenges one can face when contesting a Will.  In that entry we cautioned that a challenger to a probate estate can be…
  • Dec 28

    Mass Tort Action

    Mass Tort Action
    Massachusetts federal and state courts have become a hub of mass tort actions. Mass tort actions are very different from typical North Shore, Lynnfield, Lynn and Saugus torts, accidents and injury law. Mass torts require massive resources and…
  • Dec 20

    Attorneys, Notaries and Closing

    Attorneys, Notaries and Closing
    It has been a red-hot residential real estate market all over Massachusetts. Homes in good locations that are updated and priced fairly are going under contract quickly. The weather may be turning colder as we head into 2017 but the sale…
Rank this Week: 2098

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Lower Speed Limits in Effect

    Lower Speed Limits in Effect
    Beginning this week, you might start to notice new speed limit signs within the city of Boston. Last June, the Massachusetts house and senate overwhelmingly passed a municipal modernization bill, part of which allowed cities and towns more…
  • Jan 2

    Unsafe Toys Still on Shelve

    Unsafe Toys Still on Shelve
    Christmas has just passed, and many of us are still enjoying the season, but not everyone approaches this time of year with the same holiday spirit. Despite decades of action to make children’s toys safer, there are still some who…
  • Dec 26

    Construction Equipment Accident Kills Worker

    Construction Equipment Accident Kills Worker
    A construction worker recently died from the injuries he suffered in an accident involving a circular saw. The accident, which took place in Duxbury on the South Shore, happened while the worker was cutting a water pipe on a home construction…
Rank this Week: 3099

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2639

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/
  • Jan 9

    Hit & Run and False Report to An Insurer Charges Avoided

    Hit & Run and False Report to An Insurer Charges Avoided
    DT is a 29 year old software developer from India in the US on a work visa. On December 10, 2016 he went out for a few drinks and on the way home crashed his car in Lowell. The Lowell police responded to the accident scene and DT gave the…
  • Jan 9

    Warrants for Two Old DUI Cases Cancelled and Cases Dismissed

    Warrants for Two Old DUI Cases Cancelled and Cases Dismissed
    In May of 1984 KW, then age 24, was arrested in Andover for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and several other criminal offenses. One month later in June of 1984 KW was arrested again for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor in…
  • Dec 4

    FELONY GUN CHARGE DISMISSED

    FELONY GUN CHARGE DISMISSED
    KW, is the 42 year old owner of a medical care corporation. His company is a multi million dollar company. Because he is heavily involved with medicare and medicaid patients both Federal Law and State Law prohibit him from having an…
Rank this Week: 4609

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/
  • Jan 5

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for Massachusetts workers rose from $10 to $11 per hour. The new rate applies to almost all employees. For employees who regularly receive tips as part of their pay, the minimum rate is $3.75/hour.…
  • Dec 16

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today weighed in on the hot topic whether and to what extent the state’s Independent Contractor Statute is exempted as applied to courier drivers and the companies they work for. Like a federal…
  • Dec 6

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law
    Recent reports suggest that Massachusetts legislators are continuing to work on a compromise noncompetition law that will garner enough support to become law. Earlier this year, both the House and Senate passed versions of a proposed statute…
Rank this Week: 4165

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

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

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017
    OK – The holidays are now over, it’s now officially 2017, and we all (or at least I) face three cold, icy, miserable months ahead until we can hope for signs of spring.  (Sorry to you ski-lovers for this description, but…
  • Jan 2

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017

    Injured in Massachusetts Accident? Resolve To Remember This List for 2017
    OK – The holidays are now over, it’s now officially 2017, and we all (or at least I) face three cold, icy, miserable months ahead until we can hope for signs of spring.  (Sorry to you ski-lovers for this description, but…
  • Dec 18

    Massachusetts Courts to Reconsider Sidewalk Liability – Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Courts to Reconsider Sidewalk Liability – Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how recovering damages for injuries suffered due to falls on Massachusetts municipal sidewalks, is legally very difficult.  In theory, if a person in Massachusetts is injured in a slip…
Rank this Week: 4198

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: 3666

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Dec 28

    Reflecting on 2016 and Preparing for 2017

    Reflecting on 2016 and Preparing for 2017
    Hi there, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday despite what may be trying circumstances. Throughout the year there were many changes and clarifications in basic divorce law that will affect the many of you that are planning to divorce in…
  • Dec 16

    This Holiday Season, Let Go of the Salad Spinner

    This Holiday Season, Let Go of the Salad Spinner
    Hi there, I was somewhat surprised a couple of weeks ago to be asked for an interview by the talented Globe writer, Cindy Atoji Keene. It was published on Sunday, and reading it made me realize just how important it is to be able to let go of…
  • Nov 30

    Do Durational Limits Apply to Cases That Were Resolved Before the Alimony Reform Act?

    Do Durational Limits Apply to Cases That Were Resolved Before the Alimony Reform Act?
    The Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision of George v. George provides guidance in applying the durational limits contained in the Alimony Reform Act. The Alimony Reform Act, which went into effect in March 2012, provides that all…
Rank this Week: 4931

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Dec 28

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Year-End Supplement)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Year-End Supplement)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws is updated regularly to reflect (in as close to real…
  • Nov 11

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect several recent state law developments (in particular, limits on physician noncompetes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). Click here to get…
  • Nov 6

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. There’s a lot to catch up on (sorry!) … Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets |…
Rank this Week: 4558

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 23

    Prenuptial Agreements Should Address All Terminating Events For A Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements Should Address All Terminating Events For A Marriage
     Every marriage will come to an end.   Some terminate by divorce and others terminate by death.   Eventually every marriage will end.  Most people who want Prenuptial Agreements  (also called premarital agreements or…
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment
    In 2012 Massachusetts divorce law changed by implementation of an Alimony Reform Act. A recent case, George v. George, interpreted and explained a portion of the law known as durational limits.Under prior law, alimony was awarded for life or…
  • Sep 1

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS
    This morning on the news there was a story about an 11 year old who was shot in the face. The shooting was accidental and the gun was legally registered and owned. One child was at another child's home and they found the gun and played with…
Rank this Week: 3696

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/
  • Dec 22

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming
    by Joseph S. Campisi, President, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) promulgated underground storage tank (UST) regulations on January 2, 2015 that replaced…
  • Dec 14

    A Turn of Events for Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    A Turn of Events for Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    The former Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street was supposed to be converted into residential housing units and retail space after the City reached an agreement in March 2015 to sell it to Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, a New…
  • Dec 8

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s team announced yesterday his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Pruitt pick is nearly as polarizing as the election itself. Pruitt…
Rank this Week: 2796

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/
  • Dec 22

    Are You Caring for Someone Who Wanders?

    Are You Caring for Someone Who Wanders?
    CMS (the agency that manages Medicare and Medicaid) recently put out this interesting FAQ piece on wandering. The piece is aimed at managers of day programs and assisted livings, but there are a lot of useful nuggets in here for people who…
  • Dec 21

    WATD Radio Show!

    WATD Radio Show!
    I had a new experience this weekend – I was on the radio! Patti Abbate & Tom Foye co-host WATD’s “My Generation” radio show every Sunday from 7p – 8p. This week, I was their guest and we talked about a host…
  • Dec 21

    Have You Been Appointed Representative Payee?

    Have You Been Appointed Representative Payee?
    If you are caring for a loved one who receives Social Security and who cannot manage the Social Security benefits on her own, then you can ask the Social Security Administration to name you (or someone else) as your loved one’s…
Rank this Week: 4647

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By KJC Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4718

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Dec 20

    First Circuit declines to enjoin enforcement of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law in union settings … for now

    First Circuit declines to enjoin enforcement of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law in union settings … for now
    Last week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by construction-industry employers and their trade associations seeking to block enforcement of the Massachusetts Earned…
  • Dec 20

    It’s That Time of Year Again: DOL is Making Its List and Checking it Twice

    It’s That Time of Year Again: DOL is Making Its List and Checking it Twice
    Annually, the New Hampshire Department of Labor issues a list of the top ten most frequent violations it sees in audits and claims filed before it. The list doesn’t change dramatically from year to year, but violations move up and down…
  • Dec 1

    New Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) Released

    New Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) Released
    A new Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) was released on November 14, 2016. Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to verify the employment eligibility and identity of new employees by…
Rank this Week: 2081

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Marijuana possession in Massachusetts: What is now legal, and what remains illegal

    Marijuana possession in Massachusetts: What is now legal, and what remains illegal
    As just about every Massachusetts resident with a pulse is now aware, the voters decided on November 8th to “legalize” marijuana possession in the Commonwealth. Well, kind of. I intentionally used quotation marks because there are…
  • Dec 16

    Marijuana possession in Massachusetts: What is now legal, and what remains illegal

    Marijuana possession in Massachusetts: What is now legal, and what remains illegal
    As just about every Massachusetts resident with a pulse is now aware, the voters decided on November 8th to “legalize” marijuana possession in the Commonwealth. Well, kind of. I intentionally used quotation marks because there are…
  • Oct 13

    URBELIS LAW REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH CHELSEA POLICE OFFICERS ON BEHALF OF CLIENT

    URBELIS LAW REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH CHELSEA POLICE OFFICERS ON BEHALF OF CLIENT
    Our client is a 53- year old East Boston man with no prior record. In February of 2016, he was walking home from work in Chelsea. An acquaintance, also Hispanic, drove by and offered our client a ride home. There was one other Hispanic male…
Rank this Week: 4731

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/
  • Dec 13

    Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina
    Yesterday the Appeals Court upheld a variance decision by our former colleague, Land Court Justice Robert Foster.  In that case, Furlong v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Salem, Furlong challenged a variance granted to the abutting Brewer…
  • Oct 21

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land

    The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land
    A Massachusetts appellate court has ruled for the first time that new land which accretes to registered waterfront land is treated as registered land automatically, without the registered landowner filing additional proceedings. In Brown v.…
  • Oct 12

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement

    SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easement
    In Taylor v. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission, the SJC considered the scope of the rights that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank had under an easement that it held over the Outermost Inn property in Aquinnah owned by Hugh and…
Rank this Week: 3145

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: 2226

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Dec 2

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

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

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

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

    Admonition to Massachusetts Attorney

    Admonition to Massachusetts Attorney
    An attorney who poorly represented a buyer of a residential property in Massachusetts has received an admonition for his conduct. The attorney was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1985 and had no disciplinary history. While…
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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
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
  • Oct 21

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star
    We are pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Attorney Lillian Wong has been selected to the Super Lawyer New England Rising Star list for her work in School and Education Law.  Each year, no more than…
Rank this Week: 4955

Massachusetts Workers Compensation…

Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers workers' compensation. By The Keches Law Group, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1542

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer

    How to Avoid Being Involved in an Accident with a Tractor Trailer
    Tractor-trailers, also called 18-wheelers and big rigs, are frequently involved in accidents. And an accident with a large truck often results in serious injuries or death. Due to the nature of the business, trucks are on the road for longer…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
  • Nov 11

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

    Drowsy driving is dangerous driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,179 Americans died as the result of distracted driving in 2014. The total number of traffic deaths have risen more than 10 percent from the first half of 2015 to the…
Rank this Week: 4353

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Nov 28

    How is alimony or spousal support determined?

    How is alimony or spousal support determined?
    Alimony is calculated by a complex formula,  taking into consideration the length of marriage, and the income of the parties. Like child support, which can be calculated using the Massachusetts child support guidelines, it is…
  • Nov 16

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional
  • Jun 16

    Magna Carta 800 year

    Magna Carta 800 year
    Magna Carta, dating back eight centuries is still relevant today.  Celebrate its 800 year history this week.  What liberties, freedoms, values do you most cherish? 
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Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Boston Orange Line Overheats, Leading to Smoke Inhalation Injurie

    Boston Orange Line Overheats, Leading to Smoke Inhalation Injurie
    Last week, on October 26, 2016, around 4:40 P.M., the northbound Orange Line train, while stopped at Back Bay Station in Boston, Massachusetts, began to spew smoke. The train had overheated right before rush hour, and Massachusetts Bay…
  • Nov 6

    Boston Orange Line Overheats, Leading to Smoke Inhalation Injurie

    Boston Orange Line Overheats, Leading to Smoke Inhalation Injurie
    Last week, on October 26, 2016, around 4:40 P.M., the northbound Orange Line train, while stopped at Back Bay Station in Boston, Massachusetts, began to spew smoke. The train had overheated right before rush hour, and Massachusetts Bay…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five People

    Massachusetts Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five People
    Tragedy struck earlier this week, when a Massachusetts’ woman drove the wrong way on Interstate 495 in Middleborough, killing four college students. The four students who were killed were later identified by Massachusetts’ state…
Rank this Week: 1691

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 3

    Wrong Way Driving Accident

    Wrong Way Driving Accident
    The Federal Highway Administration states that 300-400 people are killed each year in wrong way driving accidents.  Last week Massachusetts got a first-hand look at the impact these accidents have, when a woman drove on the wrong side of…
  • Oct 17

    Fall Cycling Safety

    Fall Cycling Safety
    Riding a bicycle is a skill most people master at a young age.  After conquering balance, braking and the fear of falling, it serves as the first form of freedom for youngsters.  In later years, cycling can become a leisure or…
  • Sep 1

    Deadly Crash Exposes Dangers of Shuttle Buse

    Deadly Crash Exposes Dangers of Shuttle Buse
    Early in the morning of August 1, 2016, two people were tragically killed and several others were injured when a Hampton Inn shuttle bus was involved in a rear end crash while transporting passengers from Logan Airport.  A Subaru Legacy…
Rank this Week: 2623

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4257

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    Family Business Mediation: Solving Legal Issues Without Going to Court

    Family Business Mediation: Solving Legal Issues Without Going to Court
    Mediation is often considered an excellent means of conflict resolution for personal or family disputes, but the benefits of mediation extend to more than just familial problems. In fact, mediation is oftentimes the best conflict resolution…
  • Oct 12

    Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Massachusett

    Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Massachusett
    If you get divorced in Massachusetts, there are different types of divorces that are available to you, with each following a different path as it goes through the courts. Some are quicker, simpler, and less expensive than others. It depends…
  • Sep 13

    Conciliation: What is the Advantage?

    Conciliation: What is the Advantage?
    The conciliation process can be an invaluable tool to reduce intractable conflict in cases where obstacles prevent out of court settlements and cost-effective resolutions. An experienced conciliator can serve as a conflict surgeon and help…
Rank this Week: 2284

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1784

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

Covers workers' compensation. By Kantrovitz & Associates P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1966

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

By Goldstein & Clegg.

http://goldsteinandclegglaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 1395