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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: 1866

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1823

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Dec 22

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverThe holidays are here-and while it is typically a time of year that we all look forward to and enjoy celebrating with friends and family, it can also feel like a lonely season if you have gone (or are going)…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3716

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
  • Dec 22

    Hasbro Fails on Appeal to Discontinue Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Hasbro Fails on Appeal to Discontinue Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Hasbro Employee Injured on Assembly Line Receives Benefits When a self-insured employer appeals a decision awarding workers’ compensation benefits to one of its employees, it must at least raise its objections at the original hearing or…
  • Dec 15

    Worker Killed at New Bedford Massachusetts Seafood Plant Leaves Five Children

    Worker Killed at New Bedford Massachusetts Seafood Plant Leaves Five Children
    Virtually all Massachusetts employees are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance coverage, even if they work for a temporary agency or are undocumented immigrants. Their survivors are eligible for workers’ compensation…
  • Dec 8

    Central Transport, LLC in Billerica, Massachusetts Cited For Safety Violation

    Central Transport, LLC in Billerica, Massachusetts Cited For Safety Violation
    Central Transport’s Billerica, Massachusetts Shipping Terminal Cited For Hazards The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Central Transport LLC for safety hazards at its freight shipping terminal in…
Rank this Week: 2546

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3980

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: 3970

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

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

    Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Budgetary Problem

    Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Budgetary Problem
    For more than a year, we have heard on the news about how funding is set to run out on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits unless Congress does something fast. According to a recent news article from the Buffalo News, it…
  • Dec 15

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit

    Cline v. Colvin: Back Pain and Disability Benefit
    Cline v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, deals with the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program run by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA). In Cline, claimant applied for…
  • Dec 11

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility

    Copeland v. Colvin: SSDI and SSI Eligibility
    Copeland v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, involves claimant who filed an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in…
Rank this Week: 3151

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

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

    Two Years After NECC Meningitis Outbreak, the Aftermath of The Tragedy Continue

    Two Years After NECC Meningitis Outbreak, the Aftermath of The Tragedy Continue
    In 2012, a meningitis outbreak was traced to a New England compounding facility. As our Boston product liability lawyers wrote at the time, multiple drugs were linked to the meningitis outbreak. More than two years later, many of the…
  • Dec 16

    Framingham Compounding Pharmacy Owners Charged with Murder

    Framingham Compounding Pharmacy Owners Charged with Murder
    According to a recent news article from CBS Boston, the founders of a Framingham compounding pharmacy and 12 other employees have been charged with racketeering and second-degree murder. Court papers indicated the compounding pharmacy was…
  • Dec 14

    New Studies Examine the Appropriateness of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    New Studies Examine the Appropriateness of Total Knee Replacement Surgery
    A new article from the New York Times suggests that patients should be careful before agreeing to undergo total knee replacement. Patients who suffer from sore knees and have trouble getting around may give in too quickly to the temptations…
Rank this Week: 2383

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Unpaid Child Support in MA?

    Unpaid Child Support in MA?
    Norfolk County, MA Child Support Attorney: Administrative Enforcement Options Through the Department of Revenue If you are due unpaid child support in MA, you should be familiar with the numerous options for collecting the money to help…
  • Nov 6

    Landlord – Tenant Lawyer Provides 5 Tips about Eviction

    Landlord – Tenant Lawyer Provides 5 Tips about Eviction
    Medfield, MA Landlord – Tenant  Lawyer Provides  5 Tips for Landlords During my years as a Boston, MA area real estate lawyer, I’ve worked with many landlords, both residential and commercial. When you have a non-paying…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2693

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

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

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence
    Domestic and sexual violence is now in the news almost every day, and New Hampshire has followed its neighboring state, Massachusetts, in enacting protective legislation.  As of August 8, 2014 most Massachusetts employers became…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu
    Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo setting out the Obama Administration’s position that Title VII specifically prohibits discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity per se. In the memo, Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB
    Employees’ rights to act together to address conditions at work are protected under the National Labor Relations Act. This protection applies equally to both union and non-union employees and extends to employees’ work-related…
Rank this Week: 2570

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Dec 19

    Massachusetts Historical Documents and Law

    Massachusetts Historical Documents and Law
    Did you know that there was once a penalty imposed in Massachusetts if you celebrated Christmas?  Check out this law from 1659 (with modern spelling): “For preventing disorders arising in several places within this…
  • Dec 15

    Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program

    Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
    There has been much controversy over the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. That Report is now available via the Federal Digital System web site as Senate Report…
  • Dec 12

    Admiralty & Maritime Law

    Admiralty & Maritime Law
    Looking to research admiralty and maritime law?  The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries have some resources to help you get started. Secondary Sources Secondary sources are a good place to look if you want a broad overview of the law…
Rank this Week: 3278

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2576

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
Rank this Week: 3998

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

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

    Sexual Harassment at Work: Don’t be a Victim

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

    Types of Surgical Malpractice, Patient Option

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

    Testing of Trinity Guardrails Begin

    Testing of Trinity Guardrails Begin
    Trinity Industries is in the middle of a series of eight tests that could determine the future of the company, as well as its commonly used guardrail system. The Federal Highway Administration ordered the tests amid safety concerns expressed…
Rank this Week: 3365

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3627

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/
  • Dec 18

    Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship

    Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship
    In a recent book published by Attorney at Work, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, author Ida Abbott discusses the importance of sponsorship to the advance of women’s careers. By focusing on an audience of men, Ida provides a…
  • Dec 10

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solution

    Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solution
      #174457155 / gettyimages.com   In Part 1 in our series on time management, we covered some basic solutions. In Part 2, we addressed some email management techniques. Now, we’ll consider a variety of technology solutions that…
  • Dec 5

    Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015

    Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015
    #463907857 / gettyimages.com   That’s messed up, right? It’s almost 2015. I know, I’m shocked, too. Here’s my face. With 2015 (wait, what?!) rolling up around the corner, it’s time for the [FILL IN YEAR]…
Rank this Week: 4943

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/
  • Dec 17

    First Circuit Court of Appeals Restores Sanity To Kosilek Case

    First Circuit Court of Appeals Restores Sanity To Kosilek Case
    Readers of this blog know that I’ve blogged previously on the twisted subject of Robert Kosilek, and his multi-year legal battles with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, more specifically with the Massachusetts Department of…
  • Dec 5

    Bill Cosby Rape Allegations: How To Respond - Legally?

    Bill Cosby Rape Allegations: How To Respond - Legally?
    More than a few people have asked me over the past ten days or so, what I think of the rape allegations being made against actor Bill Cosby, and what I think should be done about them. This is a good question, because several of the…
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts Theft Crimes: How Not To Be A Victim During Christmas Season

    Massachusetts Theft Crimes: How Not To Be A Victim During Christmas Season
    It’s the holiday season, and it’s gotten here faster than you can say, “Black Friday.” Shopping malls – and their parking lots – are famous for being places where all types of crimes can occur –…
Rank this Week: 2069

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Venue in Car Accident Lawsuit

    Venue in Car Accident Lawsuit
    One of the common issues that arise when filing a car accident lawsuit is where is the appropriate place to file the case. In some cases, the accident occurs in Boston and both plaintiff and defendant live in Boston, so the case will be…
  • Dec 17

    Man Killed in Car Accident Involving a Horse

    Man Killed in Car Accident Involving a Horse
    While many traffic collisions are caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road, some are caused by a hazardous situation on the road that could have been prevented. In a recent news article from WHNT, a man was killed when his car…
  • Dec 15

    Boutelle v. Boutelle: Choice of Law in Car Accident Case

    Boutelle v. Boutelle: Choice of Law in Car Accident Case
    In Boutelle v. Boutelle, a case from the Supreme Court of Wyoming, a brother and sister were involved in a single vehicle accident. Brother was driving, and sister and three other passengers were from Wisconsin. The accident occurred on an…
Rank this Week: 4983

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

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

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3688

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/
  • Dec 17

    Your Massachusetts Real Estate Attorney Can Assess the Possibility of Lowering Your Property Tax

    Your Massachusetts Real Estate Attorney Can Assess the Possibility of Lowering Your Property Tax
    Boston Property Values Skyrocket Owners of commercial and residential properties all over the Boston area are facing higher property tax assessments. This goes along with the good news – bad news phenomenon of the relentlessly…
  • Dec 10

    Massachusetts Mortgage Holders Benefit From Extension of Tax Break

    Massachusetts Mortgage Holders Benefit From Extension of Tax Break
    U.S. Congress Set To Extend Relief For Mortgage Holders More than 30 percent of federal income tax filers in Massachusetts claim the mortgage interest deduction. Many of these mortgage holders in Massachusetts could potentially…
  • Dec 3

    Your Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Tells How Snow Removal Laws Affect You

    Your Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Tells How Snow Removal Laws Affect You
    Massachusetts Snow Removal Statutes In July 2010, a series of state statutes went into effect that are particularly relevant this winter, with the National Weather Service predicting one Polar Vortex after another to…
Rank this Week: 2550

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Art Is In The Trust Of Fhe Beholder… Or Is It?

    Art Is In The Trust Of Fhe Beholder… Or Is It?
    The Wall Street Journal is shining the light on a different kind of estate planner: the diehard collector. View image | gettyimages.com Whether it’s comic books, baseball cards, home video libraries, music memorabilia, Disneyana, or…
  • Dec 10

    How to Talk About Finances and the Future During the Holiday

    How to Talk About Finances and the Future During the Holiday
    Turkey, tinsel, and… taxes? #88749768 / gettyimages.com Believe it or not, holiday gatherings are widely recommended as ideal times to talk about important, future-focused concerns with your loved ones. Sound too awkward? You’re…
  • Dec 3

    Wreaths Across America Looking to Honor More Veteran

    Wreaths Across America Looking to Honor More Veteran
    Every year, Wreaths Across America (WAA) places a wreath on the grave of veterans throughout all fifty states. The organization, based in Maine, spends the whole year raising funds and rallying volunteers, culminating in a weeklong…
Rank this Week: 3962

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Snow Plows On The Highway

    Snow Plows On The Highway
    The first Nor’easter has come and gone, dumping mostly rain but also leaving a coating of ice and snow on our roadways. The North Shore and Western Massachusetts were hardest hit. This early December storm could be the harbinger of a…
  • Dec 5

    Tis The Season For Holiday Travel, Snow And Car Accident

    Tis The Season For Holiday Travel, Snow And Car Accident
    “Now the first of December was covered with snow And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston Though the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go”…
  • Dec 1

    An Honest Lawyer

    An Honest Lawyer
    When you are injured you want to find a lawyer that is going to fight hard for you. You also want your lawyer to be honest with you and honest about every aspect of your attorney client relationship. Lawyers are often depicted in movies and…
Rank this Week: 2497

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By KJC Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Earned Sick Time for Massachusetts Employee

    Earned Sick Time for Massachusetts Employee
    Employees in the Commonwealth will soon be legally entitled to up to 40 hours of earned sick time per year, thanks to Massachusetts voters. Starting next summer, employees will be able to earn and use sick time to: a) care for the…
  • Apr 25

    Northampton Construction Accident at Massachusetts Department of Transportation Kills 1 & Injures 2

    Northampton Construction Accident at Massachusetts Department of Transportation Kills 1 & Injures 2
    Earlier this month, a tragic accident happened at a facility of a Massachusetts government building. Officials at the scene of a construction accident at the North King Street facility of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation…
  • Sep 17

    Man Killed and Child Injured in Whitman Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed and Child Injured in Whitman Pedestrian Accident
    Last week, a 38-year-old man was killed and a four-year-old girl was critically injured in a Whitman pedestrian accident.
Rank this Week: 4598

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

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

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

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

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

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

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 3208

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Massachusetts Regulators Propose Crack Down on Assisted Living Facilitie

    Massachusetts Regulators Propose Crack Down on Assisted Living Facilitie
    In Massachusetts right now, there’s a bit of a war going on between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As is so often the case, while the consumer is the party who is…
  • Dec 7

    Dedham Massachusetts Pedestrian-Car Accident Kills Woman, 54

    Dedham Massachusetts Pedestrian-Car Accident Kills Woman, 54
    I’ve written many times on this blog about Massachusetts pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents, but sometimes events like this just hit closer to home, for whatever reason, geographic or otherwise. Such is the case for this post, as a…
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Be Thankful If You Aren't In One On Thanksgiving Weekend.

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Be Thankful If You Aren't In One On Thanksgiving Weekend.
    I’m sorry that I haven’t posted to this blog in a while; the combination of too much work, and a little too much travel. So, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday? You must have a list, and for many, the short…
Rank this Week: 4333

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusett

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

    Drug Crimes in School Zones in Massachusett

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

    New Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Massachusett

    New Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Massachusett
    As discussed in prior blog posts, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2334 in August. The bill created new criminal charges related to domestic violence. It amends chapter 265 to create two new crimes: assault and battery…
Rank this Week: 3543

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3889

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Child support agreements need court approval

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

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

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

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

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?
    Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled in the case of Vaida v. Vaida, Mass. App. Ct. No. 13–P–1827 (November 6, 2014) that a father did not have to pay child support for his adult physically disabled child. At first…
Rank this Week: 3982

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3010

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2584

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Dec 10

    Holidays with a Narcissist

    Holidays with a Narcissist
    Hi there, ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it’s my belief that narcissists are overly prevalent at parties. They provide a great opportunity for a narcissist to show off and shine. Behind the scenes, narcissists…
  • Nov 26

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?
    Hi there, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday. Even though Christmas décor has been up for weeks, I’m just beginning to coordinate Christmas shopping for my grandkids with their parents and their other…
  • Oct 22

    Updates on Alimony Law

    Updates on Alimony Law
    Hi there, I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act. Much of the press and the writings about the act have been positive. This is partly driven by fathers rights…
Rank this Week: 5043

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 9

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe
    Solar energy systems providing power to off-site locations are exempt from local property taxes, according to a ruling from the Appellate Tax Board. The ATB’s decision in Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3097

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 9

    2014 Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

    2014 Holiday Safe Shopping Guide
    With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just behind us, and only 16 shopping days until Christmas, many people will be putting on comfortable shoes and heading to the malls and brick and mortar stores to check off everyone…
  • Nov 17

    Mass(achusetts) Pandemonium: Black Friday & Premises Liability

    Mass(achusetts) Pandemonium: Black Friday & Premises Liability
    The day after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday", is perhaps the most iconic and celebrated shopping day of the year. According to the National Retail Federation's 2014 Holiday Survival Kit REV, 2013 saw more than 141 million shoppers…
  • Oct 28

    Making Sure Your Children's Halloween Costumes are Safe

    Making Sure Your Children's Halloween Costumes are Safe
    It is that time of the year where parents are led to a costume store by eager kids wanting to purchase the year's hottest or funniest Halloween costume. While there is not a lot to worry about, parents still need to be mindful of their…
Rank this Week: 3104

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    What's the Difference Between Public Pensions and Union Pensions?

    What's the Difference Between Public Pensions and Union Pensions?
    In the ways that matter right now, not that much. Here is a more detailed look, by focusing on certain union pension plans, at the move towards cutting benefits in multiemployer pension plans that I talked about in my last post. It’s…
  • Dec 4

    Coming Soon to a Private Pension Near You: Benefit Cuts?

    Coming Soon to a Private Pension Near You: Benefit Cuts?
    So, I have discussed before – many times, actually, in the wake of Detroit and similar experiences with municipal finances across the country – that public pensions pose a moral, political and economic dilemma. They are…
  • Nov 25

    A Nuanced Look at the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    A Nuanced Look at the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    This caught my eye, partly because I sat on a panel recently discussing the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege in the context of ERISA litigation. This, in this case, is a Bloomberg BNA ethics webinar on…
Rank this Week: 2786

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

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

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

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

    Hundreds of Risperdal Lawsuits Blame Drug For Causing Gynecomastia in Male

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

    Stryker Settles Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1.43 Billion

    Stryker Settles Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1.43 Billion
    Stryker, a company that makes artificial hip implants, has reached a settlement to resolve thousands of products liability lawsuits over the now-recalled medical devices. The deal is expected to cost the manufacturer approximately $1.43…
Rank this Week: 3643

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: 3846

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2611

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettspersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim
    Elephant Rock Beach Club, Inc., the Defendant, operated a a private beach club in Westport, Massachusetts.  The area, as well as the beach along the property, was open to members and their paid guests to use the property and…
  • Nov 29

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…
    Tim Kerin, a homeowner in Florida, had an outdoor fire pit equipped with gas.  Gastite CSST is used in home and commercial structures throughout the country in order to provide gas.  Mr. Kerin brought suit against Titeflex…
  • Nov 28

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund
    After an individual has been sucessful in the court and has been awarded a sum of money, it can some times be difficult to actually acquire the judge or jury determined amount. For instance, if a plaintiff sues a defendant for fire damage to…
Rank this Week: 2266

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Dec 3

    College Accused of Falsifying High School Diplomas to Secure Federal Financial Aid

    College Accused of Falsifying High School Diplomas to Secure Federal Financial Aid
    The federal government and the state of Florida have filed a civil complaint under the False Claims Act, intervening in a relator’s case against FastTrain College (“FastTrain”). The now defunct Miami-based for profit chain…
  • Dec 1

    Company Defrauds Medicare and Medicaid Through Use of Unlicensed Respiratory Therapist

    Company Defrauds Medicare and Medicaid Through Use of Unlicensed Respiratory Therapist
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (“NAMS”), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., has agreed to pay $852,378 to settle the allegations of two relators realtor’s…
  • Nov 28

    Government Intervenes in Qui Tam Case Against Creekside Hospice

    Government Intervenes in Qui Tam Case Against Creekside Hospice
    On Tuesday, the state of Nevada and the federal government announced that they had elected to intervene in a complaint filed by two relators under the False Claims Act against Creekside Hospice II LLC (“Creekside”) that alleges…
Rank this Week: 2493

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers patient safety topics and related verdicts and settlements. By Lubin & Meyer PC.

http://www.thepatientsafetyblog.org/
  • Dec 2

    Boston Children's Hospital Study: Better Communication During Patient Hand-offs Reduced Errors by 30%

    Boston Children's Hospital Study: Better Communication During Patient Hand-offs Reduced Errors by 30%
    According to a study led by researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital, improvements in verbal and written communication between health care providers during patient hand-offs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.…
  • Nov 21

    Hospital Safety: The Shocking Truth

    Hospital Safety: The Shocking Truth
    An infographic recently released by AcceleratedNursing.net reveals the startling statistics on patient safety in America. Click here to view full infographic. We previously cited The Journal of Patient Safety, which published a study…
  • Oct 29

    Public Citizen Report: Medical Malpractice Payments Remain at Historic Low

    Public Citizen Report: Medical Malpractice Payments Remain at Historic Low
    Medical malpractice payments remain at a historic low despite rising slightly last year, according to Public Citizen’s annual analysis of data published by the federal government’s National Practitioner Data Bank. The dollar value of…
Rank this Week: 2539

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: 2318

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Nov 25

    New Developments in Employment Law

    New Developments in Employment Law
    By: Janice E. Robbins | Partner Act Relative to Domestic Violence Chapter 260 of the Acts and Resolves of 2014, an Act Relative to Domestic Violence, was recently enacted in Massachusetts. Section 10 of this Act amends Chapter 149 of the…
  • Nov 14

    “Strip-Offs” In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

    “Strip-Offs” In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case
    By: Raymond C. Pelote ∣Partner I recently argued a Motion for Summary Judgment in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in Massachusetts on an issue of first impression within the First Circuit. Although many other jurisdictions have decided this…
  • Oct 23

    Car Accidents: How to Protect Teenager

    Car Accidents: How to Protect Teenager
    According to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teenage injuries and deaths in the United States. Sadly, thirty-nine traffic fatalities in the State of Massachusetts in 2012 involved…
Rank this Week: 3092

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback
    I often hear from clients that they “have made gifts in the last five years – but it’s ok, they were all less than $14,000 so they won’t count under the five-year lookback – right?” Unfortunately,…
  • Oct 16

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

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

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
Rank this Week: 4815

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Hernandez Co-Defendant Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Her

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

    “Polite” Burglar on the Loose

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

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a woman was arrested for soliciting sex and stealing from one of her johns. The article states that the woman, Andrea Fazio, was at a party on Kendall Street in Framingham. The police were…
Rank this Week: 3305

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4991