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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: 1591

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/
  • Jan 26

    Subscribe to Et Seq. by email

    Subscribe to Et Seq. by email
    If you enjoy our posts at Et Seq., we have a new subscription option for you! We’ve updated our RSS feed settings so that in addition to subscribing with your favorite news reader, you may subscribe to updates by email. To…
  • Jan 23

    Free resource: “Historical Thesaurus of English”

    Free resource: “Historical Thesaurus of English”
    For fans of old words and synonyms, the Historical Thesaurus of English from the University of Glasgow may be of interest: The HT is the only online resource to make every English word from the last 1,000 years and its meaning available to…
  • Jan 22

    New Library Exhibit: Where Mis’ry Moan

    New Library Exhibit: Where Mis’ry Moan
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that its new exhibit “‘Where Mis’ry Moans': Four Prison Reformers in 18th & 19th Century England” is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor…
Rank this Week: 1967

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/
  • Jan 26

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance
    In a memorandum issued earlier this month, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement Cynthia Giles encouraged use by EPA staff of “Next Generation Compliance Tools” in civil settlements.  Some of the tools are more…
  • Jan 23

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA
    As every litigator knows, evidence almost always tells a story that is untidy and riddled with loose ends.  This was illustrated by a recent innocent landowner case in California — Coppola v. Smith. …
  • Jan 17

    No Arranger Liability For Sale of A New Hazardous Substance

    No Arranger Liability For Sale of A New Hazardous Substance
    Relying on the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Burlington Northern, the Fifth Circuit recently overtuned a CERCLA liability finding against a supplier of perchloroethylene.  Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner…
Rank this Week: 3951

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran
    With all the troops forward deployed to places like Iraq and Afghanistan during the global war on terror, we are seeing more and more young men and women returning home from the battlefield with severe and permanent disabilities. Some of…
  • Jan 23

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce
    Much of the news coverage about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program deals with the upcoming budget shortage, which may reduce benefits by 20 percent by 2016 should congress fail to act. However, a recent news article from…
  • Jan 22

    Minnick v. Colvin: Proving Disability

    Minnick v. Colvin: Proving Disability
    In Minnick v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claimant saw his doctor in January of 2009 with complaints of lower back pain radiating down both legs. His doctor opined the pain was muscular…
Rank this Week: 2807

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: 3946

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/
  • Jan 25

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip
      In my first post of this series on securing your data, I addressed the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Part of the my discussion followed the…
  • Jan 17

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice
    View image | gettyimages.com   Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North…
  • Jan 9

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014
    The year 2014 brought us major products like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, but what about legal-specific products? Well, fortunately, Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer (TL) has that…
Rank this Week: 4947

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Passengers Trapped in Smoke-Filled DC Metro Train

    Passengers Trapped in Smoke-Filled DC Metro Train
    Everyday in cities across America, millions of people rely on public transportation to take them to and from work. In cities like Boston, people ride the "T," because they may not own a car, don't want to pay for parking or realize it may be…
  • Jan 22

    Protesters Block Ambulance from Taking Car Accident Victim to Hospital

    Protesters Block Ambulance from Taking Car Accident Victim to Hospital
    According to a recent news article from Boston Herald, an 83-year-old man who was the victim of a serious car crash, was in an ambulance being rushed to the hospital when the vehicle was stopped by protesters who had chained themselves to…
  • Jan 20

    Ex parte Robert Bosch LLC.: Trade Secrets Protection in Discovery

    Ex parte Robert Bosch LLC.: Trade Secrets Protection in Discovery
    Ex Parte Robert Bosch, LLC. is a car accident lawsuit appealed to the Supreme Court of Alabama. In Bosch, plaintiff and her husband were passengers in a compact sport utility vehicle. Husband's stepson was driving the car. While their…
Rank this Week: 4992

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
  • Jan 23

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option
    Action May Be Required Corporations, both publicly and privately held, that transferred stock in 2014 pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options (ISOs) are required to report each transfer to both the IRS and the exercising person.…
  • Jan 21

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli
    MBBP is pleased to announce that Callie Pioli and Brian Assessor have joined the firm as associates. Brian is a Registered Patent Attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, patent searching, and related counseling. His practice focuses on…
Rank this Week: 4860

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Jan 23

    Statutory Research in Print Certification Cla

    Statutory Research in Print Certification Cla
    Curious about why many lawyers prefer statutory research in print?  Hoping to brush up your skills before beginning a new internship or job?  The Statutory Research in Print certification class will help you become more familiar…
  • Jan 22

    Admin Law Research Certification Cla

    Admin Law Research Certification Cla
    Researching the regulations promulgated by administrative agencies is an important component of U.S. legal research. This class will include finding regulations, working with the principal federal publications for locating agency regulations…
  • Jan 21

    New Resource: World Treaty Library

    New Resource: World Treaty Library
    Hein Online’s World Treaty Library is a significant step forward for those doing treaty research. Hein Online has been a great source for obtaining the texts of treaties: the U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library provides a range of…
Rank this Week: 3237

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts are Preparing for Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire

    Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts are Preparing for Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire
    Massachusetts will soon join the majority of other states in permitting personal injury attorneys (and pro se parties) to conduct voir dire during the jury empanelment process. Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 allows attorneys to directly…
  • Jan 7

    SRE - Hospital "Never Events"

    SRE - Hospital "Never Events"
    Unfortunately, injuries in hospitals are all too common. One class of such injuries has been labeled as "never events", a term used to describe medical errors that should never happen under any circumstances. The Massachusetts Department of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2118

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/
  • Jan 23

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

    MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE MASS PIKE WHEN AIRBORNE WHEEL CRASHES INTO HIS VEHICLE
    A driver was injured Friday on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a tire fell off another car, went airborne, and crashed into the driver's vehicle. The driver was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he is recovering from serious injuries. The…
  • Dec 14

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD
    A North Reading man is dead after an overnight three-car crash on Interstate 93 south in Andover, MA on Nov. 14th, according to authorities. The accident occurred just before 1:00am Friday morning near the area of Exit 41. According to an…
  • Nov 30

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION
    Hugo Hernandez Palomino, an employee of Pepco in Baltimore, MD, sustained a severe neck injury at a Pepco work site in 2013. Mr. Palomino was working on the construction of scaffolding, when he came into contact with a transformer that hit…
Rank this Week: 3280

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project
    Four contractors were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet at an Easthampton jobsite, due to a lack of protective measures/equipment, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Jan 22

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow
    The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos while working as a school bus driver for nearly four decades has been awarded a $7.7 million mesothelioma verdict. The driver, Lewis Nash, became exposed to the fibrous materials during the time…
  • Jan 15

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12
    According to Liberty Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index, the five leading causes of work injuries in 2012 were behind approximately 65% of all workers’ compensation expenses. The research examined claims…
Rank this Week: 4404

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Ruby Tuesday Hit with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Ruby Tuesday Hit with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    Discrimination in the workplace remains a problem in the United States, with many companies crossing the line and breaking the law. Ruby Tuesday is one of the most well known casual dining restaurants in the country, with more than 800…
  • Jan 20

    These Bicycle Accident Statistics Concern Many

    These Bicycle Accident Statistics Concern Many
    Are you the type of person who enjoys jumping on your bike and taking a ride? It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are traveling, nothing changes the fact that your safety is priority number one. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents…
  • Jan 16

    Another Guardrail Test Conducted in San Antonio

    Another Guardrail Test Conducted in San Antonio
    Last month, we published a blog post entitled “Testing of Trinity Guardrails Begins.” In it, we discussed the current state of Trinity Industries and the safety concerns of the government regarding its commonly used guardrail…
Rank this Week: 3333

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2215

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3095

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2419

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
Rank this Week: 1968

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3990

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Happy Days Come with Age

    Happy Days Come with Age
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the famous bioethicist and Ivy League professor, recently wrote an essay explaining why he’d like to die around age 75. For many, he reasons, it’s all downhill from there. Better to leave life in good shape and on…
  • Jan 14

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care
    I always love to see major media outlets shine a light on elder care. Not long ago, “The Today Show” aired a wonderful segment about long-term care, encouraging young people to take it seriously and start learning about it now.…
  • Jan 7

    A Real-Life Neverland for the Elderly

    A Real-Life Neverland for the Elderly
    Loma Linda, CA: Where Older People Stay Young View image | gettyimages.com We’ve all read stories about places where people never grow up. They stay young, strong, healthy, and always alive. Just last month, NBC raked in millions of…
Rank this Week: 3917

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 20

    One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day

    One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day
    The SplashData list of worst passwords of 2014 was just published, and it looks very similar to the list in 2013, 2012, 2011, etc.: Rank Password Change from 2013 1 123456 No Change 2 password No Change 3 12345 Up 17 4 12345678 Down 1 5…
  • Jan 15

    The Outlook for 2015

    The Outlook for 2015
    Data privacy and security have never been more top of mind for business than they are right now. As I noted in this article in Law360: “The outlook in 2015 is that we’ll have more breaches, but I think we’ll also continue…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Billing Provider and its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection of Personal Health Data

    Medical Billing Provider and its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection of Personal Health Data
    In an age when many of us briskly scroll through website terms and conditions and check, “I agree” without thinking, how should businesses design their websites to obtain proper authorization to access users’ sensitive…
Rank this Week: 3866

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: 1983

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: How To Stop Them? Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: How To Stop Them? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I discussed how Scott Tibbitts, a chemical and space engineer who previously designed motors and technology for NASA, formed a company named Katasi to find a way to tackle the problem of preventing people…
  • Jan 11

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: An Electronic Solution May Be On The Way – Part One of Two

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: An Electronic Solution May Be On The Way – Part One of Two
    Readers of this blog know that I’ve posted many times on the subject of Massachusetts texting and driving accidents – pleading with drivers to put down that smart phone when behind the wheel. Despite the numerous deaths and…
  • Dec 28

    AVOID MASSACHUSETTS SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY BY HAVING GUESTS SIGN WAIVERS?

    AVOID MASSACHUSETTS SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY BY HAVING GUESTS SIGN WAIVERS?
    It’s the Holiday Season, and that means house parties, correct? My parents, neighbors and relatives had them each year, and they were always fun, lighthearted events. The only thing most people needed to be really concerned about was…
Rank this Week: 4315

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: 2649

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: 2958

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/
  • Jan 17

    What can a parent do when they are the victim of parental alienation?

    What can a parent do when they are the victim of parental alienation?
    There is no perfect answer to this question. As long as one parent keeps fueling the alienation flames, the alienation will continue. Every case of parental alienation is different but the cause is the same. One parent uses the children…
  • Jan 10

    Cyberharassment is still harassment

    Cyberharassment is still harassment
    The internet provides new opportunities to commit criminal acts. However, in many instances, laws that were not designed for the internet provide remedies. A recent case illustrating use of a traditional law to punish internet conduct is…
  • Dec 26

    Health Insurance, Emancipation, and Separation Agreement

    Health Insurance, Emancipation, and Separation Agreement
    In Massachusetts divorces health insurance is a priority concern for judges. It is standard practice to provide health insurance for children until they are emancipated. In addition, unless there is a remarriage, health insurance is usually…
Rank this Week: 3973

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 16

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee
    Employees of large companies who experience domestic violence, either directly or through family members, now enjoy greater legal protection as the recently enacted domestic violence protection law enters its first full year. The new law,…
  • Jan 7

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike
    When it comes to reasonably accommodating employees with disabilities, the process of determining what can be done is a two-way street, at least at the federal level. So says a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals that determined…
  • Jan 2

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect
    The first phase of Massachusetts’ new state minimum wage law is now in effect. As of January 1, all employees in the Commonwealth must be paid at least $9 per hour. The minimum wage rate was previously set at $8/hour. The law also…
Rank this Week: 4282

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Who You Gonna’ Call After A Car Accident

    Who You Gonna’ Call After A Car Accident
    Heading north on 93 or Route 1 to or from work, pulling into the North Shore Mall or heading to the North End after a Celtics game, a car accident is an unexpected jolt. Your first reaction might be to call your significant other, or the…
  • Jan 9

    Ski And Boarding Accident

    Ski And Boarding Accident
    The deep of winter has arrived – another polar vortex is aiming for Massachusetts, snow covers the ground, and some days the temperature is off the charts cold. Despite the winter chill and winter weather, many of us on the North Shore…
  • Dec 24

    Alcohol And Driving – Not A Good Holiday Mix

    Alcohol And Driving – Not A Good Holiday Mix
    “You can’t go on Thinking nothing’s wrong But now Who’s gonna drive you home tonight” (“Drive” by the Cars) ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family get-togethers, and work gatherings.…
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Jan 14

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett
    Under Massachusetts law, anyone who commits assault or assault and battery may be punished by imprisonment for not more than two and a half years in a house of correction or with a fine of not more than $1,000. However, a defendant can be…
  • Jan 1

    Sexual Assault of an Uber Passenger in Boston

    Sexual Assault of an Uber Passenger in Boston
    Recently, a 46-year-old Uber driver was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in Boston. Uber customers use an app to arrange and pay for rides with drivers who are nearby. The driver pled not guilty to all charges, which included rape…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3492

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

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

    Former Middlesex County, Massachusetts Prosecutor Charged After Supplying Confidential Information To His Drug Dealer

    Former Middlesex County, Massachusetts Prosecutor Charged After Supplying Confidential Information To His Drug Dealer
    Last week, a former Middlesex County, Massachusetts prosecutor has been indicted after allegedly supplying his drug dealer with confidential information in exchange for prescription ocycodone pills. Stephen M. Gilpatric, 35, served as a…
  • Dec 22

    Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez: MA Rules of Evidence May Be the Key to Winning His Criminal Trial

    Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez: MA Rules of Evidence May Be the Key to Winning His Criminal Trial
    Massachusetts Rules of Evidence are very important when it comes to winning a criminal trial. On Friday, December 19th, Superior Court Judge Garsh ruled that text messages sent from Odin Lloyd minutes before he was shot and killed cannot be…
  • Apr 10

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused
    Yesterday, Ross Currier, a Boston man, was cleared of sexual assault charges in the North End. Suffolk County prosecutors entered a nolle prosequi, which resulted in the termination of the charges of assault and battery, which carries a…
Rank this Week: 4590

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4398

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/
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

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

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink
    In this weekend’s Boston Globe South section, there is an announcement for gear and ice time availability at local rinks.  Several rinks will have ice sleds and skate walkers.  Some rinks will have time slots set aside for…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4819

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Lipitor Injury Lawsuit Against Pfizer Blame Drug for Diabete

    Lipitor Injury Lawsuit Against Pfizer Blame Drug for Diabete
    More women are continuing to come forward, accusing pharmaceutical company Pfizer of not giving them proper warning that taking cholesterol drug Lipitor might cause them to develop type 2 diabetes. In their Lipitor diabetes lawsuits, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3637

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: 3620

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

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

    Massachusetts Can and Must Do Better Job in Reducing Medical Error

    Massachusetts Can and Must Do Better Job in Reducing Medical Error
    Twenty years after the death of Boston Globe health reporter pioneer Betsy Lehman, medical errors are still far too common in Massachusetts. Lehman died of an overdose of chemotherapy drugs while being treated for breast cancer that was four…
  • Dec 18

    FDA Gives Power Morcellators Its Strongest Warning

    FDA Gives Power Morcellators Its Strongest Warning
    A series of investigative articles in the Wall Street Journal examines the controversial marketing, training and use of power morcellators used in laproscopic hysterectomies and myomectomies for their role in spreading undetected cancers, and…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2477

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 31

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014
    With the year coming to an end, we take a moment to look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2014 was no exception.  Here’s our top five…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2026

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 2307

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/
  • Dec 26

    Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Reviewing Board Reverses Denial of Psychiatric Injury Claim

    Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Reviewing Board Reverses Denial of Psychiatric Injury Claim
    Massachusetts workers' compensation laws were enacted to provide a quicker route for injured workers to receive benefits, while shielding employers from time-consuming litigation. An injured worker does not have to prove negligence, just…
  • Dec 19

    Massachusetts Slip and Fall Injurie

    Massachusetts Slip and Fall Injurie
    During the winter months, Massachusetts residents brace for the snow and ice that cause slick and slippery roads, sidewalks, and driveways. Some public establishments take the time and care necessary to ensure safe passage, while others…
  • Dec 12

    Understanding Comparative Negligence in Massachusett

    Understanding Comparative Negligence in Massachusett
    Accidents can be complicated events, with multiple parties involved and contributing to the cause of the accident. For example, two drivers at an intersection may both act recklessly while driving across. One may be texting while driving,…
Rank this Week: 3802

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    High Conflict Divorce and Custody

    High Conflict Divorce and Custody
    Are there ways you can better manage a high conflict divorce or custody conflict?  Is everything a battle with your ex-partner, spouse, or your child’s other parent? As a Massachusetts divorce and family law lawyer and mediator, I…
  • Dec 19

    Unpaid Child Support in MA?

    Unpaid Child Support in MA?
    Massachusetts Child Support Attorney – Norfolk County: 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 3691

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Dec 20

    Injuries from Defective Toys in Massachusett

    Injuries from Defective Toys in Massachusett
    The holiday season is a time for family gatherings and friendly merriment but it can also expose children to the dangers and the potential of injuries from unsafe or defective toys. Millions of toys are sold each year and some of those toys…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2003

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/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2409

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: 4587

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: 3175

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4752

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: 2151