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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/
  • Jun 28

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour
    Eight Holland American Line cruise ship passengers tragically died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 when a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter float plane crashed, some 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m., at…
  • Jun 3

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court
    After receiving an "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County (BBB), Caribbean Cruise Lines filed a complaint against the consumer protection organization alleging defamation and violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair…
  • Jun 2

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law
    We have been following the tragic story of Dalton Joseph Shirley who lost his life when a center console boat he was riding on crashed into a concrete dock in the Intracoastal Waterway behind a house located on Northeast 38th Street, in Ft.…
Rank this Week: 4781

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit
    Johnson v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involves claimant who suffered from a variety of serious medical conditions including, morbid obesity, chronic asthma, depression, post-traumatic stress…
  • Jun 25

    Engstrand v. Colvin: Denial of SSDI Benefit

    Engstrand v. Colvin: Denial of SSDI Benefit
    Engstrand v. Colvin, a case from the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit involves claimant who was working as a dairy farmer before becoming disabled. Claimant worked until he turned 47 years old. He had been suffering from…
  • Jun 21

    Child Cancer Patients Turn to Supplemental Security Income Benefits as Adult

    Child Cancer Patients Turn to Supplemental Security Income Benefits as Adult
    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is essentially a government-run, long term disability insurance program. However, instead of paying a premium directly to an insurance company, as is required to secure and maintain a private…
Rank this Week: 2509

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/
Rank this Week: 1956

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1961

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!
    Hi there, There have been rumors for months that the SJC was going to make a final decision about how America will handle gay marriage. As of today, I’m thrilled to report that gay marriage is now the law of the land! For the couples…
  • Jun 25

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld
    Hi there, As a parent and grandparent I have long felt it was a necessary right of parents to swat their kids on the behind occasionally. Swift justice often makes the most impact. I was somewhat astonished to open Lawyers Weekly today and…
  • Jun 23

    Adopting a Stepchild

    Adopting a Stepchild
    I am frequently asked by stepparents what is involved in adopting their spouse’s child. The process is often quite simple, and brings a sense of wholeness and belonging to the child and family. How does this all work? There are two…
Rank this Week: 5024

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
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Injured Correctional Officer in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Sides with Injured Correctional Officer in Workers’ Compensation Case
    In a recent opinion, Marchand v. Department of Correction, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently heard an appeal from a trial court decision, which found that the plaintiff was entitled to continue to…
  • Jun 19

    Alleged Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Company

    Alleged Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Company
    According to a statement made by the Massachusetts Attorney General this week, the owner of an asbestos abatement company was allegedly indicted this month and will face arraignment next month in connection with purportedly failing to…
  • Jun 12

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation
    Although all workers’ compensation benefits require that the injury occur during the course of employment, injuries do not necessarily have to be physical in order to be compensable. Benefits can also be temporary or permanent,…
Rank this Week: 1821

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/
  • Jun 26

    Countdown to the New Ethics Rule

    Countdown to the New Ethics Rule
    July 1, 2015: Mark Your Calendars for the New Massachusetts Rules of Conduct. The New Massachusetts Rules have been in the works since 2013 when the SJC’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published its…
  • Jun 19

    Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basic

    Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basic
    This series began with a post on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Following up that statutory and regulatory update, I provided you with my…
  • Jun 9

    Little Caesars: Lawyers Avoid the Fine Print

    Little Caesars: Lawyers Avoid the Fine Print
    View image | gettyimages.com   I love the new Little Caesar’s’ commercial. There’re so many good things going on here. (Yes, apparently, Little Caesar’s is still in operation — news to me.) The lawyers are…
Rank this Week: 4198

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Comments on injury law. By Heinlein Beeler Mingace & Heineman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2478

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jun 25

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve
    In Massachusetts, businesses that allow customers to serve themselves may face liability for hazards created by customers moving the merchandise.  In a recent case, the appeals court decided whether the mode of operation doctrine applies…
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered whether notice of an adoption petition must go to a known sperm donor.  In this recent case, a married same-sex couple sought to adopt their son to ensure recognition of their…
  • Jun 1

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently addressed the issue of testamentary capacity.  In In the Matter of the Estate of Fred S. Rosen, a will contestant appealed a court decree allowing the will, a judgment dismissing his…
Rank this Week: 2522

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Boston 4th of July Celebrations Too Often Capped With Drunk Driving

    Boston 4th of July Celebrations Too Often Capped With Drunk Driving
    All over America, people are gearing up to celebrate the July 4th holiday with family, fireworks, cookouts and, quite often, booze. Generally, there is nothing wrong with adults imbibing in a few brews at a gathering. But there is nothing…
  • Jun 19

    Report: Massachusetts is Mid-Level on Drunk Driving Prevention

    Report: Massachusetts is Mid-Level on Drunk Driving Prevention
    When it comes to preventing drunk driving through strict penalties, Massachusetts is somewhere right on the middle border. The website Wallet Hub analyzed DUI laws in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia using a key of 15 different…
  • Jun 14

    1970s Actor David Cassidy Convicted of Drunk Driving

    1970s Actor David Cassidy Convicted of Drunk Driving
    Anyone who is old enough to remember the Partridge Family will surely remember former child actor and drummer David Cassidy from the popular television show. According to a recent report from The Boston Herald, Cassidy was sentenced…
Rank this Week: 3371

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/
  • Jun 24

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding
    In a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case, Christakis v. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct. (2015), the court had before it the issue of whether or not judicial liens on real property remain after…
  • Jun 17

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case
    In a very recent decision, Dinno vs. Bd. of Assessors of Sudbury, App. Ct. Mass. (2015), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it an appeal from a decision reached by the Appellate Tax Board, which affirmed the town of…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement
    In a recent real estate case, Siebecker v. Orefice, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled on an appeal stemming from a lower court decision regarding an easement. The lower court found that the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 2077

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    10 Ways Technology Will Change Your Old-Age Experience

    10 Ways Technology Will Change Your Old-Age Experience
    The future never quits changing. I’ve written a lot in recent months about technology’s exciting entry into the fields of elder law and senior care. Each week seems to bring about a brand-new and truly intriguing story. View image…
  • Jun 17

    Lessons Learned From A Multi-Millionaire Janitor

    Lessons Learned From A Multi-Millionaire Janitor
    We don’t often hear about the passing of unassuming, elderly janitors… but when they leave secret multi-million dollar fortunes behind, that tends to get newspapers’ attention. Ronald Read lived in Vermont his whole life.…
  • Jun 10

    How An Adam Sandler Movie Is Changing Dementia Care

    How An Adam Sandler Movie Is Changing Dementia Care
    Well, nobody saw this one coming. An Adam Sandler movie, of all things, has inspired an effective new trend in healthcare and therapy for dementia patients. And it only took 11 years for it to catch on 50 First Dates made its way to theaters…
Rank this Week: 3858

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4395

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/
  • Jun 23

    Robotic Hip Surgery Purports to be Safer, Some Evidence Suggests Otherwise

    Robotic Hip Surgery Purports to be Safer, Some Evidence Suggests Otherwise
    In Minnesota, a local news article touted a new robotic surgery for total hip replacements at a nearby hospital. The article noted surgeons were relying less on the imperfect human eye and fallible human hand and instead leaning on the…
  • Jun 21

    Study: High Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Prostate Enlargement

    Study: High Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Prostate Enlargement
    Hoards of testosterone products have been heavily marketed to men in recent years, promising increased vigor, stamina and health. Drug manufacturers marketed these to males who reportedly suffered from “Low-T,” or an inadequate…
  • Jun 16

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement
    According to a recent news article from the Times-Herald, a patient interviewed was a former college football player at East Tennessee State University and a life long athlete who had developed severe arthritis in both of his hips. His…
Rank this Week: 2846

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    DISTRACTED DRIVING

    DISTRACTED DRIVING
    Driving gets more risky all the time. Here in Massachusetts and across the nation, accidents from distracted drivers are more common than ever.  Hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year in vehicle accidents related to…
  • Jun 19

    Swimming Pool Accidents and Safety

    Swimming Pool Accidents and Safety
    Swimming pool season on the North Shore and throughout Massachusetts is short. Still there are plenty of hot summer days where a dip in the pool is a great way to cool off. If you are hurt or injured while using someone’s swimming pool,…
  • May 28

    Climate Change! Global Warming! Harsh Winters! Delayed Spring and Summer Weather!

    Climate Change! Global Warming! Harsh Winters! Delayed Spring and Summer Weather!
    It’s real. Finally – winter is behind us.  The sun is out and warm, there is a nice breeze off the harbor and the long snowy Massachusetts winter make this spring and summer that much sweeter.  As the ballparks, beaches…
Rank this Week: 1971

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

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

    Who Enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act?

    Who Enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act?
    Disability discrimination remains an issue in the United States. This is despite the many laws in place to prevent such activity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities…
  • Jun 19

    Ways to Bike Safe this Summer (Part 2)

    Ways to Bike Safe this Summer (Part 2)
    Early last month, we discussed some of the finer details associated with safe biking during the summer months. Due to the feedback received, we want to bring you additional tips for staying safe on your bike in the months to come. Here are…
  • Jun 16

    The Many Causes of a Forklift Accident

    The Many Causes of a Forklift Accident
    According to the National Forklift Exchange, there are approximately 1.5 million forklift truck operators in the United States. Unfortunately, there are times when drivers are involved in an accident. While not always the case, this can cause…
Rank this Week: 3168

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: 3712

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/
  • Jun 22

    SHEFF LAW WINS $6.2 MILLION VERDICT FOR INJURED HOMEOWNER

    SHEFF LAW WINS $6.2 MILLION VERDICT FOR INJURED HOMEOWNER
    Last week, a Middlesex Superior Court jury found in favor of local a homeowners, awarding more than eight million dollars to a family who suffered permanent injuries due to the negligence of their oil heat service company. In December of…
  • Jun 17

    DEFECTIVE INFLATORS IN TAKATA AIRBAGS RESULT IN INJURY, DEATH, AND A MASSIVELY CONFUSED RECALL

    DEFECTIVE INFLATORS IN TAKATA AIRBAGS RESULT IN INJURY, DEATH, AND A MASSIVELY CONFUSED RECALL
    In what many are considering to be the most complicated recall of all time, the company Takata Corp. told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that almost 34 million airbag inflators in the United States are potentially…
  • Jun 12

    ONE WORKER KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN HOIST COLLAPSE AT SOMERVILLE'S ASSEMBLY ROW

    ONE WORKER KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN HOIST COLLAPSE AT SOMERVILLE'S ASSEMBLY ROW
    One worker tragically died and another was severely injured Thursday afternoon when a temporary hoist elevator they were installing collapsed. The accident happened in Somerville's Assembly Row at 399 Revolution Drive. OSHA crews responded…
Rank this Week: 3823

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Jun 22

    Executive Job Transition

    Executive Job Transition
    If you’ve been laid off, fired from your job, restructured out, or you’ve been told you need to leave in weeks or months, you need to manage a job transition. You may feel that you’re alone in it, but you’re not. Every…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
Rank this Week: 3518

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: 2735

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: 1732

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark
    In a unanimous decision reached by differing concurring opinions, the Supreme Court of the United States finally resolved the question left open by Crawford asking whether statements made to persons other than law enforcement trigger the…
  • Jun 13

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is requiring the Court to hold an evidentiary hearing on the reliability of the breath test device the Alcotest 7110. The SJC held that the trial judge's decision not to hold an evidentiary hearing…
  • May 26

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Alphonse, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals awarded a new trial based on the improper argument of the prosecutor. One of the more common grounds to appeal a criminal conviction is based on improper arguments...
Rank this Week: 4892

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: 3786

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Jun 18

    Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Claims Against Employers Fall On Deaf Ear

    Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Claims Against Employers Fall On Deaf Ear
    Kevin R. Sloan and Brian Gross Occupational Hearing Loss (OHL) is one of the most prevalent work-related illnesses in the United States with 22 million workers exposed to hazardous noise each year, according to the Centers for Disease…
  • Jun 9

    Craft V. Crafty: The Blue Moon Class Action Suit Against MillerCoors LLC

    Craft V. Crafty: The Blue Moon Class Action Suit Against MillerCoors LLC
    Javier F. Flores MillerCoors LLC, owner of the Blue Moon Brewing Company (“Blue Moon”) brand and purported brewer of the Belgian-style witbier, recently removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California a…
  • May 5

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

    Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Record $63 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin Case
    Eric Skelly and Brendan D. O'Brien   The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a record $63 million jury verdict against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for allegedly inadequate warnings about the health risks…
Rank this Week: 3917

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
  • Jun 10

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment
    So, as I and dozens of other observers have pointed out (although I am confident I am the only one who quoted Shakespeare on the subject), the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Tibble drove home the importance of monitoring plan…
Rank this Week: 2707

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2126

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Hitting The Guard Rail

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Hitting The Guard Rail
    This post is intended to discuss something that is so prevalent in our society that we just assume is designed to be safe, and never really think otherwise: The guardrail. Anyone who has ever driven on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 128…
  • Jun 6

    Massachusetts Car Accidents Can Happen Anytime

    Massachusetts Car Accidents Can Happen Anytime
    I constantly tell my wife Debbi to be careful on the road. As a Dedham, Massachusetts car accident lawyer, I know all too well the danger that lurks on the road – everywhere. And when you least expect it. Recently, we were traveling…
  • May 17

    Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Cases Spike With Corporate Acquisition - Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Cases Spike With Corporate Acquisition - Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote of the disturbing trend of out-of-state corporations buying up smaller and struggling Massachusetts nursing homes – with extremely disturbing - not to mention unconscionable - results. One…
Rank this Week: 4060

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/
  • Jun 15

    Motor Vehicle Homicide in Massachusett

    Motor Vehicle Homicide in Massachusett
    Under G. L. c. 90, § 24G(b), somebody who operates a car or other vehicle recklessly or negligently and endangers the lives of others, and thereby causes another's death, can be convicted of homicide by a motor vehicle. The punishment is…
  • Jun 1

    Sufficient Evidence for OUI Conviction in Massachusett

    Sufficient Evidence for OUI Conviction in Massachusett
    Under G. L. c. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1), anybody in Massachusetts who operates a motor vehicle in a place where the public has access with .08 blood alcohol content, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, narcotics,…
  • May 19

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case
    In the nonbinding Massachusetts appellate case of Commonwealth v. Morris, the court considered a defendant's conviction by jury for assault with intent to rape, assault and battery, and indecent assault and battery. He appealed on the grounds…
Rank this Week: 3372

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for July 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
Rank this Week: 4369

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 11

    LARGEST VERDICT TO DATE REACHED IN BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LAWSUITS OVER PELVIC MESH PRODUCTS

    LARGEST VERDICT TO DATE REACHED IN BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LAWSUITS OVER PELVIC MESH PRODUCTS
    The largest verdict to date was reached the other week in the ongoing legal proceedings for cases brought against the Marlborough, Ma.-based company Boston Scientific by women who suffered complications after receiving their defectively…
  • May 13

    Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Tragically Killing 6

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

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ

    WRONGFUL DEATH CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ
    Following Aaron Hernandez's conviction of first-degree murder for the killing Odin Lloyd, Mr. Hernandez still faces a pending civil action that may hold the public's best chance of understanding the motive behind the atrocious killing. The…
Rank this Week: 2489

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/
Rank this Week: 3998

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
  • Jun 4

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law
    Noncompete law is a creature of state regulation. As such, no surprise, we have 50 variations (really 51, when you factor in DC – albeit 3 states (California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota) prohibit employee noncompetes altogether, so…
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
Rank this Week: 4621

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: 3429

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 1

    The Fields of Opportunity – Divorce Mediation

    The Fields of Opportunity – Divorce Mediation
    Looking at Some of the Less Obvious Benefits of Divorce Mediation Many potential clients I meet with have read about divorce mediation and focus on the more obvious benefits of the process when compared to a court-based case.  …
  • Apr 12

    Divorce Financials – Employee Benefit

    Divorce Financials – Employee Benefit
    Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts During your Massachusetts divorce (or a post-divorce issue such as a child-support modification), it makes sense to understand your employee benefits, and…
  • Mar 21

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett
    Stephen McDonough Attains Certified Divorce Mediator Status through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Press Release: March 20, 2015 | Medfield, MA Stephen McDonough, founder of Next Phase Legal LLC, recently achieved status as a…
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Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By KJC Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 1

    Top Massachusetts Court Affords Enhanced Protections to Dookhan Defendant

    Top Massachusetts Court Affords Enhanced Protections to Dookhan Defendant
    The top court in Massachusetts recently ruled that a so-called Dookhan Defendant – a person who entered a guilty plea on the basis of drug analyses certified by Annie Dookhan – “who has been granted a new trial based on…
  • Feb 11

    New Tools for Seating Impartial Jurie

    New Tools for Seating Impartial Jurie
    If you were a party to a trial in Massachusetts, would you want your lawyer to be able to ask potential jurors about their past experiences that relate to your case?  How about questions regarding their preconceptions or biases?  If…
  • Jan 10

    Recent Developments in Massachusetts Criminal Jury Instruction

    Recent Developments in Massachusetts Criminal Jury Instruction
    Two very recent legal developments that KJC Law Firm is closely following relate to our newly established criminal defense practice, headed by our associate, John Martin.  In Commonwealth v. Gomes, SJC-11537 (January 12, 2015), the…
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Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

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

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

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

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
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Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

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

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

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

    Lori Caravalho

    Lori Caravalho
    Lori Caravalho is an experienced divorce mediator at Parker Mediation.  Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to be the decision makers.  Taking control of the situation results in a more positive outcome for couples,…
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Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 15

    Appeals Court Clarifies Premises Liability Law in Massachusetts in Plaintiffs' Favor

    Appeals Court Clarifies Premises Liability Law in Massachusetts in Plaintiffs' Favor
    On May 15, 2015, the Massachusetts Appeals Court announced a decision clarifying an important aspect of premises liability law in the Commonwealth and serves as a victory for plaintiffs in cases involving falls at commercial…
  • May 5

    Massachusetts Ride-Share Liability: P. I. Claims Can Be Uberly Complicated

    Massachusetts Ride-Share Liability: P. I. Claims Can Be Uberly Complicated
    SUGARMAN presents its first installment of "Massachusetts Ride-Share Liability," a blog series navigating the liability implications posed by ride-share companies when involved in an accident causing personal injuries. In early 2014,…
  • Mar 25

    Bankruptcy and Your Personal Injury Case

    Bankruptcy and Your Personal Injury Case
    When a serious personal injury or death strikes a family, financial peril often follows. The death or disability of a primary wage earner can mean the rent or mortgage goes unpaid, credit card debt balloons far beyond the ability to make…
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Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

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

    TRAGIC AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN PHILADELPHIA

    TRAGIC AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN PHILADELPHIA
      Last night, Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188 derailed in Philadelphia, killing 6 and injuring hundreds. The train, operating from Washington to New York, overturned and crashed at approximately 9:45 p.m. It was carrying 238…
  • Feb 18

    Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

    Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement
    On February 5-6, 2015, Judge Joseph Goodwin held status conferences in the Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, and Johnson & Johnson multidistrict litigation mesh cases.  Judge Goodwin had previously urged C.R. Bard to settle its vaginal…
  • Feb 3

    Travelers Insurance Finally Agrees to Pay Asbestos Victim

    Travelers Insurance Finally Agrees to Pay Asbestos Victim
              Travelers Insurance Finally Agrees to Pay Asbestos Victims                Ten years after reneging on a settlement agreement with asbestos victims,…
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Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED

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

    ANOTHER SHOPLIFTING CASE AVOIDED

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

    OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE - NOT GUILTY - WOBURN DISTRICT COURT

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

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?

    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth?
    How Much Is My Workers Comp Case Worth? This is one of the most common questions asked of attorneys practicing in workers compensation, or any personal injury type of law.  For someone who has sustained a work-related injury, with…
  • Feb 20

    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work?

    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work?
    What to do when your Employer is uncooperative following an injury at work? You’ve been injured at work. Your doctor says you’re disabled from working. You need to file a claim for workers’ comp benefits, and you need…
  • Jan 12

    DIA Reviewing Board in Boston rules that returning to work against a doctor’s advice does not satisfy Section 27

    DIA Reviewing Board in Boston rules that returning to work against a doctor’s advice does not satisfy Section 27
    The Department of Industrial Accidents Reviewing Board recently held that the standards M.G.L. chapter 152, section 27 were not met, thus affirming the decision of the Administrative Judge.  Click here for a link to the case. M.G.L.…
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Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
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Charnas Law Firm Blog

Charnas Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://charnaslawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Legal Action? The dangers of Zofran

    Legal Action? The dangers of Zofran
    Zofran is a brand name prescription drug that, through a tablet or injection, alleviates nausea and vomiting. It is known generically as ondansetron and works by blocking the chemicals produced in the body that cause those symptoms.…
  • Jun 10

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job
    Trenching: Summary Trenching is one of the most dangerous aspects of construction work. It is used to excavate ground for electrical wiring, plumbing and for other reasons results in construction site accidents that claim on average two lives…
  • Jun 1

    Bike sharing, a safety problem

    Bike sharing, a safety problem
    Green does not always mean “GO”! At least not without a helmet.   * Readers of this article should be aware that helmet laws vary from state to state
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