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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: 2033

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

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

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

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

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

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

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
Rank this Week: 1819

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents: The Scary Truth

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

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

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

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware
    Recently here in the Boston area, the media has paid a lot of attention recently to the subject of dangerous off-campus housing for college students – and justifiably so. Boston is the College Capital of the Nation, and there are more…
Rank this Week: 1447

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

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

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 1477

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
Rank this Week: 2083

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 1741

The Law and other Anomalies

The Law and other Anomalies

By Steve Honig.

http://www.honiglawblog.com
  • Jul 9

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?

    SEC to Act on Public Advertising of Private Placements?
    The SEC has announced that at its July 10 meeting (tomorrow!) it will take up implementation of the JOBS Act provision to allow in effect public advertising of private placements.  This provision was included in the Act in an effort to…
  • Jun 10

    Financing Med Devices 2013

    Financing Med Devices 2013
    It is not a secret that funding for med devices remains depressed compared to the heyday period up to 2008 --  but this may be the new normal.  What are the current groundrules? Suggestions from the June 7 conference held by Mass…
  • May 15

    Investing in Today's Market Environment

    Investing in Today's Market Environment
     With the stock market charging ahead, how should you be investing your money?  At a program presented May 15th by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, while noting that each portfolio should reflect that investor’s goals,…
Rank this Week: 2090

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 1467

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: 1773

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 1726

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2174

Museum Law Blog

Museum Law Blog

Covers issues in museum law, including deaccession and intellectual property.

http://museumlaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 2

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)
    Dust off your collection sale check-list and add another set of boxes of bases to cover when you are contemplating the sale or exchange of artwork from your collection. Perhaps in reaction to the dreadful state of the economy, or perhaps in…
  • Aug 26

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern
    Recently a client of mine forwarded an email it received from a Twitter user which read in part “I have been told that your company uses the ___________ name in its ordinary course of business.  I happen to own the _____ name and would be…
  • Aug 26

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)
    Once again, businesses handling the personal information of a Massachusetts resident have been granted an extension to comply with the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations.  The proposed new deadline for compliance is March 1, 2010.
Rank this Week: 1493

Massachusetts Driving Law

Massachusetts Driving Law

Information on driving related legal issues for Massachusetts residents, including drunk driving, speeding tickets, moving violations, Junior Operators, Mature Drivers, license suspensions, and hardship licenses. By Jessica A. Foley.

http://massdrivinglaw.typepad.com/massachusetts_driving_law/
Rank this Week: 1827

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Nov 20

    LexisNexis Courtroom Cast

    LexisNexis Courtroom Cast
    LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is a valuable resource that integrates video, audio, and text into a learning tool for law students and lawyers. The heart of Courtroom Cast’s collection is an extensive video library of courtroom proceedings…
  • Nov 19

    Supreme Court Resources (2/2)

    Supreme Court Resources (2/2)
    A previous post addressed resources for cases pending before the Supreme Court. Most of those are useful for cases decided in the recent past; for example, SCOTUSblog’s Merits Cases section provides news coverage, briefs, transcripts…
  • Nov 17

    Resources for Students in the Clinical Program

    Resources for Students in the Clinical Program
    The Clinical Programs here at BU Law provide valuable practical experience for students and valuable services to clients. The Library has created a research guide to help. The heart of the research guide provides links to resources in…
Rank this Week: 4425

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: 4220

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Sexual Harassment In The Workplace – Massachusett

    Sexual Harassment In The Workplace – Massachusett
    A recent statistic discloses that the average North Shore employee spends 8.7 hours working every day.  Many of us spend more time working than doing any other activity. For a number of reasons, including the long work day, our coworkers…
  • Nov 7

    Slip and Fall Accidents—the Changing Law in Massachusett

    Slip and Fall Accidents—the Changing Law in Massachusett
    Not long ago, Angela Sarkisian joined her girlfriends for a bachelorette party at the Boston nightclub, Liquor Store.  The Liquor Store included a wooden dance floor, two bars on the dance floor and to the rear of the dance floor, two…
  • Oct 27

    Sports Injuries and Accident

    Sports Injuries and Accident
    Massachusetts sports fans are smart, loyal, and enthusiastic, but we are much more than fans.  We play hard, compete and socialize through sports.  As athletes, we want to stay in shape, excel and prevail.  From the weekend…
Rank this Week: 3164

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/
  • Nov 19

    Is Obesity an Environmental Problem?

    Is Obesity an Environmental Problem?
    Like Canada, environmental contamination gets blamed for a lot of things wrong in America.  But a recent study in a respected NIH journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, offers a novel expansion of what in our lives  that is…
  • Nov 18

    Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Policy: How Broad Will It Be?

    Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Policy: How Broad Will It Be?
    Yesterday, I suggested that Massachusetts EOEEA may not have authority to issue its “MEPA Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Policy.”  However, since I also conceded that Massachusetts courts are unlikely to agree with…
  • Nov 17

    Environmental Impact Analysis — The Impact of a Project on the Environment or the Impact of the Environment on a Project?

    Environmental Impact Analysis — The Impact of a Project on the Environment or the Impact of the Environment on a Project?
    Traditionally, environmental impact analysis, under NEPA and state analogs, has focused on the impacts that a proposed project may have on the environment.  In Massachusetts, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has…
Rank this Week: 2674

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    Picking Up Where Mom and Dad Leave Off

    Picking Up Where Mom and Dad Leave Off
    Forbes recently asked its readers whether they could pick up where their parents leave off. It’s an odd question, and one that a lot of children won’t have asked themselves yet. The point Forbes is making is that parents…
  • Nov 12

    Accepting Extra Care Isn’t Always Easy for Senior

    Accepting Extra Care Isn’t Always Easy for Senior
    “It’s a hand, not a shark.” That’s what the matronly Nora says as she extends her arm to the scared little boy Pete in Disney’s classic fantasy film, Pete’s Dragon. He really did need her help, but he was…
  • Nov 5

    Veterans Affairs Looking for Many Thousands of New Hire

    Veterans Affairs Looking for Many Thousands of New Hire
    The past year has been a tough one for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as for the people it serves. The organization was rocked by scandal after the revelation that many veterans languished in poor health on … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2738

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Heflin v. Merrill: UM/UIM Coverage in Auto Accident Lawsuit

    Heflin v. Merrill: UM/UIM Coverage in Auto Accident Lawsuit
    Underinsured Motorist (UIM) and Uninsured Motorist claims involve a car accident victim attempting to get his or her own liability insurance carrier to pay financial compensation when the at-fault driver is uninsured or does not have enough…
  • Nov 16

    Boston Radio Host Howie Carr injured in Car Accident on Mass Pike

    Boston Radio Host Howie Carr injured in Car Accident on Mass Pike
    Boston Herald columnist and conservative radio talk show host Howie Carr is taking time off the air to recover from a recent car accident. According to reports, Carr was involved in automobile crash on the Mass Pike near the Allston/Brighton…
  • Nov 8

    Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Massachusetts Diner and Injures Three

    Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Massachusetts Diner and Injures Three
    According to a recent report from ABC 40, an alleged drunk driver crashed into a Western Massachusetts diner just before 6 a.m. Police are reporting defendant's car went off the road and hit the wall of the diner, causing the entire wall to…
Rank this Week: 4423

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
  • Nov 18

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act
    By Joanna T. Brougher and David A. Fazzolare   Amgen and Sandoz are back at it again, with Amgen filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Sandoz failed to comply with…
  • Nov 13

    MA Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Time Beginning July 2015

    MA Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Time Beginning July 2015
    On November 4th, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure which will entitle employees to paid sick leave. As a result, a new law will go into effect July 1, 2015  and is considered one of the nation’s most…
  • Nov 13

    MA Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Time Beginning July 2015

    MA Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Time Beginning July 2015
    On November 4th, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure which will entitle employees to paid sick leave. As a result, a new law will go into effect July 1, 2015  and is considered one of the nation’s most…
Rank this Week: 4407

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Brockton Pedestrian Accidents Surge, City Officials Unveil Safety Plan

    Brockton Pedestrian Accidents Surge, City Officials Unveil Safety Plan
    Plan is announced after 8 fatal pedestrian accidents and 75 injuries in Brockton this year.
  • Nov 11

    Former Employees: Takata Hid Airbag Defect

    Former Employees: Takata Hid Airbag Defect
    Long before the deaths and injuries, Takata knew its airbags were defective, according to two former employees of the company. In fact, Takata knew about the defects as far back as 2004, the workers told The New York Times. The...
  • Nov 3

    Boston City Council Passes Truck Side Guard Ordinance

    Boston City Council Passes Truck Side Guard Ordinance
    The Boston City Council has passed the Truck Side Guard Ordinance, the first of its kind in the nation. The ordinance will require side guards, convex mirrors, cross-over mirrors, and blind-spot awareness decals on all city-contracted…
Rank this Week: 3839

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Distracted Driving Stats to Consider

    Distracted Driving Stats to Consider
    Last month, we discussed the dangers of distracted driving. In short, any type of distraction increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Subsequently, the chance of injury or death also rises. The NHTSA continues to do its…
  • Nov 14

    Underage Drinking Statistics Prove Seriousness of Problem

    Underage Drinking Statistics Prove Seriousness of Problem
    Regardless of a person’s age, drinking and driving should never be a consideration. Not only does this increase the chance of an accident, but it also puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk of injury or…
  • Nov 11

    Pedestrian Safety: A Growing Problem

    Pedestrian Safety: A Growing Problem
    From one side of the country to the next, there are people who prefer to walk from point A to point B, as opposed to driving or taking public transportation. With the number of pedestrians on the rise, safety among these people has become a…
Rank this Week: 4594

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    Impact of New Domestic Violence Law on Massachusetts Dangerousness Hearing

    Impact of New Domestic Violence Law on Massachusetts Dangerousness Hearing
    As we previously noted on this blog, in August, Governor Patrick signed the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence," which changes the law with regard to many aspects of domestic abuse cases. Since it was an emergency act, the provisions took…
  • Oct 15

    New Domestic Violence Law Affects Massachusetts Arraignment

    New Domestic Violence Law Affects Massachusetts Arraignment
    In Massachusetts, domestic violence is a crime that includes not only physical harm but also attempts to cause physical harm, triggering fear of imminent serious physical harm or involuntary sexual relations between family or household…
Rank this Week: 4906

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 21

    Can I Sue My Town for Personal Injuries Caused by Defective Roadways or Sidewalks?

    Can I Sue My Town for Personal Injuries Caused by Defective Roadways or Sidewalks?
    Anyone who has walked or driven around Boston knows that the streets and sidewalks of the city are not exactly pristine. Cities and towns in Massachusetts are often old, historic towns which endure New England's rough winters and wet…
Rank this Week: 3413

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Ponder v. Colvin: Insurance Coverage Periods in SSDI Case

    Ponder v. Colvin: Insurance Coverage Periods in SSDI Case
    Ponder v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involved a claimant who alleged she had been disabled since January of 2005. Her claim for total disability was based upon depression, anxiety,…
  • Nov 12

    Gieseke v. Colvin: On SSDI Hearing and Vocational Expert

    Gieseke v. Colvin: On SSDI Hearing and Vocational Expert
    Gieseke v. Colvin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involved a claimant who had a long history of low back pain that was aggravated by a workplace injury. The injury occurred in 2006. After completing…
  • Nov 7

    Channell v. Colvin: On SSI Benefit

    Channell v. Colvin: On SSI Benefit
    Channell v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involved claimant who was seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Claimant was a 24-year-old at the…
Rank this Week: 3307

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: On Wrongful Death Action

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: On Wrongful Death Action
    RGR, LLC v. Settle, a case from the Supreme Court of Virginia, involved a plaintiff who was killed while driving a dump truck. Plaintiff drove his dump truck across train tracks at a private railroad crossing, which contained no bells,…
  • Nov 11

    Colombo v. BRP US, Inc.: Serious Personal Injury and Personal Watercraft

    Colombo v. BRP US, Inc.: Serious Personal Injury and Personal Watercraft
    Colombo v. BRP US, Inc., an appeal from the California Court of Appeal, involved plaintiffs who went jet skiing. The group consisted of two sisters who went to help a third sister move into a new apartment. The sister who was moving had a…
  • Nov 6

    Braese, Jr. v. Stinker Stores, Inc: Animal Bite Injury Liability

    Braese, Jr. v. Stinker Stores, Inc: Animal Bite Injury Liability
    Braese, Jr. v. Stinker Stores, Inc., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Idaho, involved a rather unique set of facts. A customer entered the convenience store at a gas station. Store manager permitted customers to bring their dogs into the…
Rank this Week: 4453

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Boston Officials Have Trouble Finding Tenant for Asbestos Laden Building

    Boston Officials Have Trouble Finding Tenant for Asbestos Laden Building
    The city of Boston is having trouble finding a developer who is interested in occupying two Boston Marine Industrial Park parcels of land that were once used by the United States Navy as a heavy metal fabrication plant. The Boston Herald…
  • Nov 12

    Asbestos Removal Workers Trapped in Debri

    Asbestos Removal Workers Trapped in Debri
    The removal of asbestos, or asbestos abatement as it is also called, is a hazardous job. Even though workers are required to undergo extensive training, and are provided with full body protective clothing and respirators, the risk of…
  • Nov 9

    City Officials Halt Demolition Project after Citizens Complain about Asbesto

    City Officials Halt Demolition Project after Citizens Complain about Asbesto
    Asbestos containing materials have been used through much of history. While many people associate asbestos with the industrial revolution in the United States and Europe, the naturally occurring substance that consists six silica minerals has…
Rank this Week: 4923

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/
  • Nov 14

    Josh Brent Back in Cowboys' Active Roster for First Time Since Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

    Josh Brent Back in Cowboys' Active Roster for First Time Since Fatal Drunk Driving Accident
    In December of 2012, Dallas Cowboys' running back Josh Brent was behind the wheel during a fatal drunk driving car crash that killed friend and teammate Jerry Brown. In January of this year, Brent, who tested nearly two times the legal limit…
  • Nov 12

    Passenger Killed in Hyde Park Alcohol-Related Rollover Accident

    Passenger Killed in Hyde Park Alcohol-Related Rollover Accident
    Riding, as a passenger in a car with a drunk driver behind the wheel is very dangerous, yet people do it all the time. According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, a man from Walpole was involved in a fatal rollover car crash…
  • Nov 9

    Woman Killed by Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver in Brockton

    Woman Killed by Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver in Brockton
    Hit-and-run drunk driving accidents that result in serious injury or death cause victims and family members enormous grief. Not only must aggrieved parties cope with the pain and loss caused by the crash, but then there is the added…
Rank this Week: 4904

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

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

    What to do if Injured at Work in Massachusett

    What to do if Injured at Work in Massachusett
    Have you or a loved one sustained an injury at work in Massachusetts? If you were injured at your workplace it can be a very confusing time. Workplace injuries can cause the employee to lose a time from work which in many cases can lead to…
Rank this Week: 3365

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. By The Law Offices of Lori Rittman Clark.

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law
    On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure requiring all private Massachusetts employers to provide their employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.  When the new law goes into effect on July…
  • Jun 23

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue
    I live in Newburyport, and I recently gave a presentation for the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce regarding employee theft.  Although the reality is that nearly every employer will have to deal with employee theft at some…
  • Apr 11

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete
    On April 10th, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he is proposing legislation to, among other things, abolish non-compete agreements in the Commonwealth. This announcement re-ignited a debate in the Massachusetts business…
Rank this Week: 3264

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: 2984

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/
  • Nov 12

    SETTLEMENT REACHED IN CASE OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH FROM RECALLED TOY

    SETTLEMENT REACHED IN CASE OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH FROM RECALLED TOY
    A confidential settlement was reached by attorneys from Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P. in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles importer OKK Trading, Inc. The suit resulted from claims that the company had imported a China-made toy dart gun…
  • Nov 1

    TEENAGER STRUCK AND KILLED BY MBTA COMMUTER TRAIN WAS WALKING ON WELL-KNOWN SHORTCUT WHEN TRAIN HIT HER

    TEENAGER STRUCK AND KILLED BY MBTA COMMUTER TRAIN WAS WALKING ON WELL-KNOWN SHORTCUT WHEN TRAIN HIT HER
    An incident is under investigation today after a thirteen year old girl was struck and killed by a commuter rail train in Lawrence yesterday. The train was headed outbound on the Haverhill line at 4:11 PM, according to MBTA Transit Police.…
  • Nov 1

    Teen Struck By MBTA Train in Lawrence

    Teen Struck By MBTA Train in Lawrence
    A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed by a commuter train yesterday in Lawrence, MA. The Essex County District Attorney's Office indentified the victim as local teenager Jenaira Fuentes. Fuentes was struck by the Massachusetts Bay…
Rank this Week: 2718

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: 3590

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Nov 10

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax
    Traditionally, the federal estate tax was extremely burdensome to wealthier individuals, and the bulk of estate planning involved finding ways to minimize this federal tax. In the last few years, though, the federal estate tax rates and…
  • Nov 5

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough
    I have recently worked with Marco on Estate Planning matters and found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Estate planning can be very complicated and confusing, but Marco has been able to reduce things down to…
  • Nov 1

    What you need to know about easements on your property

    What you need to know about easements on your property
    An “easement” is a legal right of someone who doesn’t own a piece of property to use the property for a particular reason. Many properties have easements on them, so it’s important to know about them if you’re…
Rank this Week: 4321

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Nov 7

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    The Law Office of Lillian E. Wong has moved.  Please make note of our new mailing address, phone and fax number: 15 Morningside DriveTopsfield, MA 01983 Phone: 978-561-1588 Fax: 978-561-1591As always, Attorney Wong remains…
  • Oct 26

    Lillian Wong Named 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star

    Lillian Wong Named 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star
    We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Attorney Lillian Wong has been selected to the Super Lawyer New England Rising Star list for her work in School and Education Law.  Each year, no more…
  • Oct 13

    Know Your Rights! Program

    Know Your Rights! Program
    On November 4, 2014 Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the featured presenters at the Know Your Rights! Program’s education session.   Know Your Rights! educates non-profits on legal issues relevant to their clients and is a…
Rank this Week: 2482

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce
    Wellesley, MA On October 8, 2014 Medfield, MA divorce mediator and lawyer Stephen McDonough from Next Phase Legal LLC attended a seminar hosted by the MA Council on Family Mediation.  The seminar, Exploring the Psychological Impact of…
Rank this Week: 3142

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: 3281

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Nov 4

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit
    Our friends at Co3Systems and IOD recently produced a webinar, “Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits” that provides a succinct overview of what is coming down the pike for HIPAA covered…
  • Oct 28

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam
    Last week, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a damning report on FDA’s data security:  “The objective of this review was to determine whether the FDA’s network and external Web applications were vulnerable to…
  • Oct 27

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car
    The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to regulate…
Rank this Week: 2855

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/
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

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

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

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
Rank this Week: 2635

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3071

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
Rank this Week: 3465

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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

http://dgvelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!
    As most of you know by now, DGVE law's Client Liaison and Paralegal, Astrid A. Muhammad, had brain surgery at the end of August to remove a benign but invasive brain tumor.  Within days she was texting me to check on…
  • Oct 19

    October 20-26, 2014 is National…

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

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston
    As a mother of 4 little girls ranging in age from baby to elementary school, Attorney-Mama Danielle G. Van Ess will be the first to tell it like it is:  Motherhood is NOT for the faint of heart.That's why DGVE law®  is…
Rank this Week: 3972

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation
    As of February 28, 2014, the Department of Public Health (DPH) implemented new amended regulations involving the requirements for the care of residents with dementia. The new regulations, which are summarized in DPH Circular Letter: DHCQ -…
  • Aug 22

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site
    According to a recent press release, a local contractor faces fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arising from OSHA's discovery of electrocution hazards that pose serious safety risks to workers at the…
  • Aug 19

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital
    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new measure that requires Massachusetts hospitals to limit the number of patients that registered nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) will be required to oversee at once. Under the…
Rank this Week: 4209

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire

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

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce

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

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverWhen most people hear the word “prenup” they most likely envision a multi-millionaire marrying someone half his/her age. While this may hold true in some cases, a prenuptial agreement has become much…
Rank this Week: 2310

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Sep 23

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective

    Recorded Deed With Phony Acknowledgement Is Ineffective
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court ruled last week in Allen v. Allen that a recorded deed with an acknowledgement falsely stating that the grantor had personally appeared before the notary public was…
Rank this Week: 3661