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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
  • 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…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 2196

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    New Just Released 2015 Alimony Cases Posted on our Website

    New Just Released 2015 Alimony Cases Posted on our Website
    Click the following links to see the full cases. Chin vs. Merriot, SJC-11715 (2015) Rodman vs. Rodman, MA Case SJC-11726 (2015)
  • Jul 14

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice
    Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally
    Custody battles over the kids? So old school. Melanie and Antonio are just one of thousands of couples going to war over their pets. When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the end of their nearly two-decade marriage, they…
Rank this Week: 1796

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
  • Dec 26

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
Rank this Week: 2359

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 2

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") recently analyzed the use of expert testimony regarding "lost profits" damages in a case from Suffolk Superior Court's Business Litigation Session, and provided some guidance relative to the…
  • Sep 25

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership
    Many Massachusetts residents elect to incorporate their businesses under the often more favorable and flexible business laws of Delaware. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of changes in the applicable Delaware statutes, and to…
  • Aug 25

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently interpreted a statute under M.G.L. c. 93B, section 8(a), which requires a car manufacturer, under certain circumstances, to defend a car dealer against a claim "predicated upon the…
Rank this Week: 1942

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2007

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: 2350

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: 2086

One Law Blawg

One Law Blawg

Covers legal developments, trends and technology. By Jay Roncone.

http://onelawblawg.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Long Distance Parenting is Never Easy.

    Long Distance Parenting is Never Easy.
    I have had the experience of representing many fathers and mothers who have resided quite a distance from their child. The reasons vary, from relocation due to employment, or to be closer to one's family. Regardless of the reasons, coming up…
  • May 13

    Military Pensions Can Be a Valuable Marital Asset

    Military Pensions Can Be a Valuable Marital Asset
    If you or your spouse have a military pension, it is likely a valuable marital asset which can be tricky to divide. The benefits arising out of military pensions for Massachusetts couples considering divorce are often hotly contested between…
  • Dec 14

    Facebook "Outs" Father Who Claims He Can't Afford Child Support.

    Facebook "Outs" Father Who Claims He Can't Afford Child Support.
    Here is an interesting article. Father apparently has petitioned the Probate Court to reduce his child support citing he can't afford to pay. The Court was shown his Facebook page where he was shown flaunting cash and travel.  Another…
Rank this Week: 1661

The Education Rights Blawg

The Education Rights Blawg

Covers your child’s rights and keeps you up-to-date on legal developments in the fields of school and special education law. By Fabisch Law, L.L.C.

http://educationrights.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1784

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: 2056

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.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…
  • May 20

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS

    USCIS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR EXTENSION OF STAY H-1B PETITIONS
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time…
Rank this Week: 4349

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 3333

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot
    Guest Post by Arlon Brown of the Parsons Commercial Group, Framingham, Mass. The commercial office market in the Boroughs (Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough) is improving with declining vacancies and rising rental rates.…
  • Apr 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
  • Feb 18

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility
    According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today, the Suffolk Superior Court issued a judgment against a New York City-based company for failing to properly address historical…
Rank this Week: 3044

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2995

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Employer Cannot Get Credit for Lump Sum Previously Paid in Workers’ Compensation Case, Rules Court

    Employer Cannot Get Credit for Lump Sum Previously Paid in Workers’ Compensation Case, Rules Court
    According to a ruling by a state Supreme Court, an employer is not allowed to get credited for the full amount of a lump sum workers’ compensation settlement that it already paid in a case that was later re-opened after the…
  • May 20

    Serious Job Hazzard – Chemical Injuries That Can Cause Blindne

    Serious Job Hazzard – Chemical Injuries That Can Cause Blindne
    Across many professions and industries, employees are routinely exposed to hazardous chemicals at work.  Everyone from scientists, dealing with chemicals in labs, to janitors who use chemicals for cleaning purposes, is exposed to these…
  • May 15

    Disney Worker Death Lawsuit May Proceed, Rules Judge

    Disney Worker Death Lawsuit May Proceed, Rules Judge
    A circuit judge has turned down Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ motion to dismiss a complaint submitted by a woman whose husband died while testing a ride. Terrie Roscoe sued the company in 2012, the year after her husband, attractions…
Rank this Week: 4599

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/
  • May 21

    Foreign Victims Now Suing Transvaginal Mesh Implant Maker

    Foreign Victims Now Suing Transvaginal Mesh Implant Maker
    Transvaginal mesh implants were designed to treat painful and uncomfortable conditions in women, such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. Essentially, if a woman suffered from an inability to hold back the flow of…
  • May 18

    Report: Xarelto Sales Down

    Report: Xarelto Sales Down
    While Bayer AG, the German pharmaceutical giant, has seen a recent increase in quarter-over-quarter profits, sales numbers for their bestselling drug, Xarelto, have actually dropped this past quarter for the first time since the United States…
  • May 15

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Hypogonadism

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Hypogonadism
    This time of year, there are a lot of sports to choose from on television. With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, NASCAR racing and a still new Major League Baseball season underway, many are heading to sports bars, which have enough…
Rank this Week: 3371

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3300

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/
  • May 21

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to Rule in Real Estate Agent Case
    The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to decide a case that will have a resounding impact on the way real estate is handled under Massachusetts law. The case, Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads, LLC, et al., will…
  • May 14

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit

    Massachusetts Zoning Laws and Construction Permit
    With temperatures warming up from the historic winter snowfall, and grass starting to grow brightly green, many homeowners and prospective homeowners may be thinking about starting construction projects. Whether you are merely seeking to…
  • May 7

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Massachusetts Fair Housing Discrimination Case
    In yet another alleged case of discrimination in housing involving families with young children, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with a company that owns and operates an apartment complex in Massachusetts. The case,…
Rank this Week: 2846

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2583

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: 3301

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2848

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case
    Massachusetts law allows a person who has been the subject of an erroneous conviction to pursue a claim for compensation.  To recover, a person must first show that he or she is eligible as a member of the class set forth under the…
  • May 5

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract
    Sometimes businesses must bid on jobs and sign contracts while there is still some level of uncertainty regarding the extent of work that must be performed and how much it will cost.  Massachusetts law allows a contractor entering a…
  • Apr 29

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act
    The Tips Act protects certain Massachusetts service employees from having to turn over their tips to their employers, but what happens to the money left by customers in spite of an employer’s no tipping policy?      …
Rank this Week: 3103

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care
    We always hear about the rising number of Americans who turn to hospitals (particularly Emergency Rooms) as their primary source of healthcare. Likewise, we hear a lot about the constantly rising costs of nursing homes in America —…
  • May 13

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)
    I write a lot in this blog about the ever-expanding lifespan of the average American, and much of that is thanks to truly incredible developments in medical science over the past few years. But living longer can be a personal victory too.…
  • May 6

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care
    Giants are on the loose, and they have their eyes set on seniors… in a good way. View image | gettyimages.com The titans of the tech industry, Apple and Google among them, have decided to make elder care one of their next big targets…
Rank this Week: 4172

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue

    Senator Rand Paul Asks for Help on Social Security Disability Budget Issue
    With GOP presidential candidates trying to get ahead in the polls and eventually attain the party's nomination, many are trying to shape themselves as fiscal hawks, to use the term favored by many cable news pundits. One of the main ways to…
  • May 16

    Online Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Appeal

    Online Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Appeal
    In our computer age, we can do more and more things online and with our smartphones. Whether it is paying for Red Sox tickets and using our phone to scan in at the stadium, or making dinner reservations, the Internet and mobile technology…
  • May 14

    Why is the Social Security Disability Program Under Attack?

    Why is the Social Security Disability Program Under Attack?
    As we get closer to the upcoming presidential election, it is likely we will continue to hear more about the upcoming budget crisis facing the Social Security Disability Fund. The problem is quite simple. The Social Security Administration…
Rank this Week: 3110

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: 4047

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing
    On the heels of the Annie Dookhan investigation, it came to light that there was misconduct on the part of another state chemical analysis lab technician at a drug crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was discovered that state chemist,…
  • May 15

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime
    In an effort to help combat opiate addiction in Gloucester, Massachusetts, local police have put forth a plan that would offer opiate addicts the chance to get the help they need without having to face the consequences of drug possession…
  • May 7

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure
    What happens if you are on probation, parole, or are under house arrest when your ankle bracelet malfunctions? What if it stops transmitting a GPS signal and the police are unable to verify where you are? You aren’t technically in…
Rank this Week: 4360

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/
  • May 18

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash
    According to a recent news article from The Washington Post, a woman who allegedly called herself the "Pothead Princess" was just convicted of drunk driving resulting in two fatalities and sentenced by the court to 24 years in state prison…
  • May 15

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge
    According to a recent report from Huffington Post, former NFL football player Jerramy Stevens was sentenced to jail following a drunk driving conviction. Stevens, now 35-years-old, played for nine years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and…
  • May 12

    Actor Dalton Gray Seriously Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

    Actor Dalton Gray Seriously Injured in Drunk Driving Accident
    Actor Dalton Gray, best known for his role as Master Mike on American Horror Story, suffered serious personal injury when an alleged drunk driver crashed into his car in Texas, according to Inquisitir. Dalton is 17-years-old. Authorities…
Rank this Week: 3586

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 2975

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 4115

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2916

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…
Rank this Week: 3968

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…
Rank this Week: 3132

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • May 14

    Government Challenges Damages Calculation in an Export-Import Bank Fraud Case

    Government Challenges Damages Calculation in an Export-Import Bank Fraud Case
    Moving Water Industries Corporation (“MWI”) has asked the D.C. Circuit to reverse a finding that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with its securing of $74.3 million in loans to fund Nigeria’s purchase of its…
  • May 6

    Relator Alleges that CVS ExtraBucks are Illegal Kickback

    Relator Alleges that CVS ExtraBucks are Illegal Kickback
    CVS Caremark Corporation (“CVS”) allegedly used $5 discount coupons to attract Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to fill prescriptions at its stores in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. Relator Richard Carmel is arguing…
  • Apr 28

    Two Relators Terminated for Reporting Significant Violations of the False Claims Act

    Two Relators Terminated for Reporting Significant Violations of the False Claims Act
    Two former employees of Dallas-based South Hampton Community Hospital were allegedly terminated for reporting violations of the False Claims Act to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General. The…
Rank this Week: 3017

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

http://www.thepatientsafetyblog.org/
  • May 13

    Safeguarding A Patient's Right To Secure and Reliable Medicine

    Safeguarding A Patient's Right To Secure and Reliable Medicine
    Lubin & Meyer partner Robert M. Higgins is featured on the cover of New England's Best Lawyers published May 1st in The Boston Globe. Higgins, who was previously named Boston's 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law (by Best…
  • Apr 14

    Massachusetts Court: Hospital Can Be Sued for Doctor Working as Independent Contractor under "Apparent Authority" Theory

    Massachusetts Court: Hospital Can Be Sued for Doctor Working as Independent Contractor under "Apparent Authority" Theory
    A recent Massachusetts Superior Court ruling cleared the way for a medical malpractice case to go forward that claims to hold a hospital liable for negligence of a non-employee anesthesiologist working as an independent contractor.…
  • Mar 5

    FDA Updates Safety Communication Regarding Duodenoscope

    FDA Updates Safety Communication Regarding Duodenoscope
    The FDA has issued an updated Safety Communication on the cleaning of medical scopes believed to have caused the spread of a deadly "superbug" at UCLA Medical Center. The Safety Communication, Design of Endoscopic Retrograde…
Rank this Week: 2841

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 21

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA
    Anyone who has worked with asbestos in construction or mixed drilling mud and has been regularly exposed to asbestos have constant concerns about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health problems. It is now known that prolonged…
Rank this Week: 3096

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,…
Rank this Week: 2896

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • May 12

    Has Consumer Protection Gone too Far?

    Has Consumer Protection Gone too Far?
    Andrew Toldo | Partner On August 1, 2015, changes to the lending process will greatly affect the process of owning a home. The rules regarding banks’ lending money to consumers has now changed dramatically in the name of “Consumer…
  • Apr 27

    The potential criminal and civil consequences of Cyberbullying in Massachusett

    The potential criminal and civil consequences of Cyberbullying in Massachusett
    Kate A. Desmond | Associate Throughout the country, and in Massachusetts, students in schools have always felt the effects of bullying. Unfortunately, today, the internet and social media have spawned a new kind of bullying, Cyberbullying.…
  • Apr 13

    Attorney Changes Lives by Teaching Sports in Uganda

    Attorney Changes Lives by Teaching Sports in Uganda
    By: Kevin O’Malley | Partner This past January I traveled to Uganda, Africa for two weeks with my lifelong friend Matt Breslin and his daughter Allie. We volunteered through Clemency Uganda, a nonprofit based in Bugembe (one of THE…
Rank this Week: 3054

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/
  • May 11

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching

    Deadline for Implementing New Sick Leave Policies is Approaching
    For those not already prepared, it’s time to start planning for pending changes to Massachusetts’ sick leave requirements. The new law that was adopted by voters last November is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. By that…
  • Apr 21

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee

    State’s Highest Court Finds that Boston Cab Drivers are Independent Contractors, not Employee
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today released an important decision regarding the status of Boston cab drivers, concluding that the drivers were properly classified as independent contractors and not as employees. In addition to…
  • Apr 3

    Recent Case Highlights Issues for Employers Seeking to Enforce Non-compete Agreement

    Recent Case Highlights Issues for Employers Seeking to Enforce Non-compete Agreement
    In a case that highlights the difficulties of enforcing even valid noncompetition agreements against former employees, a superior court judge recently refused an enforcement request against former employees working for a competitor, despite…
Rank this Week: 4985

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4705

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • 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,…
  • Feb 20

    Collaborative Law

    Collaborative Law
    Collaborative Law is here.  If you want to explore how collaborative law can help you, give us a call.  508 795 0200.  Learn about Finding a Better Way to Settle Disputes.  Why go it alone when you can have a team of…
Rank this Week: 4911

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS

    PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS
    Accidents happen! People get hurt every day. Doctor’s offices and emergency rooms are filled with people needing medical care after injuries from accidents. Injuries may be minor aches and pains or severe cuts and bruises or even worse.…
  • Apr 7

    TEXTING AND DRIVING

    TEXTING AND DRIVING
    Winter is now in the rear window. Spring is here and opening day has come and gone. The lines at Richardson’s on the North Shore will be forming any day. Did you know that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month? From road…
  • Mar 26

    Personal Injury Protection – Traps for the Unwary

    Personal Injury Protection – Traps for the Unwary
    Have you ever been injured in an accident in Massachusetts but so unsure if your Hospital, Doctor or medical treatment is covered that you decided to just “suck it up”?  Have you ever been in an auto accident in Boston or the…
Rank this Week: 3022

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.…
Rank this Week: 2875

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: 2607

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2714

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
Rank this Week: 2638