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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: 3461

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 3500

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: 3562

Helping Injured

Helping Injured

Cover personal injury litigation. By Mazow McCullough.

http://www.helpinginjured.com/blog
  • Feb 14

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station
    A local man sustained serious leg injuries after being pinned between his vehicle and a post for more than 10 minutes while pumping gas in Dorchester on Sunday morning. His vehicle was hit by another vehicle driven by a woman who reported she…
  • Feb 4

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather
    A storm is set to strike New England as of Wednesday, February 4, 2014 so get ready for a difficult commute! Boston Globe Meteorologist David Epstein is predicting a total of 9-12 inches for upper MA and 6-10 inches in Boston and surrounding…
  • Jan 29

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA
    A Framingham woman died yesterday after a mattress flew off of the roof of what is being described as a large white dump truck with a white cab and dark, wooded sides. The vehicle travelling directly in front of the now deceased woman stopped…
Rank this Week: 3615

The Charge

The Charge

Incorporates history and legal analysis to raise questions on criminal justice issues. By Victoria Nadel.

http://vln-thecharge.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?
    Massachusetts courts decided long ago that where a possessory offense is charged, a defendant has automatic standing to challenge evidence. In a recent case, the Supreme Judicial Court seemed to pull back from that determination.  In…
  • Jul 22

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue
    “Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair.  “It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy…
  • Jul 15

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw
    Massachusetts has developed a rather unusual approach to accomplice liability when the Commonwealth's theory of the case is one of joint venture.  Having torn down the distinction between principal and participant, joint venture allows…
Rank this Week: 3622

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/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
Rank this Week: 3678

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

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

    Executive Job Transition

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

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

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

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
Rank this Week: 3687

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 29

    BANKRUPTCY IS NOT THE “DEATH KNELL” OF DEBT RECOVERY

    BANKRUPTCY IS NOT THE “DEATH KNELL” OF DEBT RECOVERY
    By: Kevin P. McCroy, esq. | Partner You are owed money. You have made demand. That didn’t work, so you brought a lawsuit. Maybe you have even received a judgment. Just when you think you’re finally there, you receive a telephone…
  • Jun 15

    Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure

    Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure
    Melo v. Villarcon: Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure On January 9, 2015, Attorney Ryan E. Prophett of Wynn & Wynn successfully represented a Plaintiff in a summary process…
  • Jun 10

    How Bankruptcy Affects a Party’s Right to Challenge a Foreclosure

    How Bankruptcy Affects a Party’s Right to Challenge a Foreclosure
    Melo v. Villarcon: Summary process actions and how bankruptcy affects a party’s right to challenge a foreclosure On January 9, 2015, Attorney Ryan E. Prophett of Wynn & Wynn successfully represented Plaintiff Carlos R. Melo in a…
Rank this Week: 3697

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    National Cancer Survivors Day and Social Security Disability

    National Cancer Survivors Day and Social Security Disability
    The first day of June each year is National Cancer Survivors Day across America. Many of these cancer victims have managed to survive the deadly disease but are still unable to return to work. Even after cancer has been removed and patients…
  • Jul 1

    Social Security Administration Restores Disability Benefits to Hundred

    Social Security Administration Restores Disability Benefits to Hundred
    According to recent news article from Kentucky.com, the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has decided to reinstate benefits for hundreds of disability claimants whose benefits they had earlier suspended. There will be a full…
  • Jun 28

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Johnson v. Colvin: Social Security Disability Benefit
    Johnson v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involves claimant who suffered from a variety of serious medical conditions including, morbid obesity, chronic asthma, depression, post-traumatic stress…
Rank this Week: 3701

Family Law Practice

Family Law Practice

Discusses collaboration, mediation and a reasoned approach to divorce. By Steven Green.

http://masscollaborativelaw.wordpress.com
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a daddy…I…
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a…
  • Oct 1

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?
    I was watching one of the new seasons television shows the other night. “Lie to Me” is one of those fast paced, science based, programs that I find irresistible. I also have a hard time leaving my work at the office. Why? Seems that the…
Rank this Week: 3870

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    10 Ways Technology Will Change Your Old-Age Experience

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

    Lessons Learned From A Multi-Millionaire Janitor

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

    How An Adam Sandler Movie Is Changing Dementia Care

    How An Adam Sandler Movie Is Changing Dementia Care
    Well, nobody saw this one coming. An Adam Sandler movie, of all things, has inspired an effective new trend in healthcare and therapy for dementia patients. And it only took 11 years for it to catch on 50 First Dates made its way to theaters…
Rank this Week: 3879

massdefenseblog

massdefenseblog

Covers Massachusetts criminal defense. By Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano.

http://massdefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Quick thought on the Mattapan quadruple murder verdict

    Quick thought on the Mattapan quadruple murder verdict
    Quick thought on the Mattapan quadruple murder.
  • Jul 14

    Why Clemens May Walk

    Why Clemens May Walk
    UPDATE!!! Mistrial Declared. Prosecution incompetence, horrific waste of taxpayer dollars. Spending more money to refile may make Justice Dept. look worse. Either way, huge break for The Rocket. Article below still worth reading! They have…
  • Jul 5

    Pot drivers: Stoned drivers are uncharted territory - latimes.com

    Pot drivers: Stoned drivers are uncharted territory - latimes.com
    This underscores the aggressive push to go after stoned drivers. Though this article screams of pro-prosecution bias, it is worth reading to understand the developing issue. Pot drivers: Stoned drivers are uncharted territory - latimes.com
Rank this Week: 3882

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 3906

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial
    In a former blog post, I blogged about how in December the Bristol County Superior Court judge in Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder trial ruled that the text messages exchanged between Odin Lloyd and his sister, Shaquilla Thibou, minutes…
  • Feb 2

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case
    Good afternoon. Once again I'm Boston criminal defense attorney Ben Urbelis. This is my second video update on the Aaron Hernandez first-degree murder trial. The prosecution began putting forth its case after opening statements by calling…
  • Jan 30

    Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested For Defending Her Client's Constitutional Right

    Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested For Defending Her Client's Constitutional Right
    A criminal defense attorney was arrested for resisting arrest in the hallway of the courthouse where she has worked for the past 18 years. Jami Tillotson, a Deputy Public Defender for the San Franciso Public Defender's office was arrested…
Rank this Week: 3964

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

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

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

    Study: High Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Prostate Enlargement

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

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement

    New Procedure for Double Hip Replacement
    According to a recent news article from the Times-Herald, a patient interviewed was a former college football player at East Tennessee State University and a life long athlete who had developed severe arthritis in both of his hips. His…
Rank this Week: 3980

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

Dean Carroll's blog

http://cumberland.samford.edu/deans-blog
  • Apr 1

    The Brazilian Connection - Part II

    The Brazilian Connection - Part II
    Back in the Fall of 2008, I blogged about a trip to Sao Paulo that I had just completed. This blog is occasioned by two events, another trip to Sao Paulo and a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal this week about Brazil entitled "For…
  • Feb 23

    Public Interest Law and the Public Interest Career Fair

    Public Interest Law and the Public Interest Career Fair
    One of the important messages we try to communicate to our students involves public interest. A law degree is a tool of empowerment and it is important that we use that tool to give back to the community. read more
  • Dec 29

    Judge John Godbold

    Judge John Godbold
    The country lost one of its great leaders on December 22 when Judge John Godbold passed away at the age of 89. He had a remarkable legal career which included time as an outstanding trial lawyer and over forty years of service as a United…
Rank this Week: 3983

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: 3992

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and defense in Massachusetts. By the Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr.

http://www.bostoncriminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure
    The Supreme Court held today that taking and analyzing an arrestee's cheek swab for DNA is like fingerprinting and photographing and is a legitimate booking procedure, reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. In Maryland v. King, the facts…
  • May 9

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home
    Here in Massachusetts, probable cause to believe that drugs will be found in one's home cannot be established by the simple fact that a known drug dealer lives in the home. There is a large body of law dealing with questions of whether there…
  • May 3

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense
    Last month, the highest court in our Commonwealth issued opinions that will favorably affect persons accused of Massachusetts marijuana crimes. In Commonwealth v. Jackson, the court decided that socially sharing small amounts of marijuana…
Rank this Week: 4024

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 3

    Railway safety whistleblower awarded $1.25 million

    Railway safety whistleblower awarded $1.25 million
    A federal jury in Washington ruled that railroad company BNSF retaliated against a BNSF employee whistleblower Mike Elliott, who brought safety concerns to light. They awarded Elliott $1.25 million in damages.  In 2011,Elliott…
  • Jul 1

    Uncle Sam seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes to Chad’s Ambassador by engineering company

    Uncle Sam seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes to Chad’s Ambassador by engineering company
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint today seeking the civil forfeiture of approximately $34 million, which represents the cash value of shares in Griffiths Energy International, a Canadian energy company that the company used to…
  • Jun 30

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme
    The United States Department of Justice says that Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION in damages for using kickbacks to boost sales of two of its drugs which resulted in Medicare and Medicaid to overpay for those medications, Myfortic for…
Rank this Week: 4026

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Feb 20

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverSince the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act in 2011, there have been many cases which have presented questions regarding the interpretation of the statute. One frequent issue has been whether the Alimony Reform…
  • Feb 12

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverIt can be surprising for a divorce client to learn that both spouses in a divorce may reside in the marital home while the action is pending.  Many people mistakenly believe that once a divorce complaint is…
  • Dec 22

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverThe holidays are here-and while it is typically a time of year that we all look forward to and enjoy celebrating with friends and family, it can also feel like a lonely season if you have gone (or are going)…
Rank this Week: 4077

M&A Law Blog

M&A Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions. By LeClair Ryan.

http://mandalawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy
    Many former business owners will tell you that they started to contemplate selling their business only one year before, if at all. Experienced exit planners and strategists explain, however, that since this is a process, it should require 3-5…
  • Nov 5

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware
    In the practice area of acquisitions, Sellers and Buyers alike should be careful about earn outs and escrow accounts provisions in their transaction documents. Although each serves a very different purpose, the aftermath of applying these…
  • Oct 22

    The Courageou

    The Courageou
    In order for an entrepreneur to be in business, it requires certain courage, strength of character, conviction and perseverance. As a business emerges, every day presents an obstacle or challenge, depending upon your perspective.…
Rank this Week: 4110

Drunk Driving Defense

Drunk Driving Defense

Covers Massachusetts drunk driving laws. By Steven Green.

http://drunkdrivingdefense.wordpress.com
  • Aug 3

    Friday Night – Flashing Lights!

    Friday Night – Flashing Lights!
    Friday night! One of my favorite nights of the week. Date night. A chance to unwind, a chance to catch up with my wife. An opportunity to relax over dinner…and a couple of drinks. Therein lies the potential problem. After a particularly…
  • Aug 3

    Friday Night – Flashing Lights!

    Friday Night – Flashing Lights!
    Friday night! One of my favorite nights of the week. Date night. A chance to unwind, a chance to catch up with my wife. An opportunity to relax over dinner…and a couple of drinks. Therein lies the potential problem. After a…
  • Jul 21

    Breathalyzer Test Failure/Conviction

    Breathalyzer Test Failure/Conviction
    Massachusetts has, what amounts to, a zero tolerance policy if you are under 21 years old. You will fail the test if you record a .02 on a breath test. Essentially, if you have any alcohol whatsoever, you will fail the test. Consequences of…
Rank this Week: 4114

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: 4145

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

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

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

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

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

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

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently addressed the issue of testamentary capacity.  In In the Matter of the Estate of Fred S. Rosen, a will contestant appealed a court decree allowing the will, a judgment dismissing his…
Rank this Week: 4175

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Published by Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

http://www.bostonbankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
    With a slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment rates, bankruptcy may be a good option for some people. Since each person's situation is unique, perhaps the one universally true statement about personal bankruptcy is that it…
  • Jun 1

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge
    Nadya Suleman, known in the media as the "Octomom," recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, claiming up to $1 million in debt owed to twenty-one creditors.
  • Nov 21

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie
    The loss of a job is always devastating, throwing one's life into disarray and uncertainty. It can also be a major factor in the decision to seek personal bankruptcy. As the economy continues to sputter along for many people, these concerns…
Rank this Week: 4194

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By KJC Law Firm, LLC.

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

    Top Massachusetts Court Affords Enhanced Protections to Dookhan Defendant

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

    New Tools for Seating Impartial Jurie

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

    Recent Developments in Massachusetts Criminal Jury Instruction

    Recent Developments in Massachusetts Criminal Jury Instruction
    Two very recent legal developments that KJC Law Firm is closely following relate to our newly established criminal defense practice, headed by our associate, John Martin.  In Commonwealth v. Gomes, SJC-11537 (January 12, 2015), the…
Rank this Week: 4225

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: 4233

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
  • Dec 7

    Why don’t they vote?

    Why don’t they vote?
    It’s now a truism that the recent election was characterized — and won — by armies of grass-roots staffers and volunteers approaching voters one-on-one to make the case for President Obama and supportive House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 4267

Workplace Safety Blog

Workplace Safety Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Workplace Safety Task Force.

http://www.workplacesafety-blog.com/
  • Apr 4

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS
    The jury awarded a plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit $7.25 million in his case against RSCC Wire & Cable. The lawsuit was filed by the family of a shipbuilder that died due to mesothelioma. The family was won survival damages and wrongful…
  • Mar 21

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE
    A Chevron U.S.A. employee's surviving son and daughter are suing the company on behalf of their father for gross negligence. The Plaintiffs allege that Chevron knowingly exposed their father, Joseph Guidry, to carcinogenic chemicals and that…
  • Mar 17

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS
    Frank Johnson Sr., a worker at Republic Steel in Lorain, Ohio, had worried for four or five months right before his death that "somebody is going to get killed" on the job and he hoped "it ain't me." Tragically, Mr. Johnson's fears came true…
Rank this Week: 4330

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
  • Apr 18

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer
    After much discussion on April 18, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to open Region C (Southeastern, Massachusetts) to commercial casino developers.  Previously, the Commission had delayed the application…
Rank this Week: 4347

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: 4390

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4398

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: 4435

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4455

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

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

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim

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

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

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

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund
    After an individual has been sucessful in the court and has been awarded a sum of money, it can some times be difficult to actually acquire the judge or jury determined amount. For instance, if a plaintiff sues a defendant for fire damage to…
Rank this Week: 4470

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: 4510

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4552

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding

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

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

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

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement
    In a recent real estate case, Siebecker v. Orefice, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled on an appeal stemming from a lower court decision regarding an easement. The lower court found that the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 4564

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4584

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Jun 30

    The Wait is Over: New FLSA Regulations Issued by USDOL

    The Wait is Over: New FLSA Regulations Issued by USDOL
    The wait is over; well sort of.  In March 2014 President Obama directed the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) to review the so-called “White Collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act…
  • Jun 29

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?
    RSA 265-79-c takes effect on July 1, 2015.  The new law prohibits New Hampshire drivers from using “any hand-held mobile electronic device capable of providing voice or data communication” while driving or while temporarily…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie
    In the latest case to challenge elements of the Affordable Care Act (“Act”), the United States Supreme Court in a six-to-three vote, ruled on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell that premium subsidies will remain available in 36…
Rank this Week: 4605

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
  • Jun 26

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

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

    Alleged Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Company

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

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation

    Mental Injury Benefits from Workers’ Compensation
    Although all workers’ compensation benefits require that the injury occur during the course of employment, injuries do not necessarily have to be physical in order to be compensable. Benefits can also be temporary or permanent,…
Rank this Week: 4614

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: 4653

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

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

    The Fields of Opportunity – Divorce Mediation

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

    Divorce Financials – Employee Benefit

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

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett
    Stephen McDonough Attains Certified Divorce Mediator Status through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Press Release: March 20, 2015 | Medfield, MA Stephen McDonough, founder of Next Phase Legal LLC, recently achieved status as a…
Rank this Week: 4720

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: 4776

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4804