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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: 3538

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: 3541

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/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
Rank this Week: 3568

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/
  • Jul 27

    Performance Improvement Plan

    Performance Improvement Plan
    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. performance improvement plan What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3572

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Claiming Disability Benefits and Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time

    Claiming Disability Benefits and Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time
    Many people suffer from a disabling condition while they are still working. For some, it is degenerative disc or multiple discs in the spine that cause severe pain and numbness. Others will experience joint pain that makes it impossible to…
  • Feb 6

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction

    Two Suicides Alleged to Be Caused By Disability Benefits Reduction
    There has been a lot of coverage lately about an alleged Social Security disability benefits scene that is said to involve people getting benefits to which they should not be entitled. While there are a lot of allegations being thrown around,…
  • Jan 31

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children

    Social Security Disability Issues with Adult Disabled Children
    A recent news feature from Forbes deals with a rather complex issue involving Social Security disability benefits for adult children with disabilities. While the term “adult children” sounds a bit odd, we are talking about…
Rank this Week: 3605

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 11

    Planning for Incapacity and End-of-Life Care

    Planning for Incapacity and End-of-Life Care
    By: Dianna M. Williams | Associate When a person gets older, or when a person sustains a serious illness or injury, difficult health care decisions may need to be made. While you have the right to make decisions about your own medical care,…
  • Dec 14

    Your Rights to Cancel a Gym Membership

    Your Rights to Cancel a Gym Membership
    By: Patricia E. Alexandre | Associate With the New Year fast approaching, people start to join gyms or health clubs as part of their New Year’s resolution to exercise more and get in shape. But what if you ever decide to cancel your…
  • Nov 30

    The Basics of Incorporating your Business in Massachusett

    The Basics of Incorporating your Business in Massachusett
    By: Corey Pontes | Associate Incorporating a small business is a great idea for individuals who want to limit their personal liability for debts of a business. In incorporating your business, you create a new structure where your business can…
Rank this Week: 3608

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 12

    S.E.C. investigating Boeings accounting method

    S.E.C. investigating Boeings accounting method
    Bloomberg news reports that  the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8. Boeing uses a standard programme accounting method to book revenues and costs on…
  • Feb 12

    Bloomberg news reports that  the US…

    Bloomberg news reports that  the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8.   Boeing uses a standard programme accounting method to book revenues and…
  • Feb 12

    Bloomberg news says S.E.C. investigating Boeings Accounting on 787 and 747-8 airliner

    Bloomberg news says S.E.C. investigating Boeings Accounting on 787 and 747-8 airliner
      According to Bloomberg news the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8 airliners. Boeing uses a  programme accounting method to book…
Rank this Week: 3760

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Warning for Long-Term Care Patients: Monitor Your B12 Level

    A Warning for Long-Term Care Patients: Monitor Your B12 Level
    Today’s entry is a little different from my usual blogs, and it’s written especially for my clients who are currently receiving some form of long-term care. A brand-new study out of Canada, reported in U.S. News & World…
  • Jan 20

    You Can’t Paint Long-Term Care Insurance with a Broad Brush

    You Can’t Paint Long-Term Care Insurance with a Broad Brush
    Forbes has an interesting new article that traces the history of long-term care insurance in America. It’s a topic I suspect many college history courses fail to touch upon, and not many more law school classes either. Essentially, the…
  • Jan 13

    A New Year, A New Hope for Dementia

    A New Year, A New Hope for Dementia
    Star Wars is all anyone is talking about these days, so I supposed it’s appropriate to be blogging about “a new hope.” (For those who’ve been hiding under an asteroid for the last forty years, A New Hope is the…
Rank this Week: 3769

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: 3783

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: 3794

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/
  • Feb 12

    New Robotically Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery Available

    New Robotically Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery Available
    In the past few decades, there have been a lot of advances in surgery, and many of these advances have been the result of new technology available to assist surgeons. One major advancement that occurred in the 1990s was when doctors could use…
  • Feb 10

    Hip Replacement Surgery as Treatment for Arthriti

    Hip Replacement Surgery as Treatment for Arthriti
    A recent news feature form WBAL TV looks at a total hip replacement procedure as a treatment for arthritis. The article focuses on a common belief held by prospective patients that having hip pain is just a normal sign of getting older and…
  • Feb 5

    Report: Listeria Outbreak Leads to Salad Mix Plant Shutdown

    Report: Listeria Outbreak Leads to Salad Mix Plant Shutdown
    According to a recent news article from Cincinnati.com, a listeria outbreak, which has allegedly resulted in at least one death, has led to the complete shutdown of a Dole packaging facility in Springfield, Ohio that shipped the potentially…
Rank this Week: 3807

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: 3815

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    New Massachusetts "Designer" Drug Law Could Create Confusion

    New Massachusetts "Designer" Drug Law Could Create Confusion
    The Massachusetts legislature has recently adopted a definition of controlled substances that includes "controlled substance analogues," or what is commonly known as "designer drugs." The Massachusetts law is modeled on a similar Federal law…
  • Jul 10

    2015 Case Results at Urbelis Law

    2015 Case Results at Urbelis Law
    We are not even halfway through 2015, but Urbelis Law has already had a very busy, and productive year with great results for our clients! Below is a list of cases that resolved very favorably for our clients since January 1st of 2015. We…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3854

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
  • Dec 14

    Mediating or Arbitrating Temporary Order

    Mediating or Arbitrating Temporary Order
    The traditional start to a divorce case in Massachusetts is the filing of a complaint, service of a summons and scheduling of temporary orders. The temporary orders are designed to tide over the parties with custody and financial orders that…
Rank this Week: 3877

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: 3929

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Feb 1

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover   You are a newly divorced parent and managed to survive the holidays.  Now it is one month into the New Year and it seems like there are a whole new set of obstacles ahead. The magic of the…
  • Dec 29

    Divorce and the Holidays-Helping Children Stay in the Spirit

    Divorce and the Holidays-Helping Children Stay in the Spirit
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover The holidays are upon us and for most it is a joyful time of year filled with love and traditions. However, many parents and children may be new to navigating through family changes and holidays after divorce…
  • Nov 16

    Divorce and the Classroom: The Effects of Divorce or Separation on Children and Academic

    Divorce and the Classroom: The Effects of Divorce or Separation on Children and Academic
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover School has been in full-swing for two months now and the holidays are right around the corner. If you are a parent in the midst of a divorce or separation, or are a teacher in a classroom, there are…
Rank this Week: 3970

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: 4024

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: 4028

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jan 26

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett
    Property rights are generally transferred through conveyances of deeds, but there are times when a person can obtain rights to property through certain actions without the consent of the property owner.  A person may gain an interest in…
  • Dec 21

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party
    Rental properties can be highly profitable, but they also carry some risks.  A significant risk landlords face is the potential for liability when someone is injured on the property.  A landlord’s liability for an injury will…
  • Dec 9

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett
    Like for-profit businesses, charities also have corporate boards and corporate officers.  The board and officers of a charity have a fiduciary duty in conducting the charity’s affairs.  Under Massachusetts law, the board of a…
Rank this Week: 4038

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: 4044

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: 4103

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Colonoscopy Scare Hits Western Massachusett

    Colonoscopy Scare Hits Western Massachusett
    Over the past several years, there have been disturbing reports of exposure to blood-borne diseases such as HIV, and Hepatitis B and C after undergoing colonoscopies. The most recent of these cases was reported earlier this month at Baystate…
  • Jan 21

    Proposed Massachusetts Law Bans Use of Cell Phones While Driving

    Proposed Massachusetts Law Bans Use of Cell Phones While Driving
    While a true New England winter has not yet set in, there are plenty of hazards to navigate on the roads, including drivers distracted by cell phones and other handheld devices. The sight of a vehicle drifting into another lane because the…
  • Dec 30

    Liability for Criminal Acts and Violence Occurring Outside of Taverns and Bar

    Liability for Criminal Acts and Violence Occurring Outside of Taverns and Bar
    During the early morning hours of Thanksgiving, a 29 year-old MBTA employee named Jephthe Chery was shot and killed outside of Who's On First, a well-known bar located on Yawkey Way right across from Fenway Park. Mr. Chery, who was an…
Rank this Week: 4120

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: 4122

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: 4163

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

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

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Oct 7

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport
    Online fantasy sports is a multibillion dollar industry, but it is unregulated.  This week a major scandal erupted when DraftKings admitted that an employee inadvertently released data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games,…
  • Sep 24

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit
    Considine & Furey, LLP is pleased to announce that it is currently exploring a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen. Reports indicate that Volkswagen engineers intentionally designed cars to circumvent emissions test regulators.…
  • Aug 7

    Hostile Work Environment

    Hostile Work Environment
    Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B defines “hostile work environment” harassment as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when . . . such advances, requests or…
Rank this Week: 4251

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: 4293

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: 4289

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million
    On October 19, 2015, Greene LLP announced the resolution of False Claims Act claims against Millennium Health, LLC in a settlement reached with the United States. The settlement, likely to exceed $231 million once interest is calculated,…
  • Oct 6

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement
    PharMerica Corporation has settled False Claims Act (FCA) allegations agreeing to pay the United States $9.25 million. The allegations had accused PharMerica of taking kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories Inc. in order to increase the use of…
  • Sep 29

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation
    Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York decided for Schindler Elevator Corporation after more than a decade of prolonged litigation. The ten years of back and forth litigation included both a trip to…
Rank this Week: 4288

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/
  • Feb 8

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts released a recent opinion in a real estate case, Goddard v. Goucher (Mass. App. Ct. Feb. 2, 2016), addressing whether a purchase and sale agreement was valid and enforceable. The plaintiff filed the action…
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
Rank this Week: 4328

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Construction Site Accidents and Building Collapse

    Construction Site Accidents and Building Collapse
    Construction site accidents are a leading cause of serious — and often fatal — injuries to workers. In 2013, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA], 4,585 workers were killed on the job. This…
  • Jun 25

    Mode of Operation Approach Applied to Slip and Fall on Dance Floor in Nightclub

    Mode of Operation Approach Applied to Slip and Fall on Dance Floor in Nightclub
    When a visitor or patron is injured due to a slip and fall on another's property in Massachusetts, the law imposes a burden on the injured party to establish that the owner or occupier of the land: (1) knew or should have known of the…
  • Jun 25

    Massachusetts Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Coverages: Making Your Automobile Insurance Work for You

    Massachusetts Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Coverages: Making Your Automobile Insurance Work for You
    Imagine this: You or a person you love is seriously hurt in a car accident. But the person who hit you is driving a stolen car. Or they don't have insurance. Or they have only a very small insurance policy. Are you left with little or no…
Rank this Week: 4332

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

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

http://www.thepatientsafetyblog.org/
  • Jan 15

    Massachusetts State Medical Board Takes Action on Simultaneous Surgerie

    Massachusetts State Medical Board Takes Action on Simultaneous Surgerie
    Following a Spotlight report by the Boston Globe and lawsuits filed by Lubin & Meyer regarding "concurrent surgeries," the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine approved new regulations requiring surgeons to document…
  • Dec 14

    The Problem with Problem Lists: How Medical Records Policy Can Backfire

    The Problem with Problem Lists: How Medical Records Policy Can Backfire
    Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Year Hinges on "Problem List" When a 28-year-old woman suffered a severe stroke after giving birth to her first born child, it was an unexpected outcome given that the woman's…
  • Nov 16

    Concurrent Surgeries in the Spotlight: Is it Safe To Run Two Operations at Once?

    Concurrent Surgeries in the Spotlight: Is it Safe To Run Two Operations at Once?
    The Boston Globe Spotlight Team has exposed a practice at Massachusetts General Hospital of some leading orthopedic surgeons double-booking operating rooms in order to run "concurrent surgeries" — that is, having two patients in…
Rank this Week: 4363

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: 4379

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: 4394

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: 4396

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: 4412

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?
    As far as we know, every college and university in the country has a student handbook or honor code that provides rules for how students must perform their work and the standards they are expected to meet. And as far as we know, at every…
  • Jan 28

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women
    Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H. 3944 (now H. 3947), An Act Relative to Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention. The bill will, if passed, aim to curb the increasing numbers of opioid addictions and…
  • Jan 19

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault
    Over a year ago, I published a blog post describing the unfair processes used by many schools to deal with complaints of sexual assault and harassment, and compared it to the criminal justice system. As I wrote then, the Department of…
Rank this Week: 4494

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

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

    Returning to Work During or After Your Massachusetts Divorce

    Returning to Work During or After Your Massachusetts Divorce
    Fixating on the amount of your Massachusetts child support may not be the best idea. Note:  This article originally appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of New England Woman Magazine. If you are considering a divorce, or already…
  • Aug 23

    Siblings & Elder Mediation

    Siblings & Elder Mediation
    Siblings and Elder Mediation As our family members age, conflict between siblings is no longer based upon who gets to decide what to watch on TV or who gets to sit in the front seat.  A myriad of issues may surface requiring a consensus…
  • Jul 9

    Online Divorce Mediation Without Pant

    Online Divorce Mediation Without Pant
    Are you feeling constricted?  Maybe you have not found the right fit for your divorce or other mediation? Yes, the rumors are true. You can resolve your Massachusetts divorce, family, or business matter without leaving your own home or…
Rank this Week: 4500

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4507

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4537

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4559

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: 4675

Injury Lawyer Blog

Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Naumes Law Group.

http://www.injurylawyer.pro/
  • Feb 3

    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS

    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS
    BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TRANSVAGINAL MESH TRIALS             Mesh trials against Boston Scientific for pelvic mesh products have been met with mixed results. To date twelve cases have gone to a…
  • Sep 8

    Transvaginal Mesh Update Regarding C.R. Bard & Johnson & Johnson

    Transvaginal Mesh Update Regarding C.R. Bard & Johnson & Johnson
    Transvaginal Mesh Update   As summer ends there is optimism regarding upcoming transvaginal mesh settlements. Recently firms have settled with C.R. Bard, and Coloplast for sums that exceed the previous settlements with American Medical…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4782

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4852

Boston Head Injury Blog

Boston Head Injury Blog

By the Law Office of David Dwork.

http://www.bostonheadinjurylawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    DTI Is a Reliable Tool to Identify Traumatic Brain Injury

    DTI Is a Reliable Tool to Identify Traumatic Brain Injury
    In a recent article on BrainInjuryNews.com, author Bruce H. Stern discussed the use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging or DTI in recent court cases. In his article, Stern discusses how a Massachusetts court recently found this advanced neuro-imaging…
  • Oct 2

    Football and CTE in Children

    Football and CTE in Children
    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), is a serious condition that is frequently diagnosed in people who have a pattern of one or more knocks to the head ( concussions). It is both progressive and degenerative. In other words, it gets worse…
  • Jan 30

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Boston MA

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Boston MA
    Head injuries can cause mild to serious impairment and lasting effects — which is why brain injury is often referred to as the “silent epidemic.” But staying silent isn’t an option for those who have suffered brain…
Rank this Week: 4834

Impudent Bankruptcy Lawyer

Impudent Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy law. By Kevin McGee.

http://impudentbankruptcylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Changing My Location, Not Changing My Practice

    Changing My Location, Not Changing My Practice
    Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:Twenty-six years is a long time in one place. While there is sadness in parting, the partners of Seder & Chandler, LLP and I have mutually agreed to separate our practices. Effective March 1, 2015, I…
  • Feb 25

    Starting My Blog

    Starting My Blog
    An introduction: I am a 53 year old attorney who lives and works in Worcester and Central Massachusetts.  I concentrate my practice on bankruptcy (commercial and small business bankruptcy, as well as consumer bankruptcy), with a…
  • Dec 15

    Hot Button Issues Before the U.S. Supreme Court: Bankruptcy Now Rules Docket

    Hot Button Issues Before the U.S. Supreme Court: Bankruptcy Now Rules Docket
      Interesting statistic:  a litigant has a 1% or less chance of convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to review his, her or its burning legal issue that all other appellate courts have rejected, dismissed or pooh-poohed. …
Rank this Week: 4822