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Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Comments on injury law. By Heinlein & Beeler P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3231

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women
    Growing up I was taught that it is rude to discuss how much money you make or to ask someone else how much they are paid. As sometimes happens, these social ideas of what is right or wrong have also … Continue reading →
  • Apr 3

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team
    This past Tuesday thousands of applications were submitted for coveted H1B visas. These visas are necessary for U.S. employers who want to hire high-skilled foreign workers. The majority of these applications are for workers with advanced…
  • Mar 27

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues.…
Rank this Week: 4989

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2424

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused
    Yesterday, Ross Currier, a Boston man, was cleared of sexual assault charges in the North End. Suffolk County prosecutors entered a nolle prosequi, which resulted in the termination of the charges of assault and battery, which carries a…
  • Mar 17

    Massachusetts lets Peeping Tom Peep

    Massachusetts lets Peeping Tom Peep
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that a law used to charge an Andover man, Michael Robertson, with taking up-skirt photos of women in 2010 did not apply in the case because the women did not have any expectation of…
  • Mar 12

    Arrest made in North End Sexual Assault Case- Identification Questionable

    Arrest made in North End Sexual Assault Case- Identification Questionable
    After last year's string of sexual assaults in the north end, women living in Boston's historic Italian neighborhood had a reason to become weary again last month. A woman was attacked around 1 am when entering the foyer of her Unity Street…
Rank this Week: 4606

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 4910

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/
  • Apr 3

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership
    A car dealership has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over $2 million. Male employees claimed that the former male lot manager sexually harassed male employees for over ten years. The conduct included sexual comments, inappropriate…
  • Mar 7

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker
    A Peabody cleaning contractor, Ward’s Cleaning Service, Inc. must pay its workers $1 million in back pay and damages. The company illegally asked employees to use multiple time cards with different names, changed time cards, paid…
  • Nov 16

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason
    Estate Planning Matters You know you need a will. You’ve managed to put estate planning off for years. Not because it wasn’t important, but other things were your priority. Like getting the kids to soccer practice. Or making it to…
Rank this Week: 3728

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Apr 2

    Holmes v Holme

    Holmes v Holme
    SJC concludes that temporary alimony is separate and distinct from general term alimony, and that the duration of temporary alimony is not included in calculating the maximum presumptive duration of general term alimony. The 2011 Alimony…
  • Mar 24

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!
    Facing divorce? Organize your finances. Gaining control over your money and your spending is critical when contemplating divorce. If your marriage is ending, gather financial documents to help you evaluate your assets, liabilities and…
  • Feb 20

    Divorce Corp.

    Divorce Corp.
    Divorce Corp.’s Only Boston Screening was held on January 23, 2014, hosted by the National Parents Organization, the only organization showing Divorce Corp. in Boston. I went to see the new documentary “Divorce…
Rank this Week: 4259

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!
    Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just decided, in Holmes v. Holmes (no link yet available - see entire decision copied below this post) that temporary alimony, awarded before final judgment in a divorce action, does not have to…
  • Mar 29

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again
    The Massachusetts Trial Court has just announced the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines to be in effect for the next four years, beginning August 1 of this year.  Federal IV-D regulations require each state to have uniform child…
Rank this Week: 2398

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

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

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
  • Mar 12

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex
    I used to tell my clients that child support was a straight forward issue.  Prior to the August 2013 Child Support Guidelines, I believed that it was.  If one parent had primary custody of the child/ren then to determine income,…
  • Jan 19

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.
    One of the most important discussions that I have with my clients is the financial cost of getting divorced.  The reality is that litigation of a divorce is cost prohibitive for a lot of people.  The good news is that there are…
Rank this Week: 4033

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/
  • Apr 1

    100% Disabled Veterans Have High Priority in Social Security Disability Claim

    100% Disabled Veterans Have High Priority in Social Security Disability Claim
    If you know anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability benefits, he or she will tell you it is a lengthy and slow process. If your application for disability benefits has been denied twice, then the approximate waiting time in…
  • Feb 26

    How To Avoid A Slip And Fall On Snow and Ice

    How To Avoid A Slip And Fall On Snow and Ice
    In New England, old man winter is here for about five months, and depending on what the groundhog sees, more winter may be yet to come! Snow and ice is everywhere and Massachusetts residents should be prepared to battle these icy conditions.…
  • Dec 18

    New Massachusetts Case Law Regarding MedPay Coverage on Auto Policy

    New Massachusetts Case Law Regarding MedPay Coverage on Auto Policy
    In Massachusetts, drivers can purchase Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage on their automobile insurance policy. This coverage is optional and therefore additional premiums would apply. However, this additional coverage, which can pay your…
Rank this Week: 3887

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!
    If you have ever had to deal with stocks that you inherited, then you know what a pain it can be to change ownership over to your name. You probably had to: Figure out which stock transfer agent was managing those shares (ex. Computershare),…
  • Mar 27

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit
    Another reason to love Senator Warren.  As you likely know, an SSI recipient can have only $2,000 in her bank account.  It’s an absurdly small amount to keep on hand.  It can barely cover any emergencies (like car…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?
    Good news! The VA has several programs designed to assist elderly and/or disabled veterans who want to stay at home for as long as possible. Listed below are some of these programs. They each have different eligibility tests regarding income…
Rank this Week: 4740

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/
  • Mar 27

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine

    Brownfields Program Has Paid Off For Massachusetts Busine
    Guest Post by Larry Feldman, a licensed site professional with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Reprinted with permission from the Worcester Business Journal. In the early 1990s, a coalition of environmental advocates, bankers,…
  • Jan 16

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040

    MAPC: Region Needs 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040
    The greater Boston area – including MetroWest – will need to add 435,000 new housing units by 2040 in order to sustain economic growth, according to a new report issued by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Without…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable

    Supreme Court Answers: Your Form Selection Clause Is Enforceable
    Earlier this year, I posted about a case on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of a forum selection clause in a construction contract.  The case involved a general contractor from Virginia that entered a…
Rank this Week: 3171

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Covers patent prosecution and strategy. By Robert J. Sayre.

http://www.mxlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Patents 101 at Harvard University

    Patents 101 at Harvard University
    I am lecturing on patents at Harvard this Thursday (March 27). Drop in at Maxwell Dworkin G125 @ 4 pm. For more details, please visit: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/77001 Thanks for subscribing to the MX Legal patent blog.…
  • Apr 17

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A
    Colleague, Travis Johnson and I will be fielding patent-related questions at the Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, from 4-5 pm this Thursday, 17 April 2012. Please stop by. Colleague Cynthia Gilbert will join us again next…
  • Jan 19

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa
    Per a request from Inovia, I recently wrote a guest for their Foreign Filing Blog, entitled, "Inside Perspective on Patenting at the African Regional Intellectual Property Office", where I shared some insights that I thought readers would…
Rank this Week: 4872

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: 4050

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

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

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

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

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 4372

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: 5006

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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

http://dgvelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Time for "The Talk"    The…

    Time for "The Talk"    The idea of confronting our parents’ mortality is indeed difficult, but this is a conversation (or series of conversations) that is crucial to you and your family’s well-being.  We are…
  • Apr 22

    Busy Since Birth - Having It All Project

    Busy Since Birth - Having It All Project
    I am grateful for the opportunity Cheryl Stober recently gave me, via Twitter, to contribute my 2 cents to her Having It all Project on her blog, Busy Since Birth.  My interview question answers appeared here, and I am sharing them…
  • Apr 3

    None Of Your (Family) Business or Kumbaya?

    None Of Your (Family) Business or Kumbaya?
    What happens when one member of a family-owned and operated business keeps other members in the dark? What do you do when some members of a family are highly personally and emotionally invested in the long term success of the family business…
Rank this Week: 4257

Boston Head Injury Blog

Boston Head Injury Blog

By the Law Office of David Dwork.

http://www.bostonheadinjurylawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Types of Therapy & Treatment for Person’s With Head Injurie

    Types of Therapy & Treatment for Person’s With Head Injurie
    Medical Treatment and How a Personal Injury Claim Can Help Head and brain injuries can be severe and traumatic and can cause permanent and life-altering impairments. When you first learn of a family member’s diagnosis, it can be a scary…
  • Jan 27

    Preventing Head Injuries from Outdoor Slip & Fall

    Preventing Head Injuries from Outdoor Slip & Fall
    How To Stay Safe This Winter Slip and fall accidents can often cause serious injuries to their victims. This is especially true during the winter months, when icy conditions present an additional risk for those who are walking in outdoor…
  • Jan 10

    How a Lawsuit Works When the Victim is Incapacitated

    How a Lawsuit Works When the Victim is Incapacitated
    How Families of Persons with Head Injury Can Get Settlements for Their Loved Ones A sad reality of the field we work in is the fact that many of the injured accident victims we represent are incapacitated as a result … moreThe post How…
Rank this Week: 3181

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

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

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

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

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

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
  • Sep 17

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving
    A colleague and I have recently devoted some time to developing a new facet of estate planning that we call “Zero Tax Planning.” The idea is simple. First, we use traditional estate planning techniques to reduce estate taxes as…
Rank this Week: 3384

Yes, We're Together

Yes, We're Together

Two lawyers challenging the assumptions and assuming the challenges of interracial love in the 21st century.

http://www.yesweretogether.com/
  • Dec 31

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013
    2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year:The Declaration of Kanye West "And a…
  • Nov 9

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild

    Nigerian Parents Gone Wild
    As a general rule, I try not to give unsolicited advice. Now, I'm sure certain family members and friends reading this are rolling their eyes right about now (that's right, I can see you, rolling your eyes, through the computer).  If…
  • Aug 22

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'

    Cambridge Performance of 'One Drop of Love'
    What do Ben Affleck, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, and Matt Damon have in common? No, all three of them were not in Good Will Hunting (close, two out of three were). No, all three of them were not in Gone Baby Gone (Bonus point: can you…
Rank this Week: 3516

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: 3429

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

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

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 7

    MBTA Crash Sends 37 To Hospital

    MBTA Crash Sends 37 To Hospital
    The MBTA has fired the operator of the Green Line trolley that crashed into another at Boylston Station on November 29, 2012.  This past Wednesday, the T said the driver may have fallen asleep before the accident that sent 37 ……
Rank this Week: 3877

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: 4067

Massachusetts Prenuptial…

Massachusetts Prenuptial Agreements

By Gabriel Cheong.

http://www.massachusetts-prenuptial-agreements.com/
  • Sep 26

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement
    One of the most typical reasons that couples want to get a prenup done before marriage has to do with everyone’s fear of Alimony.  Alimony is money that one spouse pays to another spouse during or after a divorce to maintain the…
  • May 17

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)
    Previously, I had discussed why both person must have his or her own attorney when signing a prenuptial agreement, as well as what the job of a drafting attorney is.  Now, I will discuss what exactly the reviewing attorney does. …
  • May 16

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part II)

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part II)
    As discussed in my last post, in Massachusetts, a prenuptial agreement is only valid if each person has his or her own attorney.  While I explained the why, I didn’t explain the how: namely, the job of each attorney.  It would…
Rank this Week: 2672

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues. By Goldstein and Clegg LLC.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • Sep 10

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy
    Many consumers have been finding the tough economy a bit too much to handle of late and the number of bankruptcy filings are practically on the rise. In fact, the financial trend has changed so much that what was once considered a social …
  • May 19

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill
    Many people have suffered the loss of a job due to an illness. When that happens, your debt can build up very quickly. In addition, many times when you loose a job, you also can loose your health insurance, and then face staggering medical…
  • Apr 5

    Where do American Consumers spend their money?

    Where do American Consumers spend their money?
Rank this Week: 4441

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: 3743

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: 3886

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: 4521

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By KJC Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4617

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

http://suffolklawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 2803

Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents. By the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa.

http://www.brocktonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Five Hurt in Car Crash at Dangerous Downtown Brockton Intersection

    Five Hurt in Car Crash at Dangerous Downtown Brockton Intersection
    Five people were taken to the hospital following a recent two-vehicle crash in downtown Brockton. According to local police, the collision occurred at the often busy intersection of Warren Avenue and Pleasant Street around 10 am. Following…
  • Feb 15

    Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury in Crash on Route 9 in Framingham

    Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury in Crash on Route 9 in Framingham
    A 41-year-old Framingham woman reportedly sustained head trauma when she was struck by an automobile while crossing Route 9 near California Avenue. According to Police Lieutenant Ronald Brandolini, the woman was crossing the road in an area…
  • Jan 28

    West Bridgewater Police Pull Over 51 Drivers in Four Hours for Texting Behind the Wheel

    West Bridgewater Police Pull Over 51 Drivers in Four Hours for Texting Behind the Wheel
    The West Bridgewater Police Department recently stopped 51 motorists in fours for allegedly texting while behind the wheel of an automobile. 14 drivers received a warning ticket and the remaining 37 motorists were issued a $100 citation for…
Rank this Week: 3735

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: 3966

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: 3329

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

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

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

    Dumb… and DOMA

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

    There Is No Line

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

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 4487

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Thoughts about law, aging, estate planning and special needs issues and related public policy concerns. By Sasha Golden.

http://massachusettselderlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    We've moved!!

    We've moved!!
    As of May 1, I've moved the blog over to my new on-line home, and this location is being deactivated. Please look for me at www.massachusetts-elder-law.com
  • Mar 16

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate
    From today's edition of the American Bar Association's e-journal:Karen Williams was chief judge of a federal appeals court and a potential Supreme Court nominee when her family noticed some changes in her personality.
  • Mar 12

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 4256

Massachusetts Data Privacy Law…

Massachusetts Data Privacy Law Blog

Covers data breaches, phishing, social engineering and federal privacy law. By John H. Lacey of The McCormack Firm, LLC.

http://www.massdataprivacylaw.com
  • Apr 30

    "Slippery Slope" defined...

    "Slippery Slope" defined...
    Way back in law school we learned a term called the "slippery slope." In academia, it usually has a negative connotation because it usually means..."the beginning of the end."
  • Apr 9

    MASS RMV DATA STOLEN - WHY?

    MASS RMV DATA STOLEN - WHY?
    Last Thursday two masked men, operating a stolen jeep, pulled up next to a courier's white van that was parked outside a MA RMV location, jumped out of the jeep and stole five bags from the courier's van. This is according to witness'…
  • Apr 2

    Major Credit Card Processor hacked - is the sky falling?

    Major Credit Card Processor hacked - is the sky falling?
    Last Friday, I was reading my daily dose of Brian Krebs' blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com, and read his story about a compa
Rank this Week: 4114

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: 4189

Boston Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Boston Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Published By Brad Mahoney, Esq.

http://www.bostonrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3544

Museum Law Blog

Museum Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern

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

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

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)
    Once again, businesses handling the personal information of a Massachusetts resident have been granted an extension to comply with the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations.  The proposed new deadline for compliance is March 1, 2010.
Rank this Week: 4863

Boston Immigration and Nationality…

Boston Immigration and Nationality Blog

Covers immigration law topics in English and Portuguese. By Joshua Paulin.

http://bostonimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 4482

Massachusetts Driving Law

Massachusetts Driving Law

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

http://massdrivinglaw.typepad.com/massachusetts_driving_law/
Rank this Week: 2625

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and means testing in Massachusetts. By Kara O'Donnell.

http://quincylegal.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney
    U.S. home repossessions spiked in August to highest level since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a…
  • Sep 18

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .
    On August 4, 2010, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Americans Want to Work Act. This legislation would create an additional tier (Tier 5) of unemployment benefits for those (known as the 99ers) who have exhausted their…
  • Sep 12

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?
    You’ve probably read that you should pay off high interest rate credit card debt first. From a financial standpoint, that’s true. It costs more to carry a balance on a high interest rate credit card. The longer you take to pay off the…
Rank this Week: 4988

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: 3578

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 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…
  • Aug 25

    Stepparent Right

    Stepparent Right
    Until Massachusetts passed a new law this year, even though stepparents may provide emotional and financial support to their stepchildren, they had no legal rights with regard to them.  They were not able to authorize medical, dental, or…
Rank this Week: 4285

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…
  • 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…
  • May 21

    Good Morning!

    Good Morning!
    Welcome to the Drunk Driving Defense blog! My intention in creating this blog is to begin a dialogue. We will be discussing issues around Massachusetts drunk driving laws. Who should be here? Everyone! This is a blog for attorneys to discuss…
Rank this Week: 4283