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The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1

    TRID Compliance Start Date Pushed Back To Oct. 1
    CFPB Responds To Industry and Consumer Concerns On New Compliance Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule…
  • Jun 15

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach

    Evicting Unauthorized Occupant Requires Creative Approach
    By-Pass Housing Court For Expedited Superior Court Restraining Order Procedure I recently handled an interesting case involving an unauthorized family member taking up residence in my client’s rental unit. My client, a doctor, owns…
  • Jun 3

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain

    Agents Can Remain Independent Contractors, SJC Rules, But Questions Remain
    SJC Issues Long Awaited Ruling That Agents Can Be Classified as Both Independent Contractors and Employees, But Leaves Questions The Supreme Judicial Court has just released its long awaited ruling in the case of Monell, et al. v. Boston…
Rank this Week: 274

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jun 29

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jun 29

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Jun 22

    Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You

    Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 281

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 364

The Unruly of Law

The Unruly of Law

Reports on media law cases, developments in new media and traditional journalism. By Sheldon Toplitt.

http://theunrulyoflaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...
    The Unruly of Law today published its 1,900th post. That's pretty amazing, we state unabashedly, and in disbelief. The Unruly of Law today is included among the American Bar Association's Legal Blogs and Justia's Law Blogs.When "TUOL" began…
  • Dec 24

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler last week denied a summary judgment motion by Hulu, LLC, to dismiss a putative class action invasion of privacy suit brought by users of the on-demand streaming video…
  • Dec 24

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding
    Image via CrunchBaseDes Moines-based Meredith Corp. has added to its stable of tv stations by acquiring two stations from Gannett Co. for $407 million, mediabistro.com FishbowlNY reported.Meredith adds Top 25 Market St. Louis' KMOV-TV and…
Rank this Week: 401

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Do You "Work For" Uber?

    Do You "Work For" Uber?
    You know, the Uber decision out of the California Labor Commission is fascinating, even if it isn’t directly on point with the subject of this blog. It immediately brought me back to the first appeal brief I ever wrote, as a young…
  • Jun 16

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It

    It's a Top Hat Plan? Prove It
    This is a great article in PlanAdvisor on the recent decision in Tolbert v. RBC. Tolbert is a truly fascinating, and wonderfully instructive, district court decision on one of my favorite topics, and actually favorite things to do (I know…
  • Jun 10

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment

    Susan Mangiero on Tibble and the Complexity of Monitoring Plan Investment
    So, as I and dozens of other observers have pointed out (although I am confident I am the only one who quoted Shakespeare on the subject), the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Tibble drove home the importance of monitoring plan…
Rank this Week: 418

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 486

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Customer Struck by Fallen Trellis at Pittsfield, MA Supermarket

    Customer Struck by Fallen Trellis at Pittsfield, MA Supermarket
    A customer was injured this morning when a wooden trellis that had been hanging from a supermarket ceiling fell and struck him. According to the Associated Press and authorities at the scene of the accident, the man was checking out at a…
  • Jun 30

    Top Toy Hazards of 2015 – Parents Please Read

    Top Toy Hazards of 2015 – Parents Please Read
    A consumer advocacy group known as World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., or W.A.T.C.H., is releasing a report describing which summer toys are posing the greatest safety hazards to children. The annual list provides a detailed collection of…
  • Jun 29

    Doctors That Communicate Well Tend to Reduce Lawsuit

    Doctors That Communicate Well Tend to Reduce Lawsuit
    Communication appears to be key in preventing medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s uncertain whether this is because communication helps prevent medical errors, or because it fosters better doctor-patient relationships. Either way, the…
Rank this Week: 492

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
  • Jun 25

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey
    By Joshua E. French What is this? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regularly analyzes data related to US investment in foreign corporations.  Many large companies are specifically requested to provide data which is included in…
  • Jun 22

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter
    The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview. Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A…
Rank this Week: 523

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 26

    In-Vehicle “Heads-Up” Technology Poses Greater Distraction Risk

    In-Vehicle “Heads-Up” Technology Poses Greater Distraction Risk
    Car manufacturers have apparently given up on trying to battle driver distraction while the vehicle is in motion. Recently, a number of them have unveiled technologies that are intended to make it easier for drivers to stay connected and…
  • Jun 20

    “Doggie Distraction”: Why Unrestrained Pets in the Car is a Deadly Decision

    “Doggie Distraction”: Why Unrestrained Pets in the Car is a Deadly Decision
    Americans love their pets. Dogs are among the most popular pet with some 78 million canines residing in 46 million homes in the U.S., according to the American Pet Products Association. One AAA survey revealed nearly 60 percent of respondents…
  • Jun 13

    Two Hospitalized Following I-93 Car Accident

    Two Hospitalized Following I-93 Car Accident
    According to a recent news article from The Boston Globe, two people were sent to a local Boston hospital following a serious rollover car accident on Interstate 93. Authorities say the victims were an adult male and adult woman who were…
Rank this Week: 652

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 676

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

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

    Boston, Massachusetts: Two dead and One Injured in North End Car Accident

    Boston, Massachusetts: Two dead and One Injured in North End Car Accident
    June 25, 2015: Connor Darcey, 21, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, has died, and Harry James, 21, also of Wellesley, sustained serious personal injuries, when the car they were traveling in crashed in the North End Section of Boston. The driver…
  • Jun 18

    Somerville, Massachusetts: One Dead & One Injured in Construction Hoist Collapse

    Somerville, Massachusetts: One Dead & One Injured in Construction Hoist Collapse
    June 18, 2015: Ronald Morse, 40, a member of International Association of Ironworkers, Local 7 of Boston, has died, and Mark Praetsch, 30, a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 4 of Boston, was seriously injured…
  • Jun 2

    Boston, Massachusetts: Women Loses Arm in Boating Accident

    Boston, Massachusetts: Women Loses Arm in Boating Accident
    June 2, 2015: Nicole Berthiaume, 19, of Auburn Massachusetts, sustained serious personal injuries, when she fell overboard from a boat. As she attempted to climb back aboard, Berthiaume’s arm was severed by the propeller of the boat.…
Rank this Week: 755

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and other accidents. By Christopher F. Earley.

http://christopherfearley.typepad.com/massachusetts_personal_in/
  • Jan 28

    What My Clients Say About Me...

    What My Clients Say About Me...
    "Chris, stood by me through the whole process. He was always there to answer any questions I had. Even after the case was complete I had an issues with a bank and he also help me out. Very Stand up...
  • Jan 2

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)
    *You need a workers comp lawyer that will protect your rights. If you don't have one, you are at a huge disadvantage. *Get the compensation you deserve. *Call me now at 617 338 7400 if you, a loved one, or...
  • Oct 22

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!
    Sadly, construction workers in Massachusetts are injured much too frequently on the job. Hard working Massachusetts construction workers are oftentimes exposed to hazardous working conditions without proper safeguards in place. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 795

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jul 1

    Scanning Nuremberg: The Blood-judge, false false rumors, and documentary dilemma

    Scanning Nuremberg: The Blood-judge, false false rumors, and documentary dilemma
    Post by Matt Seccombe, originally written April 3, 2015 Scanning Nuremberg shares the observations and insights of Matt Seccombe, Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, as he analyzes documents for digitization as…
  • Jun 23

    Up on the Roof update

    Up on the Roof update
    Here are the latest status updates on our roof project: Roofing work is underway on both the Langdell north and south lower roofs over the classrooms, continuing through the look-ahead period. During the week of June 21: Masonry repairs and…
  • Jun 22

    852 RARE: A Controversial Execution in 1818 Edinburgh

    852 RARE: A Controversial Execution in 1818 Edinburgh
    In December 1818, Robert Johnston, age 24, was executed for robbing Mr. John Charles of some £600 in pounds and notes, plus a watch key and chain. This single crime, trial, and execution ignited a swarm of controversy – evidence…
Rank this Week: 819

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

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

    Bankruptcy Discharge Function of Honesty:  No Rolexe

    Bankruptcy Discharge Function of Honesty:  No Rolexe
    Another case of attempted fraud on the Bankruptcy Court yielded no discharge to a Florida couple.  In this case, a Boca Raton husband and wife filed bankruptcy after the husband’s business began to fail.  An anesthesiologist,…
  • Apr 27

    Why Are National Football League Players Declaring Bankruptcy At High Rates?

    Why Are National Football League Players Declaring Bankruptcy At High Rates?
    In an astonishing new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 16% of retired NFL players declare bankruptcy.  This is within 12 years of retirement.  That’s correct.  In a study of football players…
  • Apr 16

    Who Owns The Facebook Account In a Bankruptcy?

    Who Owns The Facebook Account In a Bankruptcy?
    If you file for personal bankruptcy in Massachusetts, do you have to list your Facebook account as an asset?  Is there a distinction between your personal account and the business account for small businesses? Texas Bankruptcy Judge…
Rank this Week: 845

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

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

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

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 953

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner
    A Massachusetts court officer has been held on a $50,000 bail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female prisoner on multiple occasions while escorting her through Lawrence District Court. Jose Martinez was arraigned at Essex…
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim
    Nice piece about this motorcycle group helping childhood victims of sex abuse and assault.
  • May 2

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child
    A foreman with the Wayland Department of Public Works is facing child rape charges for reportedly assaulting a girl several times beginning when she was 5 years old, the Middlesex district attorney's office said, as reported by the Boston…
Rank this Week: 984

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

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

    Distracted Driving: Accidents Can Happen Anywhere – It Almost Happened to me…

    Distracted Driving: Accidents Can Happen Anywhere – It Almost Happened to me…
    How many times have you backed safely out of your driveway? Probably too many times to count or actively keep track of. While we all believe that we are commonly practicing safe driving habits, accidents can occur at any time. I was recently…
  • Jun 29

    Driving Tips and Tools: For Bay State Holiday Weekends and Beyond

    Driving Tips and Tools: For Bay State Holiday Weekends and Beyond
      If you are driving this July 4th weekend, whether it is locally or out-of-state, there are a few things you may need to observe in order to ensure your safety on the road. Times of celebration bring to mind more pleasant ideas than…
  • Jun 28

    Chilling PSA Reminds Teens and Parents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Chilling PSA Reminds Teens and Parents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    We all know the dangers of texting and driving, but sometimes seeing the warning with our eyes has a bigger impact. A PSA from 2014 resurfaced this week, making its rounds on social media and sending a chilling reminder to teens, parents and…
Rank this Week: 996

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark
    In a unanimous decision reached by differing concurring opinions, the Supreme Court of the United States finally resolved the question left open by Crawford asking whether statements made to persons other than law enforcement trigger the…
  • Jun 13

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is requiring the Court to hold an evidentiary hearing on the reliability of the breath test device the Alcotest 7110. The SJC held that the trial judge's decision not to hold an evidentiary hearing…
  • May 26

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Alphonse, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals awarded a new trial based on the improper argument of the prosecutor. One of the more common grounds to appeal a criminal conviction is based on improper arguments...
Rank this Week: 999

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Countdown to the New Ethics Rule

    Countdown to the New Ethics Rule
    July 1, 2015: Mark Your Calendars for the New Massachusetts Rules of Conduct. The New Massachusetts Rules have been in the works since 2013 when the SJC’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published its…
  • Jun 19

    Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basic

    Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basic
    This series began with a post on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Following up that statutory and regulatory update, I provided you with my…
  • Jun 9

    Little Caesars: Lawyers Avoid the Fine Print

    Little Caesars: Lawyers Avoid the Fine Print
    View image | gettyimages.com   I love the new Little Caesar’s’ commercial. There’re so many good things going on here. (Yes, apparently, Little Caesar’s is still in operation — news to me.) The lawyers are…
Rank this Week: 1009

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1188

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1218

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Worker Fatally Injured in Front-Loader Accident

    Worker Fatally Injured in Front-Loader Accident
    A Whitman, MA man was involved in a tragic, fatal incident today as the result of a sand avalanche. The man was operating a front-end loader at the P.A. Landers sand and gravel worksite in Plymouth when sand unexpectedly covered the machine…
  • Jun 30

    How to Avoid Work-Related Back Pain and Injury This Summer

    How to Avoid Work-Related Back Pain and Injury This Summer
    On-the-Job injuries can occur during the most mundane tasks, such as typing, making phone calls, and sitting at a desk all day. While certain occupations, such as construction, have a higher risk of serious injury and death, desk jobs can…
  • Jun 29

    Night Shift Increases Risk of Work Accident and Injury

    Night Shift Increases Risk of Work Accident and Injury
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 15 million Americans work the night shift. That is a substantial portion of this country’s workforce. Unfortunately, working a night shift job comes with an increased risk of fatigue,…
Rank this Week: 1240

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 1305

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1313

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jun 11

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for July 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • May 22

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION

    USCIS GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO FILE AN AMENDED PETITION AFTER THE SIMEIO SOLUTIONS DECISION
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “You must file an amended H-1B petition if your H-1B employee changed or is going to change his or her place of employment to a worksite location outside of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA)…
  • May 20

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    USCIS PUBLISHES FILING GUIDANCE FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    According to a USCIS News Alert:  “USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses…
Rank this Week: 1369

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Threatening to Commit a Crime is a Crime Itself

    Threatening to Commit a Crime is a Crime Itself
    Many people in Massachusetts underestimate the power that making a threat can have. Most people think that a threat is just words and that it is okay to make idle threats when you are mad. However, Massachusetts law enforcement takes…
  • Jun 19

    Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction for Fatal Asthma Attack

    Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction for Fatal Asthma Attack
    Early this month, a Boston man was convicted for involuntary manslaughter for the death of a victim who died from a fatal asthma attack, wbur.com reports. In January of 2012, Michael Stallings, 26 years old, instigated a shooting on a group…
  • Jun 10

    Let’s Talk Money: The Cost of a DUI

    Let’s Talk Money: The Cost of a DUI
    A DUI is not something you are charged with everyday. In fact, many people who get a DUI are first-time offenders who really have no idea what the cost of a DUI conviction is. Not only are there long-lasting repercussions to your reputation,…
Rank this Week: 1403

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.boston-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
Rank this Week: 1442

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts products liability, medical malpractice and dram shop liability news. By Alan H. Crede.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1476

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Customer Sues Big Box Retailer for Slip-and-Fall Injury

    Customer Sues Big Box Retailer for Slip-and-Fall Injury
    According to a recent article from the WV Record, an injured customer is suing a major big box retailer for an alleged slip-and-fall accident resulting in personal injury. This female plaintiff has alleged multiple negligence claims against…
  • Jun 27

    Alan Dershowitz Sues Boston Arena for Slip-and-Fall Injury

    Alan Dershowitz Sues Boston Arena for Slip-and-Fall Injury
    Boston Attorney and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, best known for his role on the O.J. Simpson defense team during the world-famous murder trial, is making headlines once again. This time, according to a recent news article from The…
  • Jun 23

    Two Dead in Hunting Boat Accident in Massachusett

    Two Dead in Hunting Boat Accident in Massachusett
    While hunting is a popular activity across New England, including parts of Massachusetts, there is obviously some degree of danger associated with the outdoor activity. Not only are you relying on the members of your own hunting party to act…
Rank this Week: 1477

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 4

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law
    Noncompete law is a creature of state regulation. As such, no surprise, we have 50 variations (really 51, when you factor in DC – albeit 3 states (California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota) prohibit employee noncompetes altogether, so…
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
Rank this Week: 1482

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1550

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 1620

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    A Closer Look at the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage Ruling

    A Closer Look at the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage Ruling
    With the announcement of last week’s Supreme Court decision, proponents of same sex marriage rejoiced and Facebook became much more colorful. After a weekend of celebrating the new-found rights of my gay and lesbian friends, neighbors…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!
    Hi there, There have been rumors for months that the SJC was going to make a final decision about how America will handle gay marriage. As of today, I’m thrilled to report that gay marriage is now the law of the land! For the couples…
  • Jun 25

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld
    Hi there, As a parent and grandparent I have long felt it was a necessary right of parents to swat their kids on the behind occasionally. Swift justice often makes the most impact. I was somewhat astonished to open Lawyers Weekly today and…
Rank this Week: 1657

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
  • Mar 4

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law
    Attorney Daniel Perlman, formally a staff attorney at Massachusetts Advocates for Children and now in private practice, has created a wonderful new (FREE!) search engine.  It is easy to use and is quickly becoming…
  • Mar 2

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship
    Massachusetts Advocates for Children invites young adults 18-26 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability to apply for a state-of-the-art Young Adult Leaders Fellowship that offers an opportunity to learn the professional…
  • Feb 4

    Special Education Law from A to Z

    Special Education Law from A to Z
    Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the faculty members presenting in a 2-day practical course, Special Education Law From A to Z. This comprehensive seminar will lay out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development,…
Rank this Week: 1661

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1663

Workers' Injury Rights

Workers' Injury Rights

Covers workers' compensation, workers' rights and workplace safety. By the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

http://workersinjuryrights.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now
    Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Mayberry was a small town, loosely based on Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, who played the…
  • Nov 4

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp
    Facts about food stamps. Click on this image to see it full size. Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. I write about a debate now occurring in Congress in which the… Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nhregister.com HARTFORD Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have…
Rank this Week: 1705

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1721

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1730

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Feb 24

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed
    The Boston Globe reports that two Boston city councilors have filed paperwork to begin a process that could result in a substantial new citywide tax on the sale of alcohol, and to use the millions of dollars in expected revenue exclusively on…
  • Feb 20

    BYOB in Boston?

    BYOB in Boston?
    Bring your own booze could become a reality in Boston in the near future. At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy have submitted a proposal to allow smaller restaurants the option of offering BYOB service to diners, reports…
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 1766

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Hitting The Guard Rail

    Massachusetts Car Accidents: Hitting The Guard Rail
    This post is intended to discuss something that is so prevalent in our society that we just assume is designed to be safe, and never really think otherwise: The guardrail. Anyone who has ever driven on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 128…
  • Jun 6

    Massachusetts Car Accidents Can Happen Anytime

    Massachusetts Car Accidents Can Happen Anytime
    I constantly tell my wife Debbi to be careful on the road. As a Dedham, Massachusetts car accident lawyer, I know all too well the danger that lurks on the road – everywhere. And when you least expect it. Recently, we were traveling…
  • May 17

    Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Cases Spike With Corporate Acquisition - Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Cases Spike With Corporate Acquisition - Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote of the disturbing trend of out-of-state corporations buying up smaller and struggling Massachusetts nursing homes – with extremely disturbing - not to mention unconscionable - results. One…
Rank this Week: 1784

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1890

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jun 28

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour
    Eight Holland American Line cruise ship passengers tragically died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 when a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter float plane crashed, some 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m., at…
  • Jun 3

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court
    After receiving an "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County (BBB), Caribbean Cruise Lines filed a complaint against the consumer protection organization alleging defamation and violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair…
  • Jun 2

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law
    We have been following the tragic story of Dalton Joseph Shirley who lost his life when a center console boat he was riding on crashed into a concrete dock in the Intracoastal Waterway behind a house located on Northeast 38th Street, in Ft.…
Rank this Week: 1898

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Jun 18

    SCOTUS

    SCOTUS
    Busy day at the Supreme Court. 6 opinions issued! The opinion in Ohio v. Clark is here.  The opinion in Brumfield v. Cain is here.  The opinion in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans is here. …
  • Jun 9

    LiveChat

    LiveChat
    Hello RAs – Remember that you can communicate with us all summer via LiveChat, M-F, 9-5.
  • Jun 9

    Zivotofsky v. Kerry

    Zivotofsky v. Kerry
    Now that we are well into June, the “major” cases that the Supreme Court has taken up in the current Term are beginning to be decided. For dates when opinions will be released, see the Mondays marked in blue on the calendar on the…
Rank this Week: 1936

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jul 1

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”
    With the heart of the summer vacation season upon us, it seems like a good time for some reflection. Here, it comes in the form of excerpts from an essay by privacy maven, Deborah Hurley. The one time Director of the Harvard Information…
  • Jun 19

    Understanding ISO 27018 and Preparing for the Modern Era of Cloud Security

    Understanding ISO 27018 and Preparing for the Modern Era of Cloud Security
    This seminar was presented by Foley Hoag LLP and and a panel of industry experts on ISO 27018, the new international standard governing the processing and protection of personal information by public Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Even…
  • May 26

    May 27 MIT Enterprise Forum: “Building a Proactive Cyber Defense Strategy, from Tools to Tactics”

    May 27 MIT Enterprise Forum: “Building a Proactive Cyber Defense Strategy, from Tools to Tactics”
    The next MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Innovation Series event, “Building a Proactive Cyber Defense Strategy, from Tools to Tactics,” will take place tomorrow, May 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Stata Center, 32 Vassar…
Rank this Week: 2013

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer…

Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers deportation, immigration courts, and naturalization. By Law Offices Of Joshua L. Goldstein, PC.

http://massachusettsimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV

    Fiance Visa comes to reality TV
    My immigration law office in Boston was recently contacted by the producers of my favorite reality TV show, 90 Day Fiance. They're working right now on casting for the second season. If you haven't already seen it, then you really should. The…
  • Nov 15

    John Dvorak

    John Dvorak
    The Brazilian community in Massachusetts is well-familiar with immigration attorney John Dvorak. Dvorak had a notorious reputation for shoddy work and for filing employment-based 245(i) green card cases based on bogus employment experience…
  • Oct 30

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer

    Immigration Attorney Joshua Goldstein named Massachusetts Super Lawyer
    Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein has been selected a Super Lawyer, a peer-selected award given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts. The attorney-led selection process for the Super Lawyer award is multifaceted and…
Rank this Week: 2057