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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/
  • Apr 28

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule
    Landlords Cry Foul Over Ruling In a ruling which reaffirms Massachusetts’ place as one of the most landlord-unfriendly jurisdictions in the country, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a landlord’s minor security…
  • Apr 5

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction
    Gov. Baker Earmarks $1M for Expansion The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a reality remains a question…
  • Mar 31

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC

    Rolling Condominium Super-Priority Lien Upheld By SJC
    Drummer Boy Homes Association, Inc. v. Britton In a long awaited ruling pitting condominium associations against mortgage lenders backed by the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the so-called…
Rank this Week: 277

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 27

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
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  • Apr 27

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
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  • Apr 27

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
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Rank this Week: 285

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: 362

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: 398

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 422

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: 461

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

    Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
    Johnson & Johnson is under fire again, only months after the company was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died after using its talcum-powder based products. Studies have shown a link between ovarian cancer and the…
  • Apr 21

    MassDOT Continues Inspections of Manhole Covers in the Wake of Deadly Accident

    MassDOT Continues Inspections of Manhole Covers in the Wake of Deadly Accident
    As the warmer weather approaches, Boston and the surrounding areas begin to prepare for increased tourism and heavy traffic. This year, a major part of this preparation involves testing manhole and storm drain covers in and around the city.…
  • Apr 15

    I Live In Massachusetts, Should I Purchase Bicycle Insurance?

    I Live In Massachusetts, Should I Purchase Bicycle Insurance?
    As commuters become more health conscious, and environmentally and financially-minded, bicycling to and from work is growing in popularity. Of course, with more bikes on the roads, there are also more bicycle accidents. Depending on the…
Rank this Week: 470

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
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 624

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Boston Marathon Bombing Hero Tried to Rescue Car Crash Victim

    Boston Marathon Bombing Hero Tried to Rescue Car Crash Victim
    According to a recent news feature from the Boston Herald, a Boston firefighter who was hailed as a hero after his rescue work on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing was involved in a rescue attempt in what proved to be a fatal Weymouth…
  • Apr 26

    Roxbury Car Accident Results in Serious Injury

    Roxbury Car Accident Results in Serious Injury
    It is hard to imagine anything scarier than being trapped in a car following a serious car accident.  Unfortunately, this was the case for one family, according to a recent news feature from the Boston Globe. Authorities report the crash…
  • Apr 21

    Three-Car Crash Allegedly Result of Driver and Passenger Having Sex

    Three-Car Crash Allegedly Result of Driver and Passenger Having Sex
    According to a recent report from Breibart News, a three-car accident in Texas was caused by rather unusual circumstances. The driver of one vehicle reportedly crashed into a truck in an intersection.  That’s not the…
Rank this Week: 655

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/
  • Apr 16

    SEC Files Enforcement Action Against Owners of Jay Peak Ski Resort Alleging it was a Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Files Enforcement Action Against Owners of Jay Peak Ski Resort Alleging it was a Ponzi Scheme
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges in Federal Court in Miami, Florida against the owners and operatiors of Jay Peak Resort, a Vermont-based ski resort, and related businesses. The complaint alleges that millions of…
  • Jan 25

    Dorchester, Massachusetts: 43 Year Old man killed in Hit and Run Accident

    Dorchester, Massachusetts: 43 Year Old man killed in Hit and Run Accident
    January 25, 2016: Queshon Ivy, 43 years old, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained, after a vehicle driven by Melissa L. Benedict, 34, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, struck him as he was crossing the street on the way…
  • Jan 21

    West Springfield, Massachusetts: 84 Year Old Dies in Head on Accident

    West Springfield, Massachusetts: 84 Year Old Dies in Head on Accident
    January 13, 2016: Richard Tetreault, 84, of Bernardston, Massachusetts has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when he crashed into an oncoming car at the Exit 4 toll booth off on the Massachusetts Turnpike in West…
Rank this Week: 716

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: 793

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/
  • Apr 27

    Congrats to Robert Niles!

    Congrats to Robert Niles!
    We’re happy to announce that a Harvard Law School student was among ten winners of the 2016 Bloomberg Law Write-On Competition. Robert Niles is in his final year of the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business…
  • Apr 26

    Summer 2016 Access to Legal Research Databases and More

    Summer 2016 Access to Legal Research Databases and More
    Got questions about using your Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw accounts over the summer?  Here’s what you need to know about using each of the legal research databases. BLOOMBERG LAW If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you…
  • Apr 25

    End of year guides to Bluebook and exams succe

    End of year guides to Bluebook and exams succe
    As another academic year winds to its end, we wanted to let you know about two new library guides that HLS students may find useful. First, especially for LLM students who are finishing up their papers, but also useful for JD…
Rank this Week: 809

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 820

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 852

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 912

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/
Rank this Week: 976

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Common Car Accident Questions of Massachusetts Driver

    Common Car Accident Questions of Massachusetts Driver
    The most common concern following a car accident is the safety of everyone involved. Once it’s been determined that no serious injuries have occurred, or that injured parties have been cared for, the next step is to determine who was at…
  • Apr 12

    Rain, Fog, and Other Boston Spring Driving Hazard

    Rain, Fog, and Other Boston Spring Driving Hazard
    With winter over, the risk of driving on icy and snowy roads is coming to an end. But it’s easy to underestimate the dangers of driving in heavy rain and fog. Not to mention, early spring in New England still has its fair share of snow…
  • Mar 24

    Share the Road: How Boston Drivers Can Avoid a Bicycle Collision

    Share the Road: How Boston Drivers Can Avoid a Bicycle Collision
    Bicycling is healthy and great for the environment, but it can also be dangerous. Bicyclists share the road with other vehicles and due to their small size, they can easily disappear in a driver’s blind spot. Just as drivers are…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Apr 29

    Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    Yet another product of Heidi’s time in Chicago last month at ABA TECHSHOW 2016: The official experts on LinkedIn for Lawyers shared 5 excellent tips for attorneys to get the most traction possible from LinkedIn, and…
  • Apr 22

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]

    7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]
    It’s a basic tenet of personal and professional data security: You need strong passwords, if you want to better secure your private information.  Even as that is a well-known proposition, the most common passwords are easily…
  • Apr 15

    Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

    Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]
    Heidi Alexander spoke with fellow panelist + Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port to recap their ABA TECHSHOW session, which also featured Clio‘s Jack Newton, on practicing in the cloud. Listen to Larry cover the main highlights, from risk…
Rank this Week: 1015

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: 1174

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: 1186

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Reducing Workplace Stress at Massachusetts Companie

    Reducing Workplace Stress at Massachusetts Companie
    Since 1992, Stress Awareness Month has been held every April to increase public awareness about a commonly downplayed health problem. Stress can be both physical and emotional, and much of our stress is directly related to work environment.…
  • Apr 6

    Tewksbury Worksite Explosion Sends One Man to the Hospital

    Tewksbury Worksite Explosion Sends One Man to the Hospital
    A man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries on Monday morning, following a small explosion at a Tewksbury work site. The Tewksbury Fire and Police departments responded immediately. According to the Tewksbury Fire…
  • Apr 5

    Fatal Construction Accidents in Massachusetts are on the Rise

    Fatal Construction Accidents in Massachusetts are on the Rise
    In a 2015 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction-related fatalities increased nearly six percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. In fact, at 874 reported deaths, 2014 had the highest total since…
Rank this Week: 1232

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: 1253

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/
  • Apr 15

    Massachusetts Probation Facts – Part 1 of 3

    Massachusetts Probation Facts – Part 1 of 3
    Almost everyone knows the general meaning of probation, but unless you or someone you know has been previously placed on probation by a court, or unless you’re a Massachusetts probation violation lawyer, most people don’t know the…
  • Mar 16

    Massachusetts Drug Offenders To No Longer Have Drivers’ Licenses Suspended

    Massachusetts Drug Offenders To No Longer Have Drivers’ Licenses Suspended
    Way back in 1988, at the beginning of the “get-tough-on-crime” push in Massachusetts for tougher criminal sentencing and mandatory minimum sentencing laws (a massive failure,) a law was passed  requiring the Massachusetts RMV…
  • Feb 21

    Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Shield Addicts From Prosecution: Smart Public Policy

    Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Shield Addicts From Prosecution: Smart Public Policy
    I’ve posted in this blog previously about how Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello introduced his own Department policy of not prosecuting addicts who come in to his police department with illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia,…
Rank this Week: 1291

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: 1326

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Apr 7

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP

    USCIS REACHES FY 2017 H-1B CAP
    According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B…
  • Mar 15

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS

    EXTENSION OF POST-COMPLETION OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND F-1 STATUS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS UNDER H-1B CAP-GAP REGS
    According to a USCIS Alert:  “Effective May 10, 2016, DHS is amending its F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or…
  • Mar 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for April 2016 is now available.  The bulletin includes a category that will allow many foreign nationals and their dependents to file their adjustment of status applications even though their priority dates…
Rank this Week: 1344

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/
  • Apr 28

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed
    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions One of the unintended consequences of being convicted on criminal drug charges in Massachusetts was that your driver’s license would automatically be suspended. However, thanks to a new…
  • Apr 21

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State
    Victims of Annie DookhanCountless criminal defendants who received drug convictions based on evidence handled by the state drug labs have been closely watching the developments in the Annie Dookhan case. Annie Dookhan was a former crime lab…
  • Apr 12

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft
    Felony Theft Massachusetts is one of the few states that imposes serious criminal charges when a person steals an item worth more than $250. Stealing an item valued at more than $250 is a felony theft under Massachusetts law. The consequence…
Rank this Week: 1359

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: 1398

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/
  • Apr 30

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident
    Every day, tens of thousands of people ride public transportation in the greater Boston area.  While it is generally safe to ride on the T, accidents do happen, and sometimes they are the fault of the driver or Massachusetts Bay…
  • Apr 26

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim
    According to a recent article from the National Law Review, there are various new techniques to treat serious burn injuries.  This is very good news as burn injuries are among the most painful type of personal injury a victim can suffer.…
  • Apr 22

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation
    A recent news feature from ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly injured by bullies at a daycare in Tampa, Florida.  Authorities are saying that the boy suffered serious wounds to his face and abdominal region as result…
Rank this Week: 1414

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
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
  • Apr 3

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer
    Introduction Trade secrets are frequently the “forgotten” intellectual property. (The indisputably-recognized types of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, and trademarks.) According to some commentators, trade…
Rank this Week: 1466

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 1549

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
  • Apr 28

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston
    The day when certain Boston diners can bring their own bottle of chardonnay or can of pale ale to their favorite neighborhood haunt drew closer this week with approval of BYOB by another city panel, as reported by the Boston Globe. The…
  • Apr 27

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant
    There will be one less license request than expected at May's Annual Town Meeting. Tuesday night, the selectmen voted 4-1 to approve Article 17 which will allow the town to petition the state for two additional restaurant licenses for the…
Rank this Week: 1559

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 29

    Use Your Pretrial Conference to Help Avoid Going to Trial

    Use Your Pretrial Conference to Help Avoid Going to Trial
    Hi there, There are many stops on the road before a divorce trial takes place. If you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse still have disputes after your four way meeting, your next shot at settling the case is through a pretrial conference. At the…
  • Apr 15

    It’s Not Too Late to Act!

    It’s Not Too Late to Act!
    Hi there, Earlier in 2016 our Private Client group happily welcomed Ann “Hether” Hetherwick Cahill as an associate. Hether’s practice focuses on probate and family court litigation, including will contests, removal claims,…
  • Apr 7

    Massachusetts High Court to Determine Whether a Spouse’s Trust Interest Can Be Reached in Divorce

    Massachusetts High Court to Determine Whether a Spouse’s Trust Interest Can Be Reached in Divorce
    On April 5, 2016, the collective eyes of Massachusetts divorce attorneys and estate planners were fixed on the Supreme Judicial Court, where the highly-anticipated oral arguments on “further appellate review” of Pfannenstiehl v.…
Rank this Week: 1608

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: 1636

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
  • Dec 1

    US DOE Defines "General Education Curriculum"

    US DOE Defines "General Education Curriculum"
    On November 15, 2015, the US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued an important new "Dear Colleague" letter.  For the first time, OSERS provides a definition of "general…
  • Dec 1

    DESE Advisory - PACs and Social Media

    DESE Advisory - PACs and Social Media
    The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently updated its Administrative Advisory regarding Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (PACs or SEPACs) and their use of social media.  You can read the entire…
  • Nov 14

    Q&A: 10 Day Requirement for Independent Evaluation

    Q&A: 10 Day Requirement for Independent Evaluation
    Question: I know that the IEP team is required to meet within ten days of receiving an outside evaluation, but what days count?  I think it is school days, but what about half-days or professional development days?Answer: Yes, the…
Rank this Week: 1646

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: 1655

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: 1681

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: 1702

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1750

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/
  • Apr 18

    Florida Parasailing Accidents and Pre-Injury Release

    Florida Parasailing Accidents and Pre-Injury Release
    Florida parasailing operators often use liability waivers or releases to attempt to escape responsibility when customers are injured under their care. Another common defense parasailing operators try to use to escape liability is the…
  • Mar 12

    Lantana Area Man Injured in Intracoastal Boat Accident

    Lantana Area Man Injured in Intracoastal Boat Accident
    News outlets are reporting that Daniel Pena, a 33-year-old-man from the Lantana area, was knocked off his boat after making contact with a large wake cast from a passing boat in the Intracoastal Waterway. After entering the water, Pena's…
  • Nov 14

    Cape Canaveral, Florida - Dredging Crewmember's Legs Cut Off By Boat Propeller

    Cape Canaveral, Florida - Dredging Crewmember's Legs Cut Off By Boat Propeller
    It is being widely reported that a crewmember suffered serious personal injury after he fell into the water while attempting to step from the aft of a crew boat to a dock, barge or other vessel engaged in dredging operations in Port…
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 1841

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 21

    New Designs for $5, $10, and $20 Bill

    New Designs for $5, $10, and $20 Bill
    Yesterday, Secretary Lew of the U.S. Department of the Treasury revealed upcoming changes for the look of our $5, $10 and $20 bills.  Going forward, Harriet Tubman will be featured on the $20 bill, the women’s suffrage movement…
  • Apr 15

    What’s your favorite?

    What’s your favorite?
    Ever wished you could borrow a book rest or lap desk to make your library studying a little easier? We’d like to make that happen for you! Stop by the 3rd floor to try out four different book rests (on the round tables by the…
  • Apr 1

    NEW! Unlimited Online Access to Study Aids!

    NEW! Unlimited Online Access to Study Aids!
    This is NOT an April Fool’s joke! The law library now has unlimited online access to  450+ study aids from West Academic. Log on to http://lawschool.westlaw.com and click the Study Aids Subscription banner to access ebook…
Rank this Week: 1885

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 25

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation
    Written by Elizabeth Snell | This article was originally published on HealthITSecurity.com  The recently announced OCR HIPAA audits are not a cause for panic, according to experts, especially of organizations have…
  • Apr 15

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted
    After years of intense discussions, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 14 April 2016. The GDRP sets out uniform new rules in the field of data protection across the EU, rules that will standardize…
  • Apr 14

    EU-US Privacy Shield: Working Party Urges European Commission to Improve Current Scheme

    EU-US Privacy Shield: Working Party Urges European Commission to Improve Current Scheme
    After the invalidation of the Safe Harbor by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) last November in the Schrems case, negotiations between the European Commission and US authorities led to a new agreement called the EU-US Privacy…
Rank this Week: 1954

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: 1981