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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/
  • Jul 18

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder
    Eisai, Inc. v. Housing Appeals Committee: Master Plan Conflict Does Not Trump Need For Affordable Housing Chapter 40B — the state’s so-called “anti-snob” affordable housing law — has pitted developers vs.…
  • Jun 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
Rank this Week: 279

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Jul 26

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”
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  • Jul 26

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”

    “What we need is more regulation . . . .”
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  • Jul 13

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.

    Is a Ransomware Attack a Data Breach? Maybe.
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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/
  • Jul 28

    HOLYOKE DRUG TRAFFICKING ARREST LEADS TO ARREST OF YOUTH AND HIS FAMILY

    HOLYOKE DRUG TRAFFICKING ARREST LEADS TO ARREST OF YOUTH AND HIS FAMILY
    Roman Correa (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) is only 19 years old. He is said to be a “good student”. Without the aid of a criminal defense miracle, his life, as he has known it, is probably over. The Defendant, 19…
  • Jul 21

    FORMER HAVERHILL CITY COUNCILLOR GOES TO PRISON FOR THEFT

    FORMER HAVERHILL CITY COUNCILLOR GOES TO PRISON FOR THEFT
    If you are one of the many who still believe that convictions for “white collar crime” such as embezzlement or larceny do not bring jail or prison sentences…think again. As we have discussed in the past, the authorities…
  • Jul 15

    HOW THE POKEMON – MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL LAW COMBINATION COULD GET YOU ARRESTED…OR WORSE

    HOW THE POKEMON – MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL LAW COMBINATION COULD GET YOU ARRESTED…OR WORSE
    There are various periodicals we lawyers read to keep up with not only what is happening system-wide, but also what is up with the rest of the world which we might be missing due to the myopia of our work. One which I quote from often…
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: 401

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Want to Know Everything About the Litigation Over the New Fiduciary Regulations Without Having to Study?

    Want to Know Everything About the Litigation Over the New Fiduciary Regulations Without Having to Study?
    The Department of Labor’s promulgation of its new fiduciary duty and best interest contract exemption regulations is, to this current lawyer and once upon a time public administration student, a case study in administrative law and…
  • Jul 14

    Floating a Few Thoughts on Kelley v. Fidelity

    Floating a Few Thoughts on Kelley v. Fidelity
    I don’t have too much to say about the specific details of this opinion in Kelley v. Fidelity Management Trust Company, out of the First Circuit yesterday on a putative class action against Fidelity related to the use of float income…
  • Jul 7

    What Lies at the Intersection of §502(a)(3) and ACI's 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation?

    What Lies at the Intersection of §502(a)(3) and ACI's 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation?
    Is there anything more interesting right now than ERISA §502(a)(3)? For those of you who don’t know it off the top of your head, and don’t feel like googling it right this second, this is the section of ERISA’s remedies…
Rank this Week: 423

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: 455

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    VW Emissions Settlement, Is It Enough?

    VW Emissions Settlement, Is It Enough?
    Volkswagen AG has taken another step towards rebuilding relationships with its customers after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered the company cheated on vehicle emissions tests.  In September, Volkswagen confessed to…
  • Jul 28

    Warmer Weather Leads to Increase in Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident

    Warmer Weather Leads to Increase in Massachusetts Motorcycle Accident
    Anyone who owns a motorcycle in Massachusetts will tell you his or her favorite season is summer.  The warm temperatures and sunny skies are the ideal climate for passionate motorcycle riders.  Even more motorcycle riders are out…
  • Jul 27

    Dog Bites in Massachusetts – What Can I Do?

    Dog Bites in Massachusetts – What Can I Do?
    The Center for Disease Control reported 4.5 million dog bites in the United States between 2001 and 2003.  Annually, over 350,000 people visit the emergency room and 850,000 people need some sort of medical attention as a result of dog…
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
  • Jul 29

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz
    Fanzcall, an interactive live sports game app, announced that Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz is now a shareholder in the Waltham-based startup company.  Ortiz has an equity stake in the company, and will serve as an…
  • Jul 29

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine
    The Delaware Chancery Court recently rejected the long-standing doctrine that the merger price in an arm’s-length transaction always represents fair value. The court carved out exceptions to the doctrine in two cases…
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
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: 619

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

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

    Could Pokemon Go Creators Be Liable for Accidents?

    Could Pokemon Go Creators Be Liable for Accidents?
    The Pokemon Go craze that swept the country resulted in all sorts of bizarre stories about video gamers trolling lawns late at night trying to “catch” the cartoon creatures. But there was on recent report that piqued the interest…
  • Jul 26

    Report: Massachusetts Auto Insurance Rates to Spike

    Report: Massachusetts Auto Insurance Rates to Spike
    Auto insurance rates are expected to rise by nearly 10 percent in the next few months, growing by the fastest rate in more than half a decade.  According to The Boston Globe, insurance companies pin responsibility on falling gas prices…
  • Jul 24

    Report: Deadly Crash on Mass Pike

    Report: Deadly Crash on Mass Pike
    According to a recent news report from WWLP, a man died in a single car crash in Blandford, Massachusetts on the Mass Pike. Another woman was seriously injured as a result of the crash.  The man was a passenger in the car involved in…
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/
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: 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 28

    852 Rare: Finding Some Cheer in a Sad Book

    852 Rare: Finding Some Cheer in a Sad Book
    Every once in a while we find a book in Historical & Special Collections that would make even the most cold-hearted among us feel sorry for the poor thing. Pictured below is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings assembled by Eugene Wambaugh,…
  • Jul 5

    New [And Improved] Title Spotlight: World Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparative Survey (9th ed.)

    New [And Improved] Title Spotlight: World Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparative Survey (9th ed.)
    This time around, rather than looking at a brand new publication, I have decided to focus on the new edition of a treatise that was first published in 1984: World Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparative Survey Richard J. Terrill 9th edition,…
  • Jun 24

    852 RARE Bonus Edition: The 25th Anniversary of Cohen v. Cowles Media

    852 RARE Bonus Edition: The 25th Anniversary of Cohen v. Cowles Media
    June 24, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Cohen v. Cowles Media Co., 501 U.S. 663 (1991), in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that freedom of the press does not exempt journalists from following generally applicable laws. Dan Cohen (HLS…
Rank this Week: 810

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: 819

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 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 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…
Rank this Week: 829

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: 905

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: 975

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Roadside Safety – The Importance of Maintaining Guardrail

    Roadside Safety – The Importance of Maintaining Guardrail
      Last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report emphasizing the importance of properly maintaining guardrails and other hardware to road safety.  Roadside safety “hardware” most often refers to…
  • Jul 21

    How Technology Is Transforming Commercial Lines of Insurance

    How Technology Is Transforming Commercial Lines of Insurance
    Commercial insurance is a complicated business, essential to businesses, but often branded by complex coverages, assorted exposures and risk and independently negotiated and priced agreements.  While prices stabilize and new insurers…
  • Jul 19

    How Dangerous Is Road Rage? Probably More Dangerous Than You Think…

    How Dangerous Is Road Rage? Probably More Dangerous Than You Think…
    Aggressive driving and road rage has long been a problem on American roadways.  Screaming, obscene gestures, and sometimes violence are common on our nation’s streets.  Although many of us have succumbed to our emotions while…
Rank this Week: 993

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/
  • Jul 28

    Do You Need Attorney Malpractice Insurance?

    Do You Need Attorney Malpractice Insurance?
    Here are the basics on attorney malpractice insurance. Massachusetts does not require attorney malpractice insurance. However, it is highly recommended to mitigate the cost of a malpractice insurance claim. There are a number of places from…
  • Jul 20

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

    Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]
    Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization. Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the…
  • Jul 13

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

    Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]
    How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better? Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent…
Rank this Week: 1019

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: 1167

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: 1187

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    OSHA Increases Penalties For First Time Violator

    OSHA Increases Penalties For First Time Violator
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the organization responsible for protecting the health and safety of workers in the United States.  After the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was passed, Congress…
  • Jul 26

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Hernia?

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Hernia?
    You’re at work, lifting a heavy box, when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your side. Upon further inspection, you find a painful bulge in your lower abdomen. It could be a hernia. What do you do? After a visit to your health care…
  • Jul 22

    In Massachusetts, Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for PTSD?

    In Massachusetts, Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for PTSD?
    Any type of workplace can be a stressful environment, there’s no doubt about that. But what if the level of stress is abnormally high? What if a life-threatening injury is suffered on-the-job, or a worker gets assaulted by a supervisor…
Rank this Week: 1231

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case
    Our client Khalila Jenkins was enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Miami Beach in 2013 when she decided to go jet skiing with friends. The group rented the personal watercrafts and took off to ride in the area designated by the rental company. …
  • Jul 15

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger
    Our cruise ship personal injury attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises after one of its crewmembers dropped our client causing a part of her fibula to protrude from her ankle. The complaint filed in Miami Federal Court…
  • Jun 29

    BBR Brings Lawsuit Against Owners of the Mega Yacht Solemate

    BBR Brings Lawsuit Against Owners of the Mega Yacht Solemate
    BBR has been retained by a seafarer who was injured while working as a sous chef aboard the mega yacht Solemates. The seafarer alleges in a Florida lawsuit that she was ordered to lift an overhead hatch that was damaged and ill maintained. …
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Jul 26

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I discussed how the Massachusetts Legislature is debating on whether to change the current OUI/DUI law in Massachusetts – known As “Melanie’s Law” for the young girl who was killed…
  • Jul 18

    Road Rage: Is Your Life Really Worth It?

    Road Rage: Is Your Life Really Worth It?
    I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life.  I’ve been driving since I was able to get my learner’s permit at age 16 (no, I won’t tell you what year that was…)  The point being, I know what it’s…
  • Jul 6

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for OUI First Offenses?

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for OUI First Offenses?
    A battle over how to reduce drunk driving even further has been brewing for some time now at the Massachusetts State House.  Leading this effort is the Massachusetts chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.)  MADD is a…
Rank this Week: 1292

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: 1320

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jul 12

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for August 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…
  • Jun 15

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2016
    The Visa  Bulletin for July 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…
  • May 10

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016

    VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2016
    The Visa Bulletin for June 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…
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/
  • Jul 21

    Playground Set on Fire, Arson Charges Levied Against Three Suspect

    Playground Set on Fire, Arson Charges Levied Against Three Suspect
    On May 23, 2016, Roslindale residents were shocked to awaken in the middle of the night to a fire at the nearby elementary school, according to the Boston Globe. The playground at the Charles Sumner Elementary School was intentionally set on…
  • Jul 7

    Doubling Up on Drug Charges: Drug Law Charges and Conspiracy Charge

    Doubling Up on Drug Charges: Drug Law Charges and Conspiracy Charge
    Conspiracy Charges When defendants are faced with drug charges, these charges are often coupled with conspiracy charges. The two charges are separate, but are often brought together at the same time against a criminal defendant who stands…
  • Jun 20

    Drunk Drivers Can Face Criminal Charges for Killing Passenger

    Drunk Drivers Can Face Criminal Charges for Killing Passenger
    Drunk Drivers When many people think about drunk driving accidents, they first think of a drunk drivers crashing into someone else on the road. When people think about vehicular manslaughter, they usually think about pedestrians or bicyclists…
Rank this Week: 1353

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: 1384

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/
  • Jul 28

    Nursing Home Staffers Condemn Budget Cut

    Nursing Home Staffers Condemn Budget Cut
    Representing thousands of Massachusetts nursing home workers, members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East penned a letter to state lawmakers recently, urging them to fight back on Gov. Charlie Baker’s recent veto, which…
  • Jul 26

    WWE Brain Injury Lawsuit Seeks to Overcome Contact Sports Exception

    WWE Brain Injury Lawsuit Seeks to Overcome Contact Sports Exception
    There has been an increasing amount of awareness raised about the dangerous effects of repeat head injuries, suffered by athletes. It’s extremely common in what are known as “contact sports,” or those sports in which the…
  • Jul 23

    Eye Test as Means to Test for Concussion and Brain Injury

    Eye Test as Means to Test for Concussion and Brain Injury
    Whenever someone receives an injury to the head, it is generally a good idea to determine whether the victim had suffered a concussion or other type to traumatic brain injury. In the old days, a person who was knocked unconscious was often…
Rank this Week: 1420

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
  • Jul 15

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill
    As of last night, Massachusetts has two competing versions of noncompete and trade secrets law reform bills. The House version (H.4434) is described here, and the Senate version (S.2418) (which does not yet reflect…
  • Jul 14

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    The Massachusetts Senate voted tonight on Massachusetts trade secrets law and noncompete law reform. Senators proposed multiple amendments to the version of the bill that Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts…
  • Jul 11

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate
    The enormous efforts at the State House to reform Massachusetts noncompete law continue. Today, Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Rules, recommended a revised version of the bill that the House passed…
Rank this Week: 1466

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: 1532

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 14

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law
    // // The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the state’s alcohol regulators, is set to launch a sweeping review of the state’s liquor laws and regulations, calling the current rules…
  • Jul 14

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban
    As reported by the Boston Herald and Fox News, two young entrepreneurs are fighting to bring back happy hour. Former Boston-area students Sam Davidson and Brian Sachetta have launched a petition to overturn Massachusetts’…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1534

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1536

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    Why You Should Care About Federal Computer Privacy

    Why You Should Care About Federal Computer Privacy
    An often-stated truth is that you shouldn’t access the email of others. Here, “others” means the person you have divorced, are now divorcing, or plan to divorce in the not too distant future. No matter how often this is…
  • Jul 21

    Potential Changes to Interstate Custody Dispute Law in Massachusett

    Potential Changes to Interstate Custody Dispute Law in Massachusett
    After a three month maternity leave, and a few months adjusting to being a full-time working mom, I’m excited to be back to contributing my thoughts to this blog! I’m also excited to be writing on a topic that I not only find…
  • Jul 7

    Change Is Good – Handing Over the Rein

    Change Is Good – Handing Over the Rein
    Hi there, In addition to being a busy practicing partner here at Burns & Levinson, I’ve been the chair of the Divorce & Family group and co-chair of the Private Client group since 1989. I’ve had the privilege of assisting…
Rank this Week: 1606

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: 1638

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: 1650

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: 1687

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: 1755

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/
  • Jul 25

    Two Cruise Passengers Medevaced Off Norwegian Gem

    Two Cruise Passengers Medevaced Off Norwegian Gem
    The Coast Guard is reporting a medical evacuation of two passengers off the Norwegian Gem. The rescue occurred early morning on July 24, 2016. The cruise ship contacted sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth and notified it that…
  • Jul 21

    NCL Crew Member Dies After Rescue Boat Drill Accident

    NCL Crew Member Dies After Rescue Boat Drill Accident
    During a routine safety training drill in Bermuda four crew members of the Norwegian Breakaway were injured when the rescue boat they were lowering into the water as part of the drill broke from its tethering and was left hanging by a wire.…
  • Jul 19

    74 Year Old Passenger Medevaced Off Carnival Breeze

    74 Year Old Passenger Medevaced Off Carnival Breeze
    Defense Imagery and Video System reports that the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 74 year old passenger from the Carnival Breeze on July 18, 2016. The Coast Guard Command center received a call around 3:20 p.m. reporting that a man was…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?

    Brexit – What does this mean for the EU and the UK?
    The dramatic win of the Brexit campaign is dominating the news.  Any member state may withdraw from the EU under Art. 50 which can be found on Eur-Lex, the EU’s legal portal.  That withdrawal will take effect 2 years…
  • May 25

    A global first: Australian state of Victoria issues formal apology to the LGBTQI community for discriminatory law

    A global first: Australian state of Victoria issues formal apology to the LGBTQI community for discriminatory law
    In what is being heralded as an international first, the Australian state of Victoria’s Parliament has just formally apologized to generations of gay men (and the larger LGBTQI Community)  for the systematic persecution and…
  • May 12

    Are you an RA?

    Are you an RA?
    If you are a law faculty RA please register.  As a registered RA you can get the following: Printing A liaison in the library A carrel (a study space) Help with your research projects So register today.  We are here for you. Kindle
Rank this Week: 1886

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1956

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