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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/
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
  • Sep 3

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule
    Perry v. Equity Residential: Application Fee, Amenity-Community Fee, Move-In Fee and Upfront Pet Fee Held Illegal In a stinging class action ruling on August 26, 2014, Boston federal district court judge Rya Zobel ruled that Equity…
  • Aug 25

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp

    Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramp
    It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute:  sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh…
Rank this Week: 261

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 9

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 9

    OCR Audits: The Skinny

    OCR Audits: The Skinny
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Sep 15

    WORCESTER SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SUV AND KIDNAPPING OF YOUNG CHILD

    WORCESTER SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SUV AND KIDNAPPING OF YOUNG CHILD
    Well, I don’t know how you are starting your week, but I started mine arguing with my alarm claiming that “It is not bright enough outside to be morning!” I lost that argument as shorter days get ready to become the…
  • Sep 12

    NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MURDER CASE WILL LIVE TO SEE ITS THIRD JURY TRIAL

    NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MURDER CASE WILL LIVE TO SEE ITS THIRD JURY TRIAL
    Well, I suppose you have to give it to Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and his office. They apparently “never say die” and may actually believe in the third time is the charm theory. Cara Rintala (hereinafter, the…
  • Sep 11

    “DOES MY PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD MAKE IT EASIER TO ARREST ME FOR A NEW CRIME?”

    “DOES MY PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD MAKE IT EASIER TO ARREST ME FOR A NEW CRIME?”
    As mentioned in the beginning of this week, this blog is about to undergo some positive changes. We have discussed many things over the years that I have posted this blog. The tone has ranged from angry, to sad to somewhat humorous. In…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 393

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: 398

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
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
  • Sep 16

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa
    After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State…
Rank this Week: 502

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: 515

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Sep 16

    Man Expected to File Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Case After Wife, Twins Die During Childbirth

    Man Expected to File Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Case After Wife, Twins Die During Childbirth
    A man whose common-law wife and twin daughters died during their delivery says he intends to sue the doctors involved for birthing malpractice. Tafari Brathwaite says they tried to deliver the babies naturally even though Victoria Rexach told…
  • Sep 15

    Massachusetts Man Killed in Golf Cart Accident At Maine Golf Course

    Massachusetts Man Killed in Golf Cart Accident At Maine Golf Course
    A Massachusetts man was fatally injured last week in a tragic golf cart accident at a South Berwick, Maine golf course. According to police reports and the Associated Press, the victim, who’d been playing at The Links at Outlook, was…
Rank this Week: 520

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Williams v. GEICO - Challenging Car Insurance Step-Down Provision

    Williams v. GEICO - Challenging Car Insurance Step-Down Provision
    Auto insurance companies have a laundry list of ways to limit or circumvent liability for claims in major accidents. One of the most notorious methods is a "step-down provision." Applicable in a range of circumstances, the step-down…
  • Sep 14

    "Road Gators" Pose Highway Hazard to Motorists in Boston

    "Road Gators" Pose Highway Hazard to Motorists in Boston
    While we might expect to see gators sunning themselves at roadside on some long strip of highway in the Florida Everglades, such scenes would be highly unexpected here in Massachusetts. We do, however, have an abundance of "road gators," as…
  • Sep 10

    Four-Car Accident in Massachusetts Leaves Two Hospitalized

    Four-Car Accident in Massachusetts Leaves Two Hospitalized
    According to a recent news report from ABC 40, two people were hospitalized after a four-car accident in Western Massachusetts. The accident occurred at an intersection around noon. Emergency crews arrived to find three cars heavily damaged…
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 753

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: 758

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/
  • Sep 3

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Lowell Woman Dies in Tragic Car Accident

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Lowell Woman Dies in Tragic Car Accident
    September 3, 2014 – Kerri-Ann Roberto, 33, of Lowell, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a single car accident.  The driver, Frank Orocho, 39, also of Lowell, was injured…
  • Aug 27

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Two Elderly Pedestrians Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle

    Methuen, Massachusetts: Two Elderly Pedestrians Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle
    August 27, 2014 – James, 74, and Marilyn Sarcione, 77, both of Methuen, Massachusetts, have sustained serious personal injuries after being hit by a car.  The accident happened on Monday morning in the parking lot of Holy Family…
  • Aug 13

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident
    August 13, 2014 – James Barrett, 26, of Leominster, Massachusetts, and eight other people have sustained serious personal injuries as the result of a four vehicle car accident.  The accident happened on Sunday, at approximately…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
Rank this Week: 801

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
  • Sep 15

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
  • Sep 11

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust
    The Massachusetts bankruptcy law now allows personal residences held in a trust to be protected under the Massachusetts Homestead statute.  It is important to note that the law gives $125,000 in protection to all residents, with or…
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Sep 19

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip
    Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and…
  • Sep 12

    Not Your Average Business Plan

    Not Your Average Business Plan
    Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first…
  • Sep 5

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 972

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 16

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

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 989

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 988

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: 1026

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: 1155

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: 1196

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?
    You’re at work. It’s like any other workday on the jobsite, when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. You’re rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries—possibly a broken back and a head injury. “How am I…
  • Aug 27

    Court Approves Workers’ Compensation to Man Injured While Playing Kickball

    Court Approves Workers’ Compensation to Man Injured While Playing Kickball
    A state Supreme Court said that a worker at a marketing and P.R. firm who was injured while playing kickball as part of a team building event is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The reason for this, said that court, is that…
  • Aug 12

    Why returning to work after an injury may be a hassle, according to GENEX study

    Why returning to work after an injury may be a hassle, according to GENEX study
    Last year more than three million American employees experience a work-related injury. For employers this represented around $1 billion per week, in addition to the employees’ social costs. Aside from the financial loses, employees may…
Rank this Week: 1224

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test
    Suffolk County prosecutors have re-indicted Dwayne McNair, a suspect of two rapes, using a new DNA test created by German company Eurofins Scientific, as reported by the Boston Globe. McNair, 33, of Jamaica Plain and Dedham, was released in…
  • Sep 10

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape
    A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.…
  • Sep 1

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation
    Boston Globe delves into story of former Emerson college student accusing the school of botching an investigation into her rape case.
Rank this Week: 1350

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

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

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

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for October 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Sep 9

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
    Politics as usual in DC as President Obama felt political pressure to hold off on any executive action regarding the nation’s broken immigration system until after the November mid-term elections.  Pro-immigrant groups are…
  • Aug 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for September 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 1406

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
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • Sep 18

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney
    Like many other states, Massachusetts has enacted legislation to allow people who allege they are, or will be, at risk for domestic violence or harassment to obtain court orders of protection. There are two distinct types of available orders:…
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
  • Sep 15

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant
    Search Warrants Must Meet Certain Requirements Citizens are protected from unlawful search of their homes, person, vehicles and other property unless a law enforcement officer has obtained a valid search warrant and has probable cause to…
Rank this Week: 1491

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member
    The Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers of BBR have been retained to represent a crew member who became injured while working aboard a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. In this case, a deck hand suffered serious back injury when ordered…
  • Aug 13

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer
    An Arkansas passenger who took a cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine retained our lawyers after slipping on the Lido Deck. This particular cruise ship is known to our lawyers as having issues with its exterior decks. In this case, the…
  • Jul 9

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    Our law firm has been retained by a deckhand who was injured while working aboard a recreational boat on Biscayne Bay. Court papers allege our client was cleaning up after a party when the owner of the boat collided with a piling located…
Rank this Week: 1504

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/
  • Sep 18

    Inmate Died of Heat Exposure in NYC Jail: On Section 1983 Claim

    Inmate Died of Heat Exposure in NYC Jail: On Section 1983 Claim
    According to a recent story from WTOP news, an inmate at Rikers Island New York City jail died from excessive heat while in his cell. It is being reported that the decedent, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, had been homeless…
  • Sep 11

    "Hot Coffee" Documentary Details How Tort Reform Movement Gathered Steam

    "Hot Coffee" Documentary Details How Tort Reform Movement Gathered Steam
    Almost certainly, you have heard of the 1990s case involving the woman who was awarded millions of dollars after spilling takeout coffee in her lap. The case was upheld as an example of how absurd our justice system had become, how…
  • Sep 5

    Adams v. Laboratory Corp. of America - When Laboratories Fail to Properly Diagnose

    Adams v. Laboratory Corp. of America - When Laboratories Fail to Properly Diagnose
    Medical malpractice comes in many forms, one of the most common of which is failure to diagnose. Sometimes, this is a failure on the physician's part. He or she did not follow acceptable standards of care when making or attempting to make a…
Rank this Week: 1512

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    National Child Passenger Safety Week: Check for Child Seat Recalls This Year

    National Child Passenger Safety Week: Check for Child Seat Recalls This Year
    This is National Child Passenger Safety Week, when parents can get answers to common questions about driving safely with their children. National Child Passenger Safety Week began last weekend and is observed by the National Highway Traffic…
  • Sep 12

    Smoke Alarm Recall Affects More than One Million

    Smoke Alarm Recall Affects More than One Million
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on the public to check their home smoke alarms, after more than a million units were recalled yesterday. Kidde recalled 1.2 million smoke alarms in the United States and 112,000 in Canada.…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Mayor Proposes New Truck Safety Ordinance

    Boston Mayor Proposes New Truck Safety Ordinance
    Mayor Marty Walsh is proposing a new safety ordinance for city-contracted trucks in Boston, a measure being widely watched after several cyclists have died in truck crashes. It is believed to be the first such ordinance in the nation....
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 1534

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: 1630

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

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

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1636

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: 1655

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 17

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence
    Hi there, I wrote a post in July on domestic violence referencing the Ray Rice situation. At that time I had only seen the first video showing the aftermath. The second video is even more shocking (viewer discretion advised). However, viewing…
  • Aug 26

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change
    Hi there, On August 1, 2014, the Supreme Judicial Court rendered its second decision (no doubt of many) on the cases coming in on the new Alimony Reform Act.  The case is an appeal from a decision of Justice Amy Blake, who has just been…
  • Aug 4

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie
    Hi there, I think of myself as a down-to-earth person,  but I unthinkingly use language that is the opposite. I blame this on my law school education, although I think lawyers self-select with a love of language and words. Last…
Rank this Week: 1665

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: 1675

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: 1697

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: 1744

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware

    Dangerous Boston, Massachusetts Apartment Buildings: Students & Parents Beware
    Recently here in the Boston area, the media has paid a lot of attention recently to the subject of dangerous off-campus housing for college students – and justifiably so. Boston is the College Capital of the Nation, and there are more…
  • Aug 27

    New Massachusetts Jury Selection Law: Fairness for Plaintiffs - Finally

    New Massachusetts Jury Selection Law: Fairness for Plaintiffs - Finally
    Something happened recently on Beacon Hill, and while it didn’t receive a great deal of buzz or media fanfare, it will substantially level the playing field for plaintiffs in Massachusetts injury suits. Governor Deval Patrick earlier…
  • Aug 15

    Another Fatal Massachusetts Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident: 12 Year-Old Brockton Boy Killed.

    Another Fatal Massachusetts Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident: 12 Year-Old Brockton Boy Killed.
    Birthdays, especially for kids, are supposed to special days; days of happiness, a present or two, and carefree thoughts. They are cause for celebration, not mourning. Tragically, all that became reversed yesterday, when a 12 year-old…
Rank this Week: 1752

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: 1771

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: 1897

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Sep 19

    Mobile Apps for Law

    Mobile Apps for Law
    Check out this cool, totally updated database on Mobile Apps for Law.
  • Sep 18

    Harvard Law School Exam

    Harvard Law School Exam
    What an interesting thing to do!  Harvard Law School has posted all of the law school exams given at Harvard from 1871 to 1998. Here are the first 10 questions from an 1871 exam in Real Property. Thanks to the Volokh…
  • Sep 17

    Sources for World Constitution

    Sources for World Constitution
    Among the many resources available for researching foreign law (or the law of non-U.S. jurisdictions), one of the most important is constitutions. To help locate constitutional texts, the law library subscribes to two premium databases:…
Rank this Week: 1970

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack
    The highly publicized hacking of the iCloud accounts of dozens of celebrities was disclosed over Labor Day weekend and has raised larger, more serious concerns regarding the security of personal and corporate data held in the cloud.…
  • Aug 28

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom
    It’s been a while, but we have another HIPAA deadline just around the corner: September 23, 2014. September 23, 2014 is the date by which all HIPAA business associate agreements need to be in compliance with the current…
  • Aug 11

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe
    Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit organization that…
Rank this Week: 2006

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/
  • Aug 27

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law
    Our law firm is receiving an increasing number of inquires about cruise passengers injuries occurring on tenders. Generally, when a cruise liner is too large to dock at a pier, it requires tenders to shuttle passengers back and forth from…
  • Aug 13

    Young Boy and Woman Die in Indian River Boating Accident

    Young Boy and Woman Die in Indian River Boating Accident
    Local news outlets are reporting that a young boy and a woman were killed in a boating accident on the Indian River near the Eau Gallie Causeway in Melbourne. Eyewitnesses at the scene stated that the 18-foot boat flipped over when…
  • Jul 9

    Miami Boat Accidents and a Little Known Law

    Miami Boat Accidents and a Little Known Law
    Boat accidents are nothing new in Miami. Sun, fun, inexperienced operators and alcohol all play a role in both recent and past boating tragedies. After such horrific events there is a public outcry for more law enforcement and tougher laws…
Rank this Week: 2128

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: 2125

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 2168