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Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 3924

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

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

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

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

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

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

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

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Jan 25

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

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

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

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

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

    West Springfield, Massachusetts: 84 Year Old Dies in Head on Accident
    January 13, 2016: Richard Tetreault, 84, of Bernardston, Massachusetts has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when he crashed into an oncoming car at the toll booth of exit 4 of the Massachusetts Turnpike in West…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 4225

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Published by Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

http://www.bostonbankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
    With a slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment rates, bankruptcy may be a good option for some people. Since each person's situation is unique, perhaps the one universally true statement about personal bankruptcy is that it…
  • Jun 1

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge
    Nadya Suleman, known in the media as the "Octomom," recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, claiming up to $1 million in debt owed to twenty-one creditors.
  • Nov 21

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie
    The loss of a job is always devastating, throwing one's life into disarray and uncertainty. It can also be a major factor in the decision to seek personal bankruptcy. As the economy continues to sputter along for many people, these concerns…
Rank this Week: 3011

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Fraud and Income Tax Evasion
    This blog has repeatedly reported on what not to do when filing for personal bankruptcy protection and getting a “fresh start” and the reports come down to this:  do not submit false testimony, be honest in your bankruptcy…
  • Jan 13

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud

    Former Worcester Airline Direct Air Executives File Bankruptcy and Charged with Fraud
    Direct Air was a private charter airline that flew out of numerous small airports including Worcester Regional Airport through 2012.  Formally known as Southern Air & Tours, doing business as Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours, and…
  • Jan 6

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues Bankruptcy Collection Firm Lustig, Glaser & Wilson

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues Bankruptcy Collection Firm Lustig, Glaser & Wilson
    As a Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer, we help many folks who need to discharge their debts and get a fresh start.  Many debts have already gone to collection.  The collection law firms in Massachusetts include the Waltham firm…
Rank this Week: 4161

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer…

Boston Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business litigation, employment law, and commercial law. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 2

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

    No Lost Profits Damages in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") recently analyzed the use of expert testimony regarding "lost profits" damages in a case from Suffolk Superior Court's Business Litigation Session, and provided some guidance relative to the…
  • Sep 25

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership

    Delaware Amends Laws Relating to Corporations, LLCs, LPs, and Partnership
    Many Massachusetts residents elect to incorporate their businesses under the often more favorable and flexible business laws of Delaware. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of changes in the applicable Delaware statutes, and to…
  • Aug 25

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer

    SJC Clarifies Statutory Duty to Defend as Between Car Manufacturers and Car Dealer
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently interpreted a statute under M.G.L. c. 93B, section 8(a), which requires a car manufacturer, under certain circumstances, to defend a car dealer against a claim "predicated upon the…
Rank this Week: 3920

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury

    Lexington Mass Car Crash Results in Serious Personal Injury
    A recent news article form The Boston Globe discussed an accident that just occurred in Lexington, Massachusetts. Authorities say the accident occurred on Route 128 in Lexington. Massachusetts State Police investigators have said that the…
  • Jan 30

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin

    Trial for Serious Boston Car Accident Begin
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, the trial for a man accused of having caused a serious Boston car accident that resulted in two victims being paralyzed began at the Brighton Court House. The serious Boston car…
  • Jan 27

    Ben Carson campaign worker dies in Iowa car crash

    Ben Carson campaign worker dies in Iowa car crash
    According to recent news feature from the Boston Globe, a volunteer working on Ben Carson’s presidential campaign was just killed in a fatal car accident. Three other campaign workers were also injured in the same fatal car accident.…
Rank this Week: 1228

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Minor Car Accidents: To Report, or Not to Report?

    Minor Car Accidents: To Report, or Not to Report?
    There are thousands of car accidents every day in the United States. In fact, in a single year there are typically over five million crashes, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If that number…
  • Jan 27

    Truck Tire Comes Loose on Route 128, Killing Lexington Man

    Truck Tire Comes Loose on Route 128, Killing Lexington Man
    On Tuesday afternoon, a tire came off the rear axle of a Dodge RAM pickup truck while the driver was headed southbound on Route 128 in Lexington. According to David Procopio, a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police, the tire came…
  • Jan 19

    Proposed Bill Bans All Handheld Electronic Devices For Boston Driver

    Proposed Bill Bans All Handheld Electronic Devices For Boston Driver
    This Thursday, January 21, the Massachusetts Senate is set to consider a bill that will ban holding any type of handheld electronic device while driving. The bill is intended to amend the existing law that was implemented in 2010 which banned…
Rank this Week: 1362

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and defense in Massachusetts. By the Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr.

http://www.bostoncriminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure
    The Supreme Court held today that taking and analyzing an arrestee's cheek swab for DNA is like fingerprinting and photographing and is a legitimate booking procedure, reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. In Maryland v. King, the facts…
  • May 9

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home
    Here in Massachusetts, probable cause to believe that drugs will be found in one's home cannot be established by the simple fact that a known drug dealer lives in the home. There is a large body of law dealing with questions of whether there…
  • May 3

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense
    Last month, the highest court in our Commonwealth issued opinions that will favorably affect persons accused of Massachusetts marijuana crimes. In Commonwealth v. Jackson, the court decided that socially sharing small amounts of marijuana…
Rank this Week: 3720

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/
  • Jan 28

    Will Bill Cosby Rape Trial Succeed? Part Two of Two

    Will Bill Cosby Rape Trial Succeed? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote of how the only sex crime prosecution to date against Bill Cosby, may be ultimately derailed. The reason has to do with an agreement that the previous Montgomery County District Attorney, Bruce…
  • Jan 16

    Bill Cosby Rape Prosecution May Go South – Part One of Two

    Bill Cosby Rape Prosecution May Go South – Part One of Two
    Up until very recently, it looked as though Bill Cosby’s legal luck had run out; that the celebrity actor was finally going to face prosecution for at least one allegation of rape and sexual assault.  That case stems out of…
  • Dec 20

    Body Cameras for Law Enforcement: Good for Police, Good for Citizen

    Body Cameras for Law Enforcement: Good for Police, Good for Citizen
    There’s been a lot of talk lately, across the country and in Massachusetts also, about whether or not police patrol officers and other law enforcement personnel should wear body cameras.   This debate has been fueled, of…
Rank this Week: 1484

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/
  • Jan 28

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court
    A consolidated case is being heard in Concord, the Milford Daily News reports, that will determine whether the use of breathalyzer testing devices to gather proof that a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI) of alcohol is…
  • Jan 13

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker
    The recent revelation of a non-disclosure agreement signed by the Boston Police Department at the request of the FBI has raised some concerns in the criminal defense world after a public records request generated proof of Boston PD’s…
  • Dec 15

    Criminal Defenses: When the Statute of Limitations for a Crime Has Run Out

    Criminal Defenses: When the Statute of Limitations for a Crime Has Run Out
    As a general rule, whenever a criminal charge is brought against a defendant, the charge is subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a period of time that is provided by law in which the charge for a particular crime…
Rank this Week: 1376

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Offensive Battery in Massachusett

    Offensive Battery in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Messina, a Massachusetts appeals court considered a case involving charges of offensive battery. Under G. L. c. 265, § 13A, the Commonwealth is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant…
  • Jan 20

    Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Massachusett

    Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Stampley, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from a jury conviction under G.L. c. 94C, § 32C(a) for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He argued that the evidence was not sufficient to show he had…
  • Jan 5

    Distribution of Heroin in Massachusett

    Distribution of Heroin in Massachusett
    Trafficking in heroin in Massachusetts is prohibited by Section 32E of the Controlled Substances Act. Often, attorneys must defend a drug crime like this one by using a motion to suppress evidence. In Commonwealth v. Alix, the defendant…
Rank this Week: 3393

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 4637

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 25

    How to choose a criminal defense attorney for your case

    How to choose a criminal defense attorney for your case
    I’m often asked how people find me and how do they know I’m the right person to handle their case. Most people look online and choose the first lawyer they see but more time and effort should be placed into finding the right…
  • Feb 12

    How to deal with the criminal charge of shoplifting or larceny over $250 in Massachusetts court

    How to deal with the criminal charge of shoplifting or larceny over $250 in Massachusetts court
    I have had many clients who have been charged with stealing items from a store. If the items are valued over $250 the charge can take the form of a felony larceny over $250. Shoplifting is a misdemeanor charge and is usually issued for Items…
  • Feb 11

    What to expect if charged with Indecent assault and battery in Massachusetts and other sex crime

    What to expect if charged with Indecent assault and battery in Massachusetts and other sex crime
    Indecent assault and battery is a touching of another person in an area which is deemed fundamentally offensive when viewed by contemporary standards, and it must be without consent or justification. This generally includes areas of the…
Rank this Week: 4647

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/
  • Feb 1

    FEDERAL GANG BUST INCLUDES TWO CAMBRIDGE MEN PLUS 56 OTHER CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS

    FEDERAL GANG BUST INCLUDES TWO CAMBRIDGE MEN PLUS 56 OTHER CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS
    At the end of last week, the United States Attorney’s office issued a press release. The posting of it, as we have discussed in the past, as recently as last week, is apparently deemed necessary in LawenforcementLand to let us know that…
  • Jan 29

    ATTORNEY SAM QUESTIONS WHETHER BROOKLINE SHOOTING/STABBING ARRESTS ARE A RUSH TO JUDGMENT

    ATTORNEY SAM QUESTIONS WHETHER BROOKLINE SHOOTING/STABBING ARRESTS ARE A RUSH TO JUDGMENT
    Yesterday, we discussed the recent shooting/stabbing case which unfolded in Brookline this week. “Yes, you were kind of mean to the nice Police Chief about his statements and the arrests.” Do you think so? “Yes and you left…
  • Jan 28

    ARRESTS MADE IN BROOKLINE SHOOTING AND STABBING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

    ARRESTS MADE IN BROOKLINE SHOOTING AND STABBING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
    It is a Boston violent story that is continuing to unfold. The ongoing criminal investigation apparently continues although law enforcement is already pointing fingers. Wednesday, three men were wounded in shootings and stabbings in…
Rank this Week: 502

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 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 199

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Framingham Man Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

    Framingham Man Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident
    According to a recent news feature from CBS Boston, a man in Framingham, Massachusetts was just killed in a fatal car accident involving an alleged drunk driver. Authorities have said defendant, who is currently 33 years old, is facing…
  • Jan 31

    NTSB Seeks to Lower National BAC Limit for Drunk Driving Law

    NTSB Seeks to Lower National BAC Limit for Drunk Driving Law
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is proposing lowering the blood alcohol content (BAC) from 0.08 grams of ethanol (drinking alcohol) per hundred milliliters of blood to 0.05. While this may not seem like a significant…
  • Jan 26

    Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Major Fire at Strip Mall

    Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Major Fire at Strip Mall
    When we think of the damage a drunk driver can cause, we are typically thinking about what horrific things that can happen when a car hits another car or pedestrian. However, we have seen numerous cases in Boston and across the nation where a…
Rank this Week: 3394

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Criminal Law, DUI and OUI news. Published By Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostonduilawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving
    An assistant football coach at Wayland High School was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his teams victory that evening. The Wayland coach was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol at his…
  • Nov 6

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
    A Worcester man was recently arrested on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his involvement in a three-car crash. The man, who was driving his minivan with his two daughters (6 and 8 years old) on the Massachusetts…
  • Oct 28

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 1730

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: 2329

Boston Head Injury Blog

Boston Head Injury Blog

By the Law Office of David Dwork.

http://www.bostonheadinjurylawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    DTI Is a Reliable Tool to Identify Traumatic Brain Injury

    DTI Is a Reliable Tool to Identify Traumatic Brain Injury
    In a recent article on BrainInjuryNews.com, author Bruce H. Stern discussed the use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging or DTI in recent court cases. In his article, Stern discusses how a Massachusetts court recently found this advanced neuro-imaging…
  • Oct 2

    Football and CTE in Children

    Football and CTE in Children
    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), is a serious condition that is frequently diagnosed in people who have a pattern of one or more knocks to the head ( concussions). It is both progressive and degenerative. In other words, it gets worse…
  • Jan 30

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Boston MA

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Boston MA
    Head injuries can cause mild to serious impairment and lasting effects — which is why brain injury is often referred to as the “silent epidemic.” But staying silent isn’t an option for those who have suffered brain…
Rank this Week: 2217

Boston Immigration and Nationality…

Boston Immigration and Nationality Blog

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

http://bostonimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 4392

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Comments on injury law. By Heinlein Beeler Mingace & Heineman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Construction Site Accidents and Building Collapse

    Construction Site Accidents and Building Collapse
    Construction site accidents are a leading cause of serious — and often fatal — injuries to workers. In 2013, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA], 4,585 workers were killed on the job. This…
  • Jun 25

    Mode of Operation Approach Applied to Slip and Fall on Dance Floor in Nightclub

    Mode of Operation Approach Applied to Slip and Fall on Dance Floor in Nightclub
    When a visitor or patron is injured due to a slip and fall on another's property in Massachusetts, the law imposes a burden on the injured party to establish that the owner or occupier of the land: (1) knew or should have known of the…
  • Jun 25

    Massachusetts Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Coverages: Making Your Automobile Insurance Work for You

    Massachusetts Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Coverages: Making Your Automobile Insurance Work for You
    Imagine this: You or a person you love is seriously hurt in a car accident. But the person who hit you is driving a stolen car. Or they don't have insurance. Or they have only a very small insurance policy. Are you left with little or no…
Rank this Week: 2193

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Colonoscopy Scare Hits Western Massachusett

    Colonoscopy Scare Hits Western Massachusett
    Over the past several years, there have been disturbing reports of exposure to blood-borne diseases such as HIV, and Hepatitis B and C after undergoing colonoscopies. The most recent of these cases was reported earlier this month at Baystate…
  • Jan 21

    Proposed Massachusetts Law Bans Use of Cell Phones While Driving

    Proposed Massachusetts Law Bans Use of Cell Phones While Driving
    While a true New England winter has not yet set in, there are plenty of hazards to navigate on the roads, including drivers distracted by cell phones and other handheld devices. The sight of a vehicle drifting into another lane because the…
  • Dec 30

    Liability for Criminal Acts and Violence Occurring Outside of Taverns and Bar

    Liability for Criminal Acts and Violence Occurring Outside of Taverns and Bar
    During the early morning hours of Thanksgiving, a 29 year-old MBTA employee named Jephthe Chery was shot and killed outside of Who's On First, a well-known bar located on Yawkey Way right across from Fenway Park. Mr. Chery, who was an…
Rank this Week: 2222

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: 1138

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface

    Slip Slidin’ Away – Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents on Icy Surface
    In Boston warmer winters often mean icy conditions. Melted snow or daytime rainfall collects in pools and puddles that may freeze when temps fall at night. Unfortunately, these icy surfaces can spell disaster, especially in public parking…
  • Feb 2

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?

    What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ in a Boston Personal Injury Case?
    Car accidents can result in a long list of expenses, such as property damage and medical bills. But the financial toll doesn’t always end there.  Pain and suffering, both physical and mental, can result in long-term complications,…
  • Jan 29

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?

    Does My Medical Condition Increase My Risk of an Auto Accident?
    It is common knowledge that fatigued or drowsy driving increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, drowsiness is a symptom of several medical conditions and a side effect of many prescription medications. For this reason, medications that…
Rank this Week: 185

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?

    Pop Quiz: Do you know what constitutes plagiarism at your college?
    As far as we know, every college and university in the country has a student handbook or honor code that provides rules for how students must perform their work and the standards they are expected to meet. And as far as we know, at every…
  • Jan 28

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women

    After 25 Years, Massachusetts Finally Ends the Incarceration of Addicted Women
    Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H. 3944 (now H. 3947), An Act Relative to Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention. The bill will, if passed, aim to curb the increasing numbers of opioid addictions and…
  • Jan 19

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault

    An Update on the Law Concerning Campus Sexual Assault
    Over a year ago, I published a blog post describing the unfair processes used by many schools to deal with complaints of sexual assault and harassment, and compared it to the criminal justice system. As I wrote then, the Department of…
Rank this Week: 1832

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3476

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jan 26

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett
    Property rights are generally transferred through conveyances of deeds, but there are times when a person can obtain rights to property through certain actions without the consent of the property owner.  A person may gain an interest in…
  • Dec 21

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party
    Rental properties can be highly profitable, but they also carry some risks.  A significant risk landlords face is the potential for liability when someone is injured on the property.  A landlord’s liability for an injury will…
  • Dec 9

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett
    Like for-profit businesses, charities also have corporate boards and corporate officers.  The board and officers of a charity have a fiduciary duty in conducting the charity’s affairs.  Under Massachusetts law, the board of a…
Rank this Week: 2186

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/
  • Feb 5

    Grammer v. Lucking: Liability in Dog Bite Case

    Grammer v. Lucking: Liability in Dog Bite Case
    Grammer v. Lucking, a case from the Supreme Court of Nebraska, deals with an injury alleged to have been caused in the course of a dog attack. However, this was not a typical dog bite case in the traditional sense of the term. In their…
  • Jan 30

    Ketler v. PFPA, LLC: Personal Injury Cases and Summary Judgment

    Ketler v. PFPA, LLC: Personal Injury Cases and Summary Judgment
    In Ketler v. PFPA, LLC, a case from the Supreme Court of Delaware, the plaintiff claimed he was injured while working out at fitness center owned by the defendant. Plaintiff claimed that his injuries were caused while using defendant’s…
  • Jan 26

    Tips to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries This Winter

    Tips to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries This Winter
    Slip and fall accidents can happen anytime. They can happen in stores when the management negligently fails to clean up a spill or mark the area with a wet floor sign, and they can happen when a tile or section of concrete is left in a state…
Rank this Week: 1041

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: 1029

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury law on animal attacks, car accidents, premises liability and slip and fall accidents. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation
    As of February 28, 2014, the Department of Public Health (DPH) implemented new amended regulations involving the requirements for the care of residents with dementia. The new regulations, which are summarized in DPH Circular Letter: DHCQ -…
  • Aug 22

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site
    According to a recent press release, a local contractor faces fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arising from OSHA's discovery of electrocution hazards that pose serious safety risks to workers at the…
  • Aug 19

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital
    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new measure that requires Massachusetts hospitals to limit the number of patients that registered nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) will be required to oversee at once. Under the…
Rank this Week: 1687

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

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

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

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

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

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 213

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2893

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2486

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/
  • Jan 19

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.
    In a recent case in Massachusetts a court ruled that a search warrant issued for a computer (in this case an iPhone) properly included a search for photographs. The search in this case arose out of a shooting on a city street between two…
  • Nov 15

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.
    In every lawsuit the Plaintiff has the obligation to notify all defendants that they are being sued. When a lawsuit is filed the court issues a summons which must be served (usually with a complaint) on every defendant. Massachusetts and…
  • Oct 18

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    By presidential proclamation, October was declared to be National Violence Awareness Month. Nobody should be subject to domestic violence. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship you need to get help. You can get…
Rank this Week: 3857

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space
    Written by: John J. Slater III When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind.  Otherwise, mother would have warned you that office space may only be shared with others if the…
  • Apr 6

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance
    Written by: Jane Errico Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup their investment…
  • Mar 30

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!
    Written by: Paula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income…
Rank this Week: 3551

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts car accident and other personal injury cases. By Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

http://www.bellottilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES
    Normal 0 0 1 375 2143 a 17 4 2631 10.260 0 0 0   In a few short weeks, thousands of Masscahusetts children and their families will be enjoying Halloween festivities. While dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and...
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie
    A recent Boston Globe article detailing injuries sustained by a Quincy, Massachusetts worker who had fallen after he was electrocuted and slipped should serve as a reminder to workers, job site inspectors, supervisors, and all, that workplace…
  • Aug 5

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently reported that around 11,000 car accidents annually are caused by tire failures.  There are a number of ways a tire can fail and cause an accident, including…
Rank this Week: 832

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2571

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John S. Moffa.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2033

Charnas Law Firm Blog

Charnas Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://charnaslawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Legal Action? The dangers of Zofran

    Legal Action? The dangers of Zofran
    Zofran is a brand name prescription drug that, through a tablet or injection, alleviates nausea and vomiting. It is known generically as ondansetron and works by blocking the chemicals produced in the body that cause those symptoms.…
  • Jun 10

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job
    Trenching: Summary Trenching is one of the most dangerous aspects of construction work. It is used to excavate ground for electrical wiring, plumbing and for other reasons results in construction site accidents that claim on average two lives…
  • Jun 1

    Bike sharing, a safety problem

    Bike sharing, a safety problem
    Green does not always mean “GO”! At least not without a helmet.   * Readers of this article should be aware that helmet laws vary from state to state
Rank this Week: 2933

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 4155

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

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

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Oct 7

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport
    Online fantasy sports is a multibillion dollar industry, but it is unregulated.  This week a major scandal erupted when DraftKings admitted that an employee inadvertently released data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games,…
  • Sep 24

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit
    Considine & Furey, LLP is pleased to announce that it is currently exploring a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen. Reports indicate that Volkswagen engineers intentionally designed cars to circumvent emissions test regulators.…
  • Aug 7

    Hostile Work Environment

    Hostile Work Environment
    Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B defines “hostile work environment” harassment as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when . . . such advances, requests or…
Rank this Week: 3688

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3854

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3886