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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
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The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote: Visitors face a more difficult situation. The major types of visitors are temporary workers and students. A person granted a worker visa or a student visa may bring their spouse along. The first problem…
  • Oct 22

    Face veils in court

    Face veils in court
    Some more general issues relating to niqab (the face veil) are discussed here. But this story brings up the question of wearing niqab in court:
Rank this Week: 2461

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
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The Social Report

The Social Report

Covers issues of race, gender, and class, as well as how government and politics affect society.

http://thesocialreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer
    Not long ago “Hustle,” a BBC television series, was taken to task by a reviewer in the New York Times. She faulted it for presenting a fantastic image of contemporary London. It was too affluent to be believable, she thought, in light of…
  • Nov 26

    Who cares about politics?

    Who cares about politics?
    Last month, the New York Times published an article on the presidential candidates' clothing – not what they're wearing (although that's been analyzed too) but what they're selling. Mostly, candidates sell themselves, but they're also…
  • Oct 30

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq
    The use by Coalition forces in Iraq of what essentially amount to irregular forces (contract companies, outsourcing agencies) adds a further dimension to an already spiralling conflict. In Iraq, citizens face the prospect of kidnap and…
Rank this Week: 2541

Bent Law

Bent Law

Covers gay rights and the law.

http://bentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    On Academic Freedom

    On Academic Freedom
    Ian Barnard has written an essay on academic freedom and issues of sexual orientation, political views and the unwritten rules of academic discipline well worth reading: Academic Freedom and Me The complications of…
  • Oct 21

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease
    The Times of India recently reported on a case before the Indian High Court challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code criminalizing sodomy and the like. To bolster its case, the Indian government has asserted arguments long popular…
  • Oct 2

    Measure of Your Political Compa

    Measure of Your Political Compa
    For a little relief from the election rhetoric and to get a sense of your own political orientation you might find the self test for your political compass interesting. To access the test go to the following site of the political compass.
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Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Aug 16

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?
    We know that homeless people get charged with a lot of small crimes. Examples include loitering, panhandling, obstructing the sidewalk, trespassing, and littering. Very often, the penalty for these minor crimes is a fine—either a ticket…
  • Oct 28

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?
    There are mail forwarding business that provide transient people (often RV dwellers who are on the road rather than living in one RV community) with a street address.  The mail forwarding business will either scan the incoming mail…
  • Apr 17

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?

    Why do people get in trouble for feeding the homeless?
    One of the ways that police help to protect homeless people is to keep them from being victimized, in various ways, by dangerous handouts. Food handouts, for example, when they are not cooked or stored properly, can make recipients very…
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Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    How to Change your Name in Maine

    How to Change your Name in Maine
    Here is what you need to know about how to change your name in Maine. This information is general and everyone’s situation is different. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before beginning any legal action. File your name…
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
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Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Oct 28

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church

    Seven Ways to Clarify Spiritual Discipline: Process for Handling Misconduct Within the Church
    The disciplinary process for erring employees is intertwined with statutory provisions. You may become involved with the Civil Rights Division or the EEOC, even as a religious organization. Whether you can address issues internally and…
  • Sep 7

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage

    Religious Organizations and Gay Marriage
    The United States Supreme Court recently declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must recognize same-sex unions to the same extent as traditional marriages. What does it say and not say about "marriage equality" and what should…
  • Sep 7

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context

    Options for Reporting Child Abuse in an International Context
    If the alleged abuse happened in a country where reporting protocol is not established—or you have a multi-jurisdictional nightmare—or abuse that is historic—it may not be clear whether and how to report. All reports…
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Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 3019

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Sep 20

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right
    Jena Martin of West Virginia College of Law has posted a fascinating new article titled Hiding in the Light: The Misuse of Disclosure to Advance the Business and Human Rights Agenda. Here's the abstract: "The aim of this article is...
  • Sep 19

    Silencing

    Silencing
    Silencing is a powerful tool of oppression. Creeping authoritarianism has reinvigorated silencing as punishment and a way to limit free speech. On September 11th, 24 of 28 University of North Carolina trustees voted to ban the UNC Chapel…
  • Sep 18

    The Windsor Legacy

    The Windsor Legacy
    by Prof. Jeremiah Ho Last week, Edith Windsor passed away at 88. As many will know, she was the plaintiff in U.S. v. Windsor, in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and...
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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 11

    Dialing for Dollars – Ninth Circuit encourages abusive ADA litigation

    Dialing for Dollars – Ninth Circuit encourages abusive ADA litigation
    In Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Hospitality Properties Trust, 2017 WL 3401319 (9th Circuit, August 9, 2017) the Ninth Circuit decided once again to make abusive serial ADA litigation as easy as possible, ignoring both the…
  • Sep 7

    ADA and the internet – you can be tagged for what your vendors do wrong.

    ADA and the internet – you can be tagged for what your vendors do wrong.
    Near the end of the decision in Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 2017 WL 2547242, at *3 (S.D. Fla. June 12, 2017) the trial court includes in its injunctive relief a requirement that  Winn-Dixie “require any third party…
  • Aug 27

    Common sense and the ADA – A breath of fresh air from California

    Common sense and the ADA – A breath of fresh air from California
    Strong v. Johnson et al, 2017 WL 3537746 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 27, 2017) probably won’t go down in history as a landmark ADA decision, but shows a sometimes uncommon level of common sense about the difference between technical ADA…
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Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 3478

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 19

    How Title IX Enforcement Probably Discriminates against Minority Student

    How Title IX Enforcement Probably Discriminates against Minority Student
    Ben Trachtenberg, How University Title IX Enforcement and Other Discipline Processes (Probably) Discriminate Against Minority Students, 18 Nevada L. Rev. 2 (forthcoming 2018) Abstract This Article argues that university discipline procedures…
  • Sep 19

    Senate Bill Appropriates Money for International Gender Equality

    Senate Bill Appropriates Money for International Gender Equality
    The Senate appropriations bill, Senate Bill 1780, the "Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriates Act, 2018," includes provisions for "gender equality," defined to include women's leadership,…
  • Sep 15

    Black Women in the Law: A History and Current Assessment

    Black Women in the Law: A History and Current Assessment
    by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke who represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District in Congress. She has served in Congress since 2007 and is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls. September 14th marks what…
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Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3600

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
  • Sep 14

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right
    It would seem to be patently illegal to accord lesser treatment to discrimination victims on the basis of age as opposed to race, sex, religion, color and national origin. Yet, this is the law of our land. The U.S. Supreme Court has…
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse
    On August 7, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, handed down a decision that will open a new avenue of defense to battered spouses in the state – in the extreme case where the spouse hires a hit man to…
  • Sep 5

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea

    Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation: Still a Bad Idea
    Early this summer, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill (H.R. 1215 the deceptively titled “Protecting Access to Care Act”) that would limit the “non-economic” money damages available to patients in…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
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Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
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Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
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Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

https://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Sep 20

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay

    Uber Faces Legal Battle Over Overtime Pay
    One of the biggest vulnerabilities that a worker faces is the possibility that their employer might classify them as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Though there are certainly advantages to being an independent contractor if…
  • Sep 6

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review

    Week ending 9/1/17: McClain v. Board of Review
    Alan Schorr’s Case of The Week ending September 1, 2017 McClain v. Board of Review, 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS (App. Div. August 29, 2017) (unpublished) The unemployment “black hole” just closed a little more, thanks to an…
  • Aug 22

    Week Ending 8/18/17: EEOC v. Macy’

    Week Ending 8/18/17: EEOC v. Macy’
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending August 18, 2017 EEOC v. Macy's, Dkt. 17-cv-5959, filed August 16, 2017, Northern District of Illinois. This week, the EEOC had a flurry of activity including a $10.25 million…
Rank this Week: 3814

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 4051

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 15

    DOJ Settles Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case for $95,000

    DOJ Settles Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case for $95,000
      Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled yet another Fair Housing Act (FHA) case, this time for a total of $95,000. In a case from Washington state, the owners/managers of three apartment buildings…
  • Sep 7

    Severe Weather and Apartment Management

    Severe Weather and Apartment Management
    Severe weather hit Texas a couple of weeks ago. And a new storm system is turning toward Florida as I write this post. Real life and real serious. While safety of our residents and employees remains paramount, it is a best professional…
  • Aug 29

    Fair Housing Act Advertising Checklist

    Fair Housing Act Advertising Checklist
      As an apartment management staff member, please know that advertising is absolutely a part of our Fair Housing Act (FHA) compliance efforts. Indeed, the FHA specifically has a section which confirms that it is against the law to…
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The Law Offices of Todd D.…

The Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard PC Blog

Legal blog relating to laws on divorce, personal injury , car accidents, immigration and business law.

http://toddbeauregardlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    Massachusetts Car Accident Injury Lawsuit FAQ
    What is My Car Accident Case Worth? Have you been injured in a car accident in the state of Massachusetts and want to know what your case is worth? The answer to your question isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There are a variety…
  • Mar 23

    Workers Compensation FAQ’s in Massachusett

    Workers Compensation FAQ’s in Massachusett
    What Injuries Are Covered by Workers Compensation? In Massachusetts any injury that occurs during the course and scope of your work is covered. You are eligible if the injury occurred at your employer’s premises. You may also be…
  • Feb 18

    4 Ways to Protect Your Finances During a Divorce in NH

    4 Ways to Protect Your Finances During a Divorce in NH
    Divorce proceedings can be easy or complicated depending on the given situation. If you are going through a divorce in New Hampshire, it is important to learn what you need to do to secure your finances. One of the main disagreements during a…
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