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Minimum Wages in Massachusetts 2018
Published in Local News on January 31, 2018
The Massachusetts legislature is debating the laws concerning minimum wage in the state, and people are pushing the government to consider increasing the minimum wage in the upcoming years. Minimum wage has been a consistent point of controversy within the government and among the state’s citizens. Minimum wage laws specifically affecting teenage workers are at…read more
Changes to Alcohol Laws in Massachusetts
Published in Local News on January 29, 2018
The state of Massachusetts has a proud history of culture. Cities, including Boston, are well-known for sports and entertainment, and the nightlife and bar scene are part of the region’s historic charm. However, many Massachusetts laws regarding alcohol have recently become subject to legislative change. Changes to the Current Law A state government task force…read more
What Does It Mean to Be Judgment Proof?
Published in Civil Law on December 29, 2017
Creditors can use various methods to seek payment on past due debts, including real estate liens, bank account levies, and wage garnishment. Once a creditor obtains a money judgment on an owed debt, the creditor will use whatever means it deems fit to secure payment. However, some individuals will qualify as “judgment proof” for various…read more
Toy Safety for Christmas 2017
Published in Safety on December 28, 2017
Christmas has come and gone and many children had fun, exciting, high-tech toys and games on their Christmas lists. However, toy safety doesn’t stop after the holiday; it’s wise to keep an eye out for potentially dangerous toys and avoid gifts that could harm children. Potentially Dangerous Toys Some toys are only suitable for certain…read more
10 Weird Laws in Massachusetts
Published in Local News on November 28, 2017
When a state legislature passes laws, they often stay on the books long past the time they are relevant. This results in some very odd laws that are technically still enforceable. While we may not understand them, at one point these laws made sense. Massachusetts has its fair share of such laws. Here are some…read more
Three Car Seat Tips For Child Safety
Published in Safety on November 22, 2017
Installing safety seats in your car drastically reduces the risk of injury for your children. Securing your child correctly in the appropriate seat should become as instinctive as buckling your seat belt. Sadly, many people don’t know how to properly install a safety seat or they use a safety seat that isn’t correct for their…read more
Should I Sign the Equifax Waiver?
Published in Class Action on November 17, 2017
In the wake of the Equifax data breach, many consumers were shaken to learn that they were victims of a massive hack. Equifax responded quickly, offering those affected help in the form of free identity protection. What many people did not see buried in the legal text was that, by signing, they gave up their…read more
Basic Pleadings and Motions
Published in Civil Law on October 18, 2017
Civil cases vary in nature, but they all have similar pleadings and motions. A pleading is the process of filing a document, while a motion is a request either party makes to a judge. The following are some of the most common pleadings and motions in any civil trial or case: The Complaint A civil…read more
How Do Medical Records Affect Your Injury Claim?
Published in Personal Injury on October 2, 2017
Claims to pursue financial recovery for personal injuries depend upon documentation of said injuries. It is the injured party’s burden of proof to show that he or she has suffered real, compensable damages in the accident. Proving an injury requires more than showing up in court in a cast or wheelchair. The civil courts demand…read more
What is Pro Se Litigation?
Published in Civil Law on September 29, 2017
The Latin phrase pro se literally translates to, “on behalf of themselves.” Pro se litigation is another way to refer to self-representation during a legal claim. To appear pro se before the court means to appear without representation from an attorney. With a few limitations, anyone can appear before the court pro se. This is…read more