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Suffolk County Superior Court Information

Published in Local News on March 30, 2018

The Suffolk County Superior Court, located at 3 Pemberton Square in Boston, serves Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. These areas are home to more than 7.5 million residents, many of whom are likely to visit the courthouse for one reason or another at some point. Also known as the John Adams Courthouse, the Suffolk County…

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What Is the Tide Pod Challenge?

Published in Safety on March 29, 2018

Every generation experiences strange fads and social trends that sometimes have a detrimental effect on those who participate in them. One of the newest trends making waves on social media and the news is the Tide Pod Challenge, a social challenge where participants attempt to eat Tide Pods, individually wrapped and highly concentrated laundry detergent…

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What is Kratom?

Published in Safety on March 28, 2018

Kratom is an herb originating in Southeast Asia. The kratom plant has been a staple of the region’s traditional medicine for centuries, often used as a treatment for pain and anxiety. More recently, some people have found kratom effective for treating the symptoms of withdrawal from opioids and other drugs. Despite these apparent benefits, the…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Dashcam

Published in car accidents, Safety on February 28, 2018

After a car accident in Massachusetts, there is always confusion. Often it isn’t clear exactly what happened. Because of the increasing highway congestion, many people consider using a dashcam so that, no matter what happens, they have a record of the event. Legally, they may be helpful after an accident. Here’s what you need to…

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Developments in Our Current Opioid Litigation

Published in Local News, Safety on February 27, 2018

The opioid epidemic has hit the country in a way we’ve never seen, and Massachusetts is one state among many struggling to protect its residents from this crisis. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law understands how devastating it is to lose someone in such a traumatic way and have joined with other legal teams…

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The Legality of Fantasy Sports in Massachusetts

Published in Local News on February 26, 2018

Fantasy sports is a fun way to spend New England winters, but there’s a new proposed bill going through the Massachusetts legislature that could change how players engage with their favorite fantasy sports. Gaming would be permanently legal, but players would see a serious tax hike. Here’s what you need to know about these changes…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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