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Good Samaritan Laws and Negligence in Massachusetts

Published in Civil Law on October 25, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is an unfortunate phenomenon occurring around America. In an age where people are calling any personal injury lawyer they know and threatening lawsuits left and right for even the smallest infractions, citizens have become overly afraid of being sued. This has led to a harmful reverse effect in which citizens fail to perform their…

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The Basics of Defamation Lawsuits

Published in Civil Law on October 13, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes When someone accuses another person of defamation, the transgression in question is one of reputation. Defamation is any statement that damages the victim’s reputation, whether it’s an individual’s good standing or one of a business. Defamation lawsuits strike a careful balance between one’s constitutional right to freedom of speech and another’s right to protect his…

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Tailgating Safety at Gillette Stadium

Published in Personal Injury on October 4, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tailgating is a tradition for many sports fans, and Boston football fans are some of the most dedicated in the sports fans in the world. Tailgating is when fans gather in the parking areas near sports stadiums to celebrate before upcoming games, and it is particularly popular before football games. Fans will open up the…

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Duck Boat Accidents Prompt New Legislation in Boston

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Personal Injury on September 27, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Citizens of the Boston area are likely familiar with “duck boats,” amphibious vehicles that ferry tourists around the seaside city. Duck boats are actually decommissioned war vehicles from the World War II era that the city re-purposed for tourism. Duck boats are common in several American cities and, unfortunately, have been the cause of dozens…

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The Burden of Proof in a Lawsuit: Personal Injury vs. Criminal

Published in Personal Injury on September 20, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes In both civil and criminal law, the concept of “burden of proof” describes the prosecution’s or plaintiff’s requirement of providing evidence sufficient for proving the defendant’s guilt. The United States Constitution and state laws require an accuser prove guilt against the accused. Those accused of a crime do not have to prove their innocence. Although…

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What is Legal Malpractice?

Published in Civil Law on August 29, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Legal malpractice defines any situation in which an attorney fails in his or her duty to provide competent legal counsel to a client. This may include negligence, breach of contract, or a breach of a fiduciary duty that causes measurable harm to the client. A client who has been harmed in such a way by…

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What Are Motions in Limine?

Published in Civil Law on August 22, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Litigation is a complex process, and motions in limine are powerful tools in a trial lawyer’s arsenal if he or she uses them correctly. Essentially, a motion in limine is a motion one side files that aims to prevent the other side from presenting certain evidence during a trial. How Do Motions in Limine Work?…

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Overview of New Rideshare Legislation in Massachusetts

Published in Civil Law on August 15, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes The ride-sharing industry has boomed tremendously in recent years, and many people are enjoying an alternative to traditional taxis and public transportation. Just last year, our firm even purchased Lyft credit in order to help get Bostonians home safely on New Years using the new services. However, there have been several important legal concerns surrounding…

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10 Etiquette Tips for Testifying in Court

Published in Civil Law on June 28, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Anytime someone is called to the witness stand in a courtroom to testify, he or she is under scrutiny. The judge, injury or accident attorneys, jury, and attendees closely examine what you say and how you say it. Understanding the appropriate etiquette in the courtroom can alleviate nerves and give you the confidence needed to…

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The Basics of Class Action Lawsuits

Published in Class Action, Personal Injury on June 10, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you receive a notice in the mail about a potential settlement for a defective product or hear a television announcement for people who were harmed by a medication, you are most likely hearing about some form of class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits allow several people who suffered harm to join together in a…

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