Massachusetts

801 ABA Journal Massachusetts articles.

Bar Exam Suit Cites Religion

A would-be lawyer who failed the bar exam has filed suit contending a question about gay marriage violated his First Amendment rights.

Stephen Dunne says the Massachusetts bar question required…

Judge Finds Fault in Drug-Price Suit

A federal judge has ruled three drug companies engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices by inflating the reported prices of certain drugs.

U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris said…

Efforts to Protect Immigrants from Crime Elicit Praise—and Criticism

In separation investigations more than 1,000 miles apart, officials say they have found that illegal immigrants are targeted as crime victims at least in part because they are reluctant to…

Same-Sex Marriage Wins Big MA Battle; Legislature Bans Ballot Issue

In a pendulum swing from another vote taken earlier this year, legislators in Massachusetts voted today not to put a hotly contested proposed state constitutional amendment on the November ballot…

Boston Lawyer Assault Case Dropped

Charges reportedly have been dropped against a Boston lawyer who had been accused of groping a museum curator at an art gallery opening, after the alleged victim declined to go…

Prof’s Law Blog Led to 11th Circuit Case

Blogging can be a legal minefield for lawyers and parties to litigation, as a Boston doctor defending a malpractice case found out recently when he outed himself as “Flea” and…

Case: E-Mail Could Mean Fatal Conflict, Absent Appropriate Disclaimer

Not having an appropriate e-mail set-up could cost a law firm dearly, according to a recent ethics opinion. If the system is open to the public and doesn’t require users…

MA: No Rape If Brother Impersonates Boyfriend

A Massachusetts man who tricked a woman into having sex with him by impersonating her boyfriend – and his brother – in the middle of the night cannot be prosecuted…

$2 Million Libel Award to Mass. Judge Upheld

A $2 million damages award to a state court judge who was falsely reported to have told lawyers involved in the case of a 14-year-old rape victim to “tell her…

Study: Women Leaving the Law in Mass.

A study by several Massachusetts bar associations finds that almost half of women lawyers in the state who leave their law firms don’t remain in the law.

The report also…

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