Massachusetts

809 ABA Journal Massachusetts articles.

Jurists Defend Mass. Judge in Murder Case

There is a growing groundswell of support by colleagues for a Massachusetts judge who has become a target for national election-year political criticism after agreeing to release a convicted killer…

Boston Archdiocese Replaces Firm with In-House Counsel

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is changing the face of its legal representation, axing its longtime but controversial law firm and replacing it with an in-house counsel.

Critics have…

Parents Welcome Warrantless Searches of Boston’s Youth; ACLU Uneasy

Police in Boston are experimenting with a “Safe Homes” program meant to ferret out guns. But there’s a civil liberties catch that has critics of the program on edge.

Police…

MIT Sues Well-Known Architect

A famed engineering school has sued a world-renowned architect, contending that his daring design of a recently constructed $300 million building on its Cambridge, Mass., campus is defective.

Filed late…

Nice Work: DOJ Lawyer’s Alleged Beach Gig

As a hearing loomed in a voting rights case against the city of Boston last summer, Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, came up from Washington,…

BigLaw Relaxing Bank Suit Standards?

As the subprime mortgage meltdown and a resulting global credit crunch have created a surge of litigation against lenders, some of the world’s major law firms are caught in a…

Jezebel on a Broomstick & Salem Witch Judge

When Eve LaPlante, a Boston area writer, starts thinking about a possible book topic, she doesn’t have to go far from home.

In the last several years she has written…

Oldest Practicing MA Lawyer Dies at 103

Bill Landau can retire now. The Massachusetts lawyer was ready to do so three years ago, in his early 70s, but one thing held him back—his partner and father, Reuben…

MA Judge Accused of Moonlighting

A state commission has filed misconduct charges against a Massachusetts judge, accusing him of moonlighting in violation of judicial rules of conduct.

Judge Michael Livingstone allegedly both operated a real…

Old Issues, New Policy for FBI

A controversial decision by the FBI to require supervisory personnel to rotate every five years comes in conjunction with an eye-popping series of recent cases alleging years-ago misconduct.

Currently, a…

Judge Who Won Libel Verdict Defends Ethics Charge

A judge who won a $2.1 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald choked up as he defended himself on ethics charges that he used court stationery to demand even…

MA Leans Harder on Mortgage Lenders

In the latest of a series of aggressive efforts by the state of Massachusetts to deal with the local effects of a national crisis in mortgage lending, the governor announced…

Federal, State Judges in Sentencing Spat

A career criminal’s almost-successful effort to circumvent a lengthy federal sentence by persuading a state court judge to vacate an earlier conviction has been foiled after the state court judge…

Bondage Case to Define Too-Unsafe Sex?

Both the victim and the perpetrator are dead. But the estates of two men who died as a result of a dangerous sexual practice are involved in a cutting-edge tort…

Boston Law Firm Bans Billable Hour

Updated: A small law firm in Boston has boldly done what many competitors probably wish they could but think they can’t. Shepherd Law Group, a five-lawyer employment boutique, has banned…

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