Massachusetts

804 ABA Journal Massachusetts articles.

Law Firm Gets TV Show Mentions

A Massachusetts plaintiffs law firm that started running personal injury commercials as early as the 1970s has found a new way to promote itself: product placements on TV shows.

The…

Funny Videos Woo Associates

A Boston law firm is trying to woo associates with humorous video clips posted to its Web site that portray a frazzled “megafirm” lawyer who works hard…

Insurer Fights Judge’s Claim

An insurance company is seeking a declaratory judgment that it owes no more than $3.4 million already paid to a Massachusetts judge who won a successful defamation judgment against the…

Hard Job Hunt, $40-$70 K, for ‘07 Grads

Competition for graduates of the nation’s biggest and best-known law schools has driven starting salaries at some major firms well over $150,000 and prompted whispers of a once-unthinkable $200,000 at…

Schools Fret Over Race-Based Assignments

Schools throughout the country are having to parse a June Supreme Court decision to decide if they will continue to assign students to schools based on race.

While the high…

MA Building Boom, MA Law Firm Boom

A booming market for commercial real estate in Boston in recent years means that law firms specializing in this practice area are booming, too.

The Boston office of DLA Piper,…

Company Charged in ‘Big Dig’ Death Case

A grand jury has charged with involuntary manslaughter the Brewster, N.Y.-based company that provided the glue that is being blamed, in part, for the collapse of the “Big Dig” tunnel…

Judge in $2 M Libel Case Seeks to Retire

A judge who won a $2 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald is now on sick leave and seeking to retire on a disability pension.

Superior Court Judge Ernest…

Court: Big Firm Goofed, No Arb Clause

When lawyers from megafirm Sidley Austin agreed to write an opinion letter on the lawfulness of a tax shelter for a corporate executive who was a client of a Big…

Controversial MA Judge Struggling on TV

After Maria Lopez’s first courtroom gig came to an end, a second judicial career beckoned to the controversial former Massachusetts jurist. She was invited to host her own television show…

Mass. Judge a Quick Study on Insurance

When a former Massachusetts judge was put in charge of the state’s insurance department earlier this year, industry chiefs started worrying. Known to be a liberal Democrat, Nonnie S. Burnes…

Gang Issues Up as ‘Boston Miracle’ Fades

Back in the 1990s, Sinbad from the X-men, the Mayor from Castlegate, and Butch from Intervale were hailed as critical components of the “Boston Miracle,” an innovative crime-fighting effort featuring…

Cooley Continues East Coast Invasion

Continuing its aggressive expansion into the East Coast legal market, Cooley Godward Kronish, a major San Francisco-based law firm known for its technology expertise, opened a 10-partner office in Boston…

Taxpayer v IRS in Sex-Change Claim

A ground-breaking tax case is scheduled to go to trial next week over an IRS denial of a taxpayer’s medical expense deduction.

Rhiannon O’Donnabhain, 63, wrote off $25,000 in surgery…

Courthouse Gleams After $147 M Rehab

Although visitors to the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston can hardly help but notice the sparkling new renovation of the building that houses the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts…

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