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892 ABA Journal Massachusetts articles.

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…

MA Sues Lender, Seeks Foreclosure Role

In a legal action that takes an aggressive and perhaps unprecedented approach to the nationwide mortgage foreclosure crisis, the Massachusetts attorney general is blaming a California-based subprime lender as a…

Defense Lawyer Acquitted in Heroin Case; Inmate’s Mom Admits Hiding Drugs in Legal Brief

Updated: A federal criminal defense lawyer has been arrested on charges he tried to smuggle heroin into a Massachusetts state prison.

Kevin Barron, 46, was released on his own recognizance…

Judge Orders Breastfeeding Breaks

A Massachusetts appellate judge has ruled a Harvard med student should get more break time during a clinical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk.

Student Sophie Currier had…

Dad Gives Up Losing Custody Battle

John McHugh knows a lot more about Brazilian family law than he used to. His wife and their 7-year-old daughter now live in Brazil, and, unlike their counterparts in the…

Judge: No Test Breaks for Breastfeeding

A Harvard University medical student about to begin her residency has lost a court case seeking extra time to pump breast milk while she takes a national clinical knowledge exam.

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…

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