Injuries While Watching Sports

Broken Baseball Bat Hits Fan: Spectator Injuries & The Law

On Friday June 5, 2015, Tonya Carpenter watches the Boston Red Sox from second row seats between home plate and third base at Fenway Park.  Her son and a friend accompany her.  In the second inning, Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie steps up to the plate, swings, makes contact with the ball and the bat snaps […]

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood Files Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood the sexy lingerie retailer filed bankruptcy Monday, April 20, 2015.  Don’t look for the skimpy nightware store in your local mall … the company shut down all 94 stores the week before filing. Through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, store owners planned to unload all of the bricks and mortar stores, and sell the online […]

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Why do I need advance care directives?

Advance Care Directives: What Are They?

Advance care directives provide an opportunity to participate ahead of time in making medical decisions in potentially life-ending circumstances. We all have the right to participate in our own health care decisions.  But there are times such as a serious accident or sudden illness when this is not possible. Advance care directives are documents providing the opportunity […]

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Wills and Making them clear

Your Will: Make it Clear and Precise to Avoid Disputes

It’s important to have a will because this document specifies how money and property will be distributed after death.  Without a will, the person is declared “intestate” and money and property are distributed under the laws of intestacy in the state in which the person resided. Terms of a will must be extremely clear. Unless the language […]

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Digital estate planning requires thought

Digital Estate Planning: Your Social Media Posts After You Die

Mention estate planning and most people think about leaving money or a house to people who survive them. But what about all the stuff you’ve posted on social media sites.  What happens to that? Facebook made headlines in February 2015 announcing new “legacy settings”. Facebook surveyed its users, finding that 71% of adult users want all […]

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Negligent security law

Negligent Security: Property Owners Liable For Security Failure?

Two hockey fans get into a fight in a public restroom during a Boston Bruins game.  Can the one injured seriously sue the TD Boston Garden for failing to provide adequate security? A Superior Court judge in Boston faced that question and, not surprisingly, different versions of what happened.  The man injured claimed that, after an […]

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What document do I need?

Wills and other Basic Estate Planning Documents

Most people understand that a will takes care of divvying up money and property after someone dies.  But what are the other basic documents people talk about?  Trusts, Living Wills?  Some simple definitions should clarify what purposes basic estate planning documents serve. Will A will is a document that speaks at the moment of death, directing […]

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Workers Compensation Claims

Workers Compensation: Who is Responsible?

Question: I was working for a company through a temp agency and a computer printer dropped on my foot.  I had to go to the emergency room and I can’t work.  The temp agency and the company aren’t talking to me and say my case is too small.  Who is responsible for my workers compensation? […]

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Eating and Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving: Eating While Driving

Eighty per cent of all motor vehicle accidents and 16% of highway fatalities are caused by distracted drivers.  In studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or “NHTSA” texting and jabbering on the cell phone top the list of distractions. But eating while driving, something 86% of drivers admit to, also presents a high […]

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Video Surveillance: Can they do that?

Video Surveillance: Used Fairly to Kill Personal Injury Cases?

Anyone with any type of personal injury claim knows or should know that insurance companies use video surveillance to look for behavior that might contradict the claim of injury. Often used in workers compensation claims, investigators armed with small video cameras follow those making injury claims, waiting to catch them lifting, bending, carrying and in other […]

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