Massachusetts

756 ABA Journal articles on Massachusetts.

New US attorney issues apparent warning as Massachusetts prepares for legalized marijuana
The new U.S. attorney for Massachusetts appeared to indicate Monday that legal marijuana sellers in the state could face federal prosecution.
Another lawsuit makes racketeering claims against state-legal marijuana business
Another lawsuit has been filed alleging Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims against a marijuana business, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Suit claims rival law firm copied billboard in effort to trick potential clients

A personal injury law firm in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit that contends a rival law firm copied the look of its billboard to cause confusion among potential clients.

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Massachusetts crime lab withheld exculpatory evidence in DUI cases, report finds

The leader of a Massachusetts crime lab that certifies the reliability of drunken-driving breath tests has been fired after a report found the office routinely withheld exculpatory evidence from defense…

Former law student says he recanted racial profiling claim because of FBI pressure

A former University of Virginia law student says he recanted a claim that he had been racially profiled by university police officers in 2011 because he was pressured during…

The legal education model is out of touch, writes new ABA commission member

Legal education is too complex, expensive and disconnected, and the American Bar Association has an “effective monopoly” on law school accreditation, according to Gillian Hadfield, a member of the organization’s…

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
Justice Sotomayor visits ‘Judge’s Chambers’ at Yankees game

A U.S. Supreme Court justice took time to cheer on a Judge.

Sonia Sotomayor attended Thursday’s night’s game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee…

Reduction in law school applications result in favorable upsides for some

Law school applications have dropped precipitously in the face of a weak job market and questions about the future for legal employment, according to U.S. News & World Report,…

Debt collection law firm pays $1M in restitution to settle state suit

The largest debt collection law firm in Massachusetts has agreed to pay $1 million and to change its practices to settle a lawsuit filed by the state.

Lustig, Glaser &…

Woman is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging boyfriend’s suicide with texts

A Massachusetts judge has found a woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide and then failing to tell him to stop as he carried out…

Judge cites common law doctrine in vacating Aaron’s Hernandez’s murder conviction

A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday vacated the murder conviction for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

Judge E. Susan Garsh said Massachusetts law required her to vacate the 2015…

Harvard Law to open deferral program to other colleges and universities nationwide

Corrected: A Harvard Law School deferral program that accepts applications from juniors at the college will be offered to students at other colleges and universities nationwide starting this fall.

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Judge wants review of legal bills after firms reveal 9,000 hours of ‘inadvertent’ double-billed time

A federal judge in Boston is proposing the appointment of a special master to review the accuracy of legal bills submitted by several prominent law firms—and is suggesting the firms…

Top state court tells DAs to review 20,000 cases linked to lab scandal, decide which ones to toss

The top court in Massachusetts refused on Wednesday to order wholesale dismissal of more than 20,000 criminal cases linked to a chemist who faked drug test results to favor the…

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