D|S Partner Ken DeMoura Speaks On Challenging Eyewitness Testimony at NYC Symposium

Advances in science have called eyewitness testimony, once considered the gold-standard of evidence, into question in recent years. Courts have shown a greater willingness to permit expert testimony ...
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Posted on Dec | 2018

RECENT MASS APPEALS COURT CASE REMINDS EMPLOYERS NOT TO RETALIATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR EXERCISING WORKERS COMP RIGHTS

Massachusetts employers cannot retaliate against their employees for exercising their workers compensation rights. The law, found here, provides, in part: "No employer or duly authorized agent of ...
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Posted on Dec | 2018

The Cost of Creating a Will

Many people ask about the cost of creating a Will. Prospective clients often expect costs to be minimal and ask why they cannot just purchase a Will from the internet. But, the real question is ...
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Posted on Nov | 2018

MASS EMPLOYER ALERT - Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure Form Due on 11/30

MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYER ALERT : All Massachusetts businesses with six or more employees are required to file a Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) by November 30 through the Mass DOR ...
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Posted on Nov | 2018

US Dept of Education Proposes New Title IX Sexual Harassment Regs

Colleges and universities face significant changes in how they handle sexual harassment complaints under Title IX under new regulations proposed by the US Department of Education. DeMoura|Smith ...
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Posted on Nov | 2018

Why Burt Reynolds had a Trust and why you should too.

Burt Reynolds may have played some silly characters on the silver screen, but appreciated the value of creating an estate plan designed to maximize the legacy he left his family and avoid the bright ...
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Posted on Oct | 2018

Why Burt Reynolds had a Trust and why you should too.

Burt Reynolds may have played some silly characters on the silver screen, but appreciated the value of creating an estate plan designed to maximize the legacy he left his family and avoid the bright ...
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Posted on Oct | 2018

MASSACHUSETTS HAS A NEW NON-COMPETE LAW. IS YOUR COMPANY READY TO COMPLY?

Massachusetts companies cannot rely on “business as usual” as their approach to non-compete agreements. Old agreements cannot become the templates for new agreements. Ignoring the changes ...
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Posted on Oct | 2018

D|S ELECTS NEW PARTNER-SHARNA FAVUZZA

Sharna Favuzza of Woburn, Massachusetts has been elected a partner at DeMoura|Smith LLP. Since joining the firm as Counsel in March 2013, Sharna has developed a “heart-centered” and ...
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Posted on Jan | 2018

Ken DeMoura Selected to Lead National Commercial Trial Attorneys Institute

DeMoura|Smith partner Ken DeMoura started his two-year term as Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute at the organization’s October conference in Miami Beach, Florida. DeMoura has ...
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Posted on Nov | 2017

DeMoura|Smith Featured as Leaders in the Law in Forbes Magazine

DeMoura|Smith is pleased to be featured in the September issue of Forbes Magazine (New England issues) as Leaders in the Law. The firm is being recognized for its litigation work. Only five law firms ...
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Posted on Aug | 2016

DeMoura|Smith's Successful Dismissal of Facebook Defamation Case Recognized As One of 2015's Most Important Decisions

Boston, MA - July 13, 2015 A March 2015 dismissal of a Facebook defamation case obtained by DeMoura|Smith for eight of its clients is one of the most important Massachusetts court decisions thus far ...
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Posted on Jul | 2015

DeMoura|Smith Files Federal Class Action Against DraftKings

DeMoura|Smith LLP filed a class action lawsuit against DraftKings, Inc. in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday June 12, 2015. The case is Gardner v DraftKings, Inc. , Case Number ...
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Posted on Jun | 2015

KEN DEMOURA MODERATING PANEL AT NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYER CONFERENCE

DeMoura|Smith partner, Ken DeMoura, will moderate a panel discussion titled “Trial Techniques: How to Bring a Boring Breach of Contract Case to Life” at the Litigation Counsel of ...
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Posted on Apr | 2015

DEMOURA|SMITH OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF FACEBOOK DEFAMATION CLAIMS

DeMoura|Smith has successfully obtained dismissal for eight defendants in a Massachusetts Superior Court defamation case. In a March 19, 2015 decision, the Worcester Superior Court found that ...
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Posted on Apr | 2015

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR? The Wrong Classification Could Cost Your Massachusetts Company Plenty.

Companies that retain independent contractors in Massachusetts must familiarize themselves with the state's stringent independent contractor statute and the consequences of misclassification. ...
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Posted on Feb | 2015

DeMoura|Smith Victory Among Most Important Mass Lawyers Weekly Decisions of 2014

DeMoura|Smith Appellate Victory Selected As One Of 2014's Most Important Decisions By Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Boston, MA – January 5, 2015. A favorable decision obtained by ...
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Posted on Jan | 2015

Illegal Pyramid Schemes

"Do you want to work from home, be your own boss and earn lots of cash?" : On the Lookout for Illegal Pyramid Schemes These types of ads have been around for a long time, but now with the ...
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Posted on Nov | 2014

Paid Sick Leave M.G.L. c. 149 §§ 148C & 148D

MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS APPROVE PAID SICK LEAVE BALLOT INITIATIVE On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved paid sick leave for employees through a ballot initiative. The Paid ...
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Posted on Nov | 2014

Ken DeMoura Named to Best Lawyers In America For Second Time

The publishers of Best Lawyers In America have announced that Ken DeMoura has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the publication in the areas of Products Liability Defense and Class ...
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Posted on Nov | 2013

Ken DeMoura speaks on Internet Evidence at National Trial Lawyers Conference

On May 9, Ken DeMoura of DeMoura|Smith LLP spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America's Spring Meeting in Santa Barbara, California. His topic "The Internet Tool Box for Trial Lawyers" ...
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Posted on May | 2013

Two DeMoura | Smith Attorneys Among Boston's Top-Rated

We are pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been listed in the 2012 edition of Boston's Top Rated Lawyers a supplement to the May 5, 2012 Boston Globe. The attorneys on the list have ...
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Posted on Apr | 2012
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