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Admissions Scandal Involving Fake Scholar-Athletes Rocks Higher Education

by Bob Smith “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17. Scottish author & novelist (1771 - 1832) It reads like ...
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Ken DeMoura Selected to Lead National Trial Lawyers Organization

Boston, MA. January 31, 2019. Boston trial lawyer Ken DeMoura has been selected to lead the Litigation Counsel of America as its 2019 President. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer society ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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