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Lawyers in the United States Should Pay Attention to the Panama Papers

04/06/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The Panamanian law firm that was the source of the “Panama Papers” says it was hacked, exposing its clients’ personal... Read More »

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Violating Attorney Advertising Rules? Depends.

01/22/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The vast majority of lawyers have a LinkedIn page. Or if they don't, their marketing department will make them create... Read More »

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Rhode Island Legal Malpractice Decision Offers Guidance to Trust and Estate Attorneys

01/21/2016   |   BY Christopher R. Blazejewski

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision providing clearer guidance on the duties owed by trust and... Read More »

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Email Pitfalls in Business Transactions

10/13/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The benefits of email communication are numerous: Emails are sent and received instantaneously. They can be read and responded to on... Read More »

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Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct

06/24/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

It would be a nightmare for any lawyer to find that someone had hacked into their firm’s computer network and... Read More »

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How to Avoid a Fee Dispute with Your Client

03/09/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Fee disputes with clients are a litigation hotbed as well as a significant source of complaints to the Board of... Read More »

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NH Begins To Articulate The Scope Of “In-House Privilege”

02/12/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In 2013, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court gave Massachusetts law firms a clear set of rules for conducting privileged communications... Read More »

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Lawyer’s Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off…Eventually!

01/13/2015   |   BY Thomas F. Maffei

A recent summary decision by the Appeals Court tells a remarkable story of a good lawyer who made a mistake,... Read More »

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Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?

12/01/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On July 1, 2013, the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct proposed changes to Rules 5.1 and... Read More »

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Don’t Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac

11/24/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has put out-of-town-lawyers with a taste for deposition shenanigans on notice by upholding the... Read More »

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Social Media and Spoliation – Can A Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?

09/29/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Jurors, litigants, and their attorneys are increasingly savvy about social media.  At the same time, it seems that many people... Read More »

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No Coverage for Actual Damages Under 39A

08/20/2014   |   BY

In a recent case in federal court in Boston, Judge Stearns ruled that compensatory damages awarded under the Massachusetts consumer... Read More »