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  • New Law Improves Identity Theft Protection

    Massachusetts residents have more protection from data security breaches with the approval of a law on January 10. Credit Reporting Agencies that suffer system hacks will now have to provide free credit freezes and three years of credit monitoring for their customers. The legislation follows a major theft of information from Equifax in 2017 Read Full Article
  • SUPERIOR COURT SEEK LAW CLERKS FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

    The Massachusetts Superior Court seeks to fill two Law Clerk positions to be based in Springfield, and primarily serving the western counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire. The Law Clerk position is responsible for performing legal research and writing assignments to assist the Justices of the Superior Court for a one-year term. Read Full Article
  • Widow’s Share Negates Estate Plan

    On January 8 the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Ciani v. Macgrath that a widow whose late husband’s will left all his property to his children from his first marriage has the right, under General Law chapter 191, section 15, to claim one third of his estate and a life estate in his real property. Read Full Article
  • Molasses Flood Centennial Approaching

    January 15 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the strangest disaster in the history of Boston. The 1919 Molasses Flood occurred when a huge holding tank in the North End exploded, sending out a wave of liquid that caused deaths and injuries, as well as millions of dollars in property damage. Read Full Article

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