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I Should Have Known Better

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

“I Should Have Known Better” isn’t the Beatles’ most popular song – it was the “B Side” to their single “A Hard Day’s Night.” And although it certainly wasn’t the idea behind the song (it’s a love song, after all), the concept of “should have known better” runs directly into the center of our legal system, particularly in the legal world of personal injury lawsuits – the concept of “foreseeability.”

Beatles Album Cover

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Twitter for Lawyers, Part 3: Develop Your Following

Posted by: Victoria Santoro

In the final part of this series, I am going to discuss how to develop your following within the confines of a twitter feed and also provide some handy do’s and don’t’s.

Initially, the challenge of twitter is finding interesting accounts to follow in the huge sea of twitter users. Do not be tempted to take the bait and immediately follow hundreds of users before vetting their accounts. Take the time to find interesting, humorous or particularly informative accounts. There is ...

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“Continuing treatment” exception to statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases decided in Parr v. Rosenthal by Massachusetts Appeals Court

Posted by: Valerie Yarashus

Massachusetts has just recognized a new exception to the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases, based upon “continuing treatment” with a medical provider or his/her group.  In Parr v. Rosenthal, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held:

“The statute of limitations shall be tolled on a medical malpractice claim so long as the plaintiff receives continuing treatment for the same injury or illness allegedly caused by the original treating physician, even if the plaintiff knew of should have known of the injury ...

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Twitter for Lawyers, Part 2: Content Development And Privacy

Posted by: Victoria Santoro

In my first blog on this topic, we discussed setting up goals for your twitter account and learning about what tools you can use for pushing your content out in an efficient manner. Once you’ve mastered those and have a clear idea of what you want your twitter feed to accomplish, it’s time to put some effort into content development. Basically, what are you going to tweet?

This can be a complicated question to answer as the internet is so full ...

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Six Key Ingredients Of A Successful Small Firm

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

When did Peter Gabriel become a trusted advisor to small law firms? Well, he may not have realized it, but when he sang, “Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends, don’t give up, you’re not the only one,” he was providing sage advice to small law firms, the first of the six ingredients of successful small firms.

(1) Tenacity. In long, hard fought cases, small firms need to employ a variety of methods to help them succeed, and perseverance is one of ...

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