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Accommodating the ADA

Depending on which side of the aisle a lawyer practices, plaintiffs like John Marshall are seen as either heroic civil rights advocates or crafty manipulators of the legal system.

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Lorillard liable under state consumer protection statute

A Massachusetts judge has found that the manufacturer of Newport cigarettes violated the state’s consumer protection law by breaching the implied warranty of merchantability and by breaching the voluntary duty it undertook to accurately report to the public its research and knowledge concerning the health risks of smoking cigarettes.

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Firm not protected from McCourt malpractice suit

Despite his myriad legal problems, Frank McCourt was handed a legal victory last week. Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders denied Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen’s request that she find partner Lawrence I. Silverstein did nothing wrong when he ...

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Defendant in seminal Confrontation Clause case acquitted

Luis Melendez-Diaz made national headlines in 2009 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause required prosecutors to put a drug analyst on the stand before introducing a lab certificate into evidence.

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