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Waltham District Court Docket No. 1151-CR-000470 The client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and Reckless Endangerment. Officers responded to a report of a car allegedly swerving in and out of its lane while traveling down a public road. Officers arrived on the scene and eventually pulled over the client’s vehicle. After the …

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What You Need to Know About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

If you are a lender, mortgage broker, residential real estate attorney or real estate agent, you should be aware of these changes to ensure that you are complying with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Version 2.0 of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect in March 2015; updates included: 1) extending the timing requirement for a revised disclosure once …

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A Brief Overview of Estate Planning in Massachusetts

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A Brief Overview of Estate Planning in Massachusetts Intestacy: If a Massachusetts resident passes away without a properly executed will, Massachusetts law provides for the following property distribution scheme: Survivors Distribution Spouse and issue (children and grandchildren) Spouse receives ½ of the estate. Issue shares the other half equally. Issue, but no spouse The estate passes in equal shares to …

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Unfair Practices in the Workplace?

In All, Article, Employment Law by Derek

Are You the Victim of Unfair Practices in the Workplace? Given the fact that many people spend more time at work in the company of their coworkers than at home with friends or family members*, it’s imperative that employees know their rights in terms of workplace violations, discrimination and wrongful termination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides guidelines …

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Recent Major Developments in Massachusetts Commercial Lease Law

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

(2013) Over the last decade several major developments in Massachusetts commercial lease law were introduced. Several decisions made by the Supreme Judicial Court over the past decade or so have significantly impacted the law, with important implications for landlords, tenants and legal practitioners. Commercial Landlord’s Post-Termination Indemnity 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International, LLC, 465 Mass. 16 (2013). …

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The Advantage of Hiring an Experienced Legal Team

In All, Article, Criminal Defense by Derek

The Russell & Associates team of defense attorneys is made up of former prosecutors and lawyers from large law firms. Three members of our team began their careers as Massachusetts assistant district attorneys; in addition, our founder Pete Russell also served as an assistant attorney general. If the law was not followed precisely at the time of your arrest, our …

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Cases and History

In All, Article, Case Study by Derek

Waltham District Court Docket No. 1151-CR-000470 The client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and Reckless Endangerment. Officers responded to a report of a car allegedly swerving in and out of its lane while traveling down a public road. Officers arrived on the scene and eventually pulled over the client’s vehicle. After the …

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What You Need to Know About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

If you are a lender, mortgage broker, residential real estate attorney or real estate agent, you should be aware of these changes to ensure that you are complying with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Version 2.0 of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect in March 2015; updates included: 1) extending the timing requirement for a revised disclosure once …

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Unfair Practices in the Workplace?

In All, Article, Employment Law by Derek

Are You the Victim of Unfair Practices in the Workplace? Given the fact that many people spend more time at work in the company of their coworkers than at home with friends or family members*, it’s imperative that employees know their rights in terms of workplace violations, discrimination and wrongful termination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides guidelines …

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Recent Major Developments in Massachusetts Commercial Lease Law

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

(2013) Over the last decade several major developments in Massachusetts commercial lease law were introduced. Several decisions made by the Supreme Judicial Court over the past decade or so have significantly impacted the law, with important implications for landlords, tenants and legal practitioners. Commercial Landlord’s Post-Termination Indemnity 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International, LLC, 465 Mass. 16 (2013). …

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The Advantage of Hiring an Experienced Legal Team

In All, Article, Criminal Defense by Derek

The Russell & Associates team of defense attorneys is made up of former prosecutors and lawyers from large law firms. Three members of our team began their careers as Massachusetts assistant district attorneys; in addition, our founder Pete Russell also served as an assistant attorney general. If the law was not followed precisely at the time of your arrest, our …

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Cases and History

In All, Article, Case Study by Derek

Waltham District Court Docket No. 1151-CR-000470 The client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and Reckless Endangerment. Officers responded to a report of a car allegedly swerving in and out of its lane while traveling down a public road. Officers arrived on the scene and eventually pulled over the client’s vehicle. After the …

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The Advantage of Hiring an Experienced Legal Team

In All, Article, Criminal Defense by Derek

The Russell & Associates team of defense attorneys is made up of former prosecutors and lawyers from large law firms. Three members of our team began their careers as Massachusetts assistant district attorneys; in addition, our founder Pete Russell also served as an assistant attorney general. If the law was not followed precisely at the time of your arrest, our …

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Unfair Practices in the Workplace?

In All, Article, Employment Law by Derek

Are You the Victim of Unfair Practices in the Workplace? Given the fact that many people spend more time at work in the company of their coworkers than at home with friends or family members*, it’s imperative that employees know their rights in terms of workplace violations, discrimination and wrongful termination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides guidelines …

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A Brief Overview of Estate Planning in Massachusetts

In All, Estate Planning by Derek

A Brief Overview of Estate Planning in Massachusetts Intestacy: If a Massachusetts resident passes away without a properly executed will, Massachusetts law provides for the following property distribution scheme: Survivors Distribution Spouse and issue (children and grandchildren) Spouse receives ½ of the estate. Issue shares the other half equally. Issue, but no spouse The estate passes in equal shares to …

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What You Need to Know About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

If you are a lender, mortgage broker, residential real estate attorney or real estate agent, you should be aware of these changes to ensure that you are complying with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Version 2.0 of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect in March 2015; updates included: 1) extending the timing requirement for a revised disclosure once …

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Recent Major Developments in Massachusetts Commercial Lease Law

In All, Article, Real Estate by Derek

(2013) Over the last decade several major developments in Massachusetts commercial lease law were introduced. Several decisions made by the Supreme Judicial Court over the past decade or so have significantly impacted the law, with important implications for landlords, tenants and legal practitioners. Commercial Landlord’s Post-Termination Indemnity 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International, LLC, 465 Mass. 16 (2013). …

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