Massachusetts Law Updates

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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Plymouth Law Library is Moving Posted on Aug 24

The Plymouth Law Library will be closed until September 10 when it will reopen in the new courthouse at 52 Obery Street in Plymouth. We are so excited for our colleagues in Plymouth and their library users, who will enjoy a brand new library with   …Continue Reading Plymouth Law Library is Moving

Internet Hunting Banned Posted on Aug 17

On August 2, the state enacted St.2007, c.83: An Act Prohibiting Internet Hunting. As the name suggests, Internet hunting is the practice of using a computer to remotely control a weapon to hunt an actual animal. According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts is the “34th   …Continue Reading Internet Hunting Banned

Identity Theft Posted on Aug 16

Earlier this month, Governor Deval Patrick signed St.2007, c.82: Security Freezes and Notification of Data Breaches. Focused more on providing protection for consumers than on punishing offenders, this new law mandates reporting of personal data breaches, provides guidelines for disposal of personal information, and gives   …Continue Reading Identity Theft

Corporate Manslaughter Charge in Big Dig Posted on Aug 9

Attorney General Martha Coakley announced yesterday that a Suffolk Grand Jury issued an indictment for involuntary manslaughter to Powers Fasteners, Inc. , the epoxy supplier, for their role in the Big Dig ceiling collapse last summer. According to Coakley, the company knew that the epoxy   …Continue Reading Corporate Manslaughter Charge in Big Dig