Massachusetts Law Updates

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Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Alimony Law Effective Tomorrow Posted on Feb 29

The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Law becomes effective tomorrow. See Mass. Law About Alimony for links to the law and websites that explain it.

District Court Dept. Mental Health Standards Posted on Feb 16

Standards of Judicial Practice: Civil Commitment and Authorization of Medical Treatment for Mental Illness have been revised effective January 3, 2012.  The Standards cover the issues of civil commitment and authorization of medical treatment in great detail. According to the document, “Unlike rules of court,   …Continue Reading District Court Dept. Mental Health Standards

New FCC Telemarketing Rules Posted on Feb 16

On Wednesday, the FCC issued Report and Order FCC 12-21: In the Matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. According to the FCC, The Order adopted today helps put an end to these intrusions by empowering consumers with increased rights under the FCC’s   …Continue Reading New FCC Telemarketing Rules

Hein Online iPhone/iPad App for Law Library Users Posted on Feb 7

If you visit one of our law libraries at least once every thirty days, you can use the new HeinOnline App. Here’s how: In the iPhone/iPad app store, download and install HeinOnline 2012. The app is free. Go to one of the law libraries, and   …Continue Reading Hein Online iPhone/iPad App for Law Library Users