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Monthly Archives: November 2005

What is a loaded gun? Posted on Nov 29

On November 22, 2005, Gov. Romney signed a new law that clarifies the definition of a loaded shotgun or rifle, which is of particular importance to hunters. Chapter 137 of 2005 eliminates the previous conflict between the definition in Chapter 131 and that in Chapter   …Continue Reading What is a loaded gun?

Can an Employee be Fired for No Reason? Posted on Nov 22

Many people are under the impression that an employer must have a good reason to fire an employee. A recent Boston Globe column does a good job of explaining the bad news, “Although it seems almost impossible to believe, employers in Massachusetts, or in any   …Continue Reading Can an Employee be Fired for No Reason?

Horses Posted on Nov 15

An article in Friday’s Bolton Common, Motorists: Make way for horses, reminds us to use care when sharing the road with a a horse. It quotes Mass. General Laws c.90, section14, which says, in part, “Every person operating a motor vehicle shall bring the vehicle   …Continue Reading Horses

Name Changes Posted on Nov 9

At Law About Name Changes, we include links to sites that explain the procedure for changing one’s name, but we’ve neglected to mention the two easiest times to change your name–when you get married, and when you get divorced. According to GLAD, “In addition to   …Continue Reading Name Changes