By Adrienne Catherine H. Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq. So last year, in the throes of pregnancy number 2, I posted a blog about the value of the d/b/a (“doing business as”). The conclusion, in case you missed it, was there is NO value of a d/b/a, but you’d have to stay...read more
By Adrienne Catherine H. Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq. The highest state court in Massachusetts (Supreme Judicial Court, or “SJC”) decided this week that an employee who has lawfully used marijuana for medical purposes cannot be subject to any adverse action against her by...read more
By Adrienne Catherine H. Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq. None that I can think of. Stay tuned for my next blog, in which I will tell you why you should absolutely form a legal entity for your business(es), and the different options available for you to do so. The Law Offices...read more
By Philip N. Beauregard, Esq. In reinforcement of our image as lawyers to self-adulate and cock-a-doodle-doo our talents and prowesses, lawyers have the benefit of an annual glitzy magazine called Super Lawyers. Yes, once a year, we self-designate ourselves (for our...read more
By Attorney Michael Franco I’ve been hit by another car. The other driver caused the accident. What do I do? This is a question that is frequently asked too late. My first rule of thumb – don’t freak out. Accidents happen every day. Most accidents don’t result...read more
FALL RIVER — A former campus police officer at Bristol Community College was awarded $2.45 million by a Superior Court jury Monday in her lawsuit alleging a long campaign of sexual harassment by university police and administration officials. Read...read more
By Michael Franco, Esq. The voters in Massachusetts have passed a new law which allows the possession and recreational use of marijuana. The statute takes effect on December 15, 2016. With that said, the possession of marijuana will remain illegal under federal law....read more
by Richard E. Burke, Jr. Everyone should have a Last Will and Testament. Most importantly, having a Will lets you determine who will be in charge of your estate and who will receive your assets when you die. If you die without a Will, assets in your name alone when...read more
by Michael Franco, Esq. (pictured on a favorite beach in St. John, USVI) It’s the summer vacation season, so the following scenario may sound familiar to you… You’re standing at a car rental counter in the airport. You’ve just touched down after hours of flying to...read more
By Adrienne Catherine H. Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq. Try to tuck this away in your memory bank with a trigger on it to leap back to the top of your dome the next time you enter into an agreement. Whether it is a lease, a purchase agreement, a loan, an employment...read more
MATTAPOISETT — After strong words from Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chair Bob Rogers last year, Yard Boss owner Todd Rodrigues has filed a $250,000 defamation lawsuit against Rogers and Conservation Agent Elizabeth Leidhold. Read...read more
By Adrienne Catherine H. Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq.
I love having things in writing. I love pictures of text messages, even if they are damaging to my clients’ cases, because it arms me with knowledge of what was actually said between two people and therefore a chance to submit evidence to put it into a context that makes it less damning or even helpful when the jury hears it. And you can bet your tush that I’m looking through the history of my clients’ text and other interwebby messages with any interested party.