Can Digital Evidence Be Used in a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case? Workplace sexual harassment cases have historically come down to a “he said/ she said” scenario, with allegations and character judgements flying on both sides. It is especially difficult when it is the word of the employee versus that of the employer in a society […]
Critical Element of Proving Rape A critical element of proving a rape charge is to show the sex was not consensual. In all cases, there is a dispute as to whether the victim was saying yes or no. However, the issue is even more complicated when the victim is impaired due to the use of […]
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment: Every 98 Seconds an American is Sexually Assaulted* Sexual abuse and sexual harassment can happen anywhere, any time. Whether in the home or in the workplace, sexual abuse and sexual harassment can occur when you least expect it. If you believe that you have been sexually harassed at work, you […]
Biking on Cape Cod: Know and Observe the Rules This recent case involved a biker who was minding his own business riding straight down the road on a side street in Yarmouth Port, just outside the main city of Hyannis, Massachusetts. Suddenly, and without warning, a car on his left side made a turn directly […]
Biking on Cape Cod: BE SAFE & KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD According to the Cape Cod Times, roughly 400,000 bikers use the region’s main bike trail, which stretches 22 miles from Dennis to Provincetown by rail trail. Bicycle riders increase exponentially when you add in bikers on shared-use roadways, including Route 6 and […]
Who can forget James Bond in Quantum of Solace, the film Faster, or Peter Fonda’s character of Wyatt in the 1969 iconic film, Easy Rider? Flying down the highway on the heels of a tailwind—you’re one with open road—equals a freedom of spirit and motion you just can’t get from a car. Riding a motorcycle […]
Several years ago, I represented a biker in his early 30’s traveling down Main Street in Hyannis on a Busa, past the downtown area heading towards Cape Cod Hospital. Suddenly and without warning, a car pulled out of a parking space and attempted a U-turn in front of the man on the motorcycle. Fortunately, there […]
After a person has been convicted of sexual assault in Massachusetts, the next phase of the process is sentencing. A judge will rely on a number of factors in order to determine an appropriate sentence.
In Massachusetts, people sometimes slip and fall because of unexpected hazards. Such accidents can occur when a property owner has failed to clear spilled food, water or ice. Other falls may result from a torn carpet or uneven pavement. Whatever may have happened, if you have slipped and fallen on the premises of another person or business, you may have the grounds to make a legal claim for damages.