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CA Labor Commission Deals a Potentially Devastating Blow to Uber and Other Startups Using Independent Contractor Model

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The California Labor Commission recently ruled that a former Uber driver was improperly classified as an independent contractor and was instead an employee. While the decision only involves the claims of one former driver of the ride-sharing startup, it could have a rippling affect through not only Uber and its on-demand ride competitor Lyft,… Read More »

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MA Legislature Excludes Non-Compete Provisions From Economic Development Bill

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Business owners concerned about the invalidation of prior, existing and future non-compete {contracts, agreements, provisions} can relax, for now. But the threat of elimination of non-competes is still very much an ongoing reality. You may recall that this past spring Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had proposed a law that would have mostly invalidated non-compete… Read More »

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SJC Erodes 4th Amendment Rights to Extend Emergency Aid Exception to Non-Human Animals

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The Jacobs Law LLC represented Heather Duncan in Commonwealth v. Heather Duncan. Despite this case’s potential impact on 4th Amendment rights and protections, no amicus briefs were filed in support of the Defendant, compared to the many that were filed in support of the Commonwealth. Oral arguments were held on December 3, 2013 before… Read More »

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Protecting Your Online Business Reputation

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For most small business owners, {consumer, user, business} review websites like {Yelp, Angie’s List, Google+ Local, OpenTable.com} are critical for establishing and maintaining a good business reputation.  For consumers, these websites are the go-to tool for researching the local businesses where they will spend their money and to voice their opinions (good and bad)… Read More »

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MGL CHAPTER 175 SECTION 99 Reference Panels

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Need a Referee for a {MGL, M.G.L., G.L.} {chapter, ch.} 175 {section, sec., §} 99 Reference Panel? Search no further! Attorneys at The Jacobs Law are experienced with insurance reference hearings and are available at far more reasonable rates than what are typically charged. STOP spending $450 or even $300/hour on high-priced insurance industry careerists, mediators or arbitrators. {MGL, M.G.L., G.L.} {chapter,… Read More »

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against “WOW! Work Out World”

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UPDATE: The Jacobs Law, LLC has since settled the Class Action Lawsuit against the owners of the physical fitness facility “WOW! Work Out World.” If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. On Monday, September 17, 2012, The Jacobs Law, LLC filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against the owners… Read More »

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The Jacobs Law, LLC recognized as 8th TOP RATED BOSTON LAW FIRM & 2nd Most Affordable, 5th Most Popular, 6th Most Vetted

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The Jacobs Law, LLC has been recognized as being the 8th TOP RATED BOSTON LAW FIRM & 2nd Most Affordable, 5th Most Popular, and 6th Most Vetted by the Boston community on thumbtack.com. Thumbtack.com is an online marketplace for local services that seeks to connect customers to trustworthy local professionals. You can view the… Read More »

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TJL recognized for having 6th largest bench award over $1 million in 2011

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In the January 23, 2012 copy of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, The Jacobs Law, LLC is recognized for having obtained the 6th largest bench award over $1 million in 2011. The personal injury matter, Maza v. Carlo Jr., et al., dealt with the issue of motor vehicle negligence in which a driver was found liable… Read More »

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Attorney D’Agostino Represents TJL at Second Annual Christmas with Senator Brown

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Senator Scott Brown Hosted his “Second Annual Christmas with Senator Brown” Holiday dinner and fundraiser at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston Saturday Night (December 9th). The Gala Event held in the Park Plaza’s opulent ballroom was the perfect picture of holiday splendor. The event offered the opportunity for friends and supporters to rub… Read More »

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