Massachusetts

  • October 27, 2021

    Sullivan & Worcester Grows Trusts & Estates Practice In NY

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP has added a veteran trust and estates attorney with over 20 years' experience as a partner in New York.

  • October 27, 2021

    Pharmacy Exec Asks Full 1st Circ. To Toss Meningitis Case

    The co-owner of a defunct compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak asked the full First Circuit on Tuesday to review his conviction for allegedly defrauding the FDA, again arguing that the crime was legally impossible since the industry lacked oversight at the time.

  • October 26, 2021

    No Fixed Timeline For Migrant Bond Hearings, 1st Circ. Says

    A split First Circuit panel doubled back on a case from 2016 on Tuesday to reaffirm that migrants with certain criminal convictions lack a constitutional right to bond hearings after six months in immigration custody, tossing a lower court's reasonable detention framework.

  • October 26, 2021

    'Varsity Blues' Ruling Reopens Fight For Leader's Testimony

    The federal judge overseeing the second "Varsity Blues" trial has rekindled a battle over whether prosecutors will need to bring the scheme's ringleader into court to testify in order for a jury to hear wiretapped calls implicating defendants in the sprawling college admissions case.

  • October 26, 2021

    Feds Unveil Massive 'Darknet' Opioid Trafficking Takedown

    The U.S. Department of Justice and European law enforcement on Tuesday announced a sweeping bust of 150 alleged "darknet" drug dealers that yielded troves of pills, guns and nearly $32 million in cash and cryptocurrency.

  • October 26, 2021

    Gilstrap Holds Top Spot For Pandemic-Era Jury Patent Trials

    Texas has seen the most patent jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap holding the most trials since August of last year, according to a new report by Baker Botts LLP.

  • October 26, 2021

    1st Circ. Says BIA Must Mull If Virus Paused Appeal Deadline

    A Jamaican woman who missed her deadline to appeal deportation has another chance to do so after the First Circuit ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals should consider her extension request, filed in the early days of the pandemic.

  • October 26, 2021

    Feds Want 6 Years For Aegerion Rep's 'Sophisticated' Fraud

    A former Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. salesman convicted of costing Medicare and other insurance companies $1.8 million through a drug fraud scheme should spend more than six years in prison, federal prosecutors argued Tuesday.

  • October 26, 2021

    Insys Execs Owe $48M For Duping Insurers 'All Day,' Feds Say

    Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor and fellow former executives should pay the full $48.3 million they owe to the victims of their opioid kickback scheme, prosecutors argued in a hearing Tuesday, because the now-bankrupt company was lying to insurers "all day, every day."

  • October 26, 2021

    1st Circ. Says Appeal Of $3M Tax Fine Faces Obstacles

    A First Circuit panel suggested Tuesday that it may not be able to overturn a $3.2 million judgment against a Massachusetts woman for failing to report a Swiss bank account given the appeals court's past decision upholding a similarly steep financial penalty.

  • October 26, 2021

    DraftKings Abandons $20B-Plus Pursuit Of UK Betting Peer

    Boston-based fantasy sports and gambling giant DraftKings Inc. said Tuesday it is abandoning its more than $20 billion pursuit of Entain PLC, the parent of U.K. gambling peer Ladbrokes, and will instead focus on fortifying its business in North America.

  • October 25, 2021

    State Street Corp. Names New Chief Risk Officer

    State Street Corporation said Monday it has named the ex-chief risk officer of Citigroup and a current member of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York advisory group to fill its top risk post beginning in the new year.

  • October 25, 2021

    Ex-Georgetown Coach Admits To Taking 'Varsity Blues' Bribes

    A former Georgetown University tennis coach could face the longest sentence yet in the "Varsity Blues" scandal after formally admitting Monday that he pocketed more than $3 million in bribes to help the children of rich families get admitted to the school as fake athletic recruits.

  • October 25, 2021

    Chef Hits Mass. Japanese Steakhouse Chain With Wage Suit

    The owners of several Boston-area hibachi restaurants failed to pay minimum wage or overtime, according to a chef's proposed class and collective action filed in Massachusetts federal court on Friday.

  • October 25, 2021

    Purdue Opposes Requests To Delay Ch. 11 Plan For Appeals

    Purdue Pharma LP is arguing that delaying the consummation of its Chapter 11 plan to allow appeals to be resolved first would needlessly delay the distribution of billions of dollars for opioid abatement efforts while there was no danger of prejudice to the appellants.

  • October 25, 2021

    Insurer On Hook For Cop Who Hit Fellow Officer With Car

    Commerce Insurance Co. must pay for injuries suffered by a cop who was hit by his fellow police officer's car during a break from firearms training, after Massachusetts' highest court found Monday that the incident did not occur in the line of duty.

  • October 25, 2021

    New Subaru Shows Repair Law Is Viable, Mass. AG Says

    A new Subaru model designed to jibe with a recently passed Massachusetts "right to repair" law refutes the automakers' claim that the law is impossible to follow, the state's attorney general argued Friday in a post-trial bid to reopen the evidence.

  • October 22, 2021

    Ranbaxy Argues It Can't Monopolize Drugs It Never Sold

    Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals urged a Massachusetts federal judge in oral arguments Friday to reject antitrust claims that it manipulated the regulatory approval system, arguing that it didn't defraud the process and that a generic-drug maker like Ranbaxy can't monopolize a brand-name drug.

  • October 22, 2021

    Pharma Co. Wants €140M AOP Orphan Award Suit Tossed

    Taiwanese pharmaceutical company PharmaEssentia renewed its bid to toss litigation over a disputed €142 million ($165 million) arbitral award secured by Austrian pharmaceutical company AOP Orphan, saying a Massachusetts federal court lacks jurisdiction over the suit because the company has insufficient ties to the state.

  • October 22, 2021

    4 Firms Rep $193M In Biotech, Life Sciences-Focused IPOs

    A pair of immuno-oncology and uterine health companies began trading on the Nasdaq on Friday following initial public offerings raising a combined $192.6 million that were guided by four law firms, including WilmerHale and Wilson Sonsini.

  • October 22, 2021

    Labcorp Unit Dodges IP Fees To Dana-Farber, Mass General

    The First Circuit has vacated a Massachusetts federal judge's holding that a Labcorp unit owes $1.3 million in patent licensing fees to Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber, saying an agreement the trio had reached in a sublicensing settlement wiped earlier pay requirements.

  • October 22, 2021

    Mass. Health System Fired Exec For FCA Concerns, Suit Says

    A western Massachusetts hospital system that overbilled Medicare by $5 million for hyperbaric oxygen therapy fired its brand-new chief financial officer for voicing alarm about the potential for more widespread False Claims Act lawbreaking, according to a federal suit filed Friday.

  • October 22, 2021

    Ex-Insys CEO Gets 8 Months Shaved Off Prison Term

    Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. CEO Michael Babich saw his prison term for his role in the company's scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid spray trimmed from 30 months to 22 months Friday.

  • October 22, 2021

    PTAB Axes Another iRobot Patent In SharkNinja Vacuum Fight

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated another iRobot Corp. patent on its Roomba line of products, handing SharkNinja a fourth victory in a matter of weeks in its effort to wipe out several patents its rival has accused it of infringing.

  • October 22, 2021

    Ex-Con Admits To Defrauding Gov't Of $190K In Pandemic Aid

    A Massachusetts man admitted Thursday to lying to get $190,000 in federal pandemic business aid for two companies that he claimed to be operating while he was actually serving a prison sentence at that time for a separate stock fraud scheme.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Confronting Origination Credit: Why GCs Need To Speak Up

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    In order to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, in-house counsel should leverage their influence by talking to their outside firms about fair origination credit allocation, because many law firm compensation systems are still shrouded in mystery, and underrepresented attorneys often face entrenched inequities, says Michelle Banks at BarkerGilmore.

  • Financial Planning Tips For Retiring Law Firm Partners

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    As the pandemic accelerates retirement plans for many, Michael Delgass at Wealthspire Advisors outlines some financial considerations unique to law firm partners, including the need for adequate liquidity whether they have capital accounts or pension plans.

  • Preparing Remote Deposition Defenses For Corporate Entities

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    As remote depositions will remain common for the foreseeable future, attorneys defending a deposition notice or subpoena to a corporation should implement certain strategies to mitigate unique challenges, such as less planning time and increased difficulty of establishing rapport with witnesses, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Perspectives

    Why Law Schools Should Require Justice Reform Curriculum

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    Criminal defense attorney Donna Mulvihill Fehrmann argues that law schools have an obligation to address widespread racial and economic disparities in the U.S. legal system by mandating first-year coursework on criminal justice reform that educates on prosecutorial misconduct, wrongful convictions, defense 101 and more.

  • Proposed Mass. Enviro Regs Prompt Compliance Questions

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    The proposed amendments to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act would introduce new assessments for determining unfair or inequitable environmental burden on marginalized populations, but the lack of guidance and a looming implementation deadline leave developers in the dark on how to apply new regulatory concepts, say attorneys at Holland & Knight.

  • Girardi Scandal Provides Important Ethics Lessons

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    The litigation and media maelstrom following allegations that famed plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi and his law firm misappropriated clients' funds provides myriad ethics and professional responsibility lessons for practitioners, especially with regard to misconduct reporting and liability insurance, says Elizabeth Tuttle Newman at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • Opinion

    No Signs Of Turning, Tide Of Insurer COVID Wins Persists

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    The trend of COVID-19 business interruption decisions favoring insurers continues to hold strong — any commentary to the contrary is striking a narrative that is not borne out by reality, say attorneys at Dentons.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Jabil GC Talks Compliance Preparation

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    Tried-and-true compliance lessons from recent decades can be applied to companies’ environmental, social and governance efforts, especially with regard to employee training and consistent application of policies — two factors that can create a foundation for ESG criteria to flourish, says Robert Katz at Jabil.

  • 3 Ways CLOs Can Drive ESG Efforts

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    Chief legal officers are specially trained to see the legal industry's flaws, and they can leverage that perspective to push their companies toward effective environmental, social and governance engagement, says Mark Chandler at Stanford Law School.

  • Why The Future Of Telehealth Parity Remains Murky

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    Though the federal government, states and private insurers have united during the pandemic in recognizing the value of expanding telehealth access, there is no consensus on the merits of long-term telehealth parity, say Adriana Riviere-Badell and Alexandria Swette at Kobre & Kim.

  • How Law Firms Can Rethink Offices In A Post-Pandemic World

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    Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Baker Hughes CLO Talks Sustainability Team

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    For businesses focused on addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, a legal team that can coordinate sustainability efforts across the company can help to manage risk and compliance issues, anticipate and prepare for change, and identify new opportunities, says Regina Jones at Baker Hughes.

  • What Mainstreaming Of Litigation Finance Means For Industry

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    The rush of new capital and investors into the litigation funding space is expected to bring heightened competition on price and other key deal terms, but litigants will need to be more in tune with individual financiers' proclivities, says William Weisman at Therium Capital Management.

  • Lifting The Veil On The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket

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    Following headline-making U.S. Supreme Court emergency orders on Texas’ new abortion law, COVID-19 restrictions and more, Vetan Kapoor, counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, examines the court's so-called shadow docket and its decision-making procedures, including questions around transparency, timing and precedential effect.

  • Series

    Insurance Commissioner's Agenda: DC On Long-Term Care

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    Washington, D.C., Insurance Commissioner Karima Woods outlines the development of insurance coverage for older adults' long-term care benefits and how regulators and the industry are attempting to resolve issues with the popular product.

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