The September gas explosions that rocked three communities north of Boston, killing one person and injuring 21, were caused by gaps in construction work orders prepared by NiSource Inc.’s subsidiary Columbia Gas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
Participants in one of the nation’s largest 401(k) plans believe Fidelity Investments has continued to squander hundreds of millions of dollars in employees’ savings on underperforming proprietary funds since settling similar claims in 2014, according to a proposed class action filed Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court.
A Massachusetts federal judge Thursday questioned the merits of a shareholder's demand that he halt corporate restructuring by the biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac amid a dispute over an alleged hostile takeover of the company's board of directors on the Caribbean island of Antigua.
3M Co., Tyco Fire Products LP and other companies that produced a fire-suppressant foam that is at the center of lawsuits claiming the foam caused illnesses asked a Massachusetts federal court to put a selection of cases over the product on hold while the suits are considered for multidistrict litigation.
The young mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, duped investors in his mobile app out of more than $231,000 in order to fund a lavish lifestyle for himself, including the purchase of a Mercedes, expensive travel, luxury clothing and jewelry, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology argued in Boston federal court Wednesday that employees who allege the university mishandled its retirement fund do not have grounds for class certification because of their conflicting claims about how they were harmed.
Puma must face claims that the German sportswear company is knowingly ripping off Nike’s patented knitted shoe designs, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday, queuing a legal battle over the trendy, sock-like features of Nike’s Flyknit series and Puma’s Netfit series.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and a wealthy Massachusetts family accused of fraudulently overthrowing the vaccine company’s board of directors bickered in U.S. court filings Wednesday over whether the company can restructure before an Antiguan judge decides if the family's coup this spring was legitimate.
After dodging a $17 million payment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, BioChemics Inc. will have to deal with a court-appointed receiver empowered by a Massachusetts federal judge Tuesday with the ability to find, manage and control the biopharmaceutical company's assets in an effort to make good.
A group of Taunton, Massachusetts, residents urged the First Circuit on Tuesday to reject the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's request to pause its appeal of a decision that the tribe is ineligible to have land taken into trust for a casino project, saying it was well past time to resolve the long-dormant proceedings.
A $1 million suit brought by a noted Massachusetts doctor against Delta Airlines Inc. over his alleged false imprisonment in a London terminal is likely headed for dismissal, a federal judge said Wednesday, despite a stern warning from the doctor’s lawyer that tossing the case could pave the way for an airline “police state” on American soil.
Labaton Sucharow LLP has apologized and will pay $4.8 million and accept oversight by a retired judge to resolve a Massachusetts federal court’s investigation into the firm's excess fees and a controversial payment to a Texas lawyer, according to Wednesday court filings.
Prosecutors called for a five-year sentence Tuesday for a former vice president of State Street Corp. convicted of overbilling clients by millions, a substantially shorter prison term than federal guidelines suggest but enough to send a message, the government said.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and 34 other state attorneys general have urged the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules that will authorize telephone service providers to block illegal robocalls made to consumers across the country.
Private equity-backed aircraft components maker TransDigm Group Inc. has agreed to buy rival Esterline Technologies Corp. in a roughly $4 billion deal steered by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, BakerHostetler and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, the companies said Wednesday.
DirecTV’s largest installation partner, MasTec Inc., was hit with a class action on Tuesday claiming the Florida-based service provider docks employee wages when customers complain about technical glitches to DirecTV.
A federal judge subjected Missouri-based New Prime Inc. to Massachusetts’ long-arm statute Tuesday, ensuring the company must face a lawsuit in Massachusetts from the family of a truck driver who was killed after his instructor drove them into another vehicle.
A trial over the purported termination of a $275 million merger between medical device companies Boston Scientific Corp. and Channel Medsystems Inc. was expedited Tuesday when a Delaware Chancery judge said the proceedings would be scheduled for April.
A Connecticut collections firm was hit with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday accusing it of trying to sweep up debt from thousands of Bay State residents without a license to do so.
A shipping company asked a Massachusetts federal judge Tuesday for a win in a class action brought by a group of delivery drivers seeking to be treated as employees, saying state wage laws do not provide a basis for overriding an agreement between the parties that classifies the drivers as independent contractors.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.
Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
In many states, the lack of specific guidance addressing the inclusion of global intangible low-taxed income, or GILTI, is causing concern that GILTI will be includible in the state tax base. Attorneys from Mayer Brown LLP highlight several possible avenues for removing GILTI from the state tax base.
Energy storage has been called the “Swiss army knife” of the electric grid because of the many services it can perform, enhancing both traditional and renewable electric generation. Recent federal and state regulatory developments mean that energy storage is poised to be a major game changer in electric power markets, say attorneys with Baker Botts LLP.
According to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, cooperating with opposing counsel to resolve electronically stored information disputes is not required in litigation that is not designated as complex, unless provided for by an individual judge or in certain circuits. But mandated or not, this is a best practice in any state court action, says Robert Wilkins of Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs PA.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year in Kokesh, a number of companies have tried to challenge government agencies' authority to seek disgorgement absent express statutory authority. While courts have not directly addressed the open question, a recent decision in the F-Squared bankruptcy litigation came close, say Benjamin Mundel and Mackenzi Siebert of Sidley Austin LLP.
Employment lawyers dare not turn away from their news feeds lest they miss the next critical case law update. Lovita Tandy of Tandy Legal and Bonnie Burke of Lawrence & Bundy LLC review the latest on sexual orientation discrimination, employee arbitration agreements and joint employer liability.
Unscrupulous short sellers who post false or distorted news have gone largely unchecked — until now. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently filed case against a Massachusetts hedge fund adviser opens the way for civil claims, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.