A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday cleared Eli Lilly and Co. from allegations that it infringed nine Teva Pharmaceuticals patents by preparing to launch a new migraine biologic, finding the suit is premature given that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still deciding whether to approve Lilly’s drug.
Ultrasound technology company Butterfly Network Inc. said Thursday it has raised $250 million in funding led by Boston-based asset manager Fidelity Investments Inc. that will help create new technologies and hire new employees.
Cryptocurrencies categorically meet the definition of a "commodity" and fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday, allowing the agency to pursue fraud allegations against the founder and lead salesman of My Big Coin Inc.
A plumbing company hit a U.S. Air Force contractor with a $1.3 million contract suit in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay it for work on a local military base.
Boston-based biopharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to buy venture capital-backed Syntimmune in an up to $1.2 billion deal guided by Foley Hoag LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, the companies said Wednesday.
Arco Platform Ltd., a Brazilian provider of technology-enabled educational content for K-12 schools, on Tuesday said it raised roughly $194.4 million in an initial public offering, the largest in a quartet of companies including SurveyMonkey, Entasis Therapeutics and Capital Bancorp whose IPOs together reaped around $477 million this week.
Brooks Automation Inc. said Wednesday it will pay $450 million to acquire Genewiz Group, a privately held New Jersey genomics and gene sequencing firm, with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC guiding the semiconductor automation and cryogenics company and Shearman and Sterling LLP guiding Genewiz.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday disqualified an expert on pain management and opioids from testifying at the 2019 racketeering trial of former executives at drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc., whose counsel at Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz LLP accused the expert of double-crossing them.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association won a dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former player agent who was decertified by a rule mandating agents sign at least one player every three years, as a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday the rule falls within the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
The state of Massachusetts may not require au pairs to be treated as employees who must be paid the state’s minimum wage and be subject to other state labor laws, as the program falls under federal guidelines, the federal government told the First Circuit on Tuesday.
Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday agreed to pay $148 million in a joint settlement reached with the top law enforcement officers of all 50 U.S. states over a massive 2016 data breach the company admitted it paid the hackers to cover up.
The Second Circuit refused Tuesday to block states including New York from taking what the Trump administration called "wide-ranging" discovery in a fight over what motivated the addition of a controversial question about citizenship status to the 2020 census.
Consumers filed suit against Ocean Spray in Massachusetts federal court Monday, saying the company falsely advertised its juices as having no artificial flavors.
A health care plan issued under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not cover a Massachusetts child's six-figure stay at a therapeutic boarding school in Utah because the service was not pre-approved, in-network or an emergency, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. told a Utah federal judge Monday.
The Massachusetts federal judge overseeing a probe of an eight-figure plaintiff fee award in the $300 million State Street class action unsealed a report Tuesday saying a Texas lawyer and a former Arkansas state senator played a "significant role" in securing the case for plaintiffs firm Labaton Sucharow LLP.
Pennsylvania and 16 other states threw their support behind Massachusetts' First Circuit bid to revive its challenge to Trump administration rules exempting employers with moral or religious objections from providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Two rival three-dimensional printing companies gave a jury different accounts of trade secret theft allegations as their trial began in a Boston courtroom on Tuesday, laying out a dispute that reads like a spy thriller.
Construction company Tocci Building Corp. on Tuesday said a Florida-based photography firm cannot sue Tocci in Massachusetts federal court for allegedly using, without permission, a copyrighted image of a sandwich to encourage employees to bring packed lunches to job sites.
Low-level pharmacists at the shuttered New England Compounding Center whose bosses have been convicted of causing a drug contamination that gave patients meningitis cannot preclude prosecutors from telling jurors next month about the horrendous pain caused by their supervisors, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Monday.
Regional grid operator ISO New England's plan to pay struggling power plants in the name of regional fuel security could saddle consumers with more than $1 billion worth of unjust and unreasonable rates if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Massachusetts attorney general's office said Friday.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
On July 24, a Ninth Circuit panel applied textualist reasoning in Young v. Hawaii to secure a right for individuals to carry firearms in public. To end the gun epidemic — demonstrated in Chicago recently with 74 people shot in one weekend — it’s past time to turn a spotlight on the root cause: legal carelessness and oversights of text, says Robert W. Ludwig of the American Enlightenment Project.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Massachusetts recently passed comprehensive noncompete legislation, which will become effective on Oct. 1, 2018, assuming it is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law would place significant limitations on the scope of enforceable employee noncompetes, say Bret Cohen and Michael Steinberg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
Twenty years ago, the first state "ban the box" law crystallized a movement that, in time, would yield similar background check restrictions across the U.S. The result is a crisscrossing jumble of requirements, putting employers in a difficult position when dealing with applicants in different jurisdictions, say attorneys with Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.
I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.