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Massachusetts

  • February 10, 2016

    Pierce Atwood Snags Ex-McDermott Securities Duo

    Pierce Atwood LLP has added two former McDermott Will & Emery LLP partners with an extensive background in securities litigation to its Boston office, the pair said Wednesday. 

  • February 10, 2016

    FDA Warning Can't Bar Fresenius Dialysis Suits, Court Told

    Hundreds of Massachusetts and Mississippi cases are eligible to join multidistrict litigation against Fresenius over GranuFlo's and NaturaLyte's alleged side effects, because there was no proof patients or their physicians knew about a 2012 FDA warning about the dialysis drugs, a court was told Wednesday.

  • February 10, 2016

    Healthy Marlboro Smokers In Mass. Denied Lung Screening

    Cigarette giant Philip Morris USA need not pay for annual lung screenings for a large class of currently healthy Marlboro smokers, a Massachusetts federal jury decided Wednesday, according to a Philip Morris spokesman.

  • February 9, 2016

    ThinkingPhones Rebrands As Fuze, Pulls In $112M In Funding

    ThinkingPhones, a Massachusetts company that provides cloud-based voice, video and other communications services to businesses, said Tuesday that it has pulled in $112 million in new funding led by private equity investors, the same day it rebranded itself as Fuze.

  • February 9, 2016

    Disney Gets 'Iron Man' Armor Case Tossed

    A Massachusetts federal judge tossed out on Tuesday a lawsuit claiming Walt Disney's Marvel Comics stole the futuristic suit of armor seen in the blockbuster “Iron Man” movies from two ex-Marvel artists, saying she had no jurisdiction to hear the case.

  • February 8, 2016

    Nexium Buyers Push 1st Circ. For New Pay-For-Delay Trial

    Wholesalers, pharmacies and other Nexium buyers asked the First Circuit on Friday for another shot to prove their case that AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy inked an illegal pay-for-delay deal for the heartburn medication, arguing that "fundamental flaws" in the way the district court ran the class action mandated a new trial.

  • February 8, 2016

    1st Circ. Won't Rethink Railroad Facility Preemption Ruling

    A First Circuit panel refused Friday to reconsider a ruling upending a Surface Transportation Board decision that had exempted a Massachusetts Grafton & Upton Railroad Co. facility from state and local zoning and environmental regulations, finding the agency wasn't owed regulatory deference.

  • February 5, 2016

    Daily Fantasy Suits Enter MDL Quagmire

    With the dozens of lawsuits and class actions against daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel consolidated in Massachusetts, experts said the companies gain some relief from having to litigate in courts across the country, but the court will now have to deal with parsing out the nuances of individual state anti-gambling laws.

  • February 5, 2016

    Toshiba Owes $25M In Digital TV Patent Royalties, MIT Says

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday launched a $25 million suit in Massachusetts federal suit court accusing Toshiba America Consumer Products Inc. of breaching a patent license agreement by underreporting sales and underpaying royalties for MIT’s digital television technology patents.

  • February 3, 2016

    Biogen Escapes 1 Of 4 FCA Suits Over Alleged Kickbacks

    One of four whistleblower complaints accusing Biogen Inc. of violating the False Claims Act by paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors as incentives and rewards for prescribing the company’s multiple sclerosis drugs to Medicare patients was voluntarily dismissed from Massachusetts federal court Wednesday.

  • February 3, 2016

    Choate Lures Private Equity Trio From Locke Lord

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP said Wednesday it has bolstered its private equity practice in Boston with three former Locke Lord LLP lawyers known for guiding deals in the media, telecommunications and technology sectors.

  • February 3, 2016

    Container Store Says ADA Dispute Must Go To Arbitration

    The Container Store Inc. on Tuesday argued to a Massachusetts federal court that a proposed class action over the store’s failure to have physical keypads enabling blind customers to enter personal information at checkout should be pushed into arbitration because of a customer loyalty program agreement.

  • February 3, 2016

    Golfer Tees Up Newman Insider Trading Claim In 1st Circ.

    An amateur golfer told the First Circuit on Tuesday that the Second Circuit's landmark Newman decision undermined his insider trading conviction and 1 1/2-year prison sentence, arguing that a request for steak and red wine didn't qualify as a personal benefit in exchange for stock tips.

  • February 3, 2016

    Biotechs End 2016 IPO Drought With $252.8M Total Pricing

    Stock in genome editing company Editas Medicine Inc. and cancer treatment developer Beigene Ltd. was trading well above announced prices Wednesday following their respective initial public offerings, the first such debuts on the public market in 2016.

  • February 3, 2016

    Sherin And Lodgen Picks Up 2 Employment Pros In Boston

    Boston-based Sherin and Lodgen LLP has added two former Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb LLP litigators as partners in its employment law group, the firm has announced.

  • February 3, 2016

    Recent Death Spurs Sens.' Demand For Speedy Takata Recall

    Pointing to reports of a man’s death in a car accident involving an exploding Takata air bag two months ago, two Democratic senators on Tuesday called on the Obama administration to speed up the repair process of cars equipped with the potentially fatal air bags.

  • February 2, 2016

    J&J Escapes FCA Row Over Allegedly Faulty Hip Implants

    A Massachusetts federal judge tossed state and federal False Claims Act allegations against a Johnson & Johnson unit Tuesday, ruling the whistleblowers hadn’t alleged the company actually submitted any false claims to the government connected to allegedly defective metal hip replacements.

  • February 2, 2016

    Fresenius Wants Over 300 Cases Out Of Dialysis Drug MDL

    Fresenius USA Inc. on Tuesday urged a federal judge to throw out hundreds of Massachusetts and Mississippi cases consolidated in multidistrict litigation over alleged side effects from its dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, saying the claims were filed too late.

  • February 2, 2016

    CVS False Claims Suit Not A Rerun, 1st Circ. Told

    Two whistleblowers accusing CVS of overbilling Medicaid and Medicare asked the First Circuit to revive their False Claims Act suit Monday, arguing a trial court wrongly found they were not the first to level the allegations against the retail giant.

  • February 2, 2016

    Seyfarth Adds Ex-McDermott Will Data Privacy Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP has added a new data privacy partner with former McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner Julia Jacobson, who brings with her a heavy focus on technology, marketing and intellectual property, the firm said Monday.