Massachusetts

  • June 10, 2014

    Texas Roadhouse Wants EEOC To Reveal Docs In Ageism Suit

    Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Monday urged a Massachusetts federal court to compel the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to comply with discovery obligations, arguing the agency has been uncooperative with requests in its lawsuit alleging the steakhouse chain discriminated against older job applicants.

  • June 10, 2014

    Senate Confirms Three Judges To Federal Bench

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed three nominees for slots on the federal bench in Massachusetts, Nevada and Virginia, including two magistrate judges elevated to full judgeship and a federal public defender specializing in complex white collar cases.

  • June 9, 2014

    3 Federal Judge Nominees Score Senate's OK

    The U.S. Senate on Monday advanced three nominees for federal judicial positions in Massachusetts, Nevada and Virginia, including a contentious Nevada nominee who serves as a federal public defender for complex white-collar cases.

  • June 9, 2014

    Merck Drops $3.85B On Hep C Drug Co. Idenix

    Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is set to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.85 billion, the companies said Monday, putting Merck in control of a biopharmaceutical company featuring a "promising" portfolio of potential hepatitis C treatments.

  • June 6, 2014

    Bingham May Be Sanctioned For Hiding Docs: Mass. Court

    A Massachusetts appeals court on Friday ruled that a group of investors could seek sanctions against Bingham McCutchen LLP for withholding information in their $8 million suit against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

  • June 6, 2014

    Bowditch & Dewey Lands Edwards Wildman Employment Pro

    Massachusetts-based firm Bowditch & Dewey recently bolstered its labor and employment bench with the addition of a former Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP partner with experience in the health care, insurance and telecommunications sectors to work out of the firm's offices in Boston and Framingham.

  • June 5, 2014

    Starwood Inks Deal To Brand $158M Boston Hotel Complex

    In yet another major dual-brand development project for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., the hotelier has struck a deal to bring its Aloft and Element flags to a $158 million Boston complex being built by a private equity-backed partnership, it announced Thursday.

  • June 5, 2014

    Sullivan & Worcester Adds Choate Hall Tax Partner In Boston

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP has shored up its Boston office by adding a former Choate Hall & Stewart LLP partner with transactional experience to its tax department, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • June 4, 2014

    RE Rumor Mill: Dr. Dre, Blackstone, Allianz Real Estate

    Dr. Dre reportedly drops $40 million on a California estate, while a Times Square hotel is said to be fetching nearly $180 million and Blackstone reportedly loans $110 million against a Boston property.

  • June 4, 2014

    1st Circ. Axes Worker Suit Against Bain Over Plant Closure

    The First Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive putative class claims that Bain Capital LLC fraudulently arranged the sale of a French Samsonite factory to avoid making severance payments, ruling that factory workers who brought the suit waited too long to do so.

  • June 4, 2014

    Boies Schiller Partner, 2 Others Confirmed To Federal Bench

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP partner Tanya S. Chutkan and two other nominees to positions on the federal bench in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and South Carolina, with all three candidates winning the support of an overwhelming majority of senators.

  • June 3, 2014

    Senate Advances Boies Schiller Partner For DC Federal Bench

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced the nomination of a Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP partner and two other nominees for open federal judgeships in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and South Carolina, respectively, setting up a final vote on the nominees for Wednesday.

  • June 2, 2014

    Ropes & Gray Settles Malpractice Suit Over Patent Delay

    Ropes & Gray LLP and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Monday agreed to settle a long-running malpractice lawsuit brought against the firm over an allegedly delayed patent, ending the dispute just one day before the trial was set to begin in Massachusetts court.

  • June 2, 2014

    Caesars' Suit Over $1B Mass. Casino Bid Nixed

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday tossed a case brought by Caesars Massachusetts Management Co. LLC, saying the state's top casino regulator was immune to accusations of having conflicts of interest that forced the company to drop out of the running for a $1 billion casino resort project in Boston.

  • May 30, 2014

    Pfizer To Pay $325M To End Neurontin Off-Label Suit

    Pfizer Inc. and Warner-Lambert Co. LLC have agreed to pay $325 million to a class of third-party payers who bought the drug Neurontin to settle allegations that they fraudulently marketed the medicine, according to documents filed in Massachusetts federal court on Friday.

  • May 30, 2014

    The Breakers Rips New England Resort With Trademark Suit

    Luxury resort The Breakers Palm Beach Inc. hit two rival companies with a suit in Massachusetts federal court on Friday, alleging their new Rhode Island hotel knowingly infringes eight of The Breakers’ trademark registrations.

  • May 30, 2014

    Holland & Knight Lands M&A, IP Pro In Boston

    Holland & Knight LLP has lured a mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property whiz, who is a former general counsel at telecommunications giant Ericsson, to join the firm's corporate and M&A practice group in Boston, the firm said Thursday.

  • May 29, 2014

    Cooley Adds Ex-Fish & Richardson IP Partner In Boston

    Cooley LLP has expanded its Boston-based intellectual property practice with the addition of a former Fish & Richardson PC principal and chemist with extensive experience working with the life sciences industry, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • May 29, 2014

    Man Group In Talks To Buy Investment Manager Numeric

    British hedge fund manager Man Group PLC on Thursday confirmed it is in discussions to acquire Boston-based investment fund Numeric Holdings LLC.

  • May 28, 2014

    JPMorgan, Homeowners Settle In Mortgage Modification MDL

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday preliminarily approved a settlement deal between JPMorgan Chase Bank NA and a class of mortgage loan borrowers who said the bank breached mortgage modification agreements under the federal Home Affordable Modification Program, tentatively resolving the long-running multidistrict litigation.