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Massachusetts

  • June 30, 2016

    PerkinElmer Faces Suit Over ‘Dismal’ Drug Test Devices

    A group of medical providers has slapped PerkinElmer's health sciences division with a lawsuit in Massachusetts state court accusing the lab technology company of selling a drug-detection machine with a "dismal performance."

  • June 30, 2016

    Timeshare Co. Hit With $5M Deceptive Trade Class Action

    Two California consumers have slapped a $5 million putative class action suit against a Massachusetts-incorporated timeshare company with operations in Florida, saying the company used high-intensity sales tactics and misinformation to pressure them into buying a timeshare contract in its vacation ownership program.

  • June 29, 2016

    RI Woman Gets 6 Years For $700K Immigration Scam

    A U.S. federal judge in Massachusetts sentenced a Rhode Island woman to more than six years in prison for scamming more than $700,000 out of Hispanic immigrants by falsely claiming she could help them legally obtain permanent resident status in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

  • June 28, 2016

    Acclarent Didn't Tell FDA About Adverse Events, Jury Told

    Medical device maker Acclarent Inc. never told regulators that half the patients in a 2007 study for a sinus clearing device developed infections, even though that information should have been turned over, a federal jury in Boston was told Tuesday.

  • June 27, 2016

    Akamai Wins Interest In Patent Row Against Limelight

    A Massachusetts federal judge determined Friday that Akamai is entitled to prejudgment interest from Limelight Networks Inc. after winning a verdict in a long-standing network hosting patent case, but only for specific periods during the appellate portion of the suit.

  • June 27, 2016

    Acclarent Device Quickly Raised Alarms At FDA, Jury Told

    A doctor who helps oversee approval of medical devices for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told a federal jury in Boston on Monday that within months of an Acclarent device's approval in 2006, the company came back to expand on its use — raising concerns among regulators in Washington.

  • June 27, 2016

    NFL Pushes Court To Block Refiling Of Deflategate Suit

    The NFL asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday to reopen a dismissed suit by a group of New England Patriots fans alleging the league’s handling of the Deflategate scandal amounted to racketeering in order to toss their state claims, saying the fans’ attorney has insisted on bringing the “meritless” claims to state court.

  • June 24, 2016

    REIT Chesapeake Lodging Scores $150M Loan From MetLife

    Chesapeake Lodging Trust has scored $150 million in financing backed by a Hyatt hotel in Boston from MetLife Inc., the Annapolis, Maryland-based real estate investment trust announced on Thursday.

  • June 24, 2016

    Biogen Escapes Investor Suit Over Growth Forecasts

    A Massachusetts federal judge has dismissed a shareholder suit alleging Biogen Inc. misled investors, finding the shareholders couldn't prove Biogen executives intentionally played down the impact of a safety issue with its main drug in rosy growth forecasts.

  • June 23, 2016

    Stock Promoter Gets Prison For Pump-And-Dump Scheme

    A New Jersey stock promoter was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and ordered to pay $1 million for his role in a scheme to pump up the price of stock in an FBI-controlled shell company purporting to sell athletic gear and then unload the stock at artificially high prices.

  • June 23, 2016

    State Street Nears Settlement Of Forex Troubles

    State Street Bank and Trust Co. is on the verge of settling a proposed class action and three regulatory probes that scrutinized its foreign exchange trading practices, the Boston custody bank's lawyers told a Massachusetts federal court Thursday.

  • June 23, 2016

    1st Circ. Won't Rehear Golfing Atty's Insider Trading Case

    The First Circuit on Wednesday denied a bid by a Massachusetts defense attorney, who offered to buy a golfing buddy dinner at a ritzy Boston steakhouse in exchange for nonpublic stock information, to revisit its decision upholding his insider trading conviction.

  • June 23, 2016

    Seyfarth Shaw Adds Employment Partner From Foley Hoag

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP has added a labor and employment attorney previously with Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in its Boston office, the firm announced.

  • June 22, 2016

    Greenberg Traurig Nabs Real Estate Pro For Boston Office

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has grown its real estate group with the addition of a veteran attorney experienced in all aspects of complex land deals as a shareholder in the firm’s Boston office, expanding the practice’s already deep bench of lawyers in the U.S. and abroad.

  • June 22, 2016

    No Reason To Fear Teamsters In Extortion Case, Judge Told

    The Boston Teamsters accused of strong-arming a "Top Chef" television crew for not hiring union labor are middle-aged men with health problems, not a threat to witnesses in an ongoing extortion case, the union's lawyers told a federal magistrate judge on Wednesday.

  • June 22, 2016

    Holland & Knight Says It's Not To Blame For Client's Fraud

    Holland & Knight LLP told a Massachusetts federal judge Tuesday that the arguments of motor vehicle finance company Inofin Inc.’s Chapter 7 trustee blaming the firm for failing to prevent Inofin from violating securities law are "meritless" and urged the court to toss the suit.

  • June 21, 2016

    Barclays Latest To Escape Mortgage-Backed Securities Suit

    Barclays Capital Inc. is off the hook in a Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston lawsuit accusing financial institutions of misleading it into a $5.9 billion purchase of mortgage-backed securities that ultimately faltered during the financial crisis, according to a stipulation filed in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday.

  • June 21, 2016

    Wal-Mart, Kmart, Rite Aid Escape Expired Drug FCA Suit

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kmart Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. on Tuesday escaped a False Claims Act suit in Massachusetts alleging that the retail giants were ripping off the government by charging Medicare and Medicaid for expired or nearly expired prescription drugs. 

  • June 21, 2016

    Analogic Pays Feds $15M To End Russian Bribery Claims

    Analogic Corp., a Massachusetts-based company that makes medical and security body scanners, agreed on Tuesday to pay U.S. enforcement agencies around $15 million to settle claims that a subsidiary shifted approximately $20 million in mystery funds around the world, most of it on behalf of a Russian distributor.

  • June 21, 2016

    Boston Car Race Faces Multiple Suits After False Start

    Organizers of a now-nixed IndyCar race in Boston are facing real and potential lawsuits on multiple fronts — from contractors who say they’ve been stiffed for nearly half a million dollars, from the Massachusetts state attorney general who has threatened to litigate on behalf of ticket-buyers who haven’t gotten refunds, and from IndyCar itself.