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Massachusetts

  • 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.

  • February 1, 2016

    Ex-Pan Am Worker Defends Punitive FRSA Award At 1st Circ.

    An employee at a Pan Am railway fired for balking at hazardous waste cleanup duties has asked the First Circuit to uphold a Maine federal jury’s award under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, saying the company's “reckless disregard” for his rights warranted punitive damages.

  • February 1, 2016

    Biotechs, Waste Biz Give IPO Pipeline A $585M Rev-Up

    A private equity-backed solid waste company and two biotechs set terms Monday for three initial public offerings that could total $585 million, starting off February with some pop after a moribund January clocked in the first IPO-free month since September 2011.

  • January 29, 2016

    Smokers Fight For Earlier Screenings At Philip Morris Trial

    Counsel for thousands of smokers seeking cancer-detection care from cigarette colossus Philip Morris urged a Boston jury on Friday to award lung screenings to a group with a minimum age of 50, saying the relatively low age floor would save hundreds of lives and untold suffering.

  • January 29, 2016

    Golfer Guilty Of Using Country Club Insider Trading Tip

    A Boston federal jury has convicted a real estate developer on a securities fraud charge for profiting off an insider tip from his country club pal, an ex-Eastern Bank Corp. executive, ahead of the bank's acquisition of Wainwright Bank & Trust Co.

  • January 29, 2016

    Park Street Capital Nabs $215M For 11th PE Fund

    Massachusetts-based private equity- and natural resources-focused investment management firm Park Street Capital LLC is in the midst of raising money for its 11th private equity fund, the firm revealed on Wednesday, with 151 investors thus far combining to contribute $215.65 million.

  • January 29, 2016

    Real Estate Rumors: Madison Properties, B+B Capital, Altman

    Madison Properties has reportedly sold a Boston development site for $36 million, while B B Capital is said to have sold a New York site for $23 million, and Altman Cos. has reportedly scored $62 million in construction financing for a Miami-area residential project.

  • January 28, 2016

    Philip Morris Casts Doubt On Lung Screening In Boston Trial

    Facing the prospect of bankrolling a medical program for thousands of Marlboro smokers, Philip Morris told a Boston jury Thursday that lung-cancer screenings for healthy smokers can actually end up harming them if doctors pursue invasive follow-ups.

  • January 28, 2016

    Wi-Fi Co. Sued Over $7M In Allegedly Fraudulent Leases

    An equipment lender sued a company that supplies Wi-Fi to sports stadiums for defaulting on an agreement to pay back more than $7 million over allegedly fraudulent leases in a Massachusetts federal court on Thursday.

  • January 28, 2016

    Uber Drivers See Slim Chance Of Consolidating Wage Battle

    Uber drivers are facing an uphill battle to consolidate their unfair employment practices suits, as the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation grew skeptical Thursday that consolidation would further judicial efficiency when state labor laws varied so much.

  • January 28, 2016

    Mass. Drugmaker Sued After Antibiotic Fails, Shares Tank

    Startup drugmaker Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals misled investors with rosy statements about an experimental antibiotic, causing them huge losses when a clinical trial failed and sent shares into a tailspin, according to a proposed class action filed Thursday in Massachusetts federal court.

  • January 28, 2016

    Real Estate Rumors: Hardesty & Hanover, Whole Foods, Sanofi

    Hardesty & Hanover reportedly signed for 35,000 square feet in New York, while a 365 by Whole Foods store is said to have inked a deal for 30,000 square feet outside Chicago, and biotech firm Sanofi Genzyme is reportedly taking an additional 54,000 square feet in Massachusetts.