Eleven state attorneys general on Thursday sought leave to file an amicus brief supporting Exxon Mobil Corp. in the company’s bid to halt the Massachusetts attorney general from moving forward with an investigation into the energy giant’s public statements about climate change.
QBE Insurance Corp. has agreed to refund consumers and pay the commonwealth of Massachusetts $375,000 to resolve allegations that it issued force-placed insurance policies for homeowners who didn't need them.
Medical device maker Neovasc urged a federal court Thursday to deny an injunction request by a rival that won $70 million from it in a trade-secrets trial, arguing there is no justification for the measure.
The Massachusetts fund that covers claims for insolvent insurers should be able to recoup money it pays out for workers’ compensation claims at high-net-worth insureds like banks, the fund told the state's high court Thursday.
A former sales rep for what is now a Medtronic subsidiary faced a seemingly skeptical panel of First Circuit judges Wednesday in his bid to revive a False Claims Act suit accusing the device maker of off-label marketing and defrauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A Dentsply International Inc. subsidiary urged Massachusetts' highest court Wednesday to leave intact the dental equipment maker's final courtroom victory against a company that failed to disclose it was under threat of patent litigation during contract negotiations for a $71 million buyout nearly 10 years ago.
Forest Laboratories Inc. on Tuesday asked a Massachusetts federal court not to make six former employees sit for depositions in multidistrict litigation accusing the company of misleading consumers about the efficacy of its drugs Celexa and Lexapro, arguing discovery has been extensive enough and most of them have already been questioned.
Private equity-backed Microbiology Research Associates has agreed to acquire Accuratus Lab Services from Avista Pharma Solutions Inc., the companies said on Wednesday, in a deal that was guided by Sidley Austin LLP and bolsters MRA’s ability to provide services to developers, manufacturers and users of anti-microbial products.
Three companies, including two banks and a venture-backed technology firm, set terms Monday on initial public offerings estimated to total $440 million, immediately restarting an IPO pipeline that is expected to pick up after a long, late-summer break.
An au pair company has sued to block a Massachusetts domestic workers law from applying to a federal exchange program under which au pairs enter on J-1 visas, arguing the program is intended as a “cultural exchange" for foreigners, not to employ them.
A Massachusetts federal magistrate recommended Friday that Southcoast Health System Inc. be found immune from antitrust claims over an allegedly anti-competitive lawsuit it brought against rival Steward Health Care System LLC in state court, citing a doctrine that shields petitioners to the government from antitrust liability.
You never know where business is going to come from, and because of that, you are always auditioning. Focus on building deep relationships with your counterparts at the client, doing your job extremely well, being incredibly responsive and reliable, and playing nice in the sandbox because your future clients are likely watching you, says Andrew Hickey, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
A Massachusetts federal judge won't let USA Today parent company Gannett Co. off the hook for allegedly collecting app users' video viewing data and sharing it with another company, ruling on Friday that disclosing personally identifiable information could indeed cause users harm.
A Massachusetts federal magistrate judge has recommended that certain patent infringement claims Oxford Immunotec Ltd. brought against Qiagen Inc. and others relating to a method for diagnosing tuberculosis should move forward while others should be dismissed, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s Mayo and Alice rulings.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Thursday blasted a group of Massachusetts residents’ contention that it made a calculated move by waiting to ask to join a lawsuit until after a federal judge ruled the U.S. Department of the Interior was wrong to take land into trust for the tribe's planned casino.
Daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. were hit Thursday in Massachusetts federal court with an updated, streamlined master complaint in a suit involving angry players’ accusations that the sites lied to users when assuring them the sites were legal and could offer free bonus money.
After winning a $70 million trade secrets verdict against medical device maker Neovasc, rival CardiAQ told a federal court on Thursday that the verdict should be enhanced by at least $23.3 million.
Two former Acclarent Inc. executives urged a federal judge in Boston to overturn their misdemeanor convictions for flouting medical device safety law, arguing that the charges violate their rights to free speech and a fair trial.
High-end tabletop radio maker Cue Inc. said Thursday that a new appellate ruling on a trademark’s likelihood of confusion undermines a decision to toss Cue's allegations over a GM touch-screen interface in Cadillac vehicles with a name similar to Cue's mark.
The recent completion of the United States' first offshore wind energy project in Rhode Island shows that the Ocean State and its northeastern neighbors are leading the pack when it comes to harnessing offshore wind energy and blazing a trail for other regions that want to make the most of wind power.