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Massachusetts

  • September 1, 2016

    Domino’s Drivers Win Class Cert. On Mass. Tip Claims

    A federal judge in Boston certified a class on Thursday of Domino’s Pizza Inc. delivery drivers who say the company broke Massachusetts law when it kept delivery charges for itself instead of handing them over to the workers.

  • September 1, 2016

    Mass. Pushes 1st Circ. To Reject Tribe's Bid To Build Casino

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts pressed the First Circuit to cement a decision rejecting the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)'s bid to build a casino on Martha's Vineyard, arguing Wednesday that the lower court had correctly held federal law stands in the tribe's way.

  • September 1, 2016

    Omnicare Asks To Appeal $421M FCA Suit To 1st Circ.

    Omnicare urged a Massachusetts federal judge Wednesday to certify for appeal her decision to greenlight a $421 million False Claims Act suit alleging the pharmacy company took kickbacks from drugmaker Organon. 

  • September 1, 2016

    DraftKings Raises $150M In Latest Funding Round

    Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings said Thursday it has raised another $150 million, adding Revolution Growth, a venture capital firm founded by the owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, as an investor, just as several states have legalized daily fantasy sports contests.

  • September 1, 2016

    Mass. AG Defends Probe Of Glock, Remington Product Safety

    The Massachusetts Attorney General this week defended her office's investigation of Remington Arms Co. LLC and Glock Inc.'s product safety, arguing that it was a legitimate products safety probe, not a political assault on customer privacy and the Second Amendment. 

  • August 31, 2016

    1st Circ. Says 'Job Duty' Claim Can't End Whistleblower Suit

    The First Circuit on Wednesday revived suits brought by two motel housekeepers in Maine claiming they were fired after reporting that a maintenance worker sexually harassed another employee, rejecting the employer’s argument that the workers' actions were "job duties" and excluded from whistleblower protections.

  • August 31, 2016

    Convicted Ex-Acclarent Execs Shed Bail, Travel Requirements

    A Massachusetts federal judge agreed Tuesday to ease travel restrictions and bond conditions on two medical device executives while they appeal their convictions for misdemeanor misbranding and adulteration law violations.

  • August 31, 2016

    No Dispute 'Lexus' Photog Studio Infringed, Toyota Says

    Toyota Motor Corp. asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday for a quick win in a trademark infringement suit against a local wedding photography company called Lexus Studios Inc., arguing that there is no real dispute that the studio was trying to associate its own brand with the luxury car company.

  • August 30, 2016

    1st Circ. Orders Stay For Harvard Researchers’ Suit

    The First Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s reasons for dismissing a suit by two Harvard Medical School researchers claiming the institution’s bungled a misconduct investigation into their work, agreeing the administrative proceedings should finish first but also mandating the case be stayed rather than dismissed.

  • August 30, 2016

    Casino Opponents Slam Tribe's Bid To Join Trust Land Fight

    A group of Massachusetts residents whom a federal judge recently favored by holding that the U.S. Department of the Interior was wrong to take land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s planned casino said on Monday that the tribe should not be allowed to join their lawsuit fighting the agency's decision.

  • August 30, 2016

    Rival Horsemen's Groups Jockey For Turf In Boston Court

    Massachusetts' historically dominant association for racehorse owners and trainers is trying to use the court system to preserve its grip on the troubled horse racing industry in the commonwealth, a new rival told a federal judge Tuesday

  • August 29, 2016

    Pharma Co.'s Supply Chain Lies Caused Stock Drop, Suit Says

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. hid major problems with the supply chain for a new kidney disease treatment, leading to a 36 percent stock drop after production was delayed, shareholders alleged Friday in Massachusetts federal court.

  • August 29, 2016

    Convicted Ex-Acclarent Execs Don't Need Passports: DOJ

    Two former medical device executives each convicted of 10 misdemeanor charges of introducing misbranded and adulterated devices into interstate commerce shouldn’t be given extra freedoms before their sentencing, the federal government told a Massachusetts federal court Friday.

  • August 26, 2016

    Aveo Promises Reforms In Cancer Drug Derivative Settlement

    Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s board has agreed to reform itself and the company's internal policies following an investor's derivative suit claiming it lied about the success of a clinical trial for a kidney cancer medication, according to a preliminary settlement submitted Thursday to a Massachusetts federal court.

  • August 24, 2016

    DOJ Gets Kickback Case Revived Against Medical Supplier

    A Massachusetts federal judge responded to U.S. Department of Justice prodding by reviving a False Claims Act suit over health product supplier CCS Medical Inc.'s alleged illicit acceptance of kickbacks, concluding Wednesday that a safe harbor may not apply.

  • August 24, 2016

    DOI Wants Redo In Trust Land Fight Over Planned Casino

    The U.S. Department of the Interior asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday to rethink part of his recent conclusion that the agency was wrong to take land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s planned casino, saying that the scope of the ruling went too far.

  • August 24, 2016

    Medicare Settlements In Tainted Steroids MDL Get Early OK

    A federal judge in Boston on Wednesday gave provisional approval to a resolution of Medicare liens in the 2012 fatal meningitis outbreak linked to a local pharmacy, clearing an important hurdle to victims receiving settlement checks.

  • August 24, 2016

    Mass. Can't Enforce Railroad Sick Time Law, Court Rules

    Massachusetts cannot enforce its new paid sick leave law against railroads because they’re already required to provide their employees sick leave benefits under federal law, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • August 24, 2016

    House Science Chair Rips Mass. AG Over Subpoena Rejection

    The House Science Committee chair on Wednesday chastised Massachusetts’ attorney general for refusing to comply with a subpoena requesting documents related to that state’s investigation of a possible climate change cover-up by Exxon Mobil Corp. and other companies.

  • August 24, 2016

    Omnicare Can't Kick Whistleblower's $421M FCA Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday refused to let Omnicare Inc. escape from two whistleblowers’ False Claims Act suit accusing the health care company of entering into a six-year kickback agreement with drug manufacturer Organon, concluding that too many questions remain about its conduct.