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Massachusetts

  • November 3, 2015

    Electronics Cos. Accuse BU Of Misleading Jury In Patent Row

    Electronics companies on trial for allegedly infringing Boston University’s semiconductor technology said Tuesday the university has taken some of their attorneys’ words out of context and made misleading statements to the jury.

  • November 3, 2015

    Dairy Co. Not Covered For Faulty Protein Drink Batch

    A Massachusetts appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court's decision that dairy company H.P. Hood LLC isn't covered under an Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. policy for losses the company sustained when it had to destroy two million bottles of a protein drink that failed quality-control testing.

  • November 3, 2015

    SEC Faces 1st Circ. Fire Over Ex-State Street Execs' Fines

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to impose sanctions against two former State Street Corp. executives came under fire Monday, when First Circuit judges sharply questioned the agency’s findings that the two men violated securities laws in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • November 3, 2015

    Boston IP Firm Wants GPNE’s $100M Malpractice Suit Axed

    Occhiuti & Rohlicek LLP urged a Massachusetts federal court Monday to dismiss a $100 million malpractice suit brought by GPNE Corp. over a lapsed Japanese data communications patent, arguing the complaint fails to make specific claims or include an English translation of the patent.

  • November 2, 2015

    SEC Accuses Wells Fargo Analyst Of Insider Trading

    A former Wells Fargo financial analyst gave illegal stock tips to her boyfriend in advance of the $398 million acquisition of American Dental Partners Inc. by private equity firm JLL Partners Inc., according to a suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.

  • November 2, 2015

    InterContinental Faces Class Action Over Cancellation Fees

    InterContinental Hotel Group was hit by a proposed consumer class action in Massachusetts federal court on Monday that accuses the hotelier of charging customers cancellation fees after telling them they wouldn’t be charged.

  • November 2, 2015

    High Court Refuses Satellite Cos.' Challenge To State Taxes

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review state court decisions in Massachusetts and Tennessee that upheld taxes on satellite companies and their customers that DirecTV LLC and Dish Network Corp. LLC say are unlawful and discriminatory.

  • November 2, 2015

    1st Circ. Delays Golfer's Sentence Amid Newman Bail Bid

    The First Circuit on Friday gave an amateur golfer a temporary reprieve from serving an 18-month insider trading sentence while it considers his bail motion stemming from the Second Circuit’s landmark Newman decision.

  • October 30, 2015

    EMC Shareholder Says $67B Dell Deal Shortchanges Investors

    An EMC Corp. shareholder slapped the company, its directors and Dell Inc. with a proposed class action in Massachusetts district court on Friday over allegations that the company's $67 billion sale shortchanges shareholders and prevents them from profiting off the company's future success.

  • October 30, 2015

    Sports Tape Doesn't Relieve Pain, Class Suit Says

    A Massachusetts resident hit KT Health Inc. and its affiliates with a putative class action in Massachusetts federal court on Friday, claiming the company has been manufacturing, advertising and selling an elastic sport and fitness tape called KT Tape, that does not deliver the pain relief and injury treatment results it promises.

  • October 30, 2015

    Pepsi Workers Seek To Finalize $3M OT Wage Settlement

    A class of Pepsi employees on Friday asked a Massachusetts federal court to grant final approval to a $3 million settlement for claims that their employer stiffed them on overtime pay by improperly using a fluctuating work week system to calculate their wages.

  • October 30, 2015

    Hinckley Allen, Morgan Lewis Guide $78M Boston Deal

    Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP represented Pennsylvania private equity real estate manager Equus Capital Partners Ltd. in its $77.5 million sale — announced on Thursday — of a Boston office and retail property to DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners LLC, which had counsel from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • October 30, 2015

    Mass. Adviser Admits Hawking Sham Facebook, Twitter Stock

    A Boston-area investment adviser faces nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to defrauding clients of more than $1 million by touting sham investments in the high-profile initial public offerings of Facebook, Twitter and Alibaba.

  • October 29, 2015

    Mass. Gaming Commission To Study Daily Fantasy Regulation

    Massachusetts gaming regulators on Thursday said they plan to take a deeper look at whether the daily fantasy sports industry should be regulated, and if so, how it should be structured, becoming the latest government body to look further into this burgeoning industry amid questions over its fairness and legality. 

  • October 29, 2015

    Senator Wants VW To Return Fuel Efficiency Tax Credits

    Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to re-evaluate whether Volkswagen Group should pay back tax credits it earned for complying with fuel economy standards since the world now knows the automaker cheated emissions tests.

  • October 29, 2015

    AT&T Hit With New 'Throttling' Class Action In Mass.

    AT&T was hit with another class action Thursday over its highly-controversial “throttling” program from a Massachusetts woman claiming in federal court the company falsely advertised its iPhone data services as “unlimited,” while secretly slowing speeds once customers hit certain usage limits.

  • October 27, 2015

    Sen. Warren Says AIG, Prudential Admit To Lavish 'Kickbacks'

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday issued a scathing report saying 13 of the nation's biggest life insurance providers, including AIG and Prudential, admitted to rewarding retirement advisers with lavish gifts and trips for selling millions in annuity packages.

  • October 27, 2015

    NFL Means Business With Clement Pickup In Deflategate Case

    After its attempt to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension in a New York district court fell flat, the NFL has brought in a former U.S. solicitor general and prolific Supreme Court advocate for its appeal, a move experts say shows the league is serious about defending the commissioner’s authority.

  • October 27, 2015

    Mass., Mont. Tell DC Circ. To Nix SEC Capital-Raising Rules

    Massachusetts and Montana pressed the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to toss portions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new capital-raising rules, saying the securities regulator’s so-called Regulation A+ guidelines run counter to Congress’ intent.

  • October 26, 2015

    NFL Taps Legal Heavyweights With Filing Of 2nd Circ. Brief

    The NFL brought in a trio of federal appellate experts from Bancroft PLLC led by a former U.S. solicitor general as it filed its opening brief Monday in its Second Circuit appeal of the Deflategate court decision overturning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension.