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Massachusetts

  • October 31, 2016

    TA Realty Nabs Mass. Multifamily Property In $67M Deal

    Real estate investment manager TA Realty LLC said Monday that it has acquired a 184-unit residential property in Swampscott, Massachusetts, for $67 million, on behalf of a separate account relationship it has with a state pension fund.

  • October 31, 2016

    IP Suit Damaged Career, Finances, Ex-Boston Guitarist Says

    A former guitarist for the band Boston told a federal jury Monday that the trademark suit against him has made him "radioactive" in the music industry and nearly depleted his retirement savings.

  • October 31, 2016

    US Looks To Reinstate Charges In Meningitis Outbreak Suit

    The federal government on Friday asked a Massachusetts federal judge to reinstate criminal charges against three former New England Compounding Center pharmacists who were indicted for their part in a fatal 2012 meningitis outbreak, saying the judge based his decision to toss the charges on incorrect assumptions about the prosecution’s evidence.

  • October 31, 2016

    Trial Bundling Comes Under Fire In Boston Scientific Appeal

    Bundling cases for trial has become a favored tool of judges shepherding intractable multidistrict litigation, but Boston Scientific and others are starting to push back, arguing that the efficiency of the process is outweighed by the confusion of mixing cases that are not identical.

  • October 28, 2016

    Mass. Judge Stands By Upholding Of Federal Cleanup Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday refused to certify to the First Circuit an appeal of her September ruling that the federal government's suit against Boston and Maine Corp. seeking costs associated with the cleanup of an area around the Fort Devens Superfund site isn't time barred.

  • October 28, 2016

    Boston Founder Calls Guitarist 'Afterthought' In TM Dispute

    The founder of the band Boston on Friday downplayed a guitarist's role in forming the legendary rock group but came under withering cross-examination about his motives for filing the trademark suit against him in Massachusetts federal court.

  • October 28, 2016

    PE-Backed Golf Co. Acushnet Leads 3 IPOs Totaling $582M

    Private equity-backed golf equipment maker and Titleist brand owner Acushnet Holdings Corp. raised $329 million after pricing its initial public offering below range Thursday, while two technology issuers raised $253 million Friday, concluding a busy week that represents the last flurry of deals before Election Day.

  • October 28, 2016

    Mass. AG Can't Duck Climate Discovery Order, Exxon Says

    ExxonMobil Corp. on Thursday urged a Texas federal judge to stand by his decision that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey should be made to participate in jurisdictional discovery to determine whether her investigation into the oil giant’s knowledge of climate change was launched in bad faith.

  • October 27, 2016

    Avis Car Rental Workers Snag Cert. In OT Suit

    A Massachusetts judge Wednesday gave the go-ahead to a class action suit alleging Avis Budget Car Rental LLC misclassified employees as managers to avoid paying them overtime.

  • October 26, 2016

    Bowel Drug False Ad Suit Kept Alive

    Two pharmaceutical companies are still locked in a false advertising and trademark feud over a colonoscopy bowel preparation drug, after a Massachusetts federal judge said Tuesday that there were still factual questions about whether one company’s use of a newsletter article was misleading.

  • October 26, 2016

    ACT Can't End Junk Fax Class Action With Cash Offer

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday kept alive a proposed class action accusing college and career planning company ACT Inc. of peppering businesses with illegal fax advertisements, saying ACT can't escape the suit by strategically offering a full settlement to only the named plaintiffs before class certification.

  • October 26, 2016

    VC-Backed Ra Pharmaceuticals Raises $92M In Upsized IPO

    Venture capital-backed biotech company Ra Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday it has raised $92 million in its initial public offering, within its planned range but with a higher share count than planned.

  • October 26, 2016

    PwC Must Cough Up Docs In NY AG Exxon Climate Probe

    A New York judge on Wednesday ordered PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to comply with a state attorney general subpoena for documents related to an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. lied to investors about climate-change-related risks to its business.

  • October 24, 2016

    Jones Day Adds Former Staples GC To Boston Privacy Group

    A former Staples associate general counsel joined Jones Day's Boston office on Monday to serve as partner in the cybersecurity, privacy and data protection and government regulation practices. 

  • October 24, 2016

    Law 'Confusion' No Excuse In Meningitis MDL, Judge Told

    A Tennessee surgical center Friday told a Massachusetts federal judge that attorneys’ confusion over a state law isn’t a good excuse to keep 15 suits from being tossed from multidistrict litigation over the 2012 fatal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

  • October 24, 2016

    Guitarist 'Hijacking' Boston Trademark, Jury Told

    A former bandmate violated trademark law and his contract when he teamed up with a Massachusetts car magnate and held himself out as an "original member" of the band Boston, the music group's founder told a federal jury Monday in the city the band was named after.

  • October 24, 2016

    EPA Releases Final Housatonic PCB Cleanup Plan For GE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued its final $613 million cleanup plan for a PCB-polluted 125-mile stretch of the Housatonic River from Massachusetts through Connecticut, for which General Electric Co. is responsible.

  • October 24, 2016

    Rainmaker Q&A: Choate's Christian Atwood

    I’m not a huge fan of the term “rainmaker,” as I think it connotes someone doing something on his or her own. In reality, the opposite is true — no one who generates any meaningful amount of business can do so on their own, says Christian Atwood, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.

  • October 24, 2016

    Battle Over $63M Award Doesn't Belong In Mass., Court Hears

    A businessman from the United Arab Emirates and his son asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday to toss health records giant Cerner Corp.'s bid to nab the proceeds of a condo the pair sold, part of the company’s efforts to enforce a $63 million foreign arbitration award.

  • October 21, 2016

    Maine Slams Would-Be Amicus In Tribe's River Rights Row

    The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission should not get extra time to prepare a brief it has no place filing in the first place concerning a First Circuit challenge to a decision limiting the Penobscot Nation’s reservation boundaries, the state said Thursday.