Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Coons on Wednesday criticized Republican leadership for delays on dozens of federal judicial appointments, speaking out at the first Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nominees since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February.
Celltrion slammed Janssen Biotech’s recent request for an earlier trial date in its patent infringement dispute over Celltrion’s newly approved biosimilar Inflectra, telling a Massachusetts federal judge on Monday that there’s no reason to change the current schedule.
The federal government moved Monday toss out a claim that part of the Indian Reorganization Act is unconstitutional in a group of Massachusetts residents’ federal court challenge of a decision to take roughly 321 acres of land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for a $500 million casino project.
A proposed class of investors in ConforMIS Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday not to toss their suit claiming the artificial joint maker misled investors about manufacturing issues ahead of its $140 million initial public offering in July, saying a prospectus glossed over clear quality control deficiencies that led to a costly recall.
AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Inc. have told the First Circuit that it should affirm a Massachusetts federal court’s ruling that purchasers of AstraZeneca’s blockbuster heartburn drug Nexium couldn’t get a new trial after a jury sided with the drugmakers.
Mack-Cali Realty Corp.’s multifamily division has completed three buyouts of portions of residential and retail properties in New Jersey and Massachusetts in deals worth a combined $85.4 million, according to an announcement on Monday from the Edison, New Jersey-based real estate investment trust.
The NFL asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday to toss a "frivolous" suit by a group of self-described New England Patriots fans claiming they were wronged by the league’s handling of the Deflategate scandal, saying their complaint doesn’t meet the bar for federal jurisdiction, let alone advance a reasonable argument.
The First Circuit ruled Wednesday that there's no hard, six-month deadline to hold a bond hearing for an immigrant who's been detained pending deportation proceedings after serving a criminal sentence, saying courts should individually consider whether the length of a detention is reasonable.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday kept alive the remaining consumer protection law claim in a class action suit brought by healthy Marlboro smokers seeking to bill tobacco giant Philip Morris for annual health screenings, after the plaintiffs lost the rest of their claims in a jury trial.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ability to prosecute individuals for alleged energy market manipulation got another thumbs-up from a federal court this week, but a larger legal battle looms over whether their trading activities are actually manipulative, experts say.
The states of Montana and Massachusetts urged a D.C. Circuit panel to overturn U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules on Regulation A securities, arguing the measures improperly stripped states of their ability to add additional disclosure and other requirements to protect small investors.
Panera Bread Co. on Wednesday urged a North Carolina federal court to move to Massachusetts a Montana-based bakery chain's trademark lawsuit alleging Panera's "food as it should be" campaign infringes its slogan "Bread. The way it ought to be," saying the people responsible for the tagline are based near Boston.
FedEx drivers who claim the company misclassified them as independent contractors lost their bid Tuesday for the full First Circuit to reconsider the court’s finding that one prong of a three-part test to determine contractor status under Massachusetts state law was preempted by federal law.
A Blackstone Group LP affiliate will pay for the acquisition of four Club Quarters hotels with a $335 million loan financed by global real estate investment manager Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, Cornerstone said Wednesday.
Janssen Biotech told a Massachusetts federal judge that it has “powerful evidence” showing patent infringement involving Celltrion’s newly approved biosimilar Inflectra and wants a trial later this year to block the drug's debut.
Comcast Corp. urged a Massachusetts federal court Tuesday to dismiss an antitrust and breach-of-contract suit brought by a spurned Boston NBC affiliate, saying the station failed to bargain for extension rights in its contract and now claims rights it’s not entitled to.
The First Circuit on Tuesday declined to review a Massachusetts federal judge’s denial of class certification for a group of consumers alleging their Oasis brand wood-plastic composite decks were defective, saying they hadn't shown the judge’s analysis was sufficiently questionable.
A proposed class accusing CVS of misleading shoppers about the heart health benefits of its vitamin E supplements on Monday urged the First Circuit to reverse a Rhode Island court’s dismissal of the suit, arguing several studies contradict the retailer’s health claims.
Venture-backed gene-editing biotech Intellia Therapeutics Inc. and middle-market bank Midland States Bancorp filed initial public offerings Monday, each seeking to raise $120 million, adding to a growing pipeline of IPO candidates.
Swedish developer Skanska AB has sold a Boston office and retail building for $452 million to German real estate firm Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, according to separate announcements from the companies on Tuesday.