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Massachusetts

  • October 19, 2016

    $30M Ends Dell's IP Feud With Pure Storage

    Pure Storage will pay $30 million to Dell as part of a settlement of all litigation between the data storage companies involving allegations of violated contracts, infringement of an EMC patent and pilfered trade secrets, according to a publicly filed report.

  • October 19, 2016

    Seafood Co., Temp Agency Exploited Workers, DOL Says

    A Massachusetts seafood company and temporary employment agency underpaid more than 50 vulnerable, low-wage employees, falsified records and at times took improper deductions from workers' pay, according to a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • October 19, 2016

    Mass. Bars Wells Fargo As Bond Underwriter For 1 Year

    Massachusetts has become the latest state to ban Wells Fargo from underwriting its bonds, a spokeswoman for the state treasurer confirmed Wednesday, saying that the bank won’t do business with the treasury for at least a year and leaving open the possibility of further adverse action.

  • October 18, 2016

    Nuke Plant Risks Must Block $971M Pipeline, Enviros Say

    Riverkeeper Inc. on Tuesday renewed its call for the D.C. Circuit to halt construction of a $971 million gas pipeline project to further assess the risk of building it so close to a nuclear power plant, arguing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission blindly signed off on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s inadequate analysis.

  • October 18, 2016

    Lowe's, MTD Must Face Suit Over Lawnmower Accident

    Lowe's Home Centers LLC and power equipment manufacturer MTD Products Co. can’t escape a negligence lawsuit brought by a man whose fingers were chopped off in a lawnmower accident because the companies have a duty to use the safest design, a Massachusetts federal judge said on Monday.

  • October 17, 2016

    Bill Cosby Seeks Accusers' Health Records In Civil Case

    Bill Cosby on Monday asked a Massachusetts federal judge for access to mental health and counseling records of women who say he defamed them when he denied their allegations.

  • October 17, 2016

    PE-Backed Acushnet Tops 5 IPO Launches Totaling $907M

    Private-equity backed golf equipment manufacturer Acushnet Holdings Corp., owner of the renowned Titleist brand, set terms on an initial public offering estimated to raise $435 million — one of five companies, from technology to life sciences, to launch IPOs Monday for a total of about $907 million.

  • October 17, 2016

    Exxon Wants To Add NY AG To Climate Subpoena Suit

    Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday urged a Texas federal judge to add New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to its lawsuit challenging Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's climate change investigation, claiming the two have conspired with like-minded state attorneys general to unconstitutionally silence the energy giant's political speech.

  • October 17, 2016

    Rainmaker Q&A: Goodwin Procter's Stuart Cable

    The most challenging part of generating business is to recognize that it is not all about you. It is about the client’s business objectives, says Stuart Cable, chairman of mergers and acquisitions/corporate finance for the technology and life sciences practices at Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • October 14, 2016

    Mass. Tribe Sees 'Path Forward' For Casino With New Ruling

    A Massachusetts federal judge has given the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino plans "a legal path forward," in the words of the tribe's chairman, after the judge clarified an earlier decision that shot down the federal government's attempt to re-establish reservation land.

  • October 14, 2016

    Health Hires: Greensfelder, Cozen O'Connor, Goodwin

    Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC and Cozen O'Connor have both expanded their health care teams with additions from Clark Hill PLC and Epstein Becker Green, respectively, while Goodwin Procter LLP has grown its life sciences team with a partner from WilmerHale.

  • October 14, 2016

    Ex-Gottex Accountant Admits Embezzling $3.5M From Fund

    A former accountant for the Swiss hedge fund Gottex Fund Management pled guilty Friday to embezzling about $3.5 million from his employer.

  • October 14, 2016

    GSK Wants Fraud Claims Dismissed In Zofran MDL

    GlaxoSmithKline PLC on Thursday told a Massachusetts federal court that it shouldn’t have to face fraud claims in multidistrict litigation over an alleged off-label marketing scheme for its anti-nausea drug Zofran, because the suits don’t sufficiently outline the details of the alleged misconduct.

  • October 14, 2016

    Tire Co. Insider Trading Case Riddled With Holes, Jury Told

    The government’s case against a Massachusetts man accused of tipping off his friends about a pending tire company merger with information from his lawyer wife is filled with inconsistencies and relies on the testimony of a desperate man who would lie to avoid jail, the defense told a federal jury Friday in closing arguments.

  • October 13, 2016

    Mass. AG, Exxon Will Trade Evidence In Climate Fight

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will have to present evidence she wasn’t biased in launching an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s knowledge of climate change if she wants to keep a suit to bar the probe out of Texas federal court, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • October 13, 2016

    Pradaxa Warnings Were Adequate, Boehringer Ingelheim Says

    Looking to avoid a wrongful death trial scheduled for December, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Inc. told a federal judge in Boston on Thursday that he should declare as a matter of law that its warnings about the fatal bleeding risk when taking the blood thinner Pradaxa were adequate.

  • October 13, 2016

    Fed. Circ. Backs MIT In Cell-Growing Mesh Patent Case

    The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a win for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in its patent infringement suit against Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc. over the drugmaker's Dermagraft treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, saying the district court's claim constructions were correct and that a key term was not indefinite.

  • October 13, 2016

    Inside Info Not Needed For Tire Co. Stock Buys, Jury Told

    An expert witness testifying on behalf of a Massachusetts man accused of tipping off his friends about a pending tire company merger told a federal jury Thursday that the stock in question was a good buy based on the fundamentals, regardless of any alleged inside information or rumors about the buyout.

  • October 13, 2016

    Amazon Driver Background Checks Unfair, Advocates Say

    Amazon.com’s new policy requiring delivery companies contracting with the online retailer to perform more stringent criminal background checks on drivers resulted in the discriminatory firing of numerous black and Latino employees, a legal advocacy group said in a letter Wednesday.

  • October 12, 2016

    Mass. FedEx Drivers Tell Judge They Were Employees

    Holdouts from a settlement between FedEx and its Massachusetts drivers on Wednesday urged a federal judge to rule that they were employees, arguing that their work for the carrier prevented them from working for anyone else.