The plaintiffs’ steering committee in the multidistrict litigation against Pfizer over its alleged illegal marketing of Neurontin for off-label use told a Massachusetts federal judge Friday that Bernstein Liebhard is seeking more money than it legally deserves.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a $98 million deal between buyers of organ transplant anti-rejection drug Prograf and Astellas Pharma US Inc., ending allegations Astellas delayed entry of a generic form of the immunosuppressant, while also approving a request from the buyers' lawyers for $34 million in fees and expenses.
Foley Hoag LLP has hired former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley as of counsel in its litigation department, four months after the end of her eight-year tenure as the state's top lawyer.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. and UBS Securities LLC have settled claims over mortgage-backed securities certificates in Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s suit accusing them of misleading it into buying $5.9 billion in MBS that later faltered.
A Massachusetts bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc.’s Chapter 11 plan, which provides up to $200 million in payouts to those affected by a 2010 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and drove the company into bankruptcy.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has welcomed a former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP partner with extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state utilities commissions to its Washington, D.C., and Boston offices, the firm said Monday.
The First Circuit on Monday revived a suit seeking to block the construction of a $2.6 billion offshore project known as Cape Wind, ruling that a lower court wrongly dismissed plaintiffs’ claims and that they were neither moot nor unripe.
The former general counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has returned to private practice, accepting a position at Beveridge & Diamond PC, the firm said Monday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday asked a Massachusetts federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging ICE violated the Freedom of Information Act by not handing over immigration-related documents, saying it never received the ACLU's request.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has urged Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to investigate alleged violations of the state’s gambling rules, claiming that regulations allowing a new casino to operate additional gaming positions and table games could cause the tribe lose upwards of $30 million a year.
A Massachusetts man serving a 10- to 12-year prison sentence for running a Ponzi scheme pled guilty Thursday to federal contempt charges for racking up thousands of dollars in credit card bills, taking out a loan and selling a truck without putting the funds into a court-ordered escrow account.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court held Thursday that two insurers can't recover business interruption losses from NSTAR Electric Co. in connection with a fire allegedly caused by NSTAR employees at a building owned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ruling that a tariff the utility filed with a state regulator limited its liability.
A suit by a proposed class of cranberry growers accusing Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. of predatory pricing will proceed without a monopolization claim, as the growers are neither competitors nor customers of the cooperative and do not have antitrust standing in the handler-consumer market, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told a federal judge Thursday that its case against two golfing buddies accused of insider trading has been strengthened by an order that the Second Circuit’s landmark Newman decision does not apply in a related criminal proceeding against the men.
The SEC is looking into an apparent sham takeover offer made for cosmetics company Avon, while Advent International has plans to back its acquisition of Dutch conveyor belt company Ammeraal Beltech with leveraged loans totaling about $343 million.
KG Urban Enterprises LLC told Massachusetts gaming regulators at a hearing Thursday that Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.'s backing of a proposed $650 million casino project may be secured as early as next week, prompting the regulators to let the team move forward in the license bidding process.
A prolific patent litigant and attorney seeking to boot Cooley LLP from representing a health club franchisor in an exercise machine patent row told a Massachusetts federal court that Cooley’s continued use of confidential information from a past client has made fair mediation in the suit impossible.
Monogram Residential Trust Inc. has purchased its joint venture partner PGGM’s stakes in six multifamily properties and a single mezzanine loan for $224.6 million, the Plano, Texas-based real estate investment trust announced on Wednesday.
A Massachusetts lawyer pled guilty Tuesday to an insider trading scheme involving a group of loose-lipped golfing buddies, after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss the case in light of the Second Circuit's decision in U.S. v. Newman.
The Macy’s Inc. employee handbook’s restrictions on sharing employee information and other activities violate the National Labor Relations Act, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Tuesday in a charge brought by a United Food and Commercial Workers Union local in Massachusetts.