Massachusetts

  • May 9, 2014

    AIG Unit Can't Fight Weil-McLain Asbestos Deals In Mass.

    A Massachusetts federal court on Wednesday tossed an American International Group Inc. unit's lawsuit challenging boiler manufacturer Weil-McLain's pursuit of excess coverage for asbestos injury settlements, holding the dispute should be heard by an Indiana state court instead.

  • May 8, 2014

    Keds Says Vans Infringing Trademark Blue Label On Heel

    Keds LLC hit rival shoemaker Vans Inc. with a suit in Massachusetts federal court, accusing at least 21 Vans shoes of infringing Keds' trademark blue label on the heels of its sneakers.

  • May 8, 2014

    Mohegan, Wynn Duck Boston Bid For Casino Host Status

    Massachusetts gambling authorities on Thursday made a preliminary decision to boot Boston's efforts to score host community status on Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s proposed $1 billion casino projects, paving the way for a license decision to possibly be made this year.

  • May 8, 2014

    Godfrey & Kahn Atty Among 3 Confirmed To Fed. Bench

    U.S. senators on Thursday confirmed a Godfrey & Kahn SC partner and two other nominees for open federal judicial slots and also advanced the nominations of several Florida judicial nominees, including a district judge nominated to fill a vacancy on the Eleventh Circuit.

  • May 7, 2014

    Dealers' Gripe With Tesla Sales Model Hits Mass. High Court

    Massachusetts auto dealers urged the state’s highest court on Tuesday to confer them standing to sue Tesla Motors Inc. for allegedly flouting state law through its direct-to-consumer sales model, another in a series of similar battles unfolding in state courts nationwide.

  • May 7, 2014

    1st Circ. Saves Race Bias Suit Over Boston Police Drug Test

    The First Circuit on Wednesday revived allegations that the Boston Police Department's drug testing program discriminates against black employees, finding that a group of current and former officers had made a prima facie showing of disparate impact.

  • May 5, 2014

    Urban Outfitters ZIP Code Privacy Suit Goes To Fed. Court

    Urban Outfitters Inc. subsidiary Free People LLC violated fair business laws by collecting customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions and using the information to send them junk mail, according to a putative class action removed to Massachusetts federal court Monday.

  • May 5, 2014

    Ocean Spray Gets Claims Pared From Cranberry Antitrust Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday trimmed the majority of a putative antitrust class action against Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. but left in place allegations from cranberry growers that the juice giant had used predatory pricing methods to maintain a monopoly in the market.

  • May 5, 2014

    Mass., Others Dodge Challenge To Wind Power Project

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday shot down the town of Barnstable and others’ challenge to an offshore wind farm and allegation that the state illegally pressured a utility company to buy power from the project when approving a merger, finding the opponents can't sue the state in federal court.

  • May 2, 2014

    Mass. Regulator Fines Geico Over Accident Reporting

    Geico agreed to pay a $275,000 fine to settle allegations that the insurer inconsistently reported information to Massachusetts state agencies and policyholders on auto insurance accident claims, the Massachusetts insurance commissioner said Thursday.

  • May 2, 2014

    Mass. Panel Eyeing Wynn Land Deal In $1B Casino Plan

    Massachusetts Gaming Commission staff on Friday reiterated that they are continuing to scrutinize Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s land deal for a proposed $1 billion casino as an owner holds out on meeting the requirements of a commission order, but they noted the company is working to tie up loose ends on the deal in the near future.

  • May 1, 2014

    First Wind Gets $369M From KeyBank For Maine Wind Project

    Renewable energy company First Wind has received $369 million in financing and equity investment for a 148-megawatt under-construction wind project in northern Maine, the Boston-based developer announced Thursday.

  • May 1, 2014

    Ex-Atty Barred From IRS For False Claim On Agency Form

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that it has successfully disbarred a former Massachusetts attorney from continuing to practice before the agency for falsely claiming on power of attorney forms that he was a certified public account after his CPA license was revoked.

  • May 1, 2014

    Goodwin Reps Kimco On $270M Buy Of 24 New England Malls

    Kimco Realty Corp. has purchased a 1.4 million-square-foot portfolio comprising 24 Northeast shopping centers from Boston-based GPB Holdings LLC for $270 million, according to an announcement by Kimco and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, which marketed the portfolio.

  • May 1, 2014

    Ex-Rep Says Forest Labs Pushed Off-Label Use Of Namenda

    Forest Laboratories Inc. has been hit with a False Claims Act suit by a former sales representative claiming the pharmaceutical giant regularly markets Namenda to treat mild Alzheimer’s disease, an off-label indication not approved by the government, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court.

  • May 1, 2014

    Vibram To Pay $3.75M In Barefoot Shoe Class Settlement

    Vibram USA Inc. will pay $3.75 million to settle claims alleging it lied about scientific research showing the benefits of barefoot-style running to support sales of its recently trendy glove-like, five-toed running shoes.

  • May 1, 2014

    Boston Closes In On Deals With Mohegan, Wynn

    At the behest of the Massachusetts governor, state gambling authorities on Thursday pushed back a decision on Boston’s request for host community status on Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s proposed $1 billion casino projects as the parties may be close to settling their differences.

  • April 29, 2014

    Deutsche Unit Inks $95M Deal For 2 Boston Buildings

    The real estate investment arm of Deutsche Bank AG's Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has acquired two properties in the Seaport District of Boston on behalf of a client for $94.9 million, it said Tuesday.

  • April 29, 2014

    Mass. House Offers Amnesty To Delinquent Taxpayers

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Monday approved a tax amnesty program that would allow delinquent residents to avoid penalties for failing to pay a whole host of state and local taxes.

  • April 29, 2014

    Raytheon Scores Dismissal Of Kuwaiti Overtime Class Action

    A federal court in Massachusetts on Monday tossed a former U.S. defense contractor’s proposed class action alleging the Raytheon Co. failed to pay overtime for work done in Kuwait, ruling that the law of the Middle Eastern country was not incorporated into his employment contract.