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.
A real estate developer and a construction firm are taking their dispute with the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England over allegedly botched student housing in London to the First Circuit after a Massachusetts federal judge last week backed an English liability ruling and awarded the college a $7.2 million attachment.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday axed a whistleblower’s long-running False Claims Act suit against medical device maker DJO Global Inc., finding that alleged coaching of doctors on treatment lengths was irrelevant to Medicare reimbursement for bone growth stimulators.
Foley Hoag LLP added a former Locke Lord LLP practice leader with expertise steering capital markets and other transactions for life sciences companies in an effort to further grow its strength in the securities and mergers and acquisitions spaces, the firm said.
Philip Morris pressed a Massachusetts federal judge Monday for judgment on the remaining consumer protection law claim in a class action suit brought by healthy smokers seeking to bill the tobacco giant for annual health screenings, saying the judge can’t ignore a jury’s previous conclusion that its cigarettes weren’t defective.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a bill raising the state’s net metering caps, allowing more electric customers with their own solar panels to take advantage of rate incentives to sell power back to the grid.
The New England Patriots will not be returned the first-round pick they were docked in Deflategate before the 2016 NFL Draft later this month after a Massachusetts federal judge said Friday a suit claiming the team and league breached an implied contract with fans over their handling of the scandal is doomed to fail.
A Massachusetts federal judge recently ordered Apple to help the government unlock an iPhone seized from a suspected gang member, according to a docket unsealed Friday at the insistence of a privacy group that called the action vital in light of the rash of similar cases pending around the country.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday confirmed an expert’s liability determination under an international arbitration convention against two companies accused by the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England of botching the renovation of student housing in London, and awarded the college a $7.2 million attachment.
The recent, unprecedented guilty plea by Massachusetts power plant operators to charges they made false statements to a regional grid operator reveals a tight relationship between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's enforcement unit that could yield more criminal prosecutions from the former and more civil enforcement cases from the latter, experts say.
Advent International and Bain Capital sold nearly 14 percent of their investment vehicle’s stake in London-listed payments processing company Worldpay, a former RBS unit that went public in October, for £740 million ($1.05 billion) in an upsized share offering, according to a Thursday regulatory filing.
InVentiv Group Holdings Inc. a private-equity-backed owner of a business that provides services to biopharmaceutical companies, filed for a $100 million initial public offering Tuesday, marking the third filing in April and adding life to an IPO pipeline that has produced little action this year.
U.S. prosecutors revealed criminal charges against two former executives of State Street Global Markets LLC on Tuesday, alleging the pair secretly charged clients in Europe, the Middle East and Asia excess fees on services to move or liquidate large securities portfolios.