Massachusetts

  • May 20, 2014

    Mass. AG Allows Partners' Hospital Tie-Up With Price Caps

    Hospital network Partners HealthCare struck a deal Monday with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, clearing Partners' bid to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems after the network agreed to cap prices and limit its expansion for up to 10 years.

  • May 20, 2014

    K&L Gates Adds International Investment Management Partner

    K&L Gates LLP said on Tuesday it has bolstered its financial services practice area in its Boston and Pittsburgh offices with the addition of an ex-Reed Smith LLP attorney who has expertise in international investment management and private equity.

  • May 19, 2014

    NECC, Tenn. Reach $5M Deal Over Meningitis Outbreak

    The trustee for now-bankrupt New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc., which was linked to a fatal meningitis outbreak, agreed Monday to give the Tennessee Department of Health $5 million in unsecured claims to end administrative proceedings against the company claiming it had violated state pharmacy laws leading up to the outbreak.

  • May 19, 2014

    RE Rumor Mill: Blackstone, Record SoHo Sale, Apple

    Blackstone is reportedly selling five Boston-area properties for $2.1 billion, while Apple is said to be moving into New York's Upper East Side, and a SoHo retail space reportedly is selling for a new per-square-foot record.

  • May 16, 2014

    Wife Of Accused TelexFree Schemer Held After Flight Attempt

    The wife of a co-owner of bankrupt TelexFree Inc., which authorities have accused of running an elaborate $1.1 billion pyramid scheme, was detained as she tried to flee the country and is being held on a material witness warrant, prosecutors said Friday.

  • May 16, 2014

    Mass. Casino Hopeful Drops Appeal Claiming Pro-Tribal Bias

    Casino developer KG Urban Enterprises LLC, which is bidding for a gambling license in southeastern Massachusetts, on Thursday dropped its First Circuit appeal of a lower court’s dismissal of its suit alleging that the state’s gambling expansion law was unfairly partial to tribal gambling interests.

  • May 15, 2014

    In-House Lawyers Can Be Awarded Fees, Mass. Court Says

    A Massachusetts appeals court ruled Wednesday that companies can recover attorneys' fees for work done by in-house counsel on successful state unfair trade practices claims in a contract dispute between two companies that make light sticks and other luminescent products.

  • May 15, 2014

    Mass. High Court Says Open Conservation Land Is Tax Exempt

    Massachusetts' highest court ruled Thursday that maintaining open forest space for conservation activity qualifies as a charitable purpose under state law and exempts such land holders from local property taxes, handing a victory to a nonprofit group that challenged taxes on its land.

  • May 14, 2014

    Transit Agency Tenants Win Tax Exemption In Mass. Court

    All property owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is expressly exempted from taxation under state law even when leased by a private entity, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday in a battle over the taxability of Boston’s historic South Station.

  • May 12, 2014

    TelexFree Exec Accused In $1B Scam Not A Fugitive, Atty Says

    The co-owner of bankrupt TelexFree Inc., which authorities have accused of running an elaborate $1.1 billion pyramid scheme, is not on the run and plans to fight the criminal charge against him, his attorney said Monday.

  • May 9, 2014

    Nationwide Challenges Arbitration Ruling Over Liberty Books

    Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and a subsidiary filed suit in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday in a bid to quash an arbitration order that curtailed its right to access Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.’s books before having to issue payments under a reinsurance treaty.

  • 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.