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Massachusetts

  • August 11, 2015

    Foley & Lardner Nabs Ex-WilmerHale Private Equity Pro

    Foley & Lardner LLP has added a partner to its Boston office from WilmerHale who specializes in private equity and venture capital fund formations, secondary transactions, co-investments and fund maintenance.

  • August 10, 2015

    Jury Sides With Chipotle in EEOC Disability Bias Suit

    A Massachusetts federal court on Monday entered a judgment in favor of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. in a disability discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, following a Friday jury verdict.

  • August 7, 2015

    Insurer Off The Hook For Bookmobile Fire, Mass. Court Says

    A Massachusetts appellate court held Thursday that Central Insurance Cos. doesn't have to cover a custom truck company for fire damage to a bookmobile it designed for a city in Essex County, finding that Central's commercial property policy didn't kick in because the limits of the policyholder's garage insurance weren't exhausted.

  • August 7, 2015

    MGM Scores Approval For Later Opening Of $800M Casino

    An affiliate of MGM Resorts International got the approval of Massachusetts regulators on Thursday to push back the opening of its planned $800 million casino by about a year due to concerns of how a delayed roadway construction project could affect the casino's performance.

  • August 7, 2015

    Mass. Says Gaming Deal Defeats Martha’s Vineyard Casino

    Massachusetts is continuing to fight a Native American tribe’s attempt to build a gambling facility in Martha’s Vineyard, telling a federal judge Thursday that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not trump a 1980s-era settlement agreement that prohibits gambling on the land.

  • August 7, 2015

    Ex-Goldman Exec In $50M Laundering Rap Blames Husband

    The lawyer for former Goldman Sachs & Co. asset manager Shalini Ahmed said Friday her client is being charged with “guilt by marriage” after the FBI said she and her husband, former Oak Investment Partners executive Iftikar Ahmed, engaged in $50 million in money laundering and tax evasion.

  • August 6, 2015

    Steward Says Bankruptcy Court No Place For Severance Row

    Hospital operator Steward Health Care System LLC on Thursday urged the First Circuit to affirm a lower court's finding that a bankruptcy judge lacked jurisdiction to allow administrative expense claims brought by two executives who worked at Florida-based Quincy Medical Center Inc., which the company purchased in 2011.

  • August 6, 2015

    John Hancock Proposes $350M Boston Office Complex

    John Hancock said Wednesday it plans to build a $350 million, 26-story office tower in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, replacing an existing nine-story building, potentially revamping the city's skyline near two other large properties it owns.

  • August 5, 2015

    Mass. Marijuana Advocates Seek Pot Legalization Vote

    Two organizations advocating for legalizing recreational marijuana on Wednesday filed proposals with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for laws that would establish a system in which the plant is regulated and taxed like alcohol.

  • August 5, 2015

    Marshalls, TJ Maxx Workers Ask For Final Nod On $4.8M Deal

    The parent company of discount retailers Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods will pay nearly $4.8 million to close out a putative class’s claims that it failed to pay overtime to assistant store managers while they were in training, according to a filing in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday.

  • August 5, 2015

    Philips Says Amerlux Has Flouted 6 LED Patents

    Industrial lighting company Amerlux LLC has violated six LED lighting component patents, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV claimed Wednesday in a patent infringement lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court.

  • August 4, 2015

    Carlyle, King Street Drop $104.2M For Mass. Lab Complex

    A joint venture of private equity firm The Carlyle Group and property manager King Street Properties has plunked down $104 million to purchase a Class A laboratory and office building in Massachusetts, the seller's broker announced Tuesday.

  • August 4, 2015

    Ex-State Street Execs Blast SEC's Shifting Push For Sanctions

    Two former State Street executives fired back at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week, telling the First Circuit that the agency is ignoring evidence and presenting contradictory legal arguments to defend sanctioning them over their work promoting a bond fund before the financial crisis.

  • July 31, 2015

    Obama Taps Magistrates, Criminal Defender For Federal Bench

    President Barack Obama's nominees Thursday to fill four empty federal court seats in Pennsylvania and three openings in Georgia, New York and Massachusetts are a mix of federal magistrate judges, state trial court judges and one employment and criminal defense attorney.

  • July 30, 2015

    Nexium Judge Gives Rare Look Into Landmark Antitrust Trial

    U.S. District Judge William G. Young, who last year oversaw the first trial of a pay-for-delay case since the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that pharmaceutical patent settlements could face antitrust challenges, offered a rare window Thursday into his thinking throughout the case as he refused to grant Nexium buyers another jury trial to try to make their case stick. Here are some of the judge's takeaways about key moments in the "rip-roaring" six-week trial.

  • July 30, 2015

    No New Trial For Drug Buyers In Nexium Pay-For-Delay Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge refused Thursday to let Nexium buyers get a second crack at their pay-for-delay suit against AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Inc., saying the plaintiffs' claim for how new evidence would let them prove their case at trial was "at least a couple of bridges too far."

  • July 30, 2015

    Novartis Looks To Kill Gleevec Antitrust Suit

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. told a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action that claims the company illegally withheld generic versions of a leukemia drug from consumers, saying the plaintiffs lack standing to sue and have failed to state a claim.

  • July 30, 2015

    Skadden-Led Blank Check Co. Beats Target With $180M IPO

    Easterly Acquisition Corp., a Massachusetts-based blank check company formed by Easterly Capital LLC for effecting mergers or similar deals in the financial services sector, topped its target on Thursday by raising $180 million in an initial public offering steered by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • July 28, 2015

    Ohio Doc Must Face Claims In Meningitis MDL, Court Rules

    A Massachusetts federal judge refused to let an Ohio doctor escape a suit over his role in a woman's death from steroid injections tainted by a compounding pharmacy, ruling on Tuesday the federal court need not apply a state rule governing medical claims.

  • July 28, 2015

    Holland & Knight Adds Real Estate Duo From K&L Gates

    Holland & Knight LLP has added two former K&L Gates LLP real estate attorneys to its Boston office in a move to expand its capabilities in property development, leasing and environmental management, the firm said Monday.