The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday pledged a "conditional commitment" of $150 million to help fund the construction of the controversial Cape Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts, moving the project one step closer to becoming a reality.
Bingham McCutchen LLP has added to its Boston office a partner and two associates from Cooley LLP who specialize in patent counseling and procurement, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology, the firm announced recently.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP has deepened its intellectual property team in Boston with the addition of a trademark and copyright specialist with a focus on technology companies from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a putative class action accusing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. of unlawfully collecting customers' ZIP codes during credit card purchases and using the information to send unsolicited marketing materials.
Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday that a police order forcing an attorney accused of criminal mortgage fraud to decrypt his computers didn't violate the constitutional right against self-incrimination because requiring the decryption of a file isn't equivalent to compelling testimony.
Despite the looming possibility that Massachusetts won't be able to hand out its casino licenses after a November ballot vote, state gambling regulators on Thursday voted to open up the race for its last license to new applicants and change its minimum capital investment rules.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously knocked down a Massachusetts statute creating a 35-foot "buffer zone" around abortion clinics, saying the law violated First Amendment free speech protections.
Partners HealthCare System and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Tuesday reached a final agreement in which the nonprofit's market power will be curbed, putting to rest an antitrust investigation, which has gone on since 2009, of Partners' alleged demands on insurers.
A Massachusetts court's decision on Tuesday to allow a ballot vote on repealing a gambling expansion law is a hard blow to casino hopefuls, requiring the companies to make heavy investments in campaigning against the measure and creating the prospect of messy litigation if it passes, experts say.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday signed a bill into law to allow the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines in prescriptions in the state, drawing praise from two industry groups.
Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday ruled that an anti-casino activist group can force a November ballot measure to repeal the state's gambling expansion law, tossing arguments that the effort could violate the property rights of gambling license applicants.
The asbestos trust created by auto parts maker Federal-Mogul Corp.’s reorganization won a $9.3 million wrongful death verdict Friday against defunct spray insulation manufacturer and Federal-Mogul subsidiary T&N Ltd., bringing the trust closer to tapping a wealth of prebankruptcy insurance.
Manhattan's luxury Mondrian Soho hotel was reportedly sold for $205 million, while the debt on the landmark Bryant Park Hotel was sold to a financial services firm at a discount in the day's wrap-up of notable real estate deals.
A Massachusetts federal judge refused Friday to block Philips Electronics North America Corp.'s claims that Zoll Medical Corp. infringed three patents for an external defibrillator, rejecting Zoll's double-patenting defense because the patents expired the same day as other Philips patents they allegedly invalidate.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, Milbank works Man Group PLC's bid for a Boston-based investment fund, and Skadden helps SanDisk buy Fusion-io Inc.
The Massachusetts secretary of state’s office accused a Boston real estate investment firm and two of its executives of misappropriating over $9 million in investments and defrauding 513 investors, many of them elderly, according to an administrative complaint filed Wednesday in the office’s securities division.
A Chinese commercial vehicle company and one of its directors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's claims that the company engaged in a scheme to create the illusion of an active market in its stock in order to obtain financing, according to court documents filed Thursday.
Boston-based Bain Capital Ventures has raised $850 million across two funds, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday, highlighting continued investor interest in injecting startups and small businesses with cash.
Massachusetts has begun accepting applications from drivers purchasing or leasing new electric vehicles for up to $2,500 worth of rebates through a statewide program aimed at increasing the number of electric cars on the road, according to a Wednesday statement by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration.
Petco Animal Supplies Store Inc. was hit Tuesday with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court alleging the retailer violates state law by requiring customers to divulge their ZIP codes when making credit card purchases.