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Massachusetts

  • April 28, 2016

    White & Case Adds Ex-McDermott White Collar Atty In Boston

    White & Case LLP has further bolstered its brand-new Boston white collar law-focused office with a former McDermott Will & Emery LLP government investigations attorney, the firm has announced.

  • April 27, 2016

    $1.6B Wynn Casino Fraudsters Ask For Partial Acquittal

    The three landowners charged with fraud over a controversial land deal tied to Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s $1.6 billion casino resort project asked a Massachusetts federal judge to acquit them of two counts of the indictment, arguing the government has not provided sufficient evidence to support its claims.

  • April 27, 2016

    Semiconductor Cos. Can't Sink $14M IP Award To Boston U.

    A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday that Boston University’s delay in filing its patent infringement suits against Epistar Corp. and Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. failed to cause the electronic companies economic harm, ordering them and Lite-On Inc. to pay a nearly $13.7 million jury award decided in November.

  • April 26, 2016

    1st Circ. Gives Mass. Jurisdiction Over Tough Mudder Suit

    The First Circuit on Tuesday directed a proposed class action against Tough Mudder Inc., which runs mud and obstacle course events, back to Massachusetts state court because the company couldn’t prove the amount in controversy was more than $5 million.

  • April 26, 2016

    1st Meningitis Bellwether Trial Pushed Back To August

    The Massachusetts federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation stemming from a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak on Tuesday pushed the first bellwether trial originally scheduled for July back a month.

  • April 26, 2016

    FanDuel User Says Bet-Matching Suit Doesn't Belong In MDL

    A FanDuel user accusing the daily fantasy service of deploying a deceptive deposit-matching offer to entice new players asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Tuesday to keep his suit separate from an MDL in Massachusetts federal court, which he argues encompasses far broader claims than his proposed New York class action.

  • April 25, 2016

    Too Late For New Challenge To '08 Verdict, Limelight Told

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday denied a request from Limelight Networks Inc. to overrule a jury’s 2008 verdict backing the validity of a patent held by Akamai Technologies Inc., saying Limelight could not raise a new argument against the verdict that it chose not to assert earlier in the long-running dispute.

  • April 25, 2016

    2nd Circ. Revives Tom Brady Suspension In Deflategate Appeal

    The Second Circuit on Monday reinstated New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, overturning a lower court decision and handing the NFL and its commissioner Roger Goodell a major victory in the much-publicized battle with Brady and the player's union.

  • April 22, 2016

    Uber's $100M Driver Deal Won't Curb Future Labor Suits

    Uber’s surprise $100 million settlement of a pair of high-profile driver class actions in California demonstrates the ride-hailing giant’s eagerness to avoid trial and preserve its business model, but experts say the move doesn't entirely insulate it from future legal attacks.

  • April 22, 2016

    FDA Eyes Ban On Electric Shock For Violent Behavior

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday floated a ban on the use of electric shock devices for certain violent behaviors, an unusual step that targets medical practices at a controversial facility in Massachusetts.

  • April 21, 2016

    PE-Backed American Renal Prices $165M IPO Near Peak Range

    Private equity-backed dialysis clinic operator American Renal priced a $165 million initial public offering near the top of its range on Wednesday and saw shares rally in debut trading on Thursday, marking the latest sign that a cold IPO market could be thawing.

  • April 21, 2016

    Kinder Morgan Shuts Off $5B Natural Gas Pipeline Project

    Kinder Morgan Inc. said Wednesday it’s halting any further work on the Northeast Energy Direct project, a $5 billion proposed pipeline designed to ship natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to New England.

  • April 20, 2016

    White & Case Opens White Collar-Focused Boston Office

    White & Case has opened a Boston office focusing on white collar defense, with four attorneys who have represented health care, energy and financial services clients and specialize in antitrust and False Claims Act litigation, international arbitration, private equity disputes, and tax and securities matters, the firm said.

  • April 20, 2016

    Mass. High Court Blocks Development On Divided Tribal Lands

    The highest court in Massachusetts affirmed a trial court’s opinion Tuesday that parties to a 19th century partition of Native American lands on Martha’s Vineyard did not intend to give access to landlocked plots that certain real estate developers sought.

  • April 20, 2016

    Senate Dem Decries Committee Delays On Judicial Nominees

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Coons on Wednesday criticized Republican leadership for delays on dozens of federal judicial appointments, speaking out at the first Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nominees since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February.

  • April 19, 2016

    Celltrion Rips Janssen's Bid to Move Up Biosimilar Trial Date

    Celltrion slammed Janssen Biotech’s recent request for an earlier trial date in its patent infringement dispute over Celltrion’s newly approved biosimilar Inflectra, telling a Massachusetts federal judge on Monday that there’s no reason to change the current schedule.

  • April 19, 2016

    DOI Seeks To Pare Challenge Of Approval Of Mass. Tribe Trust

    The federal government moved Monday toss out a claim that part of the Indian Reorganization Act is unconstitutional in a group of Massachusetts residents’ federal court challenge of a decision to take roughly 321 acres of land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for a $500 million casino project.

  • April 18, 2016

    ConforMIS Investors Fight Bid To Toss Suit Over $140M IPO

    A proposed class of investors in ConforMIS Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday not to toss their suit claiming the artificial joint maker misled investors about manufacturing issues ahead of its $140 million initial public offering in July, saying a prospectus glossed over clear quality control deficiencies that led to a costly recall.

  • April 18, 2016

    AstraZeneca, Ranbaxy Ask 1st Circ. To Affirm Nexium Win

    AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Inc. have told the First Circuit that it should affirm a Massachusetts federal court’s ruling that purchasers of AstraZeneca’s blockbuster heartburn drug Nexium couldn’t get a new trial after a jury sided with the drugmakers.

  • April 18, 2016

    Mack-Cali’s Residential Arm Drops $85M On 3 JV Buyouts

    Mack-Cali Realty Corp.’s multifamily division has completed three buyouts of portions of residential and retail properties in New Jersey and Massachusetts in deals worth a combined $85.4 million, according to an announcement on Monday from the Edison, New Jersey-based real estate investment trust.