The NFL asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday to toss a "frivolous" suit by a group of self-described New England Patriots fans claiming they were wronged by the league’s handling of the Deflategate scandal, saying their complaint doesn’t meet the bar for federal jurisdiction, let alone advance a reasonable argument.
The First Circuit ruled Wednesday that there's no hard, six-month deadline to hold a bond hearing for an immigrant who's been detained pending deportation proceedings after serving a criminal sentence, saying courts should individually consider whether the length of a detention is reasonable.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday kept alive the remaining consumer protection law claim in a class action suit brought by healthy Marlboro smokers seeking to bill tobacco giant Philip Morris for annual health screenings, after the plaintiffs lost the rest of their claims in a jury trial.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ability to prosecute individuals for alleged energy market manipulation got another thumbs-up from a federal court this week, but a larger legal battle looms over whether their trading activities are actually manipulative, experts say.
The states of Montana and Massachusetts urged a D.C. Circuit panel to overturn U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules on Regulation A securities, arguing the measures improperly stripped states of their ability to add additional disclosure and other requirements to protect small investors.
Panera Bread Co. on Wednesday urged a North Carolina federal court to move to Massachusetts a Montana-based bakery chain's trademark lawsuit alleging Panera's "food as it should be" campaign infringes its slogan "Bread. The way it ought to be," saying the people responsible for the tagline are based near Boston.
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.