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Massachusetts

  • July 15, 2015

    States, Feds Say Corinthian's Ch. 11 Plan Is Too Vague

    The attorneys general of California and Massachusetts and the U.S. government lobbed objections Wednesday at Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s Chapter 11 plan, arguing it’s much too vague and improperly tries to shield the for-profit educator from pending enforcement actions aimed at its lending practices.

  • July 15, 2015

    Mass. Supreme Court Frees Atty From $240K Sanctions

    A Massachusetts judge abused his discretion by sanctioning a lawyer nearly $240,000 in attorneys’ fees for allegedly attempting to “torpedo” a supermarket’s bankruptcy settlement by sending a letter aimed at luring additional creditors into litigation, the state’s supreme court ruled Wednesday.

  • July 15, 2015

    Brady Could Take 'Deflategate' Suspension To Court

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could take the suspension he received for his involvement in the so-called Deflategate scandal to federal court if the National Football League fails to overturn the punishment on appeal, according to a union source.

  • July 14, 2015

    Mass. Town Seeks Injunction To Halt Tribe's Casino Plans

    The town of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, on Tuesday asked a federal judge to stop a Native American tribe from moving forward with plans to build a gambling project on Martha’s Vineyard, arguing that the project should be stalled until the court makes a final decision about the project.

  • July 14, 2015

    Boston Hospital Settles With HHS Over HIPAA Violations

    A Steward Health Care System LLC hospital in Boston has agreed to pay $218,400 to the U.S. Department of Human and Health Service’s Office of Civil Rights to settle the agency’s claim that it violated patient privacy laws.

  • July 14, 2015

    DLA, Dechert Steer $345M Loan For Charles River Plaza

    DLA Piper represented The Davis Cos. and Marcus Partners Inc. in their $345 million refinancing Monday of a Boston medical property, with Dechert LLP-guided UBS AG and TIAA-CREF providing the funds.

  • July 10, 2015

    Senators Call For FCC Inquiry Into High Internet Prices

    A group of four liberal senators asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Thursday to investigate high prices for cable and broadband Internet, arguing providers can charge extremely high rates thanks to minimal competition, with fees that are obscured behind opaque billing practices.

  • July 9, 2015

    ETRE REIT Eyes $173M IPO Of Boston Office Tower

    New York-based real estate investment trust ETRE REIT LLC on Thursday set terms for a $172.4 million initial public offering that will allow investors to own a stake in the company’s 36-story office tower in Boston’s financial district, the company said.

  • July 9, 2015

    Sidley Beats Patricia Cornwell's DQ Bid In Accountant Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday rejected best-selling author Patricia Cornwell’s argument that Sidley Austin LLP can’t represent an accounting firm she accuses of financial mismanagement because Sidley employs a former federal prosecutor who she says investigated her, and Cornwell announced she would seek immediate appeal.

  • July 9, 2015

    4 FCA Suits Allege Biogen Paid Kickbacks To Prescribers

    A Massachusetts federal judge has unsealed four whistleblower complaints accusing Biogen Inc. of violating the False Claims Act by paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors as incentives and rewards for prescribing the company’s pricey multiple sclerosis drugs to Medicare patients.

  • July 9, 2015

    Goodwin Bolsters Private Equity Team In Boston & London

    Goodwin Procter LLP has beefed up its private equity group in Boston and London by picking up a trio of attorneys from Locke Lord LLP and King & Wood Mallesons who have deep experience in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged finance.

  • July 9, 2015

    MGM Strikes 'Creative' Deal To Keep $800M Casino On Track

    After months of negotiations, an MGM Resorts International affiliate is close to sealing up a deal with the Massachusetts Historical Commission that will pave the way for construction of its $800 million casino project to continue and that gaming regulators applauded as “creative” at a Thursday hearing.

  • July 9, 2015

    Mass. Supreme Court Axes Town's Strip Club Alcohol Ban

    Massachusetts’ high court ruled Wednesday that a local town’s bylaw restricting alcohol at strip clubs unconstitutionally bans free expression, handing a win to developers who have been fighting to open an 8,935-square-foot adult entertainment business in the town of Mendon.

  • July 9, 2015

    Verizon Sues Mass. Town For Denying Cell Tower Permit

    Verizon Wireless sued a Massachusetts city in federal court Wednesday after its proposal to build a new cell tower was denied, saying the rejection violated the Telecommunications Act because the tower would fill a gap in coverage with minimal environmental impact.

  • July 8, 2015

    Sidley Fights DQ Bid In Patricia Cornwell Accounting Firm Suit

    Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell can’t prove that an ex-deputy U.S. attorney general who allegedly investigated her over campaign contributions and later joined Sidley Austin LLP has confidential information that will help the firm defend its client from her suit over mismanaged finances, Sidley told a Massachusetts federal judge Tuesday.

  • July 8, 2015

    Tribe Must Stop Work On Martha's Vineyard Casino, Town Says

    The town of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, on Tuesday told a Native American tribe to immediately stop work on its gambling project because it lacks a required town building permit and the project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.

  • July 8, 2015

    Real Estate Rumor Mill: Shangri-La, GLL, Equinix

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is rumored to have expressed interest in entering the Hawaii market and possibly putting its name to a $500 million project, GLL reportedly paid $75 million for a Chicago office tower and data center operator Equinix is said to be planning an expansion in California.

  • July 7, 2015

    Jackson Lewis Adds Immigration Shareholder, GC In Boston

    Jackson Lewis PC has strengthened its Boston office with the addition as shareholder and general counsel of two former Pappas Lenzo & Stewart LLP attorneys who have expertise in business-related immigration law, the firm said Tuesday.

  • July 7, 2015

    Santander Comes To Terms With Fed On Risk Management

    The board of directors of Santander Holdings USA Inc. agreed Tuesday to sit down and draw up a new plan to manage risk at its banks, in response to a Federal Reserve investigation that found the financial institution's current program wasn’t up to snuff.

  • July 7, 2015

    Ivanhoe, Callahan Drop $225M On 4 Beacon Properties

    Ivanhoe Cambridge and real estate private equity firm Callahan Capital Properties Inc. said Tuesday they have paid Beacon Capital Partners LLC more than $225 million for four properties with north of 2 million square feet combined.