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Massachusetts

  • March 28, 2016

    AIG Can Add New Cosby Defamation Claims In Coverage Row

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday said that four women who have joined others in claiming that Bill Cosby defamed them after they came forward with rape allegations can be added to AIG's suit seeking to get out of defending the comedian.

  • March 28, 2016

    Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Slams Cert. Bid In OT Fight

    A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee struck back at a bid for conditional certification by two former managers, who claim they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay, telling a Massachusetts federal judge Monday that the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their class claims and never reasserted them.

  • March 28, 2016

    FERC Rejects NY Bid To Block $971M Pipeline Project

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Friday it will not stand in the way of a $971 million gas pipeline project that will run through New York, despite the state’s insisting it needs to evaluate the project’s safety risks, especially near the Indian Point nuclear plant.

  • March 28, 2016

    Mass. AG Issues Final Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday published final regulations for daily fantasy sports, setting up a number of consumer protection-oriented rules that have been embraced by the industry.

  • March 28, 2016

    Holland & Knight Says Inofin Is Liable For Its Own Losses

    Holland & Knight LLP asserted Friday that it cannot be held liable for the business decisions of its onetime client Inofin Inc. when the now-bankrupt motor vehicle finance company in 2009 prolonged its existence by taking on loans while it was $20 million in debt and flouting securities laws.

  • March 28, 2016

    Real Estate Rumors: CIM, WeWork, Yeung Property

    CIM Group has reportedly paid $43 million for a Boston property, while WeWork is said to have leased nearly 62,000 square feet in New York, and Yeung Property Holdings has reportedly dropped $9.5 million on a Florida Walgreens property.

  • March 24, 2016

    Williams-Sonoma Sued For Collecting Customer ZIP Codes

    A Massachusetts woman on Wednesday hit Williams-Sonoma Inc. with a proposed class action in federal court, alleging that the home goods retailer unlawfully collects ZIP codes from customers making credit card purchases, in “callous disregard” for their privacy rights.

  • March 24, 2016

    Prince Lobel Brings 2 Litigators From Boston Boutique

    Prince Lobel Tye LLP has brought on as partners two litigators with hospitality and intellectual property experience who previously formed a Boston-based boutique, the firm has announced.

  • March 24, 2016

    Suspended Atty Disbarred For Using Fake Name To Practice

    A New York appellate court on Wednesday disbarred an attorney who admitted to practicing at a personal injury law firm while suspended and holding himself out to be an attorney using a fake name.

  • March 23, 2016

    Mass. Jury Rejects Truckers' Bid For Share Of Fuel Charges

    A Massachusetts federal jury has rejected a putative class action by truck drivers who alleged that J.P. Noonan Transportation Inc. broke oral agreements to pay them a share of the freight fees it collected from its clients.

  • March 23, 2016

    FERC Judge Says Transmission Rates Need Revamp

    A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission administrative law judge said Tuesday that rates charged by New England transmission companies unreasonably enriched their investors and overcharged ratepayers, handing a victory to consumer advocates challenging the rates, including state attorneys general and utility regulators.

  • March 23, 2016

    Ex-Warner Chilcott Exec Denied 'Early Preview' Of Trial

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday refused to let a former Warner Chilcott PLC executive charged with conspiring to pay doctors kickbacks have what prosecutors called an “early preview,” of the trial, by handing over all evidence that may be used at trial for one out-of-town deposition.

  • March 22, 2016

    Dunkin' Donuts Ex-Managers Want Bigger Class In OT Fight

    Former Dunkin’ Donuts store managers suing over a franchisee’s alleged misclassification of them as exempt from overtime wages asked a Massachusetts federal judge Monday to allow for the conditional certification of similarly situated employees, arguing the First Circuit has already ruled their claims are viable.

  • March 22, 2016

    Ex-Warner Chilcott Exec Asks To Limit Scope At Kickback Trial

    The U.S. government is trying to proceed with an “impossible” case accusing a former Warner Chilcott PLC executive of conspiring to pay doctors kickbacks when there is no evidence against him, the former pharmaceuticals division head has told a Massachusetts federal court, asking for certain claims to be barred.

  • March 21, 2016

    High Court Urged To OK Review For Visa Petition Revocations

    A business owner whose Brazilian employee had his worker visa petition revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a First Circuit decision that a federal statute gives discretionary powers to the government and bars judicial review, saying the ruling deepens a circuit split.

  • March 21, 2016

    ConforMIS Moves To Toss Suit Over $140M IPO

    Artificial joint maker ConforMIS Inc. urged a Massachusetts federal court on Friday to dismiss a putative investor class action accusing the company of hiding problems with its knee joint replacement systems in advance of its $140 million initial public offering.

  • March 18, 2016

    Unions Want In On CSX Suit Over Mass. Sick Time Law

    Labor unions representing railroad workers sought to intervene in CSX Transportation Inc. and Amtrak's lawsuit challenging Massachusetts’ new paid sick time law, telling a federal court Friday that the unions need to jump into the fight to protect their members’ interests.

  • March 17, 2016

    Auto Lenders Pay $7.4M To End Mass. Interest Rate Suit

    Two national auto lenders have agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle consumer protection officials’ claims they charged excessive interest rates on subprime auto loans, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday.

  • March 17, 2016

    LeClairRyan Adds 7 Litigators To Boston Office

    LeClairRyan has snagged seven attorneys, including two shareholders and one partner, from Nelson Mullins, expanding its litigation department in its Boston office, the firm announced on Thursday.

  • March 16, 2016

    Firm Says It Deserves All Fees From Pfizer's $785M Settlement

    Lawyers representing one of two whistleblowers who won last month’s $785 million settlement with Pfizer’s Wyeth unit in a False Claims Act suit sued two firms who were fired from the case in 2008, saying they don’t deserve attorneys' fees, according to a suit filed Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court.