The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denounced the use of abusive patent litigation Thursday, not just from so-called patent trolls looking to score a quick settlement but also from well-financed defendants who needlessly drag out the litigation.
The First Circuit unanimously rejected arguments from the former head of a defunct telecommunications company to quash summonses from the Internal Revenue Service, ruling Wednesday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision did not materially change the law applied to his case.
The companies running a Massachusetts power plant have agreed to plead guilty to felony Clean Air Act criminal offenses and cough up $7.25 million to resolve a case that includes the first-ever criminal charge for false statements to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and a Barclays unit said they have reached a deal to resolve the insurer's claims against the lender in a suit alleging widespread lies about the quality of $175 million worth of residential mortgage-backed securities.
Environmental groups and other opponents of a $971 million gas pipeline project that will run through New York and New England urged the D.C. Circuit on Monday to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the project, two months after the commission refused to reconsider its decision.
Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $4 million to settle the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's allegations it hid from investors the Food and Drug Administration's concerns over its flagship kidney cancer drug, the SEC said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.