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  • 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.

  • March 16, 2016

    Anterra Nets $125M In Venture Capital For Food And Ag Tech

    Anterra Capital, an international funding firm that's looking to bring more technology into the food and agriculture business, said Wednesday it has raised a total of $125 million in venture capital and plans to expand from its headquarters in Amsterdam with a new office in Boston.

  • March 16, 2016

    Trial Pros: K&L Gates' Thomas Birsic

    In the middle of an intense cross-examination, the witness turned his chair around so that his back was toward me. The judge asked the witness to face me, but he refused on the grounds that he “could not concentrate when looking at my ugly face,” says Thomas Birsic, co-leader of K&L Gates LLP’s global litigation and dispute resolution group.

  • March 15, 2016

    Tenn. Hospitals Seek To Erase Some Claims In Meningitis MDL

    A Tennessee hospital group on Tuesday asked a Massachusetts federal judge to rule on certain claims brought by Tennessee residents in multidistrict litigation stemming from a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak, saying there’s no reason to hold the group liable.

  • March 14, 2016

    Email Isn't Legal Lack-Of-Pay Notice In Contract: Mass. Court

    A Massachusetts state appeals panel on Monday upheld a lower court’s ruling that an email sent by a subcontractor to a general contractor didn’t constitute an appropriate legal notice of lack of payment for its work on a $23 million publicly funded bridge repair project.

  • March 14, 2016

    PE-Backed Brewery Nabs Stake In Florida's Cigar City

    Cigar City Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in Florida, said Monday that a Colorado brewery owned by Boston-based private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners has purchased a controlling stake in the Tampa company.

  • March 11, 2016

    Boylston Nabs $60M Loan For Mass. Office Project

    Boylston Properties has landed a $60.67 million construction loan for LINX, a 185,595-square-foot speculative office project located outside of Boston, according to a statement Friday from Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, which brokered the loan for Boylston.

  • March 10, 2016

    Philip Morris Fights Against Last Claim In Healthy Smoker Trial

    Philip Morris urged a Massachusetts federal judge Thursday to enter judgment in its favor on a remaining consumer protection law claim after jurors rejected other claims brought by healthy smokers seeking annual health screenings on the tobacco giant's dime, saying that to do otherwise would be unconstitutional.

  • March 10, 2016

    NY Sens. Tell FERC To Kill Kinder Morgan's $5B Gas Pipeline

    New York's two U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject Kinder Morgan Inc.'s $5 billion natural gas pipeline proposal, citing "overwhelmingly negative feedback" from constituents worried about public health and the environment.

  • March 10, 2016

    Comcast Pushed Out NBC Boston Affiliate, Suit Says

    Comcast Corp. replaced a Boston-area NBC affiliate with one of its own stations, in violation of antitrust laws and an affiliate agreement that Comcast signed when it bought a majority stake in NBCUniversal Inc. in 2011, the affiliate alleged on Thursday in Massachusetts federal court.

  • March 10, 2016

    Sunstein Kann Adds IP Pro From Wolf Greenfield In Boston

    Boston-based Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP has added a former Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC litigator who specializes in pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent interferences as a partner, the firm has announced.

  • March 9, 2016

    Choate Hall Adds IP Pro From Fish & Richardson

    Boston-based Choate Hall & Stewart LLP has brought on a former principal at Fish & Richardson PC with more than 20 years of experience in patent prosecution as a partner in its intellectual property group, the firm has announced.

  • March 8, 2016

    English Liability Determination Can Be Enforced, Court Told

    The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England argued in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday that a "conclusive" liability determination against two Massachusetts companies accused of botching the renovation of student housing in London can be enforced under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

  • March 8, 2016

    Level 3 To Pay $8M To Settle Mass. Unpaid Rent Allegations

    Level 3 Communications will pay more than $8 million to resolve allegations that it avoided paying the Massachusetts Transportation Department rent for fiber optic cable conduits along highways, the state attorney general's office announced Monday.

  • March 8, 2016

    Gov’t Nabs 2nd Guilty Plea In Heir-Finder Antitrust Probe

    A second business owner pled guilty in Illinois federal court Tuesday to restricting competitive bidding in the heir location services industry, confessing that his Massachusetts business conspired with at least one other company to fix the prices paid by lost heirs hoping to win a portion of an unwilled estate.