The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guidance on implementing an Obama-era rule restricting hydrofluorocarbon use after the D.C. Circuit vacated parts of it violates the Clean Air Act because it effectively nullifies the entire rule, several states and the Natural Resources Defense Council told the circuit court Wednesday.
The largest credit union in New England must face a proposed class action by customers who say its overdraft policies are unclear, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday, upholding breach of contract claims while tossing other claims for equitable relief.
McCarter & English LLP has added a pair of attorneys experienced in life sciences as intellectual property partners in its Boston office, the firm has announced.
The makers of a generic blood-pressure drug that was recalled due to contamination by a carcinogen "willfully ignored warning signs" about poor safety procedures in a laboratory in India and should have known their drugs were tainted years before testing revealed it this summer, according to a putative consumer class action filed Wednesday in Boston federal court.
A Massachusetts federal judge overseeing an investigation into improper billing practices by three law firms said Wednesday that he is considering asking Garrett Bradley, the managing partner of Thornton Law Firm LLP and a former state representative, to testify in the case.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management have thrown their support behind the U.S. Department of Labor's bid to nix a lawsuit challenging the agency's association health plan rule, saying the rule would help small-business employees have greater access to affordable care.
Voters in states across the nation weighed in Tuesday on a variety of ballot measures dealing with issues including health care provider reimbursement and staffing, potential Medicaid expansions and abortion rights. Here's a look at the outcomes for 10 proposals with implications for the health care sector.
Employers that oppose the use of birth control will be able to stop paying for workers’ contraception under newly finalized regulations the Trump administration plans to publish in the Federal Register on Nov. 15.
A proposed class of investors asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday to grant final approval of a $4.6 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, resolving claims that the bank aided and abetted the $150 million Millennium Bank Ponzi scheme.
Stockholders challenged a proposed reverse merger in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday that would take biopharmaceutical company Millendo Therapeutics public as it acquires the fledgling female infertility treatment firm OvaScience.
A backlash over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's bitter confirmation battle played a key role in Republicans adding to their Senate majority, as so-called “Trump state” Democrats who opposed confirmation fell to GOP challengers in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Democrats won back the House on Tuesday night and with it divided the chambers of Congress, putting them in position to step up investigations into President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and to run interference on his conservative agenda.
With Senate Republicans returning from a slew of victories at the ballot box, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to continue a two-year project to remake the federal courts by confirming waves of conservative judges to the bench.
Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election pushed U.S. voting security into the spotlight, leaving officials scrambling to shore up the infrastructure before midterms. But efforts remained uneven two years later, with a number of states on Tuesday shirking the surprisingly low-tech fix touted by election-integrity experts: paper ballots.
Republican Charlie Baker comfortably won a second term as Massachusetts governor Tuesday, soundly defeating Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez with over two-thirds of the vote, while Maura Healey, an unabashed critic of the Trump administration, cruised to another four years as attorney general with an even more lopsided win over challenger Jay McMahon.
Bankrupt pizza parlor chain Papa Gino’s told a Delaware judge Tuesday that it hopes to close on a sale of its 141 remaining sandwich and pizza shops by January 2019 and received authority to access a portion of its $13.8 million post-petition financing package to fund that sale process.
An argument that New York law protects Cushman & Wakefield Inc. from a $1.28 million jury verdict for firing an employee after he moved away was met with skepticism from a First Circuit panel Tuesday, as it suggested the worker was tricked into relocating out of state so he could be fired.
American Tower Corp. and a small company that claims the cell tower giant poached its proprietary technology filed a joint motion in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday requesting that some documents obtained in discovery be kept under seal, including source code that would be viewable only on a single computer inside a locked room in an attorney's office.
The former chief financial officer for Aveo Pharmaceuticals "hid" from investors that a government agency had recommended a new clinical trial for the company's prize kidney cancer drug, an attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told a jury Tuesday in Boston federal court.
The First Circuit on Tuesday pondered whether the names and addresses of jurors must be immediately released following a trial, as a Boston member station of National Public Radio argued a federal judge erred in withholding the addresses of the panel that convicted a pharmacist tied to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.
In antitrust cases, plaintiffs and defendants often debate whether a class can be certified if it contains uninjured persons and, if so, how many is too many. The First Circuit's decision this month in Asacol highlights the uncertainty across circuits about where to draw the line, say Alden Atkins and Ryan Will of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Washington state's attorney general has reportedly reached agreements with 30 national chains to remove no-poach clauses from their U.S. franchise contracts. A flurry of private lawsuits has followed, and other states are beginning investigations. Franchises must prepare for scrutiny, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
In the face of relative inaction by the federal government, state and local governments are increasingly combating the gender pay gap with various legislative efforts. Employers must be cognizant not only of laws existing in their jurisdictions, but also of those in others, say Brian Murphy and Jonathan Stoler of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
Over the last two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to address interstate air pollution under the Clean Air Act have yielded a series of complex federal regulatory programs. However, it's now signaling a method that involves greater deference to states’ analyses and determinations, says Norman Fichthorn of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
With the recent ruling in My Big Coin Pay that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “commodities,” bankruptcy courts will likely have greater discretion regarding how to treat the valuation of cryptocurrencies in a variety of contexts, say Joanne Lee Molinaro and Susan Poll Klaessy of Foley & Lardner LLP.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.