The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday asked a Massachusetts federal judge to impose a substantial civil penalty against the last remaining member of a "golfing group" accused of cashing in on stock tips, hoping to "send a loud and sobering message to other would-be insider traders."
Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday revived a seafood company’s $1.8 million malpractice claim against Dechert LLP, ruling that the firm couldn’t escape liability for its “plainly negligent” work by alleging a Tahitian court erred in handling the underlying dispute.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert told jurors Wednesday that contamination in steroid injections prepared by a New England pharmacist charged with murder over a deadly meningitis outbreak was the worst he had seen in his 27-year career.
New England utilities Eversource Energy and Avangrid have artificially constrained the region's natural gas pipeline capacity, leading to $3.6 billion in inflated gas and electricity costs between 2013 and 2016, according to a report published Wednesday by the Environmental Defense Fund and several university researchers.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan led a coalition of 37 attorneys general Tuesday urging Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers seeking to put a credit freeze on their accounts following the massive Equifax data breach.
The D.C. Circuit has asked for supplemental briefs on whether a group including Boston Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh, environmental groups and landowners has standing to bring a legal challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a $971 million pipeline that runs through New England and New York.
The Trump administration on Tuesday took the first step to unwind former President Barack Obama's signature climate change action by formally proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan, but CPP supporters have already vowed to fight any repeal in court. Here are four legal issues to watch as the proposed repeal moves through the rulemaking process, and toward the courtroom.
An Enbridge Inc. unit urged a Boston federal judge on Tuesday to rule that federal energy law preempted Weymouth, Massachusetts' decision to deny the Enbridge unit permission to build a gas compressor station in the town as part of a $1 billion Atlantic Bridge pipeline expansion project.
A Vietnamese national appeared in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday to face charges of participating in a scheme to use stolen credit card data and personally identifiable information to buy and then resell approximately $500,000 worth of goods online, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Three employees of the drugmaker connected to the fatal 2012 meningitis outbreak will have to face a jury over allegations that they tried to defraud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday, rebuffing their dismissal effort.
Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based Endeavor Robotics, which builds unmanned ground vehicles, has been awarded a $100 million contract to provide military robots to the U.S. Army, the company announced.
A Massachusetts-based hospitality firm has refinanced a three-property hotel portfolio totaling 623 rooms in the Boston-area towns of Natick and Somerville, commercial real estate broker Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP said Monday.
A Massachusetts hospital group can keep a rule favoring the hiring of nonunion workers for nonunion positions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday, reversing its original decision on orders of the First Circuit.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday kept alive a proposed class action against beauty products retailer Ulta and shampoo maker Sexy Hair Concepts LLC over allegedly misleading “sulfate-free” labeling on shampoo bottles, saying the consumer sufficiently alleged deception and economic injury.
A hotbed of the opposition to President Donald Trump’s administration is here in a corner office on the 20th floor of Ashburton Plaza in Boston, surrounded by dazzling views of the Charles River and a basketball signed by Celtics legend Bob Cousy.
A Massachusetts lawyer and his father-client are using a federal suit, recently filed amid a protracted battle for control of an internet employee-benefits company, as “leverage” against a $1.5 million verdict springing from the same dispute, the company's executives said Thursday.
A former Massachusetts pharmacist failed to follow a recipe for sterile drugs he made in 2012 that infected hundreds of people with fungal meningitis, and then gave conflicting and unfounded answers about his procedures, a federal investigator said Friday at the pharmacist’s second-degree murder trial.
Three generic-drug makers including Sandoz Inc. told the Third Circuit on Friday that a recent Massachusetts federal court ruling bolsters their preemption defense to a suit alleging the drugmakers boosted prescription eye drop sales by using bottles that dispensed bigger-than-needed drops.
Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. is infringing two of Purdue Pharma LP's patents tied to the opioid painkiller OxyContin when making and selling its painkiller Xtampza ER, Purdue alleged on Friday in Massachusetts federal court, as part of a long line of similar suits.
A Florida woman who claimed to be a psychic pled guilty Thursday to hiding more than $3.5 million that she earned performing exorcisms on an elderly woman seeking to rid herself of demons, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced.
Though Massachusetts' adoption of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' model Own Risk Solvency Act earlier this year was a watershed moment for Massachusetts insurers' risk management framework and processes, the act is not as ominous as it might appear, say Richard Glovsky and William Primps of Locke Lord LLP.
Companies are allowed to collect the money they are owed, but they cannot break the law or cheat people in the process. Some of the biggest players in the debt collection industry are not focused on getting it right, says Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
As federal efforts to roll back environmental regulations from the Obama era continue, environmental groups have been increasingly filing lawsuits against industry alleging damages related to climate change impacts. The most recent lawsuits show that extreme weather events such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma likely will intensify this trend, say Michael McDonough and Stephanie Amaru of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
It remains to be seen whether the recent triumvirate of devastating fire losses in Massachusetts will have an impact on building codes, construction practices or the underwriting of construction risks. However, at the very least, a commission should be formed to investigate why these fires are occurring with alarming frequency, says Kristin Suga Heres of Zelle LLP.
Massachusetts is the latest state to pass a pregnancy accommodation law, joining 21 other states and Washington, D.C. Like many of the similar state laws, the recently enacted Massachusetts law will expand protections for pregnant employees beyond those available under federal law, say Mehreen Rasheed and Carolyn Wheeler of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
With the regulations it issued last month, Massachusetts maintains its leadership position among states seeking to achieve ambitious clean and renewable energy goals. The Clean Energy Standard will create major new investment opportunities and impact the wholesale power markets in significant ways, says Eric Runge of Day Pitney LLP.
Is the rising spate of opioid litigation comparable to the litigation that led to the mega-billion dollar settlement with Big Tobacco? According to ex-trial lawyer Richard Scruggs, who helped engineer the $248 billion tobacco settlement in the 1990s, the answer is "sort of."
Recent court decisions from the East Coast have held that medical patients terminated for positive medical marijuana test results have valid causes of action against their employers for disability discrimination. Because Nevada law provides some protection for employees who engage in off-duty medical marijuana use, Nevada employers should take important lessons from these cases, says Laura Jacobsen of McDonald Carano LLP.
In the final installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig concludes his deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.
A federal jury recently acquitted four Teamsters on charges of criminally threatening the host of the popular cooking competition show “Top Chef." Michael Abcarian of Fisher Phillips examines how the dispute escalated into a criminal extortion prosecution and where the line is drawn between criminality and lawful conduct when union members threaten an employer who uses nonunion workers.