The First Circuit on Friday upheld a California lawyer’s conviction over a $3 million stock pump-and-dump, upholding the denial of his acquittal motion and saying that even if under his “novel theory” co-conspirators could sell unregistered stock, he still told “admitted lies” that enabled fraud.
A federal jury in Massachusetts on Friday found the former CEO of defunct stock-picking company F-Squared liable in a civil case for his role in misrepresenting the history of his flagship investment product.
Three former McCarter & English LLP partners with decades of combined experience in life science and engineering patent applications, prosecutions and litigation, have joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP in its new Boston office.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday consolidated seven antitrust cases brought by nearly 300 Boston-area taxi companies accusing Uber Technologies Inc. of violating city taxi rules and attempting to build a monopoly by running a cheaper, unlicensed taxi service.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP has strengthened its corporate and transactions department with the addition of a partner from Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP, who will work from its office in Boston, the firm has announced.
Attorneys for direct purchasers who recently struck a $15 million deal in a suit accusing Allergan PLC and its subsidiary Warner Chilcott Ltd. of stifling competition for their drug Asacol urged a Massachusetts federal judge Thursday to hand them almost $5.46 million in fees and expenses, arguing that they are asking for significantly less than the $8.3 million worth of work they did in the case.
A Massachusetts pharmacist accused of second-degree murder for his role in the 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to his drugs was brusque and vulgar when people raised safety concerns, a former colleague testified Wednesday and Thursday.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday trimmed Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims brought by a proposed class of Massachusetts Institute of Technology workers, finding that some of the claims involving allegedly excessive retirement plan fees were based on speculation, but that others were strong enough to proceed.
A Boston-area jury has awarded $6.8 million to the family of a man who died of mesothelioma, holding New England Insulation liable for the man’s exposure to asbestos dust when he did part-time insulation work in his youth, the family’s attorneys announced Thursday.
A Brazilian native asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split surrounding the implementation of the so-called stop-time rule, which relates to the period that an immigrant must continuously reside in the U.S. to be eligible for removal cancellation.
A Chinese national has been sentenced to be removed from the United States after admitting to paying another person to take English-language college entrance exams on her behalf, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced Thursday.
Two whistleblowers accusing PharMerica Inc. of accepting kickbacks from drugmaker Organon USA Inc. have asked a Massachusetts federal court to revive claims dismissed in 2012, arguing claims under various state False Claims Acts aren't blocked by the first-to-file bar, according to a motion filed Wednesday.
Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office to end claims in Massachusetts state court that it unlawfully marketed a spray version of the opioid fentanyl, Healey said in a statement on Thursday.
The First Circuit on Wednesday denied Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.'s bid to stay a decision reviving a False Claims Act suit over allegedly faulty hip replacement devices while the companies appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rejected efforts by technology company Blue Spike LLC to centralize in Texas nine patent lawsuits, saying Wednesday it wasn’t persuaded there was enough commonality in the cases to make centralization beneficial or necessary.
A pair of brothers accused of exceeding contribution limits on their retirement accounts told the First Circuit on Wednesday that the transactions were perfectly legal, pressing the panel to question whether the IRS can recharacterize account transfers that the agency argues flout congressional intent.
A retired U.S. Army colonel who was charged earlier this year with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by conspiring to arrange bribes to Haitian officials so that they would approve a $84 million port development project was hit with new charges in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday.
A Massachusetts state court has upheld a record $2.6 million fine leveled by the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission against a beer distributor that paid bars to carry its brews in violation of pay-to-play regulations.
The Boston Medical Center Health Plan and the Tufts Health Public Plans have nabbed five-year contracts with MassHealth collectively worth about $1 billion a year to manage primary, specialty, behavioral and pharmacy care for up to 200,000 members, the state’s health and human services office announced on Tuesday.
Asset management giant State Street Corp. has agreed to pay $5 million to more than 300 black and female executives to settle allegations by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that it pays them less than their white and male counterparts.
While the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in the class action waiver case it will hear this October represents unequivocally the biggest thing 2017 will see in terms of employment law, several other cases and developments so far in 2017 are also worthy of discussion, says Nonnie Shivers of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps toward withdrawing the Clean Power Plan, the question remains whether and how the EPA will regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in its place. Attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP discuss various options and their potential impact.
During the jury selection process, many times parties submit proposed voir dire questions, but the court ultimately chooses the questions to be asked and does all of the questioning of the jury panel. While this approach is judicially efficient, rarely do we learn anything meaningful from the panel members, say Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates.
Despite the allocation of an additional $708 million in health care enforcement resources between 2008 and 2016, increases in financial recoveries and the prosecution of individuals never materialized. Attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP explore what happened and what can be changed.
The recording of a notice of lis pendens is a powerful tool in real estate litigation, but it is not without procedural hurdles and risk. It is important to know how to obtain, attack and defend such a notice if you are involved in a real estate dispute in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, say Christopher Blazejewski and Ronald Ruth of Sherin and Lodgen LLP.
In recent weeks, massive conflagrations destroyed two Boston-area residential developments in the midst of construction. While it remains to be seen whether the losses will have an impact on building codes, construction policies or the underwriting of construction risks, ignoring the blaring alarms would be both foolish and costly, says Kristin Suga Heres of Zelle LLP.
In the second installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig continues his deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.
In June, the New York State Legislature passed the Energy Storage Deployment Program bill to incentivize greater use of energy storage technologies. This will be a critical piece of a multipronged strategy to flatten the peaks and troughs of the daily electricity load profile and enable high penetration of intermittent renewables, say Thomas Puchner and Kevin Blake of Phillips Lytle LLP.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing — and recent, similar precedent from other jurisdictions — may indicate a judicial trend that provides greater workplace protections to marijuana users. This represents a new, potential compliance benchmark for employers with respect to workplace safety policies, say attorneys with Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.
Three recent decisions from the California, Massachusetts and Texas high courts reflect continued judicial shaping of anti-SLAPP statutes. Employers, media companies and other potential SLAPP litigants should note how state laws in this area continue to evolve, sometimes in divergent directions, say attorneys with Crowell & Moring LLP.