A joint venture of Norway's Norges Bank Real Estate Management and American Realty Advisors has purchased a new office and retail tower in Boston's Seaport district from Skanska USA for roughly $455 million, according to an announcement on Thursday.
Asian-Americans face a statistically significant penalty and discriminatory treatment as a result of their race when applying to Harvard University, a star expert witness said Thursday in testimony for the group suing over the prestigious university's affirmative action admissions policies.
A California lawyer convicted of directing two pump-and-dump schemes by selling off millions of shares in shell companies he secretly owned was sentenced to five and a half years in prison Thursday by a Massachusetts federal judge who said the defendant "absolutely perverted your oath as an attorney."
The First Circuit has revived a consumer’s proposed class action claiming American Honda Finance Corp. violated Massachusetts consumer protection laws by sending her inadequate loan-deficiency notifications after she fell behind on her car loan payments.
The co-founder of a health care venture fund that teamed up with a Harvard teaching hospital says his partner double-crossed him by falsely suggesting a major foreign investment was contingent on his resignation, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court.
Goulston & Storrs PC has added a former Massachusetts assistant U.S. attorney with more than 40 years of experience to its litigation group as counsel in Boston, the firm has announced.
The federal judge tasked with deciding whether Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants questioned a university researcher on whether a 2013 internal report showed a negative effect for being Asian in the Ivy League school's admissions process, as the potentially wide-ranging affirmative action trial continued Wednesday.
A former player agent for the National Football League urged a Massachusetts federal court on Wednesday to reconsider its dismissal of his suit alleging the league and the NFL Players Association unfairly enforce and deny appeal for a rule requiring agents to sign one player every three years, arguing the court did not fully consider his allegations and misinterpreted his complaint.
An ongoing squabble about an eight-figure bill for a special master who put under a microscope a $75 million class action fee award comes as the American Bar Association mulls new guidelines that encourage courts to use masters more often, largely as a cost-saving measure.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday maintained a class of detained immigrants with criminal histories, allowing the class to proceed with its claims that the immigrants have the constitutional right to some type of review after prolonged periods of mandatory detention.
Boston-based blockchain payments platform Algorand on Wednesday said it reaped a $62 million equity investment from investors in the cryptocurrency, venture capital and financial services industries and additionally named both a new CEO and chief operating officer.
A proposed consumer class sued Bose Corp. in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday, saying that despite the company's promotional material showing images of "sweat-drenched athletes" wearing its wireless Bluetooth headphones, the products are not sweat-resistant as advertised and have insufficient battery life.
A lawyer suspended from the Massachusetts bar after being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend said in a court filing Tuesday that his former partner is refusing to pay him fees for previous work in contempt of a federal judge’s order.
Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s banking unit misread the federal regulations it cited in arguing that sustained overdraft fees are not interest, a bank customer told a First Circuit panel in her fight to revive a proposed class action challenging the legality of the fees.
Adopting an admissions model that favors a boost for poorer students instead of considering race in order to achieve diversity would result in a Harvard University class that is rated lower academically, according to a pair of the Ivy League school's deans who testified Tuesday in the landmark affirmative action trial.
The Federal Communications Commission kicked off a rulemaking on Tuesday aimed at clarifying and paring down the basic-tier cable rate regulations, even though they are only now applied in some areas of Massachusetts and Hawaii.
A class of indirect purchasers of cathode ray tubes defended its bid to award $6 million of a $577 million bundle of antitrust settlements to buyers from three states who were excluded, saying Monday that the objectors' attempts to claim more money are based on an unrealistic analysis.
The government agency representing Puerto Rico's largest public pension fund has asked the First Circuit to uphold a ruling denying bondholders' claims to the fund's collateral under the island’s bankruptcy process.
A Massachusetts federal grand jury has indicted the head of a Swiss asset management firm for allegedly orchestrating a global pump-and-dump securities scheme worth $164 million over three years, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts urged a Massachusetts federal judge Monday to toss a proposed class action alleging the insurer wrongly refused to cover wilderness therapy treatment for policyholders’ children, arguing that their health plans explicitly excluded the programs.
Employment lawyers dare not turn away from their news feeds lest they miss the next critical case law update. Lovita Tandy of Tandy Legal and Bonnie Burke of Lawrence & Bundy LLC review the latest on sexual orientation discrimination, employee arbitration agreements and joint employer liability.
Unscrupulous short sellers who post false or distorted news have gone largely unchecked — until now. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently filed case against a Massachusetts hedge fund adviser opens the way for civil claims, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
Massachusetts' new noncompete law will take effect on Oct. 1. Erik Weibust and Robert Fisher of Seyfarth Shaw LLP address some of its more confusing provisions and how employers can comply without major disruption to how they are currently doing business.
In recent years, businesses have increasingly teamed up with charities to promote products or charitable causes. However, if these campaigns are not executed properly, they can lead to civil and criminal penalties, taxes and bad publicity for all parties involved, says Russell Stein of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
Key performance indicators have been a topic of concern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for some time, but enforcement actions have been less prevalent. Recent actions coupled with statements by commission officials, however, suggest that KPIs may become more of a focus for the current SEC, say Brooke Clarkson and Jessica Matelis of Foley & Lardner LLP.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.