Goodwin Procter LLP has snapped up a former Bass Berry & Sims PLC attorney with years of experience working on transactions in the health care field and issues related to the False Claims Act.
Analog Devices Inc. has withdrawn and plans to refile a notification with the Federal Trade Commission for its proposed $21 billion merger with fellow semiconductor and technology company Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
While U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton hasn't doled out any long prison terms to parents in the "Varsity Blues" case, he has dealt a number of tongue-lashings that seemed to channel the widespread public anger and condemnation that erupted after the scandal broke in March 2019.
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. announced Tuesday that it will pay $96 million to 46 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C., to resolve a probe related to allegedly defective air bags in the company's vehicles, which have also been the subject of extensive civil litigation.
Two wind energy companies have told a federal court they should be untangled from an activist's suit seeking to force Massachusetts to change lobster fishing regulations to prevent the use of certain equipment that can harm endangered right whales, saying they are "mere surplusage" in the litigation.
The U.S. Department of Labor, and not the courts, has authority to run a new union election if there are irregularities, the First Circuit has ruled, overturning a lower court's decision in a suit over allegations of vote dilution.
State governors implemented COVID-19 relief efforts with autumn in mind over the past week, with more funding for increased internet connectivity on the way for schools in Delaware and Texas, and a call for legislative action this fall to help workers and families in Pennsylvania.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining the blank-check bonanza, taking part in a $300 million initial public offering filed on Monday by Executive Network Partnering Corp. with legal guidance from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and underwriters counsel Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts can't prevail in their suit accusing Regeneron Pharmaceuticals of paying tens of millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks through a foundation to get doctors to prescribe its injectable eye disease drug, the biotechnology company has told a federal judge.
A Sun Pharma unit will pay $20.75 million to settle a whistleblower's suit claiming it overcharged the government by pushing doctors to use a skin treatment in a less effective way than approved, according to a Monday announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Massachusetts landlords seeking to end a moratorium on most evictions during the pandemic can keep making their case in both federal and state courts, as a federal judge on Monday rejected a forum-shopping claim and continued to hear his part of the challenge to the novel law.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to lengthen newly scheduled oral arguments in litigation over the Affordable Care Act's validity and allocated varying amounts of time to state attorneys general, the Trump administration and House Democrats who fought to participate.
Lawyers for Massachusetts' top elections official told the state's high court Monday that voters aren't disenfranchised if they don't get their mail-in ballots with enough time to send them back through the U.S. Postal Service to meet the deadline to be counted in the state's Sept. 1 primary election.
The private equity and insurance executive who introduced actress Lori Loughlin and her clothing-designer husband to the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scheme has agreed to plead guilty to paying $40,000 in bribes to improve his own daughter's exam scores.
The First Circuit granted a new trial Friday to a former O'Reilly Auto Parts manager in a mental health discrimination suit, saying a jury that found in favor of O'Reilly was incorrectly instructed on the standards requiring employers to provide accommodations.
Urbin Miami Beach Partners is reportedly going forward with a mixed-use project in South Florida, Pink Stone Capital is said to have landed $87 million in financing for a New York development site, and Lola.com is reportedly paying $100,000 a month to sublease 28,000 square feet in Boston.
Kelleher, chief legal officer for one of the largest U.S. insurers, has been named a Burton Awards Legend in Law, a distinction reserved for the top general counsel in the nation.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, Johnson & Johnson snaps up biotech company Momenta for $6.5 billion, American Express acquires "substantially all" of fintech company Kabbage, and government services firm KBR acquires defense contractor Centauri for $827 million.
Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion-designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were sentenced Friday to two months and five months in prison, respectively, for their roles in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal after admitting to paying bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake rowing recruits.
A Ninth Circuit decision cementing that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from mandatory arbitration gives workers new leverage to keep their legal battles in court, making it more difficult for transportation, logistics and gig-economy companies to dismantle class or collective actions.
Lobster fishing that poses a threat to a whale species on the cusp of extinction won't be interrupted this year despite a ruling that the U.S. government ignored the risks when drafting rules for the operations six years ago.
President Donald Trump has blasted as "speculative" the claims from states, cities and nonprofits that his push to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 census count would lead to reduced federal funding and lost congressional representation, saying it remains unknown whether his directive may even be carried out.
Attorneys general from New York, California and several other states sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Thursday over its recent rule addressing the transferability of interest rates on loans originated by state-chartered banks, alleging the agency is giving cover to predatory lenders and overstepping its authority.
A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that the state cannot use video evidence collected by police in the day spa prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft because it violates the Fourth Amendment.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is reportedly leasing 360,000 square feet at a new Boston-area development, WeWork is said to be calling off two Chicago leases, and a Kaizen Development Partners venture is reportedly planning to build a 200,000-square-foot Dallas-area office building on spec.
Despite the Fifth Circuit’s recent ruling in Hidalgo County Emergency Service Foundation v. Carranza barring debtors from receiving Paycheck Protection Program loans, this financial assistance is still available by filing in other circuits and through further workarounds, say Shane Ramsey and John Baxter at Nelson Mullins.
As statistics reveal that in recent years, the number of patent infringement lawsuits has decreased while the number of trade secret cases has risen, Vincent Ling at Munger Tolles offers key considerations for asserting or defending these overlapping IP rights during the pleading, discovery and trial stages.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Carr v. Pennsylvania proves that public sector employees’ First Amendment rights are not ironclad, and could trigger an accountability standard for their off-duty social media comments, says Mathew Parker at Fisher Phillips.
While most law firms will focus on ensuring physical office spaces are as safe as possible for attorneys and staff members, it's equally important to consider the impact office reopening decisions will have on a firm's culture of diversity and inclusion, says Manar Morales at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.
In view of recent decisions using the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in Lucia to examine the propriety of local officers, it makes sense to question — under states' appointments clauses — the now-common practice of private attorneys prosecuting civil enforcement actions on behalf of state attorneys general, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
As states grapple with filling revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, they may look to expand laws stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's Wayfair decision to reach more taxpayers, says Jennifer Karpchuk at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.
A ruling in favor of the defendant in Fast Trak Investment v. Sax, a case recently accepted by the New York Court of Appeals, could enable borrowers to avoid repaying litigation funders by claiming state usury law violations, say attorneys at MoloLamken.
Although many traditional business development activities are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associates should seize the unique opportunities of this time to cultivate business by strengthening their personal and professional relationships, and developing new ones, says Jeremy Schneider at Jackson Lewis.
In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.
Under the so-called innovator liability theory, a handful of states have permitted plaintiffs who took generic medication to sue the manufacturer of the branded form of the drug — but pharmaceutical companies have recently had success fighting such claims with three key strategies, say attorneys at Winston & Strawn.
When in-person criminal jury trials resume, witnesses wearing masks as protection against the coronavirus will almost certainly lead to a new line of cases weighing public health against a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to confront prosecution witnesses, says Scott Grubman at Chilivis Grubman.
When evaluating the vast range of legal technology options available today, law firms will want to make sure that firm intellectual property and client data stored in the software are encrypted, isolated, protected through backups and in compliance with the ever-growing list of data regulations, say Eric Tucker and Dorna Moini at Documate.
With business development dinners and social events no longer viable for new lateral hires, law firms need a refreshed game plan — one that fully exploits the digital landscape, say Andrew Longstreth and Jesse Dungan at Infinite Global and Michael Coston at Coston Consulting.
With the increasing use of channel-based platforms such as Slack, Messenger and Teams in the work-from-home era, companies should assume they may be compelled to produce channel-based data in litigation and take proactive steps to protect sensitive information, say Jessica Brown and Collin James Vierra at Gibson Dunn.
In light of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources' recent rule changes restricting incentives for solar development on ecologically sensitive greenfield sites, landowners and solar developers should assess target properties carefully before building, say attorneys at Beveridge & Diamond.