Massachusetts

  • August 26, 2022

    Sherin And Lodgen Hires Real Estate Attorney In Boston

    Sherin and Lodgen LLP recently announced the addition of a Cushing & Dolan PC attorney who has experience with commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financing to the firm's real estate department in Boston.

  • August 26, 2022

    Mass. Justices Urged To Deny Coverage For Prevention Costs

    A Zurich unit urged Massachusetts' highest court to reject a bid by salad dressing manufacturer Ken's Foods for recovery of uncovered expenses incurred to prevent an imminent covered loss, saying that creating such an extra-contractual duty would violate fundamental principles of state law.

  • August 26, 2022

    Boston Ascend Dispensary Workers Vote For Teamsters

    A Teamsters local announced on Thursday that the workers at Ascend Wellness Holdings Inc.'s Boston cannabis dispensary voted to be represented by the union.

  • August 26, 2022

    Moderna Lobs COVID Vaccine IP Suit At Pfizer, BioNTech

    Moderna filed a lawsuit Friday against Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech, alleging that its rivals "followed the trail Moderna blazed" years ago in developing the technology behind the mRNA platform at the heart of the COVID-19 vaccines the companies produced.

  • August 25, 2022

    1st Circ. Sets Framework For Suing Anonymously In MIT Case

    The First Circuit has established the framework for when plaintiffs should be allowed to bring suit anonymously, reversing a lower court and allowing a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology student to sue the school without using his real name.

  • August 25, 2022

    Mass. Pot Shop Atty Says 'Pay To Play' Was Just Lobbying

    A Massachusetts attorney Thursday pushed to dismiss charges that he tried to bribe a police chief to influence the approval of a pot shop in which the lawyer had a financial stake, arguing his conduct was legally justifiable lobbying activity.

  • August 25, 2022

    Crypto Biz Owner Can't Undo $6M Fraud Conviction

    The owner of a defunct cryptocurrency business fell short in his bids for an acquittal and retrial on Thursday after a jury had found him guilty last month of defrauding investors and customers of more than $6 million, according to a docket entry in Boston federal court.

  • August 25, 2022

    Silk Faces Fraud Suit Over Coffee Creamer Protein Claims

    Dairy-alternative beverage producer Silk misleadingly inflates the protein content of one of its popular almond-based coffee creamers, a putative class action lawsuit filed in a Colorado federal court alleged.

  • August 25, 2022

    Tax Firm PKF O'Connor Names First Chief Legal Officer

    PKF O'Connor Davies LLP, one of the nation's largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, said Thursday it has appointed outside counsel Thomas Manisero to the newly created role of general counsel and chief legal officer.

  • August 24, 2022

    Ex-DOI Boss Zinke Lied During Casino Project Probe, IG Says

    The U.S. Department of the Interior's watchdog issued a report Wednesday that found the department's former secretary Ryan Zinke lied about his interactions with casino lobbyists and government officials and his reasons for stalling action on a bid by two Indian tribes to operate a $300 million casino project in Connecticut.

  • August 24, 2022

    Cynosure Rips Rival's Delay Bid In Poaching Suit

    Medical aesthetic treatment company Cynosure argued Wednesday that a rival business it's suing for allegedly poaching sales staff doesn't need a delay in the litigation schedule, saying an amended complaint simply names the individual employees without changing the allegations.

  • August 24, 2022

    DOJ Wants To Argue In State-Led Facebook Case At DC Circ.

    The U.S. Department of Justice is requesting time during oral arguments at the D.C. Circuit to support a contingent of state-level enforcers accusing Facebook's parent company, Meta Platforms Inc., of monopolizing personal social networking services through acquisitions and developer restrictions on its platform.

  • August 24, 2022

    Gorton's Must Face Scaled-Back Frozen Fish Labeling Suit

    Gorton's Inc. is not yet off the hook for a suit alleging it falsely labeled its tilapia products as "sustainably sourced," after a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday trimmed the claims but declined to toss the case altogether.

  • August 24, 2022

    5th Circ. Axes Dallas Developer's Bribery Conviction

    The Fifth Circuit vacated a Dallas real estate developer's eight-year sentence after finding the district court's jury instructions interpreted a federal bribery statute too broadly, ruling that the statute prohibits only quid pro quo arrangements and not gratuities.

  • August 24, 2022

    Chef Mario Batali Settles Massachusetts Groping Suits

    Mario Batali has reached settlements in a pair of suits in Massachusetts state court brought by women who claimed the celebrity chef forcibly groped and kissed them while taking selfies. The restaurateur was cleared of related criminal charges earlier this year.

  • August 23, 2022

    ICE Must Stop Wiping Phones Amid Records Suit, Court Told

    The American Civil Liberties Union and a government watchdog on Monday filed an emergency motion asking a court to stop U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deleting data from agency-issued phones following revelations of a Trump-era practice of wiping devices clean when employees leave.

  • August 23, 2022

    Sheppard Mullin Atty To Lead Nixon Peabody's Funds Group

    Nixon Peabody LLP continues expanding its corporate practice by bringing in a Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP investment management attorney as a partner in its Los Angeles office.

  • August 23, 2022

    Tourism Biz Says Balloon Atty's Withdrawal Bid Is Just Hot Air

    A Chinese tourism business argued Monday that a defunct hot-air balloon maker is parachuting in new counsel to delay an upcoming trial in Massachusetts federal court over a $1.4 million foreign arbitration award.

  • August 23, 2022

    Ex-EBay Execs To Be Sentenced Same Day At Victims' Behest

    A pair of former eBay Inc. executives who admitted to taking part in a cyberstalking campaign will be sentenced on the same day to prevent their shaken victims from having to come into court twice, a Massachusetts federal judge said Tuesday.

  • August 23, 2022

    These Firms Have The Most Women In Equity Partnerships

    Law firms still have a long way to go when it comes to closing the gender gap, particularly at the top. But at these firms, women have made inroads into the upper ranks, and are smashing the glass ceiling that has long kept women from making it into leadership roles.

  • August 22, 2022

    Goodwin Guides PE Firm Ampersand To $1.2B Fund Closing

    Private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners, led by Goodwin Procter LLP, said Monday that it has closed its latest fund after securing $1.2 billion in commitments, with plans to target investments in new, founder-owned health care and life sciences companies.

  • August 22, 2022

    1st Circ. Says BIA Didn't Explain Seriousness Of Weed Crime

    The First Circuit has told the Board of Immigration Appeals to have another look at a Haitian man's asylum request, saying the board did not adequately explain why his marijuana offenses made him ineligible for asylum.

  • August 22, 2022

    Real Estate Rumors: Blackstone, Benmark, Longpoint

    Blackstone Group is reportedly in talks to buy a mall in Delhi, Benmark Capital is said to have loaned $40 million for an Atlanta project, and Longpoint Realty is said to have paid $16 million for six acres in Miami.

  • August 22, 2022

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    Shareholders of Santander Consumer USA, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Nektar Therapeutics and Inovalon Holdings filed new suits in Delaware's Court of Chancery last week, and attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. deforested a small hillside to document an increasing number of discovery disputes.

  • August 22, 2022

    AMC Barred Medic After Reporting Producer To HR, Suit Says

    AMC Networks sought to blacklist a set medic who accused a producer of making derogatory comments about her looks by falsely claiming she had broken COVID-19 protocols, according to a suit filed in Boston federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • Why Cos. Are Betting On Cannabis Drinks Despite Legal Risks

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    Beverage and cannabis companies are investing in THC- and CBD-infused drinks as these products become increasingly popular for their health and social benefits, but drink makers must navigate a gantlet of federal and state regulations dictating everything from proper storage to serving size, says Seth Goldberg at Duane Morris.

  • How To Efficiently Deploy Your Professional Growth Strategy

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how time-strapped legal professionals can efficiently implement a professional growth framework by focusing on only the most effective actions to build the reputation and relationships key to their ideal practice.

  • A 6-Step Framework For Legal Industry Professional Growth

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how implementing a professional growth framework will help legal professionals gain expertise in a relevant niche to build credibility, focus marketing efforts and build an ideal practice.

  • Why Contempt May Be Apt Punishment For High Court Leaker

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    Contempt of court is an overlooked but potentially effective tool to punish whoever leaked the draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade and protect the integrity of the U.S. Supreme Court, says Michael Zuckerman at Zuckerman Dispute Resolution.

  • 2 Cases Show Risks Of Fund Industry's Control Share Bylaws

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    In light of two recent cases finding that investment companies' control share bylaws violated the Investment Company Act, trustees should think carefully before accommodating an adviser's efforts to protect its position through such measures, says Aaron Morris at Morris Kandinov.

  • Opinion

    Clients' Diversity Mandates For Law Firms Are Necessary

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    Coca-Cola recently scrapped its proposed diversity staffing requirements for outside counsel, and other companies may be reassessing their mandates due to external pressures, but it is important to remember the myriad factors supporting these policies and why they are more important now than ever before, says David Hopkins at Benesch Friedlander.

  • 5 Questions That Can Help Law Firms Win RFPs

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    As the volume of matter-specific requests for proposals continues to increase in the legal market, law firms can take some new steps to fine-tune their RFP response-drafting process and strategy, says Matthew Prinn at RFP Advisory Group.

  • How Law Firms Can Employ More Veterans

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    Hiring attorneys who are veterans is often overlooked in law firm diversity, equity and inclusion plans, even though it generates substantial benefits, but partnering with like-minded organizations and having a robust and active veterans group will go a long way in boosting a firm's ability to recruit and retain veterans, say Daniel Sylvester and Nicholas Hasenfus at Holland & Knight.

  • Associates, Look Beyond Money In Assessing Lateral Offers

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    In the face of high demand for corporate legal work and persistent staffing constraints, many law firms continue to offer sizable signing bonuses to new associates, but lateral candidates should remember that money is just one component of what should be a much broader assessment, says Stephanie Ruiter at Lateral Link.

  • Preventing Impermissible Client Solicitation After ABA Opinion

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    Following the American Bar Association's recent opinion on the limitations on client solicitation, attorneys at Harris Wiltshire examine the principal rules that govern a lawyer's ethical duties with respect to solicitation, explain how those rules vary by jurisdiction, and provide some practical tips for ensuring compliance.

  • Don't Be Late Paying Terminated Employees in Massachusetts

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    By imposing strict liability for an incorrect wage payment to a terminated employee, the Massachusetts high court’s recent decision in Reuter v. Methuen upends a long-standing precedent and means employers will lose a commonly used safety net, say attorneys at Day Pitney.

  • Lessons On Avoiding E-Discovery Violations And Sanctions

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    Michael Fox and David Cohen at Reed Smith discuss how counsel can assist their clients in meeting preservation obligations for electronically stored information in light of recent federal rulings on spoliation sanctions motions for possible violations of this duty.

  • Collaborative Tech Will Dictate Future Law Firm Success

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    Law firms need to shift their focus from solving the needs of their lawyers with siloed solutions to implementing collaboration technology, thereby enabling more seamless workflows and team experiences amid widespread embrace of hybrid and remote work models, says Kate Jasaitis at HBR Consulting.

  • How To Effectively Prepare A Witness For Remote Testimony

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    Many of the lessons taught in an introductory theater performance class can provide foundational guidelines for virtual witness preparation, including the importance of props, proper lighting and wardrobe decisions, and of acknowledging that the star of your show is not a Zoom expert, say Hailey Drescher at Trask Consulting and Michael Thomas at Foley & Lardner.

  • As Cyber Risks Surge, Remember Attorneys' Ethical Duties

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    The prevalence of remote work and a greater threat of Russian cyberattacks should serve as a stark reminder of a lawyer's professional obligations to guard against unauthorized disclosure of client information and to protect client interests in the event of a cyberattack, says Alvin Mathews at Ulmer & Berne.

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