U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts News

Nonprofit alleges Massachusetts resort is discharging wastewater without permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with protecting New England's environment alleges a resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is discharging pollutants into U.S. waters.

Judge approves Harvard professor's settlement with American Airlines over baggage fees; Almost $3M to attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Harvard business professor's class action lawsuit against American Airlines over allegations the air passenger carrier wrongly charged for checked bags is well on its way to being settled, according to federal court documents.

Consumer claims Canada Dry Ginger Ale is falsely labeled as made from real ginger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 12, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale are alleged to falsely label the beverage as made from real ginger.

Massachusetts storm sewer system alleged to not have permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization alleges a storm sewer system in Massachusetts is discharging storm water without authorization.

Labaton escalates spat with judge in State Street case, demands ex parte communications

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 25, 2018

Labaton Sucharow, having failed to get a federal judge to recuse himself, asked him to turn over records of any out-of-court communications with the special master probing allegations that Labaton overcharged its clients and improperly shared part of its $75 million fee.

Consumer alleges L.L. Bean's changes to guarantee breached contract with customers

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 4, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges that L.L. Bean customers who purchased products before the company changed its guarantee did not receive what they bargained for.

Massachusetts dental practice alleges Yelp caused it to lose clients, profits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 4, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts dental clinic alleges Yelp "intentionally resurrected plaintiff's sole one-star review" after it declined to purchase advertising on the site.

Suit over fraud allegations filed against American Renal Associates, American Renal Management

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 13, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company alleges a dialysis business operated an illegal profiteering scheme.

Advanced Thermal Technologies alleged to have submitted false claims to federal government

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 29, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts small business is alleged to have submitted false and fraudulent claims to the federal government to receive awards.

Woman alleges child, slave labor is involved in production of Hershey chocolate products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 9, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer claims that she would not have purchased Hershey chocolate products or paid as much for them if Hershey had disclosed alleged child and slave labor in the production of its chocolate.

Consumer files suit against maker of Snickers, Milky Way over allegations child labor is involved in supply chain

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 8, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts woman alleges a food conglomerate fails to disclose that child labor is involved in the cocoa beans it uses in its products.

Judge delays release of critical report on $75 million State Street class action fee

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 5, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Boston has delayed for another month the release of a special master’s report on allegations that class action lawyers submitted inflated bills to obtain $75 million in fees for negotiating a $300 million settlement of a securities class action against State Street Bank and Trust.

Consumer claims child, slave labor involved in production of Nestle chocolate products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 23, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts woman alleges a food conglomerate does not disclose on its packaging for chocolate products that child and/or slave labor is purportedly involved in the supply chain.

Judge upholds unfair competition claims in suits against Uber by Mass. taxi companies, dismisses antitrust claim

By Angela Underwood | Jan 24, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal magistrate judge has ruled in more than seven consolidated actions combining more than 30 lawsuits filed by dozens of cab companies against Uber.

T-Mobile Northeast files suit against Massachusetts city over denial of permit for facility

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts city is facing a suit from a telecommunications provider over its denial of a permit to construct a facility.

Backpage.com asks court to dismiss latest complaint related to alleged sex trafficking

By Carrie Salls | Nov 14, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Backpage.com LLC, Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacy and James Larkin are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to dismiss a lawsuit filed June 12 against them by three Jane Doe plaintiffs who allege that the defendants’ website was used to force them to participate in sex trafficking.

Rhode Island sues companies involved in 2003 oil spill

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 27, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The state of Rhode Island and its Department of Environmental Management are suing a vessel owner and its operators over environmental damage stemming from an oil spill.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., Sexy Hair Concepts files second motion to dismiss shampoo suit

By Kacie Whaley | Sep 15, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. and Sexy Hair Concepts have filed a second motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the companies made false claims about the contents in Healthy Sexy Sulfate-Free Soy Moisturizing shampoo.

Opioid company sued by former employee under False Claims Act

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 16, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her job with an opioid pain medication pharmaceutical company.

Passenger claims American Airlines breached contract by charging baggage fees

By Louie Torres | Jul 26, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An American Airlines passenger alleges that the company fails to honor its contract with customers regarding baggage check fees.

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