BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer alleges an online payday lender unlawfully charges more than 500 percent interest and claims it is exempt from usury laws because it is wholly owned by a Native American tribe.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Court of Appeals reversed a Superior Court order entered in favor of the city of Boston in an employment discrimination case but upheld the lower court’s decision to rule for the city on plaintiff Priscilla Flint’s constructive discharge and breach-of-contract allegations.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri pharmaceutical company has filed suit in a New York federal court over allegations the state's Opioid Stewardship Act (OSA) is unconstitutional.
MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME COURT: Supreme Judicial Court Announces Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being
The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the members of a Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being that will explore ways to reduce stress on attorneys, help restore work-life balance, increase professional satisfaction and better support those who are confronting mental health and substance use disorders.
As the use of risk assessment to make pre-trial decisions like bail increases across the country, concerns over the tools used and their potential to hinder judicial discretion and perpetuate racial biases have also grown among criminal justice researchers, leaders and organizations.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Labaton Sucharow revealed it has agreed to pay referral fees to outside lawyers in almost a third of its open lawsuits, responding to prodding from the judge overseeing the scandal-tinged, $300 million State Street Bank & Trust case.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Massachusetts consumers allege a brand of cereal is deceptively marketed as if it is primarily sweetened with honey.
CSX Transportation alleges recycling company misrepresented it was insolvent to avoid paying judgment
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A rail transportation company alleges a Massachusetts company made fraudulent misrepresentations to avoid paying a judgment.
The federal judge who unleashed a wide-ranging investigation into the fee practices of Labaton Sucharow was unimpressed by the class action firm’s agreement to install an ethics monitor and revamp its rules.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Securities class action firm Labaton Sucharow has reached a tentative truce with the special master investigating questionable activities that include a $4.1 million referral fee paid to a lawyer who did no work but served as the middleman between Labaton and an Arkansas pension fund that served as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against State Street Bank and Trust.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of a medical equipment supplier that was alleged to have overcharged health care systems.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two corporations that challenged the constitutionality of state law prohibiting political contributions.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A retirement system alleges it purchased artificially inflated stock in a video commerce corporation between 2015 and 2016.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 29, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of a contracting company after it determined a woman was outside of the statute of repose following a fire in her home.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder in a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company alleges he purchased stock at artificially inflated prices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Former Energy XXI Ltd., CEO and board member John Schiller Jr., has accepted a permanent injunction after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges alleging he hid more than $10 million in personal loans from vendors and a company board candidate.