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Mass. State Police to face discrimination lawsuit from Chinese-American lieutenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts State Police Lt. Warren Yee provided enough evidence to continue his discrimination case against the department, causing the Massachusetts Supreme Court to reverse a summary judgment in favor of the department and remand the case back to a lower court.

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Exxon argues for Texas justice as it defends self from climate change lawsuits

By David Yates | Jan 17, 2019

FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.

Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s cereal not primarily sweetened with honey, buyer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 7, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer alleges a type of cereal sold by Trader Joe's is misleadingly represented as being primarily sweetened with honey when sugar is the primary sweetener.

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Harvard University student alleges school is discarding policies in assault case

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware man who is currently a student at Harvard University alleges is discarding its own policies in a sexual assault allegation case.

Microcap stock marketer charged by SEC for 'manipulative trades'

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Virginia resident who dealt with microcap stock has been charged by the federal government with participating in thousands of "manipulative trades" for stocks he was being paid to market.

Law firms alleged to have disseminated misleading advertising targeting Uber drivers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 27, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts man seeks to stop advertisements from two law firms in Chicago and Alabama targeted at Uber drivers.

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Hetero Drugs medication is adulterated, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges she purchased a generic prescription blood pressure medication that was contaminated with a probable human carcinogen.

Consumer alleges Big Picture Loans charges rate greater than allowed under Massachusetts state law

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 12, 2018

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.

Mass. Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment in employee's discrimination claim against Boston

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

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.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

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.

MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME COURT: Supreme Judicial Court Announces Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

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.

Critics: Computer era 'intruding' on bail decisions, producing 'devastating results'

By Amanda Robert | Oct 29, 2018

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.

Law firm in controversial $300M settlement reveals referral fees in a third of open cases

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 24, 2018

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.

Consumers allege Honey Bunches of Oats cereals only contain 'miniscule amounts of honey'

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 19, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A rail transportation company alleges a Massachusetts company made fraudulent misrepresentations to avoid paying a judgment.

Judge chastises Labaton in hearing over $75M attorneys fee, demands contracts

By Dan Fisher | Oct 17, 2018

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.

Law firm 'deeply regrets' the $4M fee steered to attorney who did no work on class action

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 11, 2018

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.

Massachusetts court dismisses False Claims Act suit against Smith and Nephew alleging overcharges

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 27, 2018

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.

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