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.
MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME COURT: SJC Chief Justice Gants Remarks Delivered at the 20th Annual Walk to the Hill at the Massachusetts State House
The following remarks were delivered in the Great Hall of Flags in the Massachusetts State House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts man seeks to stop advertisements from two law firms in Chicago and Alabama targeted at Uber drivers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges she purchased a generic prescription blood pressure medication that was contaminated with a probable human carcinogen.
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.
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.