The day before Robert O’Connell was paroled, his lawyer and the man he pleaded guilty to shooting signed a deal to quash a civil lawsuit seeking $1.5 million in damages.
A Massachusetts judge’s refusal to issue an injunction in a suit involving a car dealership allegedly defamed by the relatives of an ex-employee demonstrates the struggle for courts that are asked to strike a balance between the First Amendment and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
A biotech company could sue a competitor under the Lanham Act for distributing a press release that allegedly made false claims about a drug both companies manufactured and sold, a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts has ruled.
The first lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs claiming they have experienced symptoms of meningitis or contracted the bacterial infection after receiving contaminated steroid injections distributed by a Massachusetts-based company.
The Harvard Club has reached a tentative $4 million settlement with its waitstaff over a dispute about tipping, according to a letter the exclusive alumni club sent its members earlier this week.
The stage is set for the 1st Circuit to hear the appeal of ailing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and issue a ruling that promises to significantly impact honest services fraud prosecutions across the country.
A mandatory arbitration clause in an employment application was unenforceable against a pregnant woman who brought suit after being denied a job, the 1st Circuit has ruled.
The family of a Blackstone, Ma. electrician killed in a propane blast two years ago will get a $7.5 million settlement.
A Quincy, Mass. attorney who has secured what is believed to be the state’s largest judgment for the death of a child is hoping that the eight-figure damage award in the case will prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
Brockton, Mass. attorney Kevin J. Reddington’s opening statement in the recent trial of a prosecutor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a courthouse conference room was as unusual as the case itself.
The seasoned defense lawyer promised the jury that his client would waive his right to remain silent and tell his story from the witness stand.