BU Today reports the 25 tech companies sued by Boston University - including Apple and Amazon - have agreed to pay licensing fees for the way their blue LEDs are manufactured.
The New York Times reports from the front lines at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Packards Corner.
Anthony Clark says that for the past year, he's gotten repeated calls from a Utah company that sells Mormon religious DVDs and that its computers keep calling him even though he's asked the company to knock it off.
A man who says he used his American Express card to buy stuff at the Somerville Target on Dec. 1 is now seeking more than $5 million from Target to compensate him and other Massachusetts Target customers who may have had their credit-card information stolen.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Daniel Heller, who describes himself as "a regular... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury ruled the MBTA was not to blame for a fall suffered by a man in a wheelchair after he got off a bus in Chelsea in 2007.
Daniel Donovan claimed a bus driver made him get off slightly past the normal stop at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home, on a stretch of sidewalk with a relatively steep slope, which caused his... Read more
Updated to reflect fact court did not order him freed.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a man convicted of a 1981 murder in Kenmore Square can apply for parole because he was only 17 at the time he became a killer, because his automatic sentence of life without parole violates both the federal and state prohibitions on cruel and unusual punishment, at least as... Read more
Branden Mattier, a South End man arrested in July on charges he tried to defraud the fund set up for Marathon bombing victims, is suing State Police and FedEx for delivering what he says was a bogus check from the fund.
In his suit, filed yesterday in US District Court, Mattier alleges he deserves to be paid several hundred thousand dollars in damages by... Read more
A federal judge has rejected a pro-Israel group's demands that the MBTA be required to immediately post ads that use an Ayn Rand quote to support Israel, because there's nothing wrong with the T's policy to reject any ads that a "reasonable" person would find "demeaning or disparaging" toward a large group of people, such as, say, by calling them savages.
In his ruling,... Read more
A woman who bought a $249 emerald ring at the Burlington Jared says it was defective and now she wants the company to pay her and 10,000 other customers more than $5 million in recompense.
In her suit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Catherine O'Connell says the value of her ring "is worth substantially less" than what she paid for it... Read more
The estate of reggae star Bob Marley is suing Raising Cane's, which has a franchise on Comm. Ave. near BU, for using "One Love" in its marketing efforts.
In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd., charges Raising Cane's, which is best known for chicken fingers, has nothing to do with the reggae star, who died... Read more
AcBel Polytech, which makes power-supply units for large EMC data-storage units, is suing Fairchild Semiconductor over voltage regulators that failed "at an epidemic rate" in late 2010.
AcBel charges that Fairchild replaced perfectly fine components with poorly designed ones that shorted out due to humidity and that it then compounded the problem by not telling anybody it had made the change - or then changed... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a Newton man who sells perfume can continue his state lawsuit against a New Yorker he says owes him nearly $530,000 for perfume shipped but never paid for.
A lower-court judge had agreed with the defendant that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction in the case because he had no offices in Massachusetts and paid no taxes to our fair... Read more
The town of Lexington has sued a Louisiana firetruck company, alleging the company sold it a lemon of a firetruck that has problems ranging from steering, transmission and brake failures to a water gun going off by itself.
No more housing, Brookline says in suit against both the developer and the state agency that approved it, Wicked Local reports.
The apartment complex is split between South Brookline and West Roxbury; all of the new units would be on the Brookline side.
A local firm that says it holds the copyright to one particular Hummel figurine in the US is suing U-Haul and and a bubble-wrap company because they sell boxes of bubble wrap that feature an image that looks like the figurine.
In the lawsuit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Boston Copyright Associates LLC says the similarity was no coincidence: U-Haul and... Read more
An anti-Muslim group described by the ADL as extremist is suing the MBTA for the right to hang ads calling Palestinians "savages."
In the suit, filed Monday in US District Court and first spotted by Boston Magazine, the New Hampshire-based American Freedom Defense Initiative says the T rejected the ad - which uses a quote by Ayn Rand - and that this is... Read more
EMC this week sued a Silicon Valley startup on charges it illegally hired away EMC workers to gain access to EMC trade secrets.
In a suit filed in US District Court in Boston, the Hopkinton-based data-storage vendor asks a judge to smack Pure Storage with a legal stick, specifically, the return of all the proprietary EMC information it alleges Pure now has, a prohibition on... Read more
A California photographer who claims the BSO owes him lots of money for the photographs it used for some Boston Pops concerts last year is, of course, suing.
The BSO replies that the photographer offered his work for free in exchange for letting him use the BSO name to try to drum up sponsorships for the "Visions of America" concerts. Since he couldn't find any... Read more
A Lawrence company that sells a gizmo for tuning drums says a guy who sells a smartphone app for tuning drums is violating its patent.
In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Overtone Labs, which makes the Tune-bot, says Eric Rosebrock of Kissimmee, FL, knows full well that his iDrumTech Drum Tuner violates its drum tuner patent... Read more
Cue Acoustics, a Woburn maker of home audio systems, is suing General Motors for promoting something it calls the Cadillac User Experience, or CUE.
In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Cue says that because the GM CUE includes an audio system, would-be buyers could be confused and think they were buying a Cue product. The company says it asked... Read more