Lawsuits

By - 9/22/17 - 9:26 am

The family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned while at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach last year, is suing Mayor Walsh, the city and individual workers at the program. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 3:41 pm

WGBH reports the guy behind the failed IndyCar race thing has filed yet another lawsuit, this time against the entire city of Boston, rather than just its environmental chief. He wants $15.5 million plus interest, damages and attorney's fees. His earlier suit was tossed because it turned out you can't sue individual government workers for negligence in Massachusetts.

By - 9/21/17 - 2:34 pm

A federal judge ruled today that Newton went too far in banning drones from flying over the city without the prior permission of landowners whose property the drones might pass over. Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 9:48 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that DeLuca's Market can keep using a narrow alley off Beacon Street for once-daily trash removal, but told the market it can no longer use the space for parking cars or trucks. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 1:38 pm

A federal judge ruled today a former researcher at Children's Hospital has no rights to the data on a laptop he tried to take with him when he left the hospital, because he never actually owned the device. Read more.

By - 9/10/17 - 2:11 pm

Lufthansa says Massport owes it at least $2.8 million for a 747 engine heavily damaged when it sucked in a good part of a snowbank next to a taxiway at Logan Airport in 2015. Read more.

By - 9/8/17 - 1:40 pm

The owner of the Crimson Galleria and nearby properties clustered along JFK Street wants a federal judge to block a proposed Winthrop Street dispensary, arguing marijuana remains illegal under federal law and so its proposed operators - and the city of Cambridge, the town of Georgetown and the state of Massachusetts - are violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 11:32 am

A small Brockton company and a Massachusetts resident are suing German car companies for what they say was "a two-decade long conspiracy among German auto manufacturers to unlawfully increase prices on all German Luxury Vehicles." Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 4:24 pm

UPDATE: Ayyadurai will appeal, lawyer says.

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai's libel lawsuit against a California tech Web site that published more than a dozen articles disputing his claims to have invented e-mail as a 14-year-old in 1978. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:55 pm

In a reminder that the law doesn't always keep up with technology, a federal judge in Boston today tossed a French student's Title IX sexual-harassment complaint against an MIT professor because she never set foot in the US and Title IX only applies to actions that take place between people on American soil. Read more.

By - 8/9/17 - 8:51 pm

A federal judge ruled today that Christopher Kimball can keep calling his new company Christopher Kimball's Milk Street despite opposition from the older Milk Street Cafe because the two companies don't directly compete and because the cafe failed to show it was being harmed by confusion or loss of customers. Read more.

By - 8/4/17 - 10:01 am

A California seafood company says it was shellshocked to learn the ten tons of cooked and raw Maine lobster it had ordered was stolen after it left an Everett warehouse and is now suing the trucking company it says shares the blame for the homerus heist. Read more.

By - 8/2/17 - 11:18 pm

A federal judge today ordered Perrigo, Inc., of Dublin, to pay Brigham and Women's Hospital $10.2 million for violating a patent the hospital held for the particular formulation of Pepcid Complete. Read more.

By - 7/31/17 - 10:56 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the MBTA didn't break any implied contract with riders when it cancelled or delayed scores of commuter-rail trains in the the Winter of Our Discontent. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:04 pm

A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by a woman who claimed Nordstrom Rack owed her lots of money because of what she said was a bogus "compare at" price on the $49.97 sweater she bought at its Boylston Street store in 2014. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:15 am

The state has sued a Wakefield company it says improperly removed boilers at a Newbury Street building without taking proper measures to keep asbestos insulation from escaping from the site. Read more.

By - 7/17/17 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that voter approval of medicinal marijuana means employers can no longer simply fire workers who test positive for THC on a drug test if they can prove they were using the drug with a doctor's prescription.

The ruling comes in the case of a woman who was consuming marijuana two to three times a week to help ease the pain of Crohn's Disease and who tested positive for marijuana administered by her new employer, for which she handed out samples in supermarkets - and which she had informed about her usage. Read more.

By - 7/15/17 - 12:23 pm

Max Bazerman, a Harvard Business School professor whose areas of interest include business ethics and decision making, is suing American Airlines for refusing to honor a commitment to let certain frequent flyers check up to three bags at no charge. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 11:59 pm

A federal judge has rejected a request by Joe Ligotti, who briefly did the morning drive-time show on WMEX in 2015, to block the possible sale of the station, which went off the air on June 30. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 11:06 am
The shirt in question

From the complaint: One of the shirts in question. See the original photo.

A Texas photographer is seeking up to $125,000 for each shirt that Marshalls sold bearing what he says is an unauthorized reprint of part of one of his photos. Read more.