Lawsuits

By - 2/18/17 - 10:57 am

An MRI technician at Brigham and Women's hospital who says she has to drive through "difficult areas" on her nightly drive home is one of three people who say a state ban on tasers and stun guns violates their 2nd Amendment rights. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 6:11 pm

UPDATE: A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary ban on the executive order.

A federal judge this afternoon said the president has the right to bar people from other countries from entering the US and declined to extend a temporary restraining order against his ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 11:37 am

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the first Logan immigration case, eight universities in the Boston area and Worcester say they have 535 students and 217 professors and researchers from the seven countries affected by the government's ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries. Read more.

By - 2/2/17 - 3:00 pm

A federal judge today added Attorney General Maura Healey to a lawsuit filed by two UMass Dartmouth professors against the federal travel ban that left them detained for several hours at Logan Airport on Saturday. Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 10:21 am

The ACLU of Massachusetts reports two judges in US District Court in Boston early today ordered the government to let immigrants and green-card and visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries enter the US through Logan Airport. Read more.

By - 1/27/17 - 1:38 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the T and Amtrak have resolved a legal beef that at one point led to Amtrak threatening to terminate Acela service north of Providence. Read more.

By - 1/27/17 - 9:49 am

The owners of 462 Boston medallion cabs yesterday sued Uber for what they say are the profits Uber cost them through unfair competition over a five-year period.

The suit comes days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an association of Boston medallion owners against the state's new regulations that allow Uber, Lyft and other "transportation network companies" to operate. Read more.

By - 1/25/17 - 5:41 pm

A federal judge who has dismissed two lawsuits by Boston medallion-cab owners over ride-for-hire companies today dismissed a similar lawsuit by Cambridge taxi owners.

In his ruling today, US District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton said the Cambridge owners no longer had any standing to sue Cambridge over the way it did or did not regulate companies such as Lyft and Uber because a new state law removes oversight of the companies from local licensing officials.

By - 1/24/17 - 6:37 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by Boston cab owners against state rules that let "transportation network companies" such as Lyft and Uber carry passengers to and from Boston destinations. Read more.

By - 1/19/17 - 3:46 pm

A federal judge today upheld a former Green Line operator's verdict in a discrimination case against the MBTA saying that, if anything, the discrimination against her was even worse than shown by evidence admitted at her trial, because the T failed to act on an earlier finding she had been discriminated against. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:12 am

A Newton doctor who says he uses a drone to photograph what he says is illegal city snow dumping in a local park is asking a federal judge to block a Newton ordinance that makes it illegal to fly the small aircraft over property without a property owner's consent. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 11:13 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a biotech company that genetically modifies bacteria and animal cells to produce new drugs is engaged in manufacturing, which means it has to pay more state taxes. Read more.

By - 1/5/17 - 9:48 am

Shiva Ayyadurai this week sued Techdirt, a techie Web site, for slander for two years of articles repeatedly denouncing Ayyadurai's claims to have invented e-mail as a teenager in New Jersey in 1978. Read more.

By - 12/22/16 - 12:26 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by the Boston Taxi Owners Association against the city of Boston because a new state law bars the city from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft. Read more.

By - 12/9/16 - 2:12 pm

The two rail operators are telling a federal judge they're maybe a month away from resolving a $29-million dispute over the cost of Northeast Corridor service in Massachusetts. Read more.

By - 11/15/16 - 12:04 pm
John Adams

The Supreme Judicial Court decided today it will not break a below-market-rates lease between Quincy and the local historical society for a building on land originally owned by John Adams, even though that deprives a beneficiary of Adams's largesse of revenue.

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By - 11/9/16 - 10:39 am

Horn's Jeweler, 339 Washington St., will change its name so nobody will confuse it with E.B. Horn, which has been operating in downtown Boston since 1839. Read more.

By - 11/3/16 - 11:37 am

A federal judge has approved a lawsuit settlement in which Commonwealth Academy in Springfield will change its name to Springfield Commonwealth Academy and the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay will pay the academy $25,000 to cover the costs of the name change. Read more.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:12 am

The Huntington News reports on a Suffolk Superior Court lawsuit by a Northeastern student.

By - 10/29/16 - 10:41 am

A federal jury last week awarded Michelle Dimanche of Hyde Park more than $2.6 million for discrimination by co-workers and supervisors in the two years before the T fired her in 2013. A federal judge yesterday upheld the amount. Read more.