Lawsuits

By - 8/21/18 - 11:10 pm

In a ruling that will leave neither side feeling satisfied, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston today upheld a lower-court ruling and verdict that basically instructed two former bandmates in the '70s rock and roll band Boston to stop suing each other, at least over the use of the band's name. Read more.

By - 8/11/18 - 11:10 am

A year after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against gay-hating Scott Lively by a group representing LGBT citizens of Uganda, a federal appeals court has ruled that the judge's condemnation of his "crackpot bigotry" is no reason to overturn the ruling - because he won the case. Read more.

By - 7/30/18 - 9:32 am

Workers at the suddenly shuttered NECCO plant in Revere say the company's new owner violated federal law when it closed the place last week without warning. Read more.

By - 7/27/18 - 1:15 pm

In a dispute among people who live on what was once a large parcel along Cape Cod Bay, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled today that the ones who don't live right on the beach can use the beach for the sorts of things people did in the 1600s - namely fishing and bird hunting - but that volleyball and suntanning are right out. Read more.

By - 7/25/18 - 10:27 pm

The state Attorney General's office today sued the owner of the Tannery, Hicham Ali "Sam" Hassan, for allegedly refusing to serve a black man and a woman of Middle Eastern origin - and says those instances are "a larger pattern of Hassan’s discriminatory treatment of certain customers." Read more.

By - 7/24/18 - 2:40 pm

Canada Dry - Jack's Ginger Farm

An Ashland man who claims Canada Dry Ginger Ale gets its taste from stuff other than ginger is suing its maker on behalf of himself and other consumers who thought they were getting health benefits from guzzling the stuff. Read more.

By - 7/23/18 - 6:44 pm

A federal judge in Boston today denied government requests to throw out a lawsuit by groups representing tens of thousands of Haitians, Guatemalans and Salvadorans that seeks to let them stay in the country for humanitarian reasons rather than be kicked out beginning next year. Read more.

By - 7/16/18 - 1:58 pm

In a case involving two feuding Quincy neighbors, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today it will never see a poem lovely as a tree. Read more.

By - 7/14/18 - 5:48 pm

A Brighton resident who says he got an unsolicited robo-call from a Lexington solar-energy company has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against it. Read more.

By - 7/14/18 - 12:36 pm

An elderly couple from Burlington is suing both Macy's and its escalator maintenance company for the serious injuries they say they suffered when the railing they were holding onto an up escalator suddenly jerked forward on Oct. 12, 2016 at the Burlington Mall Macy's. Read more.

By - 7/13/18 - 4:01 pm

A West Roxbury dentist charges that Yelp not only refused to remove what he said was a malicious post about his pracitice, it changed the post's status from "unreliable" to "reliable" when he refused to buy ads on the site. Read more.

By - 7/13/18 - 1:13 pm

A court-appointed receiver for 97 Mt. Ida Rd. told a housing-court judge today that owner James Dickey has agreed to begin cleaning up the hundreds of cat-food cans, fallen tree limbs and other debris around the property over the next month.

But as with everything else dealing with the property - hit by a fire in 2011 - any cleanup hinges on the outcome of Dickey's latest court attempt to get ISD to stop pestering him about the property. Read more.

By - 7/7/18 - 11:24 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents of two students at the Mission Hill K-8 School in Jamaica Plain against the city, saying they provided no proof that school and city officials somehow let the kids be attacked by a third student and then failed to adequately respond to the attacks. Read more.

By - 7/2/18 - 10:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a state law that blocks people from registering to vote in the 20 days before an election - but dropped a hint to the Legislature that, hey, you guys could change this if you want, before adding, it's OK if you don't want to. Read more.

By - 6/29/18 - 12:17 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who charged Harvard University failed to do enough to protect her from assaults and harassment by her ex-boyfriend and his pals while they were students there. Read more.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:55 am

A state limit on how many times a company can call somebody to demand payment of a debt includes robo-calls made by automated dialers, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 6/22/18 - 9:21 am

The condo association at the Harbor Towers says it plans to sue the state over its recent approval of a city plan to allow developer Don Chiofaro's proposed replacement of the Aquarium garage. Read more.

By - 6/19/18 - 3:15 pm

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston today upheld the verdict in a lawsuit brought by a black Green Line driver, who said her supervisors made her life a living hell for years before they finally got her fired. Read more.

By - 6/19/18 - 10:00 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's picked a South Carolina-based lawfirm to file suit against the makers of opioids to try to recover some of the costs he says the city has incurred treating and dealing with users of their products. Read more.

By - 6/9/18 - 4:19 pm

James Dickey, owner of the fire-ravaged remnant of a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. in Dorchester, this week filed yet another federal lawsuit against the city of Boston and state Housing Court judges and receivers, alleging they're engaged in a nefarious deal to steal homes in "the African-American section of the City of Boston."

How is the suit different from the other ones he's filed, which have earned him a rare rebuke from a federal judge to knock it off? Read more.