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Have Massachusetts Attorneys Resolved to Cooperate in 2014?
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Textmap Partner Admin

About 40 percent of Americans apparently make New Year’s resolutions. Of those, 8 percent are said to stick with them. So the vast majority of us either think we are fine as we are or have simply resigned ourselves to our current waistlines, how... Read More

Mass. Gov. Candidates Face Searing Queries On Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Hours before a judge heard a contentious lawsuit, the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates were essentially put on trial Wednesday as a debate moderator asked them a searing series of questions about alleged backroom dealings in the campaign... Read More

N.C. Judge Bars Ads Claiming Harm From Water Bottles
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A North Carolina company that touted its stainless steel water bottles on television and the Internet as a safer alternative to plastic water bottles has been ordered to stop making those claims. The International Bottled Water Association... Read More

Massachusetts Family Sues After Boy's Escalator Fall Death
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy who died after falling from a mall escalator says in a lawsuit that the escalator was in a "dangerous and defective" condition that directly led to the child's death. The escalator's... Read More

$81M In Punitive Damages For Giving Kids Free Cigarettes
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A tobacco company that had tried to hook black children on cigarettes was ordered Thursday to pay $81 million in punitive damages to the estate and son of a Boston woman who started smoking at age 13, in what an attorney said is one of the... Read More

Merck To Appeal $4.6M Verdict In Massachusetts Fraud Case
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Drugmaker Merck & Co. plans to appeal a federal court verdict that a former subsidiary caused the commonwealth of Massachusetts to overpay pharmacists for a widely used asthma medication, the company said Thursday. After a three... Read More

Tobacco Lawsuit Cites Long-Ago Cigarette Giveaways
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Marie Evans recalled she was 9 years old when she first started getting free cigarettes in the Boston housing project where she lived. At first, she traded them for candy, but she said she started smoking them herself at age 13. Four decades... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More

Massachusetts Gun Maker To Pay $600,000 In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A Massachusetts gun-maker has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to the families of one man who was killed and another man who was wounded in a shooting involving a gun allegedly stolen from the company, a national gun-control group announced... Read More

Massachusetts Jury Awards $63 Million To Girl, Parents For Children's Motrin Injuries
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Tom Moylan

BROCKTON, Mass. - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts state court jury on Feb. 13 awarded $63 million to a family whose young daughter was severely injured by a reaction to Children's Motrin ( Lisa Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No.... Read More

Jurors Return Defense Verdict In Massachusetts’ 2nd Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trial (Watch The Video Of Closing Arguments)
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Joan Grossman

LOWELL, Mass. — (Mealey’s) A Massachusetts state court jury on Aug. 29 returned a defense verdict for Boston Scientific Corp. after 2-1/2 days of deliberations in the state’s second bellwether pelvic mesh trial ( Maria Cardenas v. Boston... Read More

Orthofix Pleads Guilty, Pays $42 Million In Fines, Penalties For Medical Device Sales Tactics
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Orthofix Inc. on June 7 pleaded guilty to a federal felony count of obstructing a federal audit and agreed to pay nearly $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegal promotion of its bone-growth stimulators ( United... Read More

Jury Awards Total Of $152 Million In Case Alleging Distribution Of Cigarettes To Children
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

BOSTON - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts jury added $81 million in punitive damages on Dec. 16 to the $71 million in compensatory damages it had awarded two days earlier to the estate and only son of a woman who said she began smoking free Newport cigarettes... Read More

Warner Chilcott Pleads Guilty, Pays $125M In Criminal, Civil Fines For Fraud
Posted on 2 Nov 2015 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON — (Mealey’s) Pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott on Oct. 23 pleaded guilty to health care fraud, and its former president was arrested for conspiracy to pay kickbacks to physicians, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts... Read More