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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

Massachusetts Attorney General Reaches $102 Million Settlement With Morgan Stanley
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Financial giant Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $102 million to settle claims that it illegally provided funding to lenders that provided Massachusetts homeowners with subprime loans and has agreed to a number of... Read More

Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

The first-degree murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, arising from the 2013 shooting death of fellow player, Odin L. Lloyd, was vacated due to Hernandez’s suicide while incarcerated. Hernandez was found hanging... Read More

Massachusetts High Court Affirms $63 Million Children’s Motrin Verdict For Child, Parents
Posted on 17 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON — (Mealey’s) The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 17 affirmed a $63 million Children’s Motrin verdict, finding that the plaintiffs’ warning claim is not preempted, that its key expert was qualified to testify... Read More

Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Companies Can Be Liable to Generic Drug Users for Recklessly Providing Inadequate Warnings on Brand-Name Drugs
Posted on 2 Apr 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts wrote for the Court on March 16, 2018 that a generic drug user’s negligence claim against Merck had been properly dismissed by the Judge Kenneth J. Fishman of the Middlesex... Read More

Massachusetts Court Rejects The ‘Evil Twin’ Rationale For DNA Test
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

After the brutal 2012 murder of Barbara Coyne in Boston, police identified Timothy Kostka as a suspect from fingerprints, one bloody, at the scene, and videotape from a nearby store showing an individual who looked like Timothy engaged in a transaction... Read More

Jury Orders Warrick To Pay State $4.5M For Inflated Albuterol Prices
Posted on 1 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts federal jury on Oct. 1 ordered a defunct Merck & Co. Inc. subsidiary, Warrick Pharmaceuticals Corp., to pay $4,563,328 for causing the state to pay inflated prices for the asthma drug albuterol ( Commonwealth... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Massachusetts Governor Says Pharmacy Broke Rules
Posted on 13 Oct 2012 by State Net

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said last week that the Farmington pharmacy linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that has claimed at least 14 lives and sickened 170 people across 11 states misled state regulators and illegally shipped large... Read More

Jury Awards $71M In Case Alleging Distribution Of Cigarettes To Children
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

BOSTON -- (Mealey's) A Massachusetts jury awarded $71 million in compensatory damages on Dec. 14 to the estate and only son of a woman who said she began smoking free Newport cigarettes handed out in her neighborhood by Lorillard Tobacco Co., according... Read More

Williams Mullen - Libor Litigation: The Next Big Wave In Financial Crisis Lawsuits?
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Camden R. Webb and Robert D. Perrow In June, Barclays Bank agreed to pay $453 million to settle charges that its conduct resulted in manipulation of the Libor interest rate. Although lawsuits involving potential Libor manipulation had been pending... Read More