• lawsuit Apr 21

    Fans Sue MLB, Teams Over Ticket Money, Ask for Class Action

    A pair of fans in New York sued Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred and the 30 teams, asking for their money back for tickets and for certification of class-action status.

  • lawsuit Jan 14

    Harvard Professor Sues New York Times Over Story Related to Epstein

    A Harvard University law professor announced Monday that he is suing The New York Times for what he calls “clickbait defamation” over a story the newspaper published related to donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein. Lawrence Lessig filed the lawsuit in response to a story the Times published on Sept. 14 about his thoughts on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receiving…

  • sexual harassment lawsuit Jan 8

    Ex-Wayfair Worker Sues Over Response to Harassment Complaint

    A former employee at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair says in a federal lawsuit the company failed to adequately respond when she complained that a subordinate was sexually harassing her and then retaliated by firing her. Emily Forsythe, 33, tells The Boston Globe for a story published Wednesday the man had expressed an interest in a personal relationship when they…

  • lawsuit Dec 16, 2019

    RI Ex-Priest Sues Over Inclusion on List of Suspected Abusers

    A former Rhode Island priest has sued his old diocese for including his name on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a defamation lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, ex-priest John Tormey said he never sexually assaulted anyone and was not given the opportunity to defend himself, the Providence Journal reported. The lawsuit,…

  • lawsuit Dec 6, 2019

    Muslim Man Sues Union, Boston College Over Mandatory Dues

    Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with his union membership, according to The Boston Globe. Ansari,…

  • Massachusetts Nov 19, 2019

    Federal Judge Tosses Suit Challenging Wynn's Casino License

    A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit accusing Wynn Resorts of cheating to win its casino license for Encore Boston Harbor. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse’s allegations do not constitute racketeering violations under the federal RICO act.

  • Massachusetts Oct 31, 2019

    MGM Springfield Dealer Sues Casino Over Wage Dispute

    An MGM dealer says the casino has been paying him less than minimum wage and shorting overtime pay. Shawn Connors, of Uncasville, Connecticut, filed a complaint Monday in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that he is entitled to more than the wage MGM Springfield has been paying.

  • Rhode Island Oct 18, 2019

    ACLU Drops Lawsuit Against RI Over Food Stamp Delays

    A 3-year-old lawsuit challenging the “widespread failure” of Rhode Island’s food stamp benefit system has been dropped after the state met a series of benchmarks.

  • New Hampshire Sep 18, 2019

    NH Joins States Suing Family Over Purdue Pharma

    New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic. Including New Hampshire, at least six states have sued members of the Sackler family in September. New Hampshire, which was among the states that rejected a Purdue/Sackler settlement proposal, also had filed a separate complaint...

  • New Hampshire Sep 16, 2019

    Assisted Living Home Sued Year After Patient Disappeared in NH

    Two sisters are suing an assisted living facility in New Hampshire a year after their father wandered away, never to be seen again.

  • Attorney Aug 16, 2019

    Eataly Severs Ties With Chef Mario Batali Amid Misconduct Scandal

    A hearing has been scheduled for next month in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali. Batali did not appear at a brief pre-trial hearing in a Boston courtroom on Friday. He had waived his right to appear.

  • Massachusetts Aug 7, 2019

    Federal Judge Certifies Immigration Detention Lawsuit as Class Action

    A federal judge in Boston has ruled that a complaint alleging the government is illegally detaining immigrants and not honoring their due process rights can move forward as a class action lawsuit. American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Massachusetts and New Hampshire say the Tuesday decision by Judge Patti Saris extends the impact of the lawsuit to hundreds of immigrants...

  • Massachusetts Aug 2, 2019

    Lawsuit Claims MGM Springfield Cheats Gamblers of Winnings

    A second class action lawsuit is challenging how a Massachusetts casino pays out gamblers for winning at blackjack. The lawsuit filed by Holyoke lawyer Shawn Allyn argues that MGM Springfield is paying less than state regulations permit for winning hands at some of its blackjack tables, leading to increased profits for the company. It was filed Monday in Hampden Superior...

  • Attorney Jul 12, 2019

    Hearing Scheduled in Chef Mario Batali Indecent Assault Case

    A hearing has been scheduled for next month in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali. Batali did not appear at a brief pre-trial hearing in a Boston courtroom on Friday. He had waived his right to appear.

  • Attorney Jul 12, 2019

    Hearing Scheduled in Chef Mario Batali Indecent Assault Case

    A hearing has been scheduled for next month in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali. Batali did not appear at a brief pre-trial hearing in a Boston courtroom on Friday. He had waived his right to appear.

  • Attorney May 24, 2019

    Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge in Groping Accusation

    A not guilty plea was entered Friday for celebrity chef Mario Batali, who appeared in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Donning a black suit topped with a baseball cap, Batali entered Boston Municipal Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery. He walked into the...

  • New Hampshire Mar 21, 2019

    NH Residents Sue Over Medicaid Work Requirements

    Low-income residents of New Hampshire are suing the federal government over the state’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The National Health Law Program, New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice sued on behalf of a 26-year-old sporting goods store cashier, a 40-year-old who does seasonal work and lives off the land and a couple...

  • New Hampshire Feb 14, 2019

    ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Voter Residency Law in NH

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a New Hampshire law that makes residency a condition of voting in the state, saying it unconstitutionally restricts the right to vote for students.

  • lawsuit Jan 9, 2019

    Lawsuit States Dartmouth Student Unjustly Expelled Over Allegation

    A former Dartmouth College student has sued the school, saying he was unjustly expelled over a sexual assault allegation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the complaint filed Monday in federal court alleges a consensual encounter between the student, identified anonymously as John Doe, and another student, identified as Sally Smith, last spring.

  • Rhode Island Dec 27, 2018

    Rhode Island School District Sues City to Increase Funding

    Public school officials in Warwick have sued the city, claiming the district is underfunded. The lawsuit filed Friday in Superior Court by the Warwick School Committee asks for a $4.9 million increase in funding for the 2018-2019 school year. School officials say the budget isn’t enough to meet regulations or support contracts. The current budget is $164.7 million.

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