1st Circuit

  • Judge Puts a Literary Twist on Copyright Infringement Case

    Federal District Judge William Young summoned all his creative literary gifts to say that a plaintiff faces a more arduous journey than Ulysses when it ...

  • Credit Card Cos. Target Retailers' Security Holes

    The big banks are the last ones you'd expect at the courthouse window shouting, "I just won't take it anymore."But that's exactly what happened after ...

  • IBM Faces Second Overtime Suit

    After reaching a $65 million settlement in November 2006 with a group of IT workers who claimed they didn't receive overtime pay, IBM Corp. is in the hot seat again facing similar allegations. But this time it's the company's salesmen crying foul. On Feb. 6, Marc Barowsky, a former IBM...

  • Appeals Court Defines

    What started off as a discrimination case in Puerto Rico quickly spiraled into a linguistic debate over whether a shareholder or director is considered an employee under the law. On Jan. 19, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals answered that question for the first time. In December 2004 Lenda De...

  • Corning NetOptix Wins Legal Fee Fight

    When the SEC sued Robert Happ for illegal insider trading in October 2000, he thought his defense costs would be covered. Happ had an indemnification agreement with Galileo, an optical manufacturing company on whose board he served. The agreement said the company would cover any liabilities associated with Happ's duties...

  • Business Trumps Artistic Integrity

    David Phillips filed suit, claiming Fidelity Investment violated the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990.

  • Officers Win Overtime Suit

    Police officers brought suit against Agawam, MA alleging the town's compensation scheme for police officers violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by miscalculating the officers' overtime rate.

  • Rock Band Battles Use of Hit Song

    The Standells allege that although Anheuser reached an agreement with AFTRA, it did so without seeking personal consent from the artists.

  • Paint Makers Ask For Mistrial

    Three companies have asked a Rhode Island judge to order a mistrial in a case that found the former lead paint manufacturers liable for creating a public nuisance.

  • Bottlers Beat Firm in Court

    A class action proved to be a less profitable deal than Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro had bargained for, resulting in a $10.8 million jury verdict against the firm.

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