• Massachusetts Jul 19, 2019

    Kevin Spacey's Legal Woes Aren't Over, Even With Groping Case Out

    Kevin Spacey’s legal woes are not over, despite the collapse of the only criminal case brought against the two-time Oscar winner since he became mired in sexual misconduct allegations. The former “House of Cards” star is still being investigated in London and Los Angeles over several allegations and faces a federal lawsuit alleging he assaulted a massage therapist. “Just because...

  • Attorney Jun 6, 2019

    Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

    An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday. The settlement stems from criminal and civil probes into Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s scheme to pay doctors in exchange for prescriptions of the drug meant for cancer...

  • Attorney Jun 6, 2019

    Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

    An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday. The settlement stems from criminal and civil probes into Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s scheme to pay doctors in exchange for prescriptions of the drug meant for cancer...

  • Massachusetts May 3, 2019

    Mother Who Paid $6.5 Million to College Scammer Says She Was Duped

    The mother of a Chinese family that made the largest payment to the ringleader of the college admissions scandal claims she was led to believe the money would go toward helping underprivileged students and that her daughter was already accepted into Stanford University three weeks before the $6.5 million donation. In a statement released by a Hong Kong lawyer representing...

  • California May 1, 2019

    Big Worry for College Scandal Suspects: Their Co-Defendants

    Parents and coaches cooperating with investigators in the college admissions bribery scandal could spell trouble for those still fighting the charges and lead investigators to new targets. Since authorities arrested dozens of parents and coaches in March, former coaches at the universities of Texas at Austin and Southern California have signed cooperation agreements.

  • NEW YORK Apr 4, 2019

    Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Appear in Boston Court for College Admissions Scam

    Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in Boston federal court on Wednesday to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam. The actresses, along with Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and dozens of others, were charged last month in a scheme in which authorities say parents paid an admissions consultant to bribe college coaches and...

  • Massachusetts Apr 2, 2019

    Family Behind OxyContin Calls Opioid Suit False, Misleading

    The family who owns the company that makes OxyContin is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that individual family members helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic. In legal papers made public Tuesday, attorneys for the Sackler family says the claims against the family must be dismissed.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 28, 2019

    Ex-Yale Coach Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

    The former women’s soccer coach at Yale University has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for pretending that applicants were recruits for his team. Rudy Meredith pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Thursday to wire fraud and conspiracy charges. He is the third person to plead guilty in the wide-ranging school admissions scandal in which authorities say parents...

  • Massachusetts Feb 22, 2019

    In Letters Set to Be Auctioned, Whitey Bulger Fondly Recalled Old Days, Alcatraz

    A lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger says he plans to sue the government over the notorious gangster’s prison killing. Attorney Hank Brennan told The Wall Street Journal that he will bring wrongful death and negligence claims on behalf of Bulger’s estate.

  • lawyer Feb 15, 2019

    Drug Company Insys Therapeutics Inc. Used Rap Video to Push for Higher Doses, Sales

    Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of wealthy Insys Therapeutics Inc. Founder John Kapoor...

  • Massachusetts Feb 1, 2019

    Family Made Billions on Opioid as Crisis Raged, Filing Says

    The family behind OxyContin raked in billions of dollars as it pushed to keep patients on the powerful painkiller longer despite evidence that the drug was helping to fuel the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, Massachusetts authorities allege in newly public court documents. While aggressively marketing OxyContin, the Sackler family also sought to profit off the drug abuse crisis its company...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Families Hoping for Justice From Prescription Bribes Trial

    Drug company executives weren’t satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in millions. Now, the company’s wealthy founder is heading to trial in a case that’s putting a spotlight on the federal government’s...

  • JUDGE Dec 27, 2018

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon Bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev Want Death Sentence Tossed

    Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev say his death sentence should be tossed because the judge’s refusal to move the case out of the city where the bombs exploded made it impossible for him to get a fair trial. Tsarnaev’s legal team said in a 500-page brief filed Thursday in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals that there...

  • Massachusetts Dec 12, 2018

    Ex-Judges to ICE: End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

    Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including federal judges and state supreme court justices...

  • California Sep 28, 2018

    As a Teen, Kavanaugh Was Never a Legal Drinker in Maryland

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has readily acknowledged that he often drank beer during his prep school days and made a point in his congressional testimony that seniors could buy beer legally in Maryland at the age of 18....
    But Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in that state when he was a high schooler — he was still 17 when...

  • Facebook Sep 20, 2018

    Women Supporting Kavanaugh Find Themselves in Storm's Center

    It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying behind high court nominee and their high school friend Brett Kavanaugh as someone who “has always...

  • New England Sep 13, 2018

    Ex-Mafia Boss ‘Cadillac Frank' Salemme Gets Life in Prison

    A former New England Mafia boss convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993 was sentenced to life behind bars on Thursday.

  • Massachusetts Sep 7, 2018

    Lawsuit Seeks Payout for Immigrant Families Separated at Border

    Lawyers are seeking to force President Donald Trump’s administration to pay for the mental health treatment of immigrant children they say are suffering lingering emotional effects from being separated from their parents at the U.S. border. A federal class-action lawsuit filed late Wednesday seeks unspecified monetary damages on behalf of children who were detained away from their parents after the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 24, 2018

    Judge Denies Trump Bid to Toss Immigration Protections Case

    A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a lawsuit that alleges its decision to end special protections shielding Haitian, Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants from deportation was racially motivated. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper’s ruling means the case that seeks to block the administration from terminating temporary protected status for thousands of immigrants from those...

  • Mexico Jul 17, 2018

    Mom, Son Reunited in Boston: ‘We Should Be Treated as Human Beings'

    A Brazilian woman who was separated from her 9-year-old son for more than a month after they arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border said she was treated like an “animal” in immigration detention, and described having her son taken from her as having her heart ripped out of her body.

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