Lawsuit

A man claims an MBTA officer used excessive force during a Red Line incident. (Image by MBTA)

Man Claims MBTA Officer Used Excessive Force During Red Line Incident

A man saved from falling onto the Red Line tracks claims an MBTA officer used excessive force during the incident.

03/19/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

Joan and Melissa Rivers in 2013 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over Rivers while she was unconscious, and it suggests that she died because of their incompetence.

01/27/2015

An artist rendering of the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Massachusetts Attitude Not Paying Off

The current fiasco surrounding the Everett casino is Exhibit A.

01/06/2015

Harvard University. (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Sued Over Admission Policies

The suit against Harvard alleges the university limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

11/17/2014

(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

A handicapped-accessible ramp under construction on Beacon Hill. (WBZ-TV)

Beacon Hill Group Sues To Stop Installation Of Concrete Sidewalk Ramps

The Beacon Hill Civic Association has filed a lawsuit stop the city from installing handicapped-accessible concrete and plastic sidewalk ramps because they say it would damage the neighborhood’s character.

08/13/2014

BJ's Wholesale Club (Photo by Jeff Fusco /Getty Images)

Judge Oks Alex And Ani Suit Over Discount Charm Bracelet Prices At BJ’s

Alex and Ani says it was told the bracelets would go into VIP goodie bags at two events but found them for sale at BJ’s stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

07/21/2014

Molly Bish was kidnapped and killed in 2000.

Judge Dismisses Molly Bish Reward Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former police officer seeking a $100,000 reward for leading investigators to a key piece of evidence in the unsolved 2000 disappearance of a 16-year-old lifeguard.

07/16/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Sleeping Yankee Fan Sues ESPN For “Mental Anguish”

A Yankees fan is suing two ESPN announcers for $10 million, saying they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium.

Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he “napped” during a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, but says commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him. The suit says they used words like “fatty” and “stupid.”

07/08/2014

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