A new pilot program that offers free services from retired judges to resolve mostly family-related cases is set to start on Nov. 1 in Canton, open to all 14 divisions of the state.
Former state treasurer Tim Cahill will avoid further criminal prosecution and pay a $100,000 civil fine for his role in misusing lottery ad funds under a settlement agreement with Attorney General Martha Coakley, WBZ-TV News has confirmed.
Massachusetts is getting more than $2.1 million to settle claims that British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline LLC deceptively promoted the diabetes drug Avandia.
The family of a Blackstone man killed in a propane blast two years ago will get a $7.5 million settlement.
Reebok will pay $25 million to customers to settle charges it made deceptive claims in ads that its toning shoes would strengthen and tone the legs and buttocks of those who wear them.
The Justice Department says CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged Medicaid programs in 10 states.
Massachusetts will get a share of a nearly $69 million settlement with Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals.
The Boston public schools will have to overhaul some of its programs as part of a settlement with the federal government.