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ZIP-ity doo dah

Anyone who keeps tabs on the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session in Boston has likely noticed an influx of lawsuits over the past year accusing businesses of improperly collecting ZIP codes from customers paying with credit cards. If that ...

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Quality assurance

Quality assurance

Law firms that don’t ensure diversity within their ranks will lose out on opportunities to be hired by large organizations and young general counsels. That was one of the major takeaways at the annual meeting of Meritas — a referral ...

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Merger mania

With 78 deals totaling $11.3 billion, merger and acquisition activity in New England bounced back strongly in the first quarter of this year. According to Mergermarket, the region hasn’t seen a quarter with that level of activity since the second ...

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The patent troll debate

The patent troll debate

The national handwringing over the proliferation of so-called “patent trolls” is embodied in Boston, where two of the city’s most prominent and important economic drivers find themselves at odds over federal legislation designed to curtail abusive and frivolous intellectual property ...

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Bias suit cautionary tale for employers

A Massachusetts Superior Court jury handed his clients a resounding victory, but Eugene J. “Jay” Sullivan III sounds more exasperated than triumphant when he talks about the recent win. That’s because the defense verdict in Nansamba v. North Shore Medical ...

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Paradigm shift

Paradigm shift

Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Boston office has seen more than 20 departures since last year, but no exit has been more prominent — in title, at least — than the recent defection of managing partner Joseph J. Basile. Basile left ...

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CrossFit to be tied

CrossFit to be tied

Discussions of throat-slitting ninjas aren’t commonplace in federal court, but such is the nature of a trademark infringement suit in U.S. District Court in Boston that has taken a number of bizarre turns. The case began ordinarily enough. The CrossFit ...

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