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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

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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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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A fond farewell?

A fond farewell?

Changes are afoot at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, but those in charge insist they have nothing to do with any of the well-documented problems plaguing the agency. A Dec. 30 story in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reported on an ...

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The power of wage-and-hour

The power of wage-and-hour

An ambiguity in the Massachusetts Wage Act has been unfairly jacking up settlements, according to certain members of the labor and employment bar who believe the issue needs to be fixed. Seyfarth Shaw’s Lynn A. Kappelman says a client in ...

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Gunn-ing for the BLS

The Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session is about to receive a crash course on federal patent law. The court, created in 2000 to give litigants the opportunity to have complex business disputes handled with special attention outside the traditional ...

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Gimme shelter

To a large degree, an attorney working for one of the largest and most prestigious technology companies in the world must be wired to thrive under pressure. That she would face her most intense situations off the clock, however, surely ...

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