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By adamg - 12/3/21 - 11:43 am

A physical-therapy center that has used the name Boston Sports Medicine since 2001 is suing former Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins team doctor Thomas Gill, who set up a center called Boston Sports Medicine and Research Institute that also offers physical therapy after he lost the last of his pro-sports contracts in 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 2:14 pm

A federal judge today ruled against the owner of a large industrial building in the South End who was seeking to have insurance companies cover his legal costs and potential damages in a suit brought by the developer of a Harrison Avenue condo building his property wraps around. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 3:54 pm

The BPDA says a developer that took over a 14-unit condo building near the South Bay mall sold two units for several hundred thousand dollars more than it was supposed to under a city program aimed at ensuring at least some people of moderate means can keep living in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 11:05 am
From the two companies' slide decks

The engineers did change the colors on their slide on the left, company says.

A Boston-based startup that says it can revolutionize the way engineers can find out what's sitting underground before they begin large construction projects says it first has to dig itself out of the mess left by some programmers it had hired who allegedly not only stole the company's ideas and data but destroyed the information before they left to start a competing company. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 9:44 am

Real-estate attorney Richard Vetstein reports a Housing Court justice yesterday ruled the Boston Public Health Commission went too far in imposing a ban on evictions as a public-health measure. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/24/21 - 9:42 am

Steward Health Care System yesterday sued its insurance companies for allegedly dragging their feet and trying to cheap out on payments to build a brand new Norwood Hospital to replace the one the hospital network says was essentially destroyed by an intense amount of rain one day in June, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:07 am

The Department of Justice says federal courts in Boston goofed in upholding the city of Boston's decision to bar an ex-Bircher who used to live in West Roxbury from flying what he considers a "Christian" flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 2:05 pm

WBZ reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge today set bail for Seaport resident Ryan Denver at $25,000 for the July crash into a 40-foot-tall navigational marker that forced everybody into the water, where one of them drowned. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 10:05 am

A federal appeals court yesterday declined to order Mass General Brigham to give six employees their jobs back while they pursue a lawsuit over the way they were fired for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 2:54 pm
CCMI Web site features a cashmere goat

Boston-based trade group to Amazon: Who are you trying to kid?

A Back Bay organization that represents companies around the world that make cashmere clothing makers around the world today sued Amazon and a New Jersey company it charges are selling acrylic scarves as "100% cashmere." Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 4:58 pm

Brian Hussey, a 24-year veteran of the Cambridge Police Department, today sued the city and its former police commissioner for the two months of administrative leave and four days of unpaid suspension he got after posting on his private Facebook page that George Floyd was “a career criminal, a thief and druggie." Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 9:17 pm

A federal jury yesterday awarded Donna Gavin, a lieutenant in the Boston Police Department, $2 million in lost wages and damages after agreeing that not only did her superior discriminate against her because of her gender, he retaliated against her after she filed a complaint with the state. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:10 pm

A Seaport man who crashed his boat into a 40-foot-high marker in Boston Harbor in July, forcing him and his passengers into the water, where one drowned, is asking a federal judge to limit how much he can be forced to pay out for any lawsuits because, he claims, it's not his fault he plowed into the large fixed structure late one night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:53 am

The parents of three special-needs students are suing both their communities and the state for the harm they say was done to their children in the way schools suddenly switched to online education in March, 2020 and in the way they say their schools did nothing to help provide the special teaching and assistance the children needed to work online. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/21 - 1:33 pm

The owners of a "microgreens" farm on Norton Street in Readville yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and the developer it gave permission to build three houses on a lot next door, saying shadows from the houses would reduce the amount of light hitting their greenhouse, where they do the bulk of their farming. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 1:55 pm

The ACLU and a private law firm have sued the city of Boston over its current program to remove tents and their occupants from Mass and Cass, saying that despite what Acting Mayor Kim Janey claims, many of the displaced people are not being put in housing or treatment programs and their property seized and destroyed, in violation of their rights against cruel and unusual punishment and for due process. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 11:34 am

A federal judge today rejected a request by more than 260 Mass General Brigham employees to block the hospital network from firing them tomorrow because they don't want to get a Covid-19 shot. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 4:35 pm

A company that claims it has a patent on the idea of linking a number entered in an online box to a specific article has set its sights on Boston University, claiming the school's use of a link shortener is outrageous and deserving of punishment - or a large enough settlement to make the case go away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 1:06 pm

A federal judge in Boston ruled today that the federal government can block filings in a legal dispute over ownership of condos in three of Boston's most expensive buildings because filings by both their current owners - a former Saudi anti-terrorism official and his two sons - and the Saudi government could reveal sensitive and possibly embarrassing details of our long-standing ties with Saudi security and anti-terrorism efforts. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:35 pm

CourtWatchMA posts a copy of a memo from leaders of the state corrections officers union that says the group plans to appeal a judge's rejection of their request to block Charlie Baker's Oct. 17 vaccination mandate.

The memo says some three dozen guards at state prisons are now facing disciplinary action for refusing to get a shot - and that another 500 or so could be next because they haven't gotten a shot either, as they claim medical or religious exemptions.

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