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By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:43 am

The city law department yesterday submitted a bill for $8,334.25 to account for the time four of its lawyers spent dealing with what a judge has ruled was a "bad faith" attempt by the Satanic Temple of Salem to force then Councilor Wu to spend Election Day in Salem answering questions about how the city council selects religious leaders to give invocations at the start of council meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 2:56 pm
Chamber's alleged certificate of deposit

Alleged certificate of deposit backed by more than $3 quintillion.

Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover in Allston has sued a Rhode Island man it claims tried to wrangle a 2022 Range Rover Sport for free by filing bogus liens with the state that are now not only wasting its time but casting a cloud on its financing work. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 4:46 pm

Update: City submits bill for $8,334.25.

A federal judge today dismissed a demand to make now Mayor Wu submit to a deposition in a suit by the Satanic Temple of Salem over City Council invocations, ruling the group's lawyer engaged in "impermissible antics and abusive tactics" to try to mess with Wu, antics she says means the group will now have to reimburse Boston for the time city lawyers spent fighting the effort. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 5:54 pm

Mouhab Rizkallah, who owns a number of apartment buildings, today agreed to drop his libel suit against two student journalists at the Tufts University newspaper who wrote about a protest about one of this buildings, but is continuing to sue one of the people he said organized the protest for defamation. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 11:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today issued an injunction that prohibits State Police from firing seven troopers for not getting Covid-19 shots at least until she further considers their claims they are being discriminated against for religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 11:58 pm

A federal judge today dismissed or put on hold much of Dennis White's wrongful-termination suit against Boston for the way he was booted as police commissioner by then acting Mayor Kim Janey, but gave White two weeks to filed a more detailed rationale for why his due-claims shouldn't be dismissed as well. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:22 am

A Somerville landlord says the Tufts Daily wouldn't correct a mistake in a story about a protest outside his office that made him sound like a liar, so now he's suing its two top editors for $50,000 in Middlesex Superior Court to make up for the libel, emotional distress and invasion of privacy he claims he suffered. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 10:47 am

A company that sells cannabis-infused seltzers and gummies under the name Hi5 is suing another company that plans to open a cannabis dispensary in West Roxbury called HiFive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 10:00 am

Three tenants at the Georgetowne Homes development in Hyde Park are suing a Braintree law firm that filed to evict them and 110 other families last March, despite a city moratorium on evictions. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 12:01 pm

The Davio's chain of Italian steakhouses says Covid-19 physically changed the air and surfaces in his restaurants in Massachusetts and other states and is suing the Strathmore Insurance Co. for refusing to cover claims related to Covid-19 losses at its Boston-area, Pennsylvania and New York outlets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 11:06 am

An anti-government Texas group that sued Secretary of State William Galvin after his office demanded to know who its donors were yesterday filed paperwork to drop the suit. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 5:33 pm

Rue Gilt Groupe, in Fort Point's Channel Center, today sued the Zurich American Insurance Co. for refusing to pay a claim based on the physical damage Rue Gilt says the coronavirus caused not only to the desks and other "non-porous" surfaces - and also the very air itself - in its headquarters, but to similar surfaces and air or five miles around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 9:37 am

A federal appeals court yesterday agreed with a lower-court judge that Ron Newman of Somerville neither libeled Johnny Monsarrat nor infringed on his copyright in postings on an online forum that Newman ran. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 11:35 pm

A group of anti-vaxxers who sued to try to block a Boston indoor vaccine mandate aren't letting the end of the requirement stop them: They've filed an amended complaint that now seeks $6 million for each of them for alleged harm the rule did them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/22 - 12:56 pm
Rendering of proposed buildings

Rendering of the proposed buildings by Embarc Studio.

Five Amory Street residents sued yesterday to try to overturn the city's approval of a proposed new headquarters for Youth Enrichment Services and a nine-unit apartment building next door, saying the two buildings are simply too large for the street and that the Zoning Board of Appeal went illegally overboard in granting the variances the project needs. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 5:25 pm

A now former employee of the DCF office in New Bedford sued the state today because it rejected her request for a religious exemption for Gov. Baker's vaccination mandate, leaving her, she says, no choice but to quit rather than go against her religious beliefs. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:32 pm

The State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) today sued to try to block the impending firing of seven troopers who claim religious reasons for not wanting to get Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:22 am
Location of Day Marker 5

Navigational chart of harbor near Castle Island. Marker 5 is lower right, next to the "5". Source.

The legal maelstrom over a boat that crashed into a large navigational tower in Boston Harbor last July, leaving one woman drowned and several people injured, has expanded considerably over the past couple of months. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 2:04 pm
Harrison about to shoot Rodriguez

BPS not to blame for what Harrison, at the back of this line of people, would do moments later.

A federal judge today dismissed a former English High School student's suit against BPS for the injuries he suffered when a counselor at the school shot him in the back of the head and left him for dead on Magazine Street in Newmarket Square in 2015, saying that BPS did nothing that would have led to the attempted murder. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 2:02 pm

Service Properties Trust, a Newton-based real-estate investment trust that owns more than 300 hotels in the US, including the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, today sued nine insurers for refusing to pay out for its Covid-19 losses since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

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