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By adamg - 1/15/22 - 12:08 am

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke says he agrees with unions representing firefighters and police superior officers and detectives that in terms of collective bargaining, Mayor Wu was wrong to unilaterally impose an absolute requirement that city workers get vaccinated against Covid-19 after her predecessor had signed agreements letting workers opposed to shots undergo weekly testing. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 8:43 pm

The unions that represent Boston firefighters, police detectives and police superior officers suddenly have major beef with the union that represents police rank and file over the best way to contest Mayor Wu's vaccine mandate, which goes into effect on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 11:33 am

The owners of the condos at 524 East Broadway, a four-story building near H Street in South Boston, today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and the couple that owns the neighboring house, seeking to block construction of a four-story extension to the house next door, saying the board had some nerve approving a four-story addition that will harm them and set a precedent that will let owners of other smallish buildings over-densify the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 4:59 pm

WGBH reports that Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke agreed with the city today that public-health concerns outweigh the collective-bargaining rights of firefighters and two police unions and denied a request to stop the Saturday start of a Covid-19 vaccination requirement.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 9:49 am

In court filings this week, Boston officials say they ordered employees to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination not just to protect them, but to protect the public they serve. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/11/22 - 9:30 pm
Formerly giant ad space at South Station

Remember this? Hard to see when it's mostly covered with construction stuff, company says.

Clear Channel today sued the New York-based company that runs leases inside South Station, demanding it be freed from paying a minimum of $500,000 a year for the right to hoist banners and signs inside a station with so many sight lines now obscured by construction of a 51-story office, residential and hotel tower. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 8:43 pm
Legassa

NESN today sued its now former vice president for digital media to recover the $575,000 it charges he made off with by sending money to a company he made up with a near identical name to a company the network actually wanted to work with. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:25 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has rejected a request from the Boston Carmen's Union to block the MBTA from requiring workers to get Covid-19 shots to keep their jobs. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 9:58 pm

An Arkansas woman who claims she's one of the Moorish owners of what is called the US is suing Massachusetts state troopers for the "genocide" they committed when they seized a gun and ammunition from her car parked outside a Middlesex County courthouse to which she drove 1,500 miles to show support for the Rise of the Moors men arrested after an armed standoff on Rte. 128 last July. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 9:39 pm

Unions representing Boston firefighters and Boston police superior officers and detectives say they are seeking a restraining order to block the city from mandating Covid-19 vaccinations without a contract agreement giving union members something in return for what they say is a change in working conditions. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 11:56 pm

A federal judge today tossed the Saudi government's effort to wrest control of condos at Millennium Place, the Mandarin Oriental and One Dalton Place from the ex-anti-terrorism official it claims bought them with some of the $3.5 billion he allegedly sucked out of the royal treasury. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 12:22 pm

A woman who wound up on the outbound Red Line track with a train over her in 2019 is suing the MBTA for the injuries she suffered, charging she wouldn't have been so seriously hurt if the train operator hadn't come into the station so fast that he could not stop in time. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 11:46 pm

A group trying to summon a constitutional convention to impose limits on the federal government says Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin has some nerve asking it hand over the names and addresses of anybody in the country who's contributed more than $15 when it's spent only $1,624 in possible lobbying activities in this bluest of states. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:10 am

A Housing Court judge yesterday denied the city's request to let its pandemic-related ban on evictions continue as it appeals her earlier decision to dismiss the ban. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/21 - 10:58 am

The list of employees suing Mass General Brigham over their dismissals for refusing to get Covid-19 shots expanded to 224 yesterday - which includes four doctors - but the earliest the case could come to trial is sometime in 2023, under a schedule set yesterday by the judge presiding over the case. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 11:08 am
Subscription form on the site

Part of the site's subscription form, from the complaint.

Three Midwesterners whose names show up when you search for them on a commercial public-records Web site have sued, alleging that the way the site makes you buy a subscription to see their information violates their states' laws against the use of somebody's identity or "persona" in commercial ventures without their permission. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 9:39 am
Some examples

Some alleged examples of Wayfair infringement, from the complaint.

High-end stuff retailer Williams-Sonoma yesterday sued Back Bay-based Wayfair for patent infringement, charging the Back Bay-based company has copied many of its home-furnishing designs to try to foist them on an unsuspecting public as "exclusive to Wayfair." Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 11:25 am

The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute, a global trade group that for some reason is headquartered in the Back Bay, scored a legal victory this week when a New Jersey company that had been marketing "100% cashmere" Scottish scarves on Amazon despite them being made from a petroleum-based fiber, agreed to knock it off. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 10:19 am

Mass General Brigham yesterday asked a judge to let them shield the identities of most of the members of its panels that decided which employees got religious or medical exemptions from Covid-19 shots because of what's happened to officials in other states who stood up for the vaccines and other anti-Covid-19 measures. Read more.

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.

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