Two landlords, one the retired owner of a small building in Allston, have filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Judicial Court seeking to overturn a law passed and signed last month that bars the eviction of most tenants during the current state of emergency. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that voters this fall will get to decide whether to give all food stores the right to get a license to sell beer and wine, through a ballot question proposed by convenience-store giant Cumberland Farms, which has the maximum seven licenses allowed by current state law. Read more.
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Massachusetts Attorney General's office have sued Nikitas Tsoukales and his Key Credit Repair of Mattapan over what they say are failed promises to repair people's credit, deceptive marketing and repeated violations of a state law that prohibits taking somebody's money before actually fixing their credit. Read more.
Suffolk University yesterday became the latest local college to get hit with an online-learning-sucks lawsuit, by a biology major who wants some of her spring-tuition tuition back - and who, unlike her counterpart at Harvard, is not worried about her name getting out. Read more.
A Boston University sophomore and her father have sued Boston University to demand they be reimbursed a chunk of her tuition because she's been forced to endure a "second-rate online substitute" since the school shut its campus in March due to Covid-19. Read more.
Anti-vaxxer Shiva Ayyadurai, who last week sued anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy for $95 million over allegedly libelous lies Kennedy posted about him - including one disparaging Ayyadurai's claims to have invented e-mail as a 14-year-old - is now suing anti-vaxxer Erin Elizabeth Finn for $115 million for allegedly re-posting Kennedy's alleged lies and then making up some more of her own. Read more.
A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction that bars Gov. Baker from continuing to shut gun shops because, after all, come on, Charlie, Second Amendment. And that goes for you too, Maura. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday issued a temporary restraining order that will block state regulations that prohibited debt collectors from calling people to pay up and from then suing them if they don't, at least until the case is argued in more detail. Read more.
A federal appeals court today reinstated a lawsuit by a Brookline woman who sued because she was very put out upon finding that "100% natural" Wesson Oil may be derived from genetically-modified plants, which she claims makes it anything but natural. Read more.
A psychology grad student at Northeastern says it's not his fault a global pandemic forced Northeastern University to shut its campus, so he wants the school to reimburse him the $23,400 he says he paid for tuition for the spring semester. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a woman locked up for more than a month after she was arrested at Logan Airport with two dozen bottles of shampoo and conditioner that were, in fact, shampoo and conditioner, won't get a dime from the state trooper who arrested her for cocaine trafficking because he followed the rules and legitimately thought at the time that she was a drug mule. Read more.
Edward Manchur says Spirit Airlines should be ashamed of itself, but more important, it should refund the fares paid by him and other passengers unable to get where they wanted to go after the company began canceling flights right and left due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they walked through an open door into a boisterous party at East 6th and O streets on St. Patrick's Day in 2013 in response to a noise complaint - and wound up arresting several partygoers after a shoving match broke out. Read more.
A man who has already received $5.5 million for traumatic brain injuries suffered in a fight that started as an argument over a bar stool at Sonsie in 2008 could be eligible for even more money under the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Liberty Mutual tried to delay paying him anything after it had lost one of two court cases because it knew he was in financial duress at the time and figured it could get him to settle for less than he wanted. Read more.