Online fantasy sports is a multibillion dollar industry, but it is unregulated. This week a major scandal erupted when DraftKings admitted that an employee inadvertently released data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games, and then subsequently that same employee won $350,000 at a rival site, FanDuel. Although both companies claim to [...]
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Considine & Furey, LLP is pleased to announce that it is currently exploring a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen. Reports indicate that Volkswagen engineers intentionally designed cars to circumvent emissions test regulators. Volkswagen’s emissions scandal ballooned this week as the company admitted that software designed to fool regulators affects 11 million vehicles worldwide and could cost more than [...]
Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B defines “hostile work environment” harassment as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when . . . such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating [...]
Massachusetts Law prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace are set forth in Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B. There are two types of sexual harassment: “quid pro quo” harassment and “hostile work environment” harassment. They may [...]
Massachusetts Law prohibits discrimination in the workplace. Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination that is prohibited by law. The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace are set forth in Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B (“chapter 151B”). If you have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace, [...]
Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary surgery, contraindicated surgery, or negligently injuring a person during surgery; Errors during childbirth leading to birth trauma, maternal injuries, or other birth-related injuries; [...]
On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest in a timely manner and treated Caesars Entertainment unfairly during a background check. Las Vegas-based Caesars had been a partner of [...]
After much discussion on April 18, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to open Region C (Southeastern, Massachusetts) to commercial casino developers. Previously, the Commission had delayed the application process for Region C pending the approval of a new compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. However, the tribe’s ability to obtain land in trust [...]
The MBTA has fired the operator of the Green Line trolley that crashed into another at Boylston Station on November 29, 2012. This past Wednesday, the T said the driver may have fallen asleep before the accident that sent 37 to the hospital and caused $500,000 in damages, according to WBUR and local news [...]
Special court sessions are being set up around Massachusetts to handle a flood of legal challenges expected by drug defendants in the wake of a scandal at a state drug testing lab. Chemist Annie Dookhan was charged with obstruction of justice last week after allegedly acknowledging to state police that she failed to follow [...]