BOSTON—Jan 15, 2019—A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were made public in a case brought … Continue reading BOSTON | Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’
NANTUCKET, Mass. —Jan 07, 2019—Kevin Spacey is due in court Monday to answer accusations that he groped a young man in a bar on the resort island of Nantucket in 2016. The two-time Oscar winner has said he will plead not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery. The hearing comes more than a year … Continue reading NANTUCKET, Mass. | Kevin Spacey due in court on charge of groping young man
BOSTON — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including … Continue reading BOSTON | Ex-judges to ICE: End immigration arrests at courthouses
BOSTON— Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said Wednesday. Lawyers for Civil Rights, which sued Trump in February, has … Continue reading BOSTON | Lawyers seek ‘Apprentice’ tapes in Trump immigration suit
BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday. It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes … Continue reading BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction
BOSTON— Sending Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary that housed other New England mobsters was like giving him a “death sentence,” a prison workers’ union official said Friday. Bulger, who ran the largely Irish mob in Boston in the 1970’s and ’80’s and ratted on the New England Mafia, was … Continue reading BOSTON | Bulger prison switch a ‘death sentence,’ union boss says
BOSTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state’s drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17. Kavanaugh’s … Continue reading BOSTON | Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md.
BOSTON— Testimony by the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh’s calendars and a memoir by his close friend combine to narrow the timeframe of when such an attack would have occurred in the summer of 1982. Christine Blasey Ford has said she cannot recall the date … Continue reading BOSTON | When was the party? Kavanaugh’s 1982 summer comes into focus