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Massachusetts Man Indicted in Connection with $110K Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

A Worcester, Mass., man who operated a temporary employment agency was indicted in connection with a scheme to evade more than $110,000 in workers’ compensation premiums, according to a press release issued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. Sovane …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Asks Judge to Toss Massachusetts Opioid Case

Members of the Sackler family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit by Massachusetts’ attorney general claiming they helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, arguing it contains “misleading and inflammatory allegations.” The wealthy …

Massachusetts Judge Says More Details in Purdue Pharma Case Must Be Released

A Massachusetts judge says more details contained in a lawsuit that accuses the maker of OxyContin of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids must be made public. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders sided Monday with Massachusetts …

Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Report on Protecting Workers

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has released an annual Labor Day report to describe her office’s efforts to combat wage theft and other forms of worker exploitation. The report, “Protecting Massachusetts Workers,” was released Monday. The office’s fair labor division …

Exxon Loses Bid to Stop States from Probing If It Lied About Climate Change

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s lawsuit seeking to stop New York and Massachusetts from probing whether the oil and gas company covered up its knowledge about climate change and lied to investors and the public about …

Massachusetts Launches Online Data Breach Reporting Portal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has launched a new Data Breach Reporting Online Portal, which businesses and organizations can use to provide notice to the AG’s Office as required by the Massachusetts Data Breach Notification Law. The portal, available through …

Exxon Dealt a Blow as Texas Judge Sends Climate Suit to New York

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s attempt to derail a multistate fraud probe into whether the company fully disclosed to investors the financial risks of climate change was dealt a major blow after a Texas judge moved the case from its home turf …

After Trump Win, Massachusetts Becoming a Hub of Resistance

As Republican Donald Trump prepares to take over as president, Massachusetts is fashioning itself into a hub of resistance, with politicians and advocacy groups vowing to battle what they see as the extremes of a Trump agenda. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth …

Exxon Adds New York to Suit in Bid to Stop Climate Change Probe

Exxon Mobil Corp. sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to stop his investigation into what the company knew about climate change. The oil giant on Thursday revised a lawsuit it filed in June against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. …

Owners of a Massachusetts Company Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owners of Caron Contracting, a Fall River, Mass., based contracting company, have been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud over failure to disclose the true nature of their company’s work, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a …