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Judge: Patrick’s drug ban may be ‘out of line’

State House News Service |

A federal judge on Tuesday cast serious doubt on Gov. Deval Patrick's aggressive move to ban a powerful new painkiller from being prescribed in Massachusetts, giving the administration and the drug's...

Former junkyard owner guilty of not reporting environmental hazards

Jacquelyn Gutc |

A former junkyard owner was found guilty of failing to report contamination on his Leominster and Sterling property, the state announced.

Ex-treasurer of Marlborough nonprofit ordered to pay $50K

Michael Novinson |

The former treasurer of a nonprofit organization in Marlborough accused of misappropriating charity money for personal use has been ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution.

Ban on BSX catheter sales takes effect

Michael Novinson |

A ban on U.S. sales of the Guidezilla catheter made by Boston Scientific (BSX) went into effect yesterday after a federal appeals court ruled against BSX's petition for an interim stay.

Tech, Financial Firms Fight Growing Number Of Lawsuits Filed By 'Trolls'

Michael Novinson |

They've filed 30 lawsuits against EMC Corp. since 2005, forcing the Hopkinton-based data storage giant to spend at least $1 million per month on legal fees for each of the past several years.

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