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Fletcher Tilton absorbs Yates Law Offices

The law firm of Fletcher Tilton, with offices in Worcester and Framingham, began the new year by absorbing Hudson-based Yates Law Offices into its operations.

The new ‘sick leave’ law

AMELIA J. HOLSTROM SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

November's election brought an early Christmas "gift" for Massachusetts employers: the new sick leave law. The law, which will take effect July 1, requires paid sick leave and...

AG: Salter to pay students $3.75 million

Carol McDonald |

Salter School, which has a campus in West Boylston, will pay students in health-related programs $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive...

Feds prosecuting $43M tobacco smuggling case

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Federal prosecutors allege a Connecticut man defrauded taxpayers in that state and in Massachusetts of $43 million in a tobacco smuggling case.

Mass. receives $327K in AT&T settlement

AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million in a federal-state settlement over unauthorized cell phone charges, known as “mobile cramming,” with Massachusetts receiving $327,000, according to the...

BSX ordered to pay $73M in pelvic mesh case

Boston Scientific Corp. of Marlborough was ordered Wednesday to pay a Texas woman $73 million—including $50 million in punitive damages — after a jury found the company negligent in both...

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What pushes business execs to call for legal help?

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Business owners have a lot to worry about. There are workers to hire, competitors to outbid, suppliers to negotiate with. And then there are those nagging suspicions: Is this deal 100...

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