Posted inEnvironment

Healey sues PFAS manufacturers

ATTORNEY GENERAL Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against 13 manufacturers of PFAS chemicals, arguing that they deceptively marketed and sold chemicals that were dangerous to the environment and to individuals’ health. She also sued two companies she alleges shielded the manufacturers’ assets through corporate transactions designed to avoid legal liability.  “I am suing today […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

Judge dismisses criminal charges against Bennett Walsh

A HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT judge on Monday dismissed all criminal charges against former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent Bennett Walsh and medical director David Clinton for their roles in the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the home.  Attorney General Maura Healey had filed charges against the two top Soldiers’ Home officials alleging that their reckless conduct in […]

Posted inHealth Care

Healey says Mass General Brigham expansion will net $385m annual profit 

MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM’S proposed expansion into the suburbs would net the health system an estimated $385 million a year in profits, according to a report released Wednesday by Attorney General Maura Healey, raising questions about the expansion’s impacts on overall health care costs in the state.  Healey spokesperson Jillian Fennimore said the attorney general’s office has a legal mandate to […]

Posted inHealth Care, Politics

Healey expands call for mandatory vaccinations

ATTORNEY GENERAL Maura Healey, who has said COVID-19 vaccinations should be required for public employees, indicated on Wednesday that she believes inoculations should be mandatory for at least some private workers as well. She specifically mentioned health care workers. The issue has become a key philosophical difference between Healey and Gov. Charlie Baker, who has […]

Posted inUncategorized

SJC: Healey can continue pursuing Facebook documents

MASSACHUSETTS’ HIGHEST COURT gave Attorney General Maura Healey a green light to continue pursuing internal documents from Facebook, as she investigates whether the company misused the personal data of users. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday ruled that Healey may be entitled to subpoena information obtained by Facebook’s own internal investigation and sent the case […]

Posted inDrug Addiction

Mass. to get $13.2m from McKinsey opioid settlement

MASSACHUSETTS WILL get $13.2 million from a national settlement with consultant McKinsey & Company over the company’s role working for opioid companies. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who has been a leader in the opioid-related litigation, called the settlement “an important moment for accountability” for families who have been devasted by opioid addiction. The Massachusetts […]