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The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council elected council officers, directors and trustees at its 71st annual meeting on Monday at the R.I. Convention Center. more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
Alex and Ani LLC is being sued over the aborted sale of its since dissolved Seven Swords Media subsidiary. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha C. Coakley said last week that she has joined a multistate task force working to combat the heroin crisis in the Northeast. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
Nicholas Gomes passed the Massachusetts bar in July 2013 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Law School at Dartmouth, and almost immediately started practicing as an attorney in Fall River. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
In a seminal case issued in 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Upjohn v. United States that the attorney-client privilege applies to corporations. The Supreme Court explained that business organizations depend upon confidential communications to seek or obtain legal counsel in light of the “vast and complicated array of regulatory legislation.” more
NEWPORT – Newport residents fighting the proposed expansion of gambling at Newport Grand have sued the state to block the Nov. 4 referendum, calling it “unconstitutional,” The Associated Press reported last week. more
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