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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
Tricia Jedele is the vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. Before serving at CLF, Jedele was a special assistant attorney general and an environmental advocate for the state for more than 10 years and represented the Ocean State on several major environmental cases. At CLF, Jedele is currently working on Clean Air Act litigation involving the state landfill and Clean Water Act litigation involving stormwater pollution. She holds a B.A. in political science from Providence College and a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. 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
Large businesses from Main Street to Wall Street are urging the Supreme Court to strike down laws banning same-sex marriage. more
The R.I. Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the R.I. Superior Court that the 2011 Casino Act is not unconstitutional. more
Rui P. Alves has been named partner at Barton Gilman LLP. Alves is a former legal counsel for the Rhode Island Senate's finance committee. He is also a native of Portugal and he speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish. He holds a B.S. in criminal … more
Two public goods should come from completion of the investigation and prosecution of Gordon D. Fox, former speaker of the R.I. House, last week. The first is obviously the conviction and sentencing of a corrupt elected official. … more
BOSTON – Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders rejected a controversial deal that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three community hospitals and add hundreds of doctors to its network, The Boston Globe reported. more
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. board member with inside trading, alleging he tipped off three acquaintances about the bank’s potential acquisition with Brookline Bancorp Inc. in 2011. more
Antonio Martini has joined Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP as a partner in the firm's Public Finance practice. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Union College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. more
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