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Fidelity Investments and Rhode Island for Community & Justice held a series of Invest in our Youth workshops to improve financial literacy and job-hunting skills for 35 Providence high school students before the school year began. 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
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
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
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