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PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined the Drug Enforcement Administration and local and state law-enforcement agencies in announcing the next statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Oct. 26th. more
One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his deep roots in Rhode Island’s only law school to strengthen and broaden its impact when he takes the reins as dean on July 1. He succeeds David A. Logan, who will step down to return to teaching at the school. Yelnosky faces challenges such as the high cost of a law school education, changing employment opportunities for graduates and the shifting landscape of the legal profession. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Attorney General last week filed a complaint in R.I. Superior Court citing the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission for a “willful or knowing violation” of the R.I. Open Meetings Act, according to a statement. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. William A. Walaska, D-Warwick, has reached out to R.I. Department of Health officials to offer assistance if legislative action should be needed to rectify a licensing issue that has caused a critical-care company to terminate service in the state. more
As part of his recent dismissal of larceny charges against Warwick Department of Public Works employee Kenneth Naylor, R.I. Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone said that the city did not “establish probable cause” for the allegation that Mr. Naylor took $741 worth of gasoline and cast iron pipes for personal use, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS 12. But the judge did much more than that. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week appointed Timothy Langella, an attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience in national and international business disputes, as chief of the Business, Technology and Economic Development Division. more
The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal “ability to repay” and “qualified mortgage” regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and potentially force large numbers of credit-worthy homebuyers to defer or cancel their plans. more
Bring Your Own Device programs offer an array of benefits in the modern workplace, but also raise some daunting concerns, both legal and practical. more
After recently receiving an email from the state-licensed Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center promoting a sale on a certain type of marijuana product asking the question “Tired of the Winter Blues,” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Ocean State Prevention Alliance have called for an end of promotional marketing and advertising of marijuana by compassion centers. more
Hard work and ingenuity are supposed to pay off. It’s the American way. We respect it and celebrate it, but it is meant to pay off for the people who had the ideas and did the hard work to create a useful product or technological innovation. more
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