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BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust – especially in California – bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006? more
Forum-selection clauses – an agreement between parties that any dispute arising from their contract will be litigated in a specific forum – are often found in commercial contracts. more
President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit the city filed against its longtime actuary but is letting the rest go ahead, The Associated Press reported last week. more
The nation has watched Rhode Island’s long struggle to repair its public pension system as a possible prologue to retirement overhaul efforts across the country. more
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin said he unwittingly made a profit on an investment scheme that preyed on terminally ill people and that he has since donated the money to charity, The Associated Press reported last week. more
NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. more
BOSTON – Boston Marathon organizers expanded the field by 9,000 runners, to 36,000, after fatal bombings in April left thousands unable to finish, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
BOSTON – A New York-based premium-financing provider has agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally canceled certain financed auto-insurance policies affecting approximately 100 Massachusetts customers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
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