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The TV landscape in Rhode Island is going to change as result of the proposed merger of Media General, owner of WJAR-TV NBC 10, and Providence-based LIN Media LLC, owner of WPRI-TV CBS 12 and operator of WNAC-TV Fox 64. One of the stations is expected to get a new owner due to federal regulations that in most cases prevent ownership of more than one station in the same market. more
Do corporations have a right to religious liberty? The contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act has made this abstract-sounding question into the hottest constitutional issue of the day -- hotter, even, than the right to privacy from government snooping. The U.S. Supreme Court has gotten into the game by agreeing to hear a case on the issue and, in the meantime, temporarily staying the law under a range of circumstances. The stage is now set for a battle that will end in the court’s second major Obamacare decision later this year. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller and Rep. Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, announced plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. more
NEW BEDFORD – Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued a chrome business located in Seekonk for collecting payment for services they did not provide after the firm allegedly solicited consumers with promises of metal-restoration services for rare and antique automobiles. more
BOSTON – Pay for the chief executives of 25 of the largest Massachusetts nonprofits ranged from about $487,000 to approximately $8.8 million during the three-year period from 2009 to 2011, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Martha Coakley. more
Everyone has heard how some companies started with a few diagrams scribbled over a kitchen table or dorm-room desk, which energized the founders to achieve success. Such tales may indeed be true, but the vast majority of startups benefit by creating a written business plan. more
NEWPORT – Neighbors of The Breakers estate in Newport are suing to block a new welcome center that’s planned for the site of the mansion, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts residents who had insurance coverage denied by the United Services Automobile Association because they were previously in a same-sex marriage will now be offered memberships following an agreement with the organization, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month the open application period for the HomeCorps Assisting Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure or Eviction Grant. more
Providence attorney Karen Pelczarski was recently named one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S. by Benchmark Litigation. She is one of only three attorneys in the state to receive this recognition. more
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