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BOSTON – Cardtronics Inc., the world’s largest owner and operator of retail ATMs, last month agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that it failed to comply with a previous court-approved settlement to make many of the company’s machines in Massachusetts accessible to blind and visually impaired users, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched a new Commonwealth Fellows program to provide an automatic $5,000 discount for incoming law students who meet key criteria. more
NORTON – Kathleen M. O’Donnell, a 1977 graduate of Wheaton College and a practicing attorney in Lowell, Mass., has been appointed to a special commission that investigates judicial misconduct, according to a report from The Lowell Sun. more
When American tobacco companies settled a landmark lawsuit over the harmful health effects of their products 16 years ago, many state and local governments cashed in immediately on payments supposed to last generations. more
Taking steps to make college more affordable has contributed to significant increases in enrollment at four of Rhode Island’s 11 colleges and universities, at a time when other schools are reporting stasis or declines. more
Locke Lord LLP and Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP have approved the merger of their law firms, creating Locke Lord Edwards effective Jan. 10. more
An alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is propelling the school to the center of a growing national debate over sexual assault, drinking and hazing. more
In December 2011, The Westerly Hospital had depleted its endowment and was less than two weeks away from completely running out of money. Founded in 1925 and employing some 800 people, the hospital was and remains an economic cornerstone. Accordingly, Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern placed the hospital under the protection of a court-supervised special mastership, appointing me to that role. My team and I were charged with finding a way for the hospital to remain viable, retain jobs, and continue to actively serve the health care needs of the community. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, it has been rewarding to see the end-result: an economically viable hospital. more
BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will pay $100,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations to settle allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his colleagues in 15 other states are urging the federal government to adopt rules that protect consumers from mandatory arbitration clauses in important contracts. more
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