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BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. that will expedite the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from New Bedford Harbor and achieve cleanup goals within seven years, rather than 40 years under current funding levels. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. more
PROVIDENCE – Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, announced that public-safety agencies have formed a task force to address safety issues associated with nightclubs, consumption of alcohol by underage persons and other alcohol-related offenses. more
David A. Logan has been in charge of Roger Williams University School of Law for a decade, half of the school’s existence and an unusually long run for a law school dean. This past summer, Logan announced that the upcoming academic year will be his last as dean as he’ll focus exclusively on teaching law at Roger Williams next fall. more
Roger Williams University has started a new law clinic that will enable students to give back to the community while gaining practical legal experience. more
Rhode Island’s commonly called “Amazon law,” which taxes online sales by retailers that have a “nexus” or physical presence in the state, forced Nest4Less to move its office from Pawtucket to Attleboro at the end of August in order to stay in business, according to CEO Jesse Kenner. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin served as the National Association of Attorneys General representative to the 18th annual International Association of Prosecutors in Moscow, leading a discussion on human rights and the principle of equality. more
BOSTON – A New Bedford shellfish-processing company will pay more than $78,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations their workers failed to receive overtime wages, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – Barclays Bank PLC will pay $36.1 million to settle allegations that it financed, purchased, and securitized residential loans that were “presumptively unfair” under Massachusetts law, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Duncan Johnson, a business law partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, was recently presented with the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award in recognition of his work with Crossroads Rhode Island, a nonprofit that helps the homeless secure stable homes. more
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