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JPMorgan Chase & Co. engaged in a “pattern of discriminatory” lending that led to foreclosures, the city of Miami said in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court, the latest in a series of similar claims against the nation’s largest banks. more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. more
R.I. Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein has approved the state’s $4.37 million settlement with the law firm Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd., denying objections by a number of other defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit who challenged the constitutionality of the proposed settlement. more
Robert W. Shields, chairman of Narragansett-based political action committee Deepwater Resistance, has filed a complaint in R.I. Superior Court against the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and Deepwater Wind LLC. more
Alex and Ani LLC’s lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that eight defendants conspired to secure discounted Alex and Ani jewelry on behalf of retail distributors, and then later fraudulently resold the jewelry to BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., has been allowed to proceed. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings has assigned an “AA+” rating to $600 million in Commonwealth of Massachusetts consolidated-loan, general-obligation bonds, the agency announced last week. more
It was business as usual in Westerly this year until pop star Taylor Swift came to town. The singer’s purchase of a $17 million mansion on the beach in exclusive Watch Hill added celebrity sightings and trespassing dramas to sandcastles, fudge and the usual seaside entertainment. At screenprinting company J. Mack Studios, owner Kevin Adams occasionally uses T-shirts as a creative outlet and decided to design and produce a Swift-inspired shirt in honor of his hometown’s new most famous resident. While Adams never found out what Swift thought of his shirt, he did hear from corporate protectors of the Taylor Swift brand who asked him to stop, setting off a David-versus-Goliath gossip-column sensation. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for her role in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy approximately $18 million, The Associated Press reported last week. more
National Grid and the R.I. Attorney General’s office have received numerous reports of utility billing scams, the electric and gas company announced Friday. more
FALL RIVER – A New Bedford physician pleaded guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to 15 of his patients and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
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