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(Updated, 3:26 p.m.) The city has filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank alleging that the financial institution ​discriminated against the city’s minority communities by refusing to make prime mortgage loans ​as required by the Fair Housing Act, according to a press release from Mayor Angel Taveras. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a civil lawsuit in Providence County Superior Court against Gable Fitness Inc. d/b/a Gold’s Gym on behalf of customers who allege that owner David Walker solicited and accepted membership fees despite knowing the gym would soon close. more
Aereo Inc., the streaming video startup that halted service after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it violated broadcasters’ copyrights, said it believes it can still operate like a cable TV service after the decision. more
Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. won dismissal of lawsuits brought by the city of Miami claiming they flooded minority neighborhoods with predatory mortgages before the housing bubble burst. more
Mediation has broken down between Touro Synagogue in Newport and the nation’s first Jewish congregation, the Associate Press reported Tuesday. 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
In a decision handed down Monday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the validity of Providence’s anti-tobacco laws, Mayor Angel Taveras’ office announced. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive more than $5.6 million as its share of a multistate and federal settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. more
Billionaire Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge fund firm accused of fostering a culture of rampant insider trading, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal indictment and pay $1.8 billion, the U.S. said. more
The owner of Providence’s “Superman Building” is suing former tenant Bank of America Corp. for leaving Rhode Island’s tallest building in poor condition. more
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