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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
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million nationwide to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships. more
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin said he unwittingly made a profit on an investment scheme that preyed on terminally ill people and that he has since donated the money to charity, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined the Drug Enforcement Administration and local and state law-enforcement agencies in announcing the next statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Oct. 26th. more
BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office held two hearings this month to gather public testimony regarding proposed regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry. more
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