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The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
The Securities and Exchange Commission barred two Rhode Island-based brokers from the securities industry for their roles in a variable annuities scheme to profit from the imminent deaths of terminally ill individuals. 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
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
A case alleging racial and gender discrimination in the denial of a professor’s promotion has cost the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nearly $1.2 million, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Bank of America Corp.’s record settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of mortgage bonds in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis will be announced as soon as Thursday, two people with knowledge of the matter said. more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that opponents of the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state may put a question on the November ballot to decide whether the law should be repealed, Boston.com reported. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday that Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million as its share of a multistate settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. more
Bank of America Corp. asked a judge to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit in which it is accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in mortgage-backed securities. more
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