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The state of Rhode Island has reached a tentative settlement with the law firm Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd., and one of the firm’s partners, Antonio Afonso Jr., who served as bond counsel to the state on the 38 Studios LLC bond deal. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts are both in line to receive funds from a national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. for abuses over mortgage foreclosures and servicing standards. more
PROVIDENCE – A New York-based law firm will be banned from doing business in Rhode Island as mortgage foreclosure consultants, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced. more
NEW BEDFORD – Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued a chrome business located in Seekonk for collecting payment for services they did not provide after the firm allegedly solicited consumers with promises of metal-restoration services for rare and antique automobiles. more
PROVIDENCE – Federal prosecutors have asked a judge for a 10-year prison term for a Rhode Island lawyer who led a $46 million investment fraud that preyed on the dying, The Associated Press reported last week. 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
Like the owls that deliver packages and carry messages in Harry Potter’s world, drones are about to become commonplace in ours: small, flying objects perfectly engineered to drop off burritos, pick up prescriptions and photograph revolutions. Within the next three years, drone-driven commerce will amount to $13.6 billion and create 70,000 new jobs, an industry trade group estimates. more
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total money donors can give to federal candidates and parties, issuing its biggest campaign- finance ruling since the 2010 Citizens United decision. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Fifty retired state employees and public school teachers have filed a lawsuit against the state of Rhode Island, objecting to their inclusion in the proposed class-action settlement of the state pension reform lawsuits. more
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter on Wednesday denied a motion by the state of Rhode Island to dismiss the pension lawsuit scheduled to go to trial in September, ruling that “a valid contract exists” between retirees and the state regarding promised pension benefits. more
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