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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
Rhode Island’s plan to sell $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments was challenged by OppenheimerFunds Inc., which claims the deal violates earlier bondholder rights to revenue related to a 16- year-old accord over health care related costs. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
How did Alyssa V. Boss, senior vice president and general counsel of Care New England Health Systems, earn her PBN Business Women recognition? more
BOSTON – The nation’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer has agreed to pay Massachusetts a total of $3.7 million to resolve claims that it failed to provide certain required notices to homeowners and that it unlawfully foreclosed on certain properties, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – A judge has allowed the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls to enter into receivership after officials said the facility is facing serious fiscal problems, WPRI-TV Channel 12 reported on its website last week. more
Bank of America Corp. failed to win dismissal of two government lawsuits in which it’s accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
Nicholas Gomes passed the Massachusetts bar in July 2013 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Law School at Dartmouth, and almost immediately started practicing as an attorney in Fall River. more
When your life flashes before your eyes moments before you die, you likely won’t be thinking about your tweet count, your Farmville assets, your Bitcoins, your iTunes play-lists, or how many “likes” your last status update received. However, a new law is aimed at helping your family access and manage those accounts after you die. Called the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” it is a model law, which means that it serves as a blueprint to help states address this growing issue. more
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