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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
Moody’s Investors Service issued a warning on April 17 regarding Rhode Island’s failure to reach a settlement with public employee unions over the state’s pension lawsuit, which will go trial on Sept. 15 following the breakdown in renewed mediation talks earlier this month. more
(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
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s office will participate in a series of “shred-a-thons” throughout Rhode Island to mark this year’s National Consumer Protection Week. more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
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