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During the week, Rachel’s Big City Transportation fills a traditional luxury-car-service niche, with two Cadillacs ferrying Rhode Islanders from their homes and offices to the region’s airports. more
BOSTON – A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the commonwealth, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Robinson & Cole lawyers and staff volunteered more than 325 hours at 22 events across 10 nonprofit organizations based in Boston, Hartford, New York, Providence and Stamford, Conn., this past summer. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts residents who had insurance coverage denied by the United Services Automobile Association because they were previously in a same-sex marriage will now be offered memberships following an agreement with the organization, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Do corporations have a right to religious liberty? The contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act has made this abstract-sounding question into the hottest constitutional issue of the day -- hotter, even, than the right to privacy from government snooping. The U.S. Supreme Court has gotten into the game by agreeing to hear a case on the issue and, in the meantime, temporarily staying the law under a range of circumstances. The stage is now set for a battle that will end in the court’s second major Obamacare decision later this year. more
To the Editor, The legalization of the sale of marijuana in Colorado is producing more than $2 million dollars of new tax revenue each month. Rhode Island and other states may soon follow suit and legalize marijuana (“Marijuana legalization would be very bad news for his dealer,” March 3, 2014). However, marijuana, like tobacco, can be very harmful to children. The sale of these products should be regulated to keep them out of the hands of children. more
Eric Mack, an associate in Edwards Wildman’s Providence office, was recently selected to serve on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission. Mack’s practice focuses on the defense of private employers in a variety of employment disputes. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Urban League of Rhode Island and is on the board of trustees at St. Andrew’s School and the Highlander Charter School. A member of the Federal Bar Association, Mack holds a law degree from Tulane University Law School. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley this month launched a consumer-protection campaign that includes free educational training across the state and a new website offering resources for consumers related to for-profit schools. more
Nearly a year of reassurances from Rhode Island’s top political leaders that the state will pay off its 38 Studios LLC debt hasn’t quieted advocates of a tactical default. more
The first medical-marijuana dispensary has opened in Rhode Island and likely will soon be followed by another, despite uncertain business prospects due to scaled-back plans following years of legal and legislative wrangling. more
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