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BRISTOL – Roger Williams University School of Law now will offer students the option to earn a three-year J.D. degree on an accelerated 2.5 years, or a more flexible four-year track. more
PROVIDENCE – The owner of a local tax-preparation firm has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for under-reporting more than $1 million in income and failing to pay nearly $400,000 in federal taxes, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week appointed Timothy Langella, an attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience in national and international business disputes, as chief of the Business, Technology and Economic Development Division. more
BOSTON – A company that provides ATMs to convenience stores, restaurants and other retail businesses in Massachusetts agreed to pay $50,000 to settle allegations that it failed to post fee-disclosure notices on certain machines, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate has passed legislation that would make Rhode Island the 40th member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement between states that promotes uniform wildlife law enforcement across state boundaries. more
BOSTON – A $675,000 verdict against a former Boston University student who illegally downloaded and shared songs on the Internet has been upheld, according to The Associated Press. more
Once in a while an embezzlement breaks through the layers of sophisticated technology and human examination in financial institutions and serves as a jolting reminder that fraud-prevention systems are not yet perfect, as the recent case involving Bank of America in Providence illustrates. more
A package of nine bills designed to strengthen Rhode Island gun laws got whittled down to three that were approved by lawmakers in the final days of the 2013 session of the General Assembly. more
The first children’s-jewelry safety scare involved lead. more
The Mortgage Conciliation Act signed into law by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month requires banks and lenders to make a good-faith attempt to negotiate with homeowners before foreclosing on homes. more
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