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BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will pay $100,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations to settle allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his colleagues in 15 other states are urging the federal government to adopt rules that protect consumers from mandatory arbitration clauses in important contracts. more
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week against Darlington Fabrics of Westerly on behalf of a University of Rhode Island graduate student who said she was denied a summer internship because she is a medical marijuana patient. more
Before crowdfunding changed the world of startup investing, the federal government was supposed to change the rules of crowdfunding. more
Administrators of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued by an advocacy group claiming race-based admissions policies violate the constitutional rights of highly qualified Asian applicants. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha C. Coakley said last week that she has joined a multistate task force working to combat the heroin crisis in the Northeast. 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
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
The Supreme Court has upheld a judgment that said the state of Rhode Island is not liable for injuries a New York man received when visiting Newport’s Cliff Walk, a decision Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
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