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BOSTON – Massey Energy Co. agreed to a $265 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged that the coal-mining company misled investors, including Massachusetts’ pension fund, The Associated Press reported 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 – The state pension fund will receive $11.3 million this week as part of a settlement with Countrywide Securities Corp., Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is among more than 40 attorneys general urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of e-cigarettes – “popular, highly addictive product” – and prohibit its sale to minors. more
To the Editor: My dealer is very concerned about the current direction Rhode Island is heading with regards to marijuana legalization. Obviously he cannot speak for himself for fear of his personal safety, so he has asked me to reach out on his behalf. He is actually a staunch advocate of keeping marijuana illegal, which might surprise people. Currently he makes about $160,000 every year, tax-free of course, and before decriminalization passed he made more than $200,000. If legalization moves forward, he could see his income shrink even more. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week filed a joint motion to approve a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin last week announced that the Manville Fire District was ordered by a Superior Court justice to pay $5,000 for “willfully or knowingly violating” the state’s Open Meetings Act. more
On the surface, the Rhode Island business community looks like a big winner in new House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s ascension to what many regard as the most powerful political office in the state. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts are both in line to receive funds from a national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. for abuses over mortgage foreclosures and servicing standards. more
PROVIDENCE – A New York-based law firm will be banned from doing business in Rhode Island as mortgage foreclosure consultants, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced. more
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