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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
The “Gordian knot” of the foreclosure crisis, as former Bank Rhode Island President and CEO Merrill W. Sherman described the glut of homeowners defaulting on underwater mortgages last year, appears to be loosening. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week filed a joint motion to approve a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. more
The question I am most frequently asked by business owners and independent inventors is, “How do I protect my idea?” Whether it is a tangible invention, software application, Web-based marketplace or other advanced technology, the primary concern (besides monetizing it) is ensuring exclusivity over the concept. more
Summer is here, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. It used to be that teens could expect to find a summer job as quickly as pop-up summer showers appear in Florida. more
As part of his recent dismissal of larceny charges against Warwick Department of Public Works employee Kenneth Naylor, R.I. Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone said that the city did not “establish probable cause” for the allegation that Mr. Naylor took $741 worth of gasoline and cast iron pipes for personal use, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS 12. But the judge did much more than that. more
As a lawyer who focuses on social media issues, I am often asked whether employers should “block” their employees from accessing Facebook during working hours. These employers are concerned that their employees are wasting time online, engaging in inappropriate online behavior and exposing their companies to liability. more
Rhode Island is building a name for itself in the business of environmental training for journalists, thanks in part to the 15-year-old Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, says spokeswoman Karen Southern. 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
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