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Local food advocates could be getting some legal help this fall, as the Conservation Law Foundation plans to offer free legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
(Updated 4:40 p.m.) Eleven Locke Lord lawyers have been hired by international employment and labor firm Littler Mendelson PC, four of whom hail from the Providence office of Locke Lord, Littler Mendelson announced on Monday. more
Workers in the Providence metro had an average hourly wage of $23.98 in May 2015, approximately 3 percent higher than the average national wage of $23.23, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
Following a Friday R.I. Superior Court ruling in favor of Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung’s decision to freeze yearly benefit increases, the plaintiffs, a group of retired Cranston police and firefighters, announced plans to appeal the decision to the R.I. Supreme Court. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will host Roger Williams University School of Law’s 18th Annual Open Government Summit on July 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m.) Armando E. Batastini is the new president of the Rhode Island Bar Association. more
A Providence woman and North Providence man plead no contest this week to unemployment insurance benefit fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation will receive $1.2 million from Bank of America from a 2014 settlement between the financial giant, six states and the U.S. Department of Justice. more
(Updated 11:19 a.m.) Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend nearly $15 billion to get 480,000 emissions-cheating diesel vehicles off U.S. roads and placate regulators even as it struggles to devise an acceptable fix under an agreement with the U.S. government. more
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