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Mandatory mediation paying off

A pilot mediation program started in 2005 in Superior Court has led to settlements in almost half the 70-plus medical malpractice cases it has...

Task force gauges the costs<br> of being poor in Providence

When you don’t have a bank account, cashing a paycheck can take a piece of your salary. If you don’t have a car, you...

Report: Housing costs still too high

Jennifer and Mike aren’t that different from a lot of young Rhode Island couples – 26 years old, fresh out of school and with...

SBA’s new ‘Patriot’ loans<br> offer special perks to vets

Bob Polito, director of government-guaranteed lending for Webster Bank, already has three veterans waiting to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new Patriot...

FDIC urges banks to make affordable smaller loans

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation last week approved a two-year pilot project to review “affordable and responsible” small-dollar loan programs in financial institutions, aiming...

Caprio, union join forces to reorganize Treasury

General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio and union representative Sal Lombardi last week announced a plan to reorganize the R.I. Treasury Department.“I came into...
TIMOTHY MORE, left, is a lawyer who represents many artists and has been involved with projects including Monohasset Mill. Above, he attends a oparty with artist Erik Bright, center, and Clark Schoettle of the Providence Preservation Society. /

Artists make challenging clients

Giovanni Cicione didn’t start representing artists because he had any artistic inclinations himself. Rather, he saw signing up for the Rhode Island Bar Association...

Revisiting the U.S. Chamber poll: Are R.I.’s courts fair?

The radio ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform began with the honking of horns and a commentator who said,...
HISTORIAN Patrick T. Conley, left, and retired R.I. Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. have just published a book on the history of the R.I. Constitution. /

Tracing the rich history of a state constitution

We all learn in school about the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the fundamental principles on which our nation is built. But what...

Insurer, lawyers fined $1.25M in 9/11 coverage case

Zurich American Insurance Group and two law firms representing the insurer have been fined $1.25 million for hiding evidence and denying coverage in a...
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