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A BILLBOARD in Germany promotes Sony Ericsson phones, a very successful joint venture. /

Joint ventures can pose risks to parties

It is the 21st-century way of doing business, especially in the global economy. A large U.S. company eager to develop cutting-edge technology will find...
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...

Businesses often overlook valuable IP

A lot of companies are missing the boat when it comes to protecting all aspects of their intellectual property, and that could ultimately mean...

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...
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Investment firm buys Torex for $407.5M

Cerberus European Investments LLC yesterday completed its acquisition of all businesses and subsidiaries of U.K.-based Torex Retail Plc., including the Cumberland-based Torex Americas Retail....

Conservation group seeks ethics probe of CRMC

PROVIDENCE – The Conservation Law Foundation today asked the state Ethics Commission to investigate members of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, citing “a...

N.J., Mo. courts reject<br> lead-paint lawsuits

Sherwin-Williams Co., DuPont Co. and other former makers of lead paint Friday won dismissal of a lawsuit filed by New Jersey communities whose officials...

Exploring Latinos’ culture along with their language

The two-day Spanish immersion program starts with a typical Dominican breakfast. Co-creator Sixcia Devine is Dominican, after all, as are many others in Providence. Then...
GEORGE L. ORTIZ JR., founder of Hispanic Research Group, sees Rhode Island as a microcosm of shifting demographics. /

Latino market advice with an eye for the nuances

George L. Ortiz Jr. is making sure his company, Hispanic Research Group, has a presence wherever Latino populations are growing significantly. It’s important for...

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