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THE LAWSUIT BETWEEN the state of Rhode Island and Pinterest Inc. that was settled back in November has been fully resolved by the presiding judge. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GENERAL TREASURER

State’s discrimination lawsuit with Pinterest Inc. fully resolved

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit between the state of Rhode Island and Pinterest Inc. that alleged the social media platform was fostering a culture of...
ENHANCED ­­ABILITIES: R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says a new state law gives his office more power to pursue businesses accused of deceptive or unfair business practices. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New R.I. law strengthens protection for consumers

Bad drivers and a weak business climate aren’t the only measurements by which Rhode Island ranks poorly compared with other states. For nearly two decades,...

Frivolous lawsuits would stifle a recovery

As our region slowly advances on the path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the ripple effects of this unprecedented crisis...
TECH IN USE: John Jarrell, left, president of Materials Science Associates, and Dr. Christopher Born, director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital, work to apply a patented anti-microbial technology in a surgical procedure to reduce infection of medical implants. ­Jarrell has increased his company’s investment in patent filings and other intellectual property activity to respond to ­COVID-19. / COURTESY MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATES LLC

Pandemic disrupts IP filings, licensing

Innovation is at the heart of John Jarrell’s entrepreneurial success. Over the last two decades, the Brown University graduate with degrees in engineering and medical...
PLANNING AHEAD: Steven Wright, an attorney specializing in family law and a partner at D’Allesandro & Wright in Providence, whose clients include older couples seeking divorces, speaks with Denise Card, a paralegal and office manager. Wright says age can bring a sense of purpose that defuses confusion or quarrels when it comes to estate planning during a divorce. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Gray divorces’ putting estate planning to the test

Insurance policies, wills, trusts and assets combine to make estate planning a multilayered process. Add a divorce after decades of marriage, and the complications multiply,...
OLEG NIKOLYSZYN, a former Providence attorney, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of theft from an employee benefit pension fund in U.S. District Court Monday. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Former Providence attorney pleads guilty to fraud, pension theft charges

PROVIDENCE – A former Providence attorney pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday for fraudulently collecting $234,586 in pension funds in the name of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and current and former student dining-services workers, not shown, have reached a $620,000 settlement over a federal lawsuit that accused Brown of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Despite the preliminary settlement, Brown denies any wrongdoing in the case. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown, former student dining services workers agree to $620K settlement over...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has agreed to pay $620,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former student dining-services workers who accused...

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