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ALCU settles lawsuit challenging Pawtucket’s political sign ordinance

PAWTUCKET - The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Inc. announced Tuesday a settlement of a lawsuit challenging a city ordinance that bans...

Walmart offers to pay $3.1B to settle opioid lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion legal settlement on Tuesday over the toll of powerful prescription opioids sold at its pharmacies,...

Brown pays $1.2M in Title IX settlement

PROVIDENCE – Brown University on Tuesday agreed to pay nearly $1.2 million in legal fees as part of a June 2020 settlement between the...

State settles dispute with DOJ over community-based services for disabled children

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services will change policies to ensure children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as...

Cranston settles unlawful search-and-seizure lawsuit for $250K

CRANSTON – The city has agreed to pay a resident and his lawyers $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that last year reached the U.S....

J&J, distributors finalize $26B landmark opioid settlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis Friday,...
MANCHESTER STREET LLC, which operates the Manchester Street Power Station in Providence, was among three New England companies that recently settled with the EPA for failure to provide the public with information about its toxic chemical management. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

R.I. power station company reaches EPA settlement over chemical reporting

PROVIDENCE – The company that operates the Manchester Street Power Station in Providence was among three New England companies that have settled with the...
LEGAL ADVICE: Partridge, Snow & Hahn attorney Elizabeth Manchester chats with Sam Sylvester, vice president financial services at OceanPoint Insurance. Manchester was speaking at United Way about what nonprofits should do to ensure employees and employers don’t engage in harassment.
 / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits need formal harassment policies

Nonprofit leaders are often so focused on the mission that they can overlook essential policies that underpin their business. Many nonprofit organizations lack the formal...
PURDUE SUBSIDIARY: Pictured above is a sign for the Rhodes Technologies plant complex at 498 Washington St. in Coventry. Rhodes is a subsidiary of Purdue Pharma, maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is the subject of multiple lawsuits nationwide taking the drug manufacturer to task for the current “opioid epidemic.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Municipal opioids lawsuits moving quickly

While a lawsuit filed by Rhode Island is moving slowly, a proposed class-action lawsuit against opioid makers by cities and counties nationwide – including...
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