Rhode Island

88 ABA Journal Rhode Island articles.

Democrats pepper Kavanaugh with written questions, including if he had a gambling problem
Some Democrats are sending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extensive written follow-up questions after his more than 20 hours of testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week.
Are you covered? Cyber insurance market is highly unstable and lacks uniformity
As cyberthreats evolve and proliferate, more insurers are expanding options to help law firms mitigate loss. However, without industry standards, coverage and cost vary from plan to plan, sometimes causing gaps in potential coverage.
Suspended Rhode Island lawyer jailed for failing to pay sanction

Updated: A suspended Rhode Island lawyer was jailed on a civil contempt charge for failing to pay more than $11,000 of a sanction imposed for making misrepresentations to the court.

I Did It Norway: Some American prisons are singing a European tune

In August, when the solar eclipse passed over South Boise Women’s Correctional Center in Idaho, the officers held lunch early, handed out protective sunglasses, and invited the women outside to…

Victimized by ransomware, law firm sues insurer for $700K in lost billings

A Rhode Island law firm has filed a lawsuit against its insurer over coverage for a ransomware attack that locked down the firm’s computer files for three months.

Moses Afonso…

Municipalities find new funding source by filing class-action suits

A growing number of municipalities throughout the country have found an innovative way to add to their bottom lines—joining class-action suits on a contingency-fee basis.

Providence, Rhode Island, has filed…

Some retailers end on-call scheduling after probes by multiple states

Attorneys general from eight states and Washington, D.C., are investigating a retailer scheduling practice described as unfair by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

In letters sent Wednesday, he and…

Lawyer and 5 others face charges in claimed mortgage-fraud scheme

A Rhode Island lawyer has been criminally charged, along with five other defendants, in a claimed mortgage-fraud scheme between 2007 and 2014 involving over a dozen properties in Rhode Island…

Judge repeatedly mistreated women, had ‘propensity to remove his pants in chambers,’ report says

Disciplinary charges filed Monday accuse a Rhode Island judge of mistreating female staff, attorneys and the public, as well as other behavior that cast doubt on his fitness to serve…

Family sues over police handling of a false claim about chemicals in 8-year-old girl’s backpack

The family of a Rhode Island elementary school student filed a federal civil rights suit Thursday against Tiverton police and school officials.

It alleges that a third-grader was taken off…

Brothers had Rhode Island practice for 18 years despite never passing state bar

A Massachusetts lawyer failed the Rhode Island bar exam eight times, while his lawyer brother never took the state’s bar exam at all, yet they maintained a law office in…

Ruling gets lawyer a 1-year suspension for misconduct

Lawyer Keven A. McKenna has been suspended from the practice of law for one year.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court, in a ruling Friday, found that McKenna had, among other…

Court orders removal of $1.8M home mistakenly built on park land

A developer who relied on a faulty land survey will have to move the $1.8 million home he built on park land on Rhode Island’s coast, the state supreme court…

9 charged after murder arraignment erupts into courthouse melee and chase

A seemingly innocuous remark at a murder case arraignment Tuesday afternoon erupted into a war of words between two families, brawling, a court panic alarm and a foot chase as…

Landmark DOJ settlement with RI provides road map to disability-law compliance for 49 other states

A landmark settlement with Rhode Island over placement of disabled individuals in low-wage, segregated settings will provide a road map for compliance in 49 other states, the Department of Justice…

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