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Victoria Almeida

Education Law Update: The United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education Publishes “Blueprint” for Colleges and Universities to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment and Improve Responses to Reports of Such Misconduct

On May 9, 2013, the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section (“DOJ”) and the United States Department of Education, through its Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), issued a…more

Colleges, DOJ, Harassment, OCR, Safety Precautions

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Jamie Bachant

Fast Five: Rhode Island Appellate Practice: Special Edition: Recent Law Clerks Provide Pointers For Practice Before The Rhode Island Supreme Court

This special edition of the Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice features guest bloggers Jamie J. Bachant, Esq. and Amy Goins, Esq., who recently completed clerkships with Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V…more

Appeals, Oral Argument

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Nicole Benjamin

Fast Five: Rhode Island Appellate Practice - April 2014

RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES:ARE YOU TOO CONTROLLING? Your employees, but not your independent contractors, may think so. A Rhode Island Supreme Court decision this term serves as an important reminder for businesses…more

Appeals, Independent Contractors, Vicarious Liability

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Brian Birke

Enhanced remedies in IP disputes under 93A

The march of dominance of Chapter 93A in intellectual property disputes continues unabated in Massachusetts. The reason? Chapter 93A provides enhanced remedies of an automatic award of attorneys’ fees and up to three times…more

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Robert Brooks

The Affordable Care Act - Understanding The Employer Mandate: An Overview

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act”) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act is a 2,409 page statute regulating virtually every…more

Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Collective Bargaining, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates

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Hamza Chaudary

Rhode Island Real Estate Tax Appeals for Non-Profit Organizations

It is clear that the municipalities in Rhode Island are facing tough financial times. Municipalities are eagerly searching for new sources of tax revenue to meet budgetary shortfalls. Unfortunately, this search has led to the…more

Appeals, Filing Requirements, Municipalities, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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Mike Gilleran

Enhanced remedies in IP disputes under 93A

The march of dominance of Chapter 93A in intellectual property disputes continues unabated in Massachusetts. The reason? Chapter 93A provides enhanced remedies of an automatic award of attorneys’ fees and up to three times…more

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James Hall

Although Unlikely to be Immediately Adopted Elsewhere, A Recent Tennessee Decision Regarding an Owner’s Liquidated Damage Claim Should Serve as a Wakeup Call

A Tennessee Court of Appeals recently held that liquidated damages under an AIA Contract (A201 -1997 Gen. Conditions) are neither automatic nor self-executing. RCR Building Corp. v Pinnacle Hospitality Partners, 2012 WL 5830587…more

American Institute of Architects, Construction Contracts, Liquidated Damages, Waivers

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E. Hans Lundsten

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your documents are hard to find

No matter how much time is invested in designing an estate plan, one’s efforts will be for naught if his or her family can’t find essential documents in case of death or incapacitation. This article offers several tips for…more

Estate Planning

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Joseph Marion, III

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your documents are hard to find

No matter how much time is invested in designing an estate plan, one’s efforts will be for naught if his or her family can’t find essential documents in case of death or incapacitation. This article offers several tips for…more

Estate Planning

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Elizabeth McDonough Noonan

Rhode Island Real Estate Tax Appeals for Non-Profit Organizations

It is clear that the municipalities in Rhode Island are facing tough financial times. Municipalities are eagerly searching for new sources of tax revenue to meet budgetary shortfalls. Unfortunately, this search has led to the…more

Appeals, Filing Requirements, Municipalities, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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David Riedel

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your documents are hard to find

No matter how much time is invested in designing an estate plan, one’s efforts will be for naught if his or her family can’t find essential documents in case of death or incapacitation. This article offers several tips for…more

Estate Planning

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Christina Scola

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your documents are hard to find

No matter how much time is invested in designing an estate plan, one’s efforts will be for naught if his or her family can’t find essential documents in case of death or incapacitation. This article offers several tips for…more

Estate Planning

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Kristen Sherman

RIDEM’S New Expedited Citation Process: Look Before You Leap

On July 15, 2013, the Governor signed a new law that expands the enforcement options available to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“RIDEM”) to include an expedited citation process. In lieu of issuing…more

Administrative Authority, Environmental Liability, Environmental Policies, Policy Violations

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Lori Caron Silveira

Banning the Box From Your Employment Application

As the New Year approaches, you are expecting better economic times ahead and a more profitable year for your business. Jumpstarting your entrepreneurial endeavors by hiring more help seems like the way to go, so you place job…more

Civil Rights Act, Convictions, Criminal Background Checks, EEOC, FEPA

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Andrew Spacone

A Practical Guide to Establishing an Effective Crisis Management Plan

Irrespective of the size of a company, whether for-profit or non-profit, being able to respond to crisis situations quickly and effectively is important. Indeed, the welfare of an organization’s employees and protection of its…more

Chief Compliance Officers, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Governance, Crisis Management, Risk Management

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John Tarantino

Why Choose The Road To Civility?

Yes, I’ve heard the saying, “Nice guys finish last.” However, based on my experience, nice guys (and nice women) most often finish first in convincing juries. (And they usually sleep better at night, too.)…more

Business Development, Trials

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Michael Tarantino

A Nuts and Bolts Introduction to the State of Gaming in Massachusetts

In the coming months the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will issue the Commonwealth’s very first casino license. The development of this new and soon to-be rapidly growing gaming economy in Massachusetts is set to create any…more

Gambling, Gaming

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Jeffrey K. Techentin

Copyright Law

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently issued a decision in Blehm v. Jacobs, No. 11-1479, that provides a well-reasoned overview of current copyright law. In Blehm, the plaintiff artist sued the…more

Copyright, Infringement

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