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R.I. Supreme Court allows couple to challenge Brown University's field hockey plans

Chandra Lye Jul. 12, 2017, 12:15pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has granted a couple another chance to challenge construction plans for a field hockey space at Brown University.

R.I. Supreme Court upholds ruling in allegedly faulty stairs case

Melissa Busch Jun. 20, 2017, 10:09am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld a summary judgment in a premises liability case in which a woman claimed she was injured when she fell through faulty stairs.

Rhode Island Supreme Court sides with Wells Fargo in foreclosure case

David Hutton Jun. 14, 2017, 9:38am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court on May 25 upheld a lower court's ruling that cleared Wells Fargo Bank of any wrongdoing in a home foreclosure that began in 2009.

Rhode Island court reinstates man's lawsuit over work injury

Charmaine Little Apr. 18, 2017, 9:41am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A former Rhode Island state employee won his latest battle in a negligence case based on a Supreme Court opinion; but he still has a war to fight.

Courts overrule jury's verdict in $78K lawsuit blaming property owner for fall

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:29am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a Superior Court's ruling to overturn a jury's finding of $78,101 in a personal injury lawsuit.

R.I. Supreme Court affirms decision in fatal accident case

Glenn Minnis Apr. 14, 2017, 11:58am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision stipulating that no basis exists for holding a defendant individually liable in a case where the plaintiffs had already accrued $395,000 from other defendants.

Rhode Island Supreme Court shuts down appeal based on 'mode of operation' theory

Marian Johns Feb. 21, 2017, 8:33am

PROVIDENCE, RI (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld a jury’s verdict in a case involving a slip-and-fall at a West Warwick market, with the court striking down the plaintiff’s adoption of the “mode of operation” theory.