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Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns defense judgment in case against pool seller over boy's drowning

By Brian Brueggemann | May 2, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has vacated a judge's decision to grant summary judgment in a family's claim that a swimming pool seller is responsible for the 2012 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy.

Rhode Island Supreme Court affirms judgment for Pare Engineering in sewer project dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Ruling that the record presented to it lacked any indication of an intent to harm, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's judgment in a company's suit against an engineering consultant company over bids for a sewer infrastructure expansion project.

Rhode Island sues over climate change, using similar claims the state Supreme Court has already rejected

By Daniel Fisher | Jul 3, 2018

R.I. AG Peter Kilmartin better hope Rhode Island courts import California’s concept of public nuisance law, since the last time a Rhode Island AG tried this tactic, over lead paint, the state Supreme Court rejected the claim entirely.

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