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Hockey player has second chance to prove respiratory problems from zamboni fumes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A court was wrong to issue summary judgment in a case filed by a former college hockey player who claimed he was poisoned by noxious gases at a sports arena, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has found.

R.I. court rules man serving life sentence is legally dead, but entitled to hearing on amended complaint

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – An inmate serving life for murder cannot sue over an alleged behind-bars attack because he is, by almost all legal standards, dead, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled.

Rhode Island community center cleared after teen stole van, caused fatal accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Exonerating a Providence community center in a tragic 2010 accident involving a stolen vehicle, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island recently upheld a Providence County Superior Court’s opinion that the facility had no liability in the incident.

R.I. Supreme Court affirms judgment for nurses sued for negligence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court’s summary judgment dismissing a negligence case against two nurses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.