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Rhode Island alleges Black & Decker, Emhart Industries liable for cleanup of site

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI (Legal Newsline) – The state of Rhode Island is seeking to recover costs of the cleanup of a site from two companies who formerly used the property.

Conservation Law Foundation Inc. claims Shell terminal violates Water Pollution Control Act

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization that works to protect New England waterways alleges a bulk storage and fuel terminal on the shore of the Providence River does not comply with a permit.

Judge rules law firm was acting as debt collector in FDCPA case

By Chandra Lye | Jun 20, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge on May 10 denied a law firm's claim to dismiss a complaint that it is acting as a debt collector.

Rhode Island accuses multiple oil companies of contaminating groundwater

By Mike Torres | May 18, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Rhode Island is suing dozens of oil companies, alleging violation of state and federal law.

Panel selects Pa. federal court for MDL against generic drug makers

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2016

The six-member U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation selected the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to handle the lawsuits against defendants Allergan, Impax Laboratories, The Lannett Company, Mylan, Par Pharmaceuticals and West-Ward. Providence's class action against the drug manufacturers are among the cases being consolidated.

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