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Feb 10, 2017

R.I. judge lets 2-second parking infraction slide

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Edward Coke
Mar 6, 2015

A history lesson in a lawsuit

Why this man is at the center of a legal dispute in Rhode Island.

Jan 29, 2014

ACLU challenging R.I.’s proposed immunization rule for kids

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is opposing a proposed state health department regulation that would require annual flu immunizations for children up to age 5 and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks.

Dec 16, 2013

6 years for R.I. lawyer in fraud targeting terminally ill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge sentenced a Rhode Island lawyer to six years in prison Monday for his role in a $46 million investment fraud that preyed on terminally ill people, calling him the architect of the scheme and saying he didn’t seem to recognize the harm he had caused. Joseph Caramadre was sentenced […]

Nov 1, 2013

Man behind $18M Navy fraud sentenced to 10 years

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The mastermind of a 15-year kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, a sentence a federal judge said was meant to punish as well as send a message to other government employees. “The next guy that comes along, who has a job […]

Sep 27, 2013

Schilling’s 38 Studios video game company headed to auction block

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The online video game in the works when former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s company sputtered into bankruptcy last year is heading to the auction block. Heritage Global Partners on Friday began formally marketing the “massively multiplayer online” game and other intellectual property belonging to 38 Studios. Prospective bidders will be […]

Aug 28, 2013

R.I. judge OKs lawsuit against Curt Schilling, others

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Most of a state agency’s lawsuit against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company can move forward, a Rhode Island judge ruled Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein issued a 99-page decision that allows the state Economic Development Corp. to go ahead with its lawsuit […]

Aug 20, 2013

Kagan: Justices not tech savvy, send paper memos

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t the most tech-savvy group of people and still communicate with one another the same way they did when she was a clerk in 1987: with paper memos. In an appearance in Providence on Tuesday, Kagan acknowledged the justices have a ways […]

Aug 7, 2013

R.I. official sought private financing for Schilling’s firm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island economic development official discussed private financing for 38 Studios a day after the state’s $75 million loan guarantee was approved for Curt Schilling’s now-defunct video game company, emails released by the state Wednesday show. Michael Saul, a former deputy director at the state’s Economic Development Corp., wrote to a […]

Nov 2, 2012

Schilling calls suit political, denies wrongdoing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has called a lawsuit brought against him by Rhode Island’s economic development agency “political” and denied wrongdoing in connection with a $75 million loan guarantee the state gave his failed video game company, 38 Studios. The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. on Thursday sued Schilling, […]

Jul 20, 2012

Unemployment rates rose in 27 states in June

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the most in almost a year and a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. — the fewest since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states. Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 […]

Jul 10, 2012

Exec describes efforts to save Schilling’s company

WILMINGTON, Del. — A top executive for a failed video game company led by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says the company tried up until the very last minute to work out a deal to stay afloat. But William Thomas told a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Delaware on Tuesday that Rhode Island’s refusal […]

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