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Meritas | USA | 6 Apr 2021

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada - Rhode Island, USA

As of January 2021, Rhode Island’s primary cannabis law is the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act (the “Act”). The Act, R.I…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2021

A Mixed R&R From The Abilify MDL

Outside of the law, if you hear “R&R,” you might think of “rest and relaxation” or the original military term “rest and recuperation.” For many of us…

Goldberg Segalla LLP | USA | 18 Mar 2021

Valve Manufacturer’s Motion for Summary Judgment Denied

On June 17, 2011, The plaintiffs filed a complaint, alleging that the decedent, Walter Burdick, died as a result of exposure to asbestos or…

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2021

$2.5M Judgment Against University for Overseas Sex Assault Serves as Reminder that Liability is Not Limited to Title IX

On February 2, 2021, the Rhode Island School of Design (“RISD”) was found to be liable under a theory of negligence for its failure to protect a…

Commonsense Construction Law LLC | USA | 3 Feb 2021

Statute of Repose Bars Claim for Implied Warranty of Habitability

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that the statute of repose applies to a claim for breach of the implied warranty of habitability. Homeowners…

Goldberg Segalla LLP | USA | 15 Jan 2021

Burner Defendant Granted Summary Judgment; No Evidence of Product Nexus

In this matter, the decedent alleged asbestos exposure from his work as a plumbing and heating installer/repairer in the state of Maine from 1949…

K&L Gates LLP | USA | 7 Jan 2021

The Energizer - Volume 81

On 21 December 2020, the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding…

Pierce Atwood LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2020

A Certain Degree of Control Could Save You From Suit

Here is the fact scenario: A contractor employs certain employees that are union members or employees that have a tendency to “roam” and/or be…

Goldberg Segalla LLP | USA | 29 Oct 2020

Boiler Manufacturer Granted Summary Judgment Based on Lack of Product Nexus

The decedent, Gerard Wallace, and his wife, Ruth (the plaintiff) filed a complaint on November 16, 2016 after the decedent was diagnosed with…

Buckley LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2020

Rhode Island regulator extends work from home guidance for lenders

On September 28, the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Banking Division, extended previous guidance (previously covered here and here)…
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