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2009-05-12 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stop Internet Predators, an organization committed to keeping children safe online, today honored Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum with the "Champion of Online Safety Award" at a press conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. This recognition is part of an effort by Stop Internet Predators...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Anonymous REVERSING an earlier decision that paint companies must pay for the clean-up of tens of thousands of homes contaminated with lead- based paint, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled in July that the companies are not responsible for leadbased paint abatement. The ruling marked a blow to a public health victory that came last year, when Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein ordered paint and pigment makers Sherman- Williams Company, NL Industries Inc. and Millennium Holdings...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

By Alisha A Pina In tough financial times, West Warwick and the state have each conditionally offered to pay $10 million to victims of the 2003 fire. No one is quite sure how financially strapped West Warwick and the equally suffering State of Rhode Island would finance their tentative $10-million settlements with the victims of the Station nightclub fire, but all say future approvals are necessary before any money is released. The state agreement, announced Monday in federal court...

2008-08-09 15:00:23

PROVIDENCE -- Three paint companies want to be reimbursed for the costs of defending against a public-nuisance lawsuit filed by the state, but Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch is opposing that in court. Last month, the state Supreme Court overturned a first-in-the- nation jury verdict that found Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries Inc. and Millennium Holdings LLC liable for creating a public nuisance by manufacturing a toxic product, lead paint. Lawyers for the companies are now...

2008-07-19 15:00:23

By Michael P McKinney Richard Romanoff is to grind up the tree stumps on his Richmond property, the site of several stubborn fires. The owner of a stump dump in Richmond that has been the subject of a years-long dispute will soon begin grinding the wood debris and will ship it off site, under a temporary court order. The attorney general's office yesterday called it a "hopeful first step" toward cleaning up a "public nuisance." Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch's office, the Department...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Unlike New York Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo, who has finally shown enough sense to abandon his predecessor's vindictive lawsuit against former New York Stock Exchange chief Dick Grasso, Rhode Island Atty. Gen. Patrick Lynch is standing by comparably misguided lead-paint litigation initiated by his predecessor -- even though the Rhode Island Supreme Court has now unanimously declared it meritless ("R.I. high court overturns lead-paint verdict," July 2). Lead-paint "products poisoned our infants...

2008-07-02 15:00:00

By Peter B Lord The judges say the companies did not control their paints after selling them generations ago. PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Supreme Court yesterday brought an abrupt end to the state's nine-year campaign to force some of the nation's major corporations to clean up the lead-based paints that the state believes poisoned tens of thousands of Rhode Island children. In a unanimous 4 to 0 ruling, the court overturned a string of decisions by Superior Court Judge Michael A....

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Edward Fitzpatrick Rhode Island's attorney general says his office's unique position makes it inappropriate for him to join 42 of his colleagues in calling for passage of federal legislation to protect reporters' sources. PROVIDENCE -- Although the bill is backed by 42 other attorneys general, Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch is refusing to support the Free Flow of Information Act, which would create a qualified federal shield law for reporters. The bill, which has...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

Motley Rice LLC Issues Statement Regarding the Rhode Island Supreme Court Lead Paint Decision: Sadly, as a result of the Rhode Island Supreme Court opinion today, children in Rhode Island will continue to be poisoned by lead in paint and the companies that put the poisonous paint in Rhode Island have no responsibility for cleaning up the mess that they created in the first place. We are very disappointed that the Rhode Island Supreme Court chose to ignore the verdict of a jury of Rhode...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Angelita Plemmer of NAAG, +1-703-585-7486, aplemmer@naag.org PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty of the states chief legal officers gathered in Providence, Rhode Island today to discuss some of the nations most critical law enforcement and policy issues, including technology and crimefighting, rising energy and fuel costs, the environment, protecting children, consumer protection and domestic security. Attorneys General from the United...