PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the final legal case stemming from Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company, 38...
Patients to address court in doctor’s opioid kickback scheme
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Victims of a scheme in which a doctor prescribed them a highly addictive opioid spray in exchange for kickbacks are expected to tell a federal judge how their lives were affected, including stories of overdoses, monthslong withdrawals, weight loss and broken bones from falling while on the powerful drug.
Judge dismisses sex assault lawsuit against Brown University
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Brown University by a student from another college who said her rights were violated when she was raped by three Brown football players.
U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell said the woman, who attended Providence College and is identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, cannot bring a Title IX sex discrimination lawsuit against the Ivy League university because she's not a student there.
Judge: Pawtucket must pay tuition for school rape victim
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Rhode Island city of Pawtucket to pay private school tuition for a girl who was raped by another student in a public school bathroom when she was 13.
George Hovarth, who represents the girl identified in court papers as Jane Doe, told The Associated Press on Wednesday the city will pay tuition and fees of more than $40,000 per year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with the videogame company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
Under the settlement approved Monday by U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell, the state's economic development agency will pay a $50,000 penalty. It did not admit wrongdoing.
Judge: Feds must release exhibits used in pill mill trial
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration must release thousands of pages of exhibits used by federal prosecutors in the trial of a doctor convicted of running an Ohio pill mill.
Providence-based freelance journalist Phil Eil (EYEL') was seeking records in the 2011 trial of Paul Volkman in Cincinnati. The Chicago doctor was convicted of causing the death of four patients who overdosed, and was sentenced to four life terms.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that accuses Wells Fargo Securities of defrauding investors in Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell on Friday did agree to dismiss a Wells Fargo banker from the complaint, but the SEC immediately said it would refile the lawsuit...