Kimberly I. McCarthy
Over a month after the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was repealed, the US Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has finally weighed in with guidance on the issue of same-sex marriages.
Paul M. Kessimian
Christopher M. Wildenhain
A 2013 ruling from the Rhode Island Superior Court illustrates the necessity of preserving potentially relevant information in the face of pending or threatened litigation
Michael A. Gamboli
Kimberly I. McCarthy
Alicia J. Samolis
The Rhode Island Legislature finished a busy season on the labor law front, passing a number of new laws that await the Governor’s signature. Among the highlights:
Christopher J. Currier
Despite the lack of fireworks and fanfare, July 1, 2013, ushered in new changes to the Uniform Commercial Code that are important to bankers, lenders and legal practitioners.
David J. Pellegrino
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") recently held in Private Letter Ruling 201323035 that a corporation that was established as a nonprofit corporation under state law should not be granted tax exempt status
Today the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. This case creates significant issues for all employers, but especially those in states in which same-sex marriage or civil unions are legal
There has been an emerging trend over the past few years to give commercial real estate brokers rights to liens on seller and purchaser’s commercial real estate for services performed.
Eugene G. Bernardo II
Alexandra W. Pezzello
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) broke new ground when it charged Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (the “City”) with securities fraud in connection with material misstatements and omissions regarding the City’s financial condition.
Robert K. Taylor
The U.S. Supreme Court has once again used an antitrust case as a vehicle to announce a potentially significant restriction on plaintiffs’ litigation, particularly class actions.
On June 26 the United States Supreme Court held the Federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") unconstitutional.
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