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Hospital to pay $150K for lost data, records

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal information and protected health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. The ...

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Mass. receives $2.1M in drug co. settlement

GlaxoSmithKline will pay Massachusetts $2.1 million to resolve allegations that it unlawfully promoted a popular asthma medication and two antidepressant drugs, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. The Attorney General’s Office joined 44 other states in the $105 million settlement with ...

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Auto-maker had no duty to defend

An auto manufacturer did not have a duty to defend a motor vehicle dealer in a suit brought by a purchaser of a vehicle plagued by alleged “nonconformities,” the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled. “The issue on appeal is one ...

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Class action against cable co. reinstated

 The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a federal District Court judge’s decision to dismiss a class action against Charter Communications for failing to provide credits to its customers for their loss of cable, Internet and telephone service ...

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OSHA renews its alliance to prevent falls at worksites The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with a nonprofit public service organization to enhance workplace safety, giving particular emphasis to the prevention of falls at construction sites. ...

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Rule modifies bias complaint process A final rule modifying the complaint process for federal employees claiming discrimination has been issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The new rule allows an EEOC complaint challenging a proposal or a preliminary step ...

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Wal-Mart equal pay claims approach 2,000 Nearly 2,000 women have filed individual employment discrimination claims against Wal-Mart in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June rejecting their equal pay and failure-to-promote class action, plaintiffs’ lawyers say. Former and ...

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