State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with 31 other states in a $3.5 million-dollar settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software...
09/01/2017
With the news that President Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting approximately 800,000 children at risk for deportation, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin condemned the move, calling it "heartless" and "immoral." "DACA children have known...
08/31/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 20 states and localities in urging the retraction of the Environmental Protection Agency's "legally incorrect" guidance to States regarding Clean Power Plan implementation --which was not just legally erroneous, but also flies in the...
08/28/2017
With news reports showing the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding Rhode Islanders to use caution when donating to hurricane relief efforts. "The effects of Hurricane Harvey are likely to continue for the next several weeks, and the need...
08/18/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos (age 31), of Pawtucket, was found guilty August 1, 2017 of second degree child abuse by a jury after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. During the trial, the State...
08/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently appointed to a bi-partisan working group of attorneys general to strengthen efforts nationwide to combat elder abuse. The initiative was announced by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and NAAG President and Kansas Attorney...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island has agreed in principle to join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P. (collectively "Mylan"). The settlement will resolve allegations that...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 17 states filed an amicus brief yesterday in the United States Supreme Court in support of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and several employees who are alleging violations of their legal rights. In these three consolidated cases -
08/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Doyle (age 68), of West Hartford, CT, was sentenced today, eight months after being found guilty by a Washington County Superior Court jury on all 18 counts charged in the Institute for International Sport embezzlement case. Superior...
08/09/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today a multistate settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company (collectively "Nationwide"), concerning an October 2012 data breach the company experienced. The settlement...