lawsuit http://ripr.org en Family To File Wrongful Death Suit Againt RI Turnpike And Bridge Authority http://ripr.org/post/family-file-wrongful-death-suit-againt-ri-turnpike-and-bridge-authority <p>The families of two people who died in a head-on crash on the Pell Bridge will file a wrongful death suit today against the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and other state entities. The filing of the lawsuit comes on the second anniversary of the fatal crash.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On October 21, 2011 Kenny Prior and Kathy Meunier were driving across the Claiborne Pell Bridge when their vehicle was hit head-one by a car that crossed the median. Both died as a result of their injuries.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:51:25 +0000 Flo Jonic 23514 at http://ripr.org Family To File Wrongful Death Suit Againt RI Turnpike And Bridge Authority ACLU to File New Lawsuit over Standardized Testing http://ripr.org/post/aclu-file-new-lawsuit-over-standardized-testing <p>The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union plans to announce yet another lawsuit in its ongoing battle over high-stakes testing.</p><p>Critics of a state policy tying high school diplomas to test scores point out that 4,000 seniors are at risk of not graduating, and they are overwhelmingly,&nbsp; minority and low-income students, along with students with disabilities. However, state officials have been standing firm, arguing that students have multiple opportunities to show improvement on the test and earn a diploma.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:55:01 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 21719 at http://ripr.org RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead http://ripr.org/post/ri-judge-allows-bulk-38-studios-lawsuit-move-ahead <p>Rhode Island’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allows key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrni/files/130828EDC_v__Wells_Fargo_et_al__Mot__to_Dismiss.pdf">(Read the judge's 98-page decision here.)</a></p><p>When video game maker 38 Studios went belly up after receiving a $75 million state loan guaranty, it left taxpayers in the lurch for roughly $100 million.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:20:27 +0000 Catherine Welch 20779 at http://ripr.org RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead