Superior Court http://ripr.org en BCBSRI Responds to Steward Suit Over Failed Landmark Deal http://ripr.org/post/bcbsri-responds-steward-suit-over-failed-landmark-deal <p>Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island is responding to a lawsuit claiming that it stymied Steward Health Care’s bid to acquire Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.</p><p>Steward is the Massachusetts-based, for-profit health care chain that tried to acquire Landmark, which has been in receivership for several years. Steward filed suit in Superior Court this week claiming Blue Cross thwarted those plans purposefully to maintain what Steward calls an unlawful monopoly on commercial insurance and hospital services.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 17:56:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14567 at http://ripr.org BCBSRI Responds to Steward Suit Over Failed Landmark Deal RI Dentists Sue Health Dept. Over Investigations http://ripr.org/post/ri-dentists-sue-health-dept-over-investigations <p>The Rhode Island Dental Association has filed suit in Superior Court against the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Board of Examiners in Dentistry. The suit alleges the state is abusing its power to regulate the dental profession.</p><p>The dentists’ group claims that state investigators illegally raided some dentists’ offices, interrupting one surgery in progress. The complaint also alleges that the state’s Board of Examiners in Dentistry failed to give dentists a clear set of regulations for handling anesthesia, controlling infection, and other practices.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:37:35 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14048 at http://ripr.org Board chair defends in-state tuition for undocumented students http://ripr.org/post/board-chair-defends-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>The Senate Education Committee yesterday approved the last seven nominees for a new state board overseeing K through 12 and higher education.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:52:20 +0000 Ian Donnis 10336 at http://ripr.org Board chair defends in-state tuition for undocumented students Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-mayor-working-ending-receivership <p>The mayor of Central Falls says he’s working with the city council president to bring receivership to and end. Council President William Benson Jr. is one of three council members who refuse to meet with the receiver’s office to go over a five-year plan guiding the city out of bankruptcy.&nbsp; The councilors and receiver’s office are in a legal battle over when the receiver should leave.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:02:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 8979 at http://ripr.org Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership