Carr Named Co-Managing Partner of Barton Gilman

Angela L. Carr has been named Co-Managing Partner of Barton Gilman LLP, and succeeds her partner Frank Connor in overseeing business operations of the firm’s Providence office. Angela joins fellow co-managing partners Matthew R. Plain and Edward D. Shoulkin on…

3 Changes to Reporting and Collection of Medical Debt

Starting on July 1, 2022, the three nationwide credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have agreed to three changes in how medical collection accounts are reported. The three credit reporting agencies will no longer include paid medical collection debt…

MA Seeks to Protect Tenants from Foreclosure

A House and corresponding Senate bill aimed to protect tenants who occupy a foreclosed property from eviction has had favorable responses and has strong potential to become law in MA. H. 1483 and S. 1047, “An Act preventing unnecessary vacancies…

Education Alert: Open Meetings Act

On February 24, 2022, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General completed an investigation into an Open Meetings Act (“OMA”) complaint filed against the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education (“Council”) and issued a decision finding the Council violated…

Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules Connecticut Choice-of-Law Provision Does Not Apply to Determining the Applicable Statute of Limitations in a Foreclosure Action

Despite seemingly concrete language in loan agreements and mortgage documents, a recent case decided by the Rhode Island Supreme Court highlights that contractual language is not always as clear as it appears. In Webster Bank v. Rosenbaum, et al., the…