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Rhode Island Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Rhode Island or Court of Appeals of Rhode Island where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Thompson v. Carlson - 12/14/2005
DECISION Before this Court is an appeal from a decision of the Zoning Board of Review of the City of Providence (Zoning Board) that has been brought by Appellants Geoff Thompson (Thompson), Paul Treanor (Treanor), Corliss Landing...

Gorman v. New Durham Steel - 11/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION These two (2) matters were consolidated at the trial level for hearing and decision and remain consolidated at the appellate level. The two (2) cases are original petitions filed by the employee...

American Legion Post 12 v. Susa - 11/30/2005
DECISION Before this Court is an appeal by the American Legion Post 12 ("Legion") from a decision of the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights ("Commission"), finding unlawful employment discrimination against three...

Cabral v. Crystal Brands - 11/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division pursuant to an order issued to the parties to appear and show cause why the appeal should not be summarily decided based upon the principle...

Fernandes v. Technic - 11/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter was heard before the Appellate Division upon the respondent/employer's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial court which granted the employee's original petition and...

Stewart v. Sheppard - 11/15/2005
This case came before the Court on October 5, 2005, pursuant to an order directing the parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised in this appeal should not summarily be decided. After hearing the arguments of counsel and...

State ex rel Dep't of Human Services v. State Labor Relations Board - 11/14/2005
DECISION This case is before the Court on the appeal of Petitioners-State of Rhode Island ("State"); the Department of Children, Youth and Families ("DCYF"); and the Department of Human Services ("DHS" or collectively,...

Torossian v. Quality Cleaners - 10/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter came to be heard before the Appellate Division on the respondent's appeal from an adverse decision and decree entered by the trial court on December 11, 1998. This matter...

Norton v. Brown & Sharpe Mfg. - 10/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the employee's appeal from a decision of the trial judge affirming the denial by the Department of Labor and Training of the employee's request...

Marriott v. D'Anzi - 9/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the appeal of the petitioner/employer from a trial judge's decision and decree on the employer's petition to review. The petition alleged that the...

In re Advisory Opinion to the House of Representatives - 9/19/2005
JUSTICES: Williams, CJ., Suttell, and Robinson, JJ. To the Honorable House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: We have received from the Honorable House of Representatives a...

Marques v. Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare of New England - 9/1/2005
Thomas P. Seymour, appearing pro se, appeals from the denial of his motion for summary judgment and from the grant of summary judgment in favor of the appellee, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare of New England, Inc. (HPHC-NE). Relying upon...

Heritage Healthcare Services - 8/29/2005
DECISION Before the Court for decision is the Defendants' (collectively Beacon) motion to dismiss Count III of Plaintiff's (Heritage) Fifth Amended Complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Heritage has timely filed an...

Hyatt v. Village House Convalescent Home - 8/24/2005
The plaintiff, Richard Hyatt, appeals from a Superior Court judgment in favor of the defendant, Norman Rudolph, M.D., which judgment was entered after the Superior Court granted Dr. Rudolph's Super.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss...

Francis v. Providence School Dep't - 7/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the denial of her motion to proceed in forma pauperis in which she is alleging that she is unable to pay the...

Waters v. Magee - 7/12/2005
This case involves a custody dispute over the parties' two daughters, who are now five and six years old. The defendant, Charles F. Magee, Jr., appeals from a Family Court order granting sole custody of the children to the plaintiff,...

Hagenberg v. Avedisian - 7/7/2005
This case came before the Supreme Court on May 10, 2005, on cross-appeals by the plaintiff, Albert E. Hagenberg (plaintiff or Hagenberg); and the defendants, the City of Warwick (city or Warwick), Scott Avedisian, in his official...

GTech Corp. v. Pizzitola - 6/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the respondent/employee's appeal from an adverse decision of the trial judge which discontinued the employee's weekly benefits based upon a...

Watterson v. Thielsch Engineering Inc. - 6/30/2005
ORDER OF REMAND FROM THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the appeal of the respondent/employer. The employee filed an original petition on February 17, 2004 alleging that he sustained a...

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island v. State of Rhode Island Dep't of Business Regulation - 6/23/2005
DECISION The petition before the Court was brought by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBS) and (1) seeks review of a final decision and order of the Department of Business Regulation (DBR) pursuant to the provisions of...

City of Providence School Dep't v. Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board - 6/20/2005
DECISION This case comes before the Court on appeal from a decision of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board ("Board"), finding that substitute clerks who work more than sixteen weeks in a year for the City of Providence...

DeCamp v. Dollar Tree Stores - 6/14/2005
The plaintiff, Maria L. DeCamp (plaintiff), appeals from the entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendants, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (Dollar Tree), and the plaintiff's supervisor, Kenneth Braz (Braz) (collectively defendants),...

Kells v. Town of Lincoln - 6/3/2005
Does the charter of the Town of Lincoln permit the town administrator to terminate, without a hearing or just cause, the employment of the Lincoln chief of police? What is the proper process, pursuant to the charter, for removing the...

Autocenter Enterprises v. Loomis - 5/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter came on to be heard before the Appellate Division upon an appeal of the petitioner/employer from a decision and decree of the trial judge that was entered on August 10, 2004. The...

Gallo v. J-D Leasing & Hauling - 5/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge in which it was found that the employee was disabled from August...

Maroney v. Flemington Corp. - 5/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter comes before the Appellate Division upon the appeal of the petitioner/employee from the decision and decree of the trial judge entered on November 26, 2004. This is an...

Robertson v. Cardi Corp. - 5/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the appeal of the petitioner/employee from the denial of his original petition for workers' compensation benefits in which he alleges that he was...

Narragansett School Committee v. NEA/Narragansett - 5/27/2005
AMENDED DECISION This is an action for Declaratory and Injunctive relief flowing from a personnel decision made by Plaintiff Narragansett School Committee ("School Committee"). Defendants Sandra Lundin and NEA/Narragansett...

Wilkinson v. University of Rhode Island - 5/18/2005
DECISION Before this Court is Appellant Richard Wilkinson's (Wilkinson or Appellant) appeal from a decision of the State Personnel Appeal Board (Board). Wilkinson sought back compensation, specifically for vacation pay accrued,...

Derderian v. Belanger - 5/12/2005
ORDER The above entitled petitions for certiorari have been presented to the Duty Justice along with motions for stay in each petition seeking to stay proceedings in the Workers' Compensation Court pending the determination by...

Nacaroglu v. D. B. Kelly Associates - 4/30/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division pursuant to an order issued to the parties to show cause why the appeal should not be summarily decided on the grounds that the issue on appeal...

Wellborn v. Spurwink/Rhode Island - 4/25/2005
The defendant, Spurwink/Rhode Island, appeals from a Superior Court judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Angelina M. Wellborn. Spurwink argues that the trial justice should have granted its motion for judgment as a matter of law...

Catholic Cemeteries v. RI Laborers Dist. Council - 4/22/2005
DECISION Before this Court is an arbitrator's reinstatement of an employee who was terminated by his employer for making a series of threats of violence and intimidation directed at his supervisors during an unexplained eight...

Impulse Packaging - 3/31/2005
In this Workers' Compensation case, we are called upon to determine whether the Appellate Division of the Workers' Compensation Court properly dismissed the petitioner's appeal when it found that her reasons of appeal lacked the...

Brown University v. Santos - 3/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division upon the appeal of the petitioner/employee from the decision and decree of the trial judge in which it was found that the employee had abandoned and,...

Kidd v. Ryder Transportation Services - 3/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from a decision and decree of the trial judge awarding him weekly benefits for a closed period of time. The...

Smith v. Town Dock - 3/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the denial of his petition for specific compensation on the grounds that the petition was filed more than...

Plunkett v. State - 3/10/2005
This employment discrimination case came before the Supreme Court on February 3, 2005, pursuant to a petition for certiorari filed by the petitioner, the State of Rhode Island (petitioner or state), seeking review of a Superior Court...

A & H Duffy Polishing Finishing Co. - 2/28/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division pursuant to an order directed to the parties to appear and show cause why the two (2) pending appeals should not be summarily decided on the grounds...

McKenna v. Economy Cab Co. - 2/28/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division pursuant to the petitioner/employee's appeal of the trial judge's denial of his original petition for workers' compensation benefits based on the...

K-Mart Corp. v. Leviton Mfg. Co. - 2/28/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division pursuant to an order issued to the parties to appear and show cause why the matter should not be summarily decided on the grounds that the...

City of Cranston v. International Brotherhood of Police Officers - 2/11/2005
DECISION On June 2, 2003, the City of Cranston ("City") repealed two ordinances, one which provided pension benefits for retirees of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 301 ("Union" or "Local 301"), entitled...

Cruz v. Wausau Insurance - 2/8/2005
The plaintiff, David Cruz, appeals from the Superior Court's denial of his petition for declaratory relief. He maintains that the doctrines of collateral estoppel and res judicata support his position in the declaratory judgment...

Rezendes v. American Insulated Wire - 1/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION These two (2) matters have been consolidated by the court on appeal in the same manner that they traveled together at the trial level. W.C.C. No. 02-07148 is an Employer's Petition to Review...

Shoucair v. Brown University - 1/27/2005
DECISION Following a trial by jury and entry of judgment in favor of the plaintiff, the defendant, Brown University, requested that the Court determine the proper measure of prejudgment interest to be added to the plaintiff's...

McCarthy v. Environmental Transportation Services - 1/25/2005
This case came before the Supreme Court on December 7, 2004, pursuant to a petition for certiorari filed by the petitioners, George and Nancy McCarthy (petitioners), co-administrators of the estate of John M. McCarthy (John or...

Ritter v. Mantissa Investment Corp. - 1/19/2005
At the crux of this appeal lies the somewhat curious question of "Who owns the Nunnery?" Despite the perhaps pious intentions of the parties, a formerly married couple, they now ask us to sift through a Panamanian corporation, two...

DeCesare v. Lincoln Benefit Life Co. - 1/13/2005
DECISION Before this Court pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 9-21-10 (2004) is Defendant Lincoln Benefit Life Company's motion to preclude prejudgment interest. The Plaintiffs, Paul A DeCesare, et al. (DeCesare or...

City of Cranston v. Rhode Island Laborers' District Council - 1/11/2005
DECISION On July 22, 2003, the City of Cranston ("City") laid off thirty-nine crossing guards as part of a comprehensive effort to stabilize the rapidly deteriorating fiscal condition of the State of Rhode Island's third largest...

East Providence School Committee v. Rhode Island Council 94 - 1/11/2005
DECISION The matter before this Court is Plaintiff -- East Providence School Committee's motion to vacate an arbitration award. The R.I. Council 94, AFSCME ("Union") objects to the School Committee's motion. Jurisdiction is...

Kology v. United Builders Supply - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the denial of his Petition to Determine a Controversy in which he sought approval of a settlement pursuant...

Trant v. Lucent Technologies - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge denying his request for a cost-of-living adjustment (hereinafter...

Scetta v. St. Joseph Hospital - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division upon the appeal of the petitioner/employee from the denial of her Original Petition in which she alleged that she sustained injuries to her left arm,...

Donahue v. Ross Simons - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter came on for hearing before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from an adverse decision and decree rendered by the trial court on November 17, 2003. The...

Cady v. IMC Mortgage Co. - 12/20/2004
As Polonius learned in Shakespeare's Hamlet, eavesdropping on one's enemy often can lead to disastrous results. Harry Struck, in his capacity as president and Chief Executive Officer of RMC Holdings, Inc. (RMC), a wholly owned...

Canavan v. Lovett - 12/16/2004
This legal malpractice action was instituted against the Providence Law Firm of Lovett, Schefrin and Harnett (the firm) and several other named defendants arising out of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on January 27, 1988. The...

State v. DelBonis - 12/14/2004
This case came before the Supreme Court on September 28, 2004, pursuant to an order directing the parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised in this appeal should not summarily be decided. After hearing the arguments of...

Casey v. Town of Portsmouth - 12/13/2004
The plaintiff, Richard J. Casey (plaintiff), appeals the dismissal of his claim of age discrimination on a motion for summary judgment brought by the defendants, Town of Portsmouth (town) and Donna A. Barker (Barker), individually...

Torres v. Damicis - 6/24/2004
The plaintiff, David Torres (Torres), appeals from a summary judgment in favor of Kathleen Damicis, in her capacity as treasurer for the Town of Richmond (the town), in this personal injury action. This case came before the...

Derco - 11/12/2003
ORDER The above-entitled petitions for certiorari were presented to the Duty Justice for consideration of a motion to stay and aid of said petitions. The motion sought to preclude further action by the Department of Labor and...

Martone v. Johnston School Committee - 6/3/2003
The defendant, Johnston School Committee (committee), appeals from a Superior Court judgment of mandamus, requiring it to provide a hearing to the plaintiff-teacher, Louis Martone (Martone), in accordance with G.L. 1956 § 16-13-5....

Zaino v. Zaino - 3/3/2003
This case came before the Court for oral argument on December 2, 2002, on appeal by the defendant, Frank N. Zaino (Frank or defendant) from a Family Court judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Rosemarie Zaino (Rosemarie or plaintiff). ...

American Commerce Insurance Co. v. Porto - 12/26/2002
This is an insurance-coverage dispute concerning the scope of a policy provision excluding coverage for bodily injury claims arising out of "the actual, alleged or threatened sexual molestation of a person." The defendants, Sebastian...

Budget Termite & Pest Control - 12/19/2002
As Yogi Berra may once have observed, humor can be a funny thing. What tickles one person's funny bone can boil another's blood. In this case, the plaintiff, Budget Termite & Pest Control, Inc. a local exterminator, appeals from...

Blais v. Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. - 12/2/2002
ORDER This case came before the Supreme Court on November 6, 2002, pursuant to an order directing the parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised in this appeal should not be summarily decided. After hearing the...

Wilkinson v. State Crime Laboratory Commission - 1/31/2002
This is a government-employment dispute involving a whole passel of claims and counterclaims between a classified "full status" state employee and the state governmental entities and individuals that either employed him or supervised...

Pellegrino v. Rhode Island Ethics Commission - 1/30/2002
A state statute provided for certain public officials, who were formerly members of a state governmental agency, to receive a designated compensation for attending agency meetings during a specific period. Can the agency and the...

Wigginton v. Centracchio - 12/26/2001
The United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit has requested from this Court its opinion with regard to two certified questions so as to assist that court in resolving a wrongful termination claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983....

Webster v. Perotta - 6/27/2001
The judgment obtained by plaintiff Ferrante is vacated and the case is remanded for trial. Denied and dismissed the appeal of the plaintiffs from the denial of prejudgment interest. The papers in this case remanded to the Superior...

In re Ferrey - 6/26/2001
In this matter, Steven E. Ferrey, Esquire, a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar, has moved for pro hac vice permission to provide legal services to a client in a continuing administrative proceeding before a state...

Norton v. Boyle - 3/16/2001
In a case challenging the existence and scope of an agent's authority, should the trial justice have entered judgment as a matter of law? The plaintiff, Leo Norton (Norton), an employee of the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home,...

Berard v. Ryder Student Transportation Services - 3/15/2001
The sufficiency and adequacy of a pro se complaint forms the gravamen of this appeal. The plaintiff, Patricia A. Berard, appeals from the granting of a motion to dismiss her complaint in favor of the defendant, Ryder Student...

Lagana v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - 3/15/2001
When a private-sector employee sues her union for alleged unfair representation, what statute of limitations applies to the claim? The plaintiff, Catharine C. Lagana (employee), a former employee of Leviton Manufacturing Company...

Poudrier v. Brown University - 12/20/2000
This case came before the Supreme Court on November 6, 2000, pursuant to the employee's petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of a decision by the Appellate Division of the Workers' Compensation Court that affirmed the...

Town of North Providence v. Local 2334 International Association of Fire Fighters - 12/15/2000
This case came before the Court for oral argument on November 8, 2000, pursuant to an order directing both parties to appear in order to show cause why the issues raised by this appeal should not be summarily decided. After hearing...

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