Attorney Richard Sinapi Quoted in Lawyers Weekly Qualified Immunity Article

Attorney Richard Sinapi was recently quoted in RI Lawyers Weekly regarding a recent 1st Circuit Court of Appeal’s qualified immunity decision and its impact on the right to basic discovery (the pre-trial process where litigants gather and exchange potential evidence in preparation for trial) ordinarily available in lawsuits.

Sinapi Law and ACLU Settle First Amendment Suit With City of Providence Over Political Protest

Sinapi Law and the ACLU of Rhode Island today announced the favorable settlement of a federal freedom of speech lawsuit against the Providence Police Department involving political protest at the Roger Williams Park Casino. In addition to $13,000 monetary payment to each plaintiff, the settlement agreement filed provides that the City will pay $74,000 in attorneys’ fees.

A Blow to the Pillars of Our Democracy – Court Rules Electronic Devices of Those Crossing U.S. Border are Subject to Seizure Without Cause

A recent court decision allowing seizure of electronic devices at border crossings without any cause damages the essential pillars of our Democracy.   The decision in Alasaad v. Mayorkas, 988 F.3d 8 (1st Cir. 2021) basically says that any electronic device of anyone crossing a U.S. border—including U.S. citizens and permanent residents—are subject to seizure without any cause and the content thereof may be accessed and read by the border agent

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Justification By Cranston Police For Warrantless Search And Seizure

In a case that exemplifies the overreaching and unrestrained intrusion by law enforcement into the lives of American citizens, the United States Supreme Court recently held, in a unanimous decision, that the Police Department for the City of Cranston, Rhode Island, could not justify a warrantless search and seizure of a home based on the “community caretaking functions” of police officers.

Recent Employment Law and Civil Rights Case Results

Employment and Civil Rights Results

Our lawyers are experienced, relentless, and always ready to fight with our clients’ best interests in mind.  Some of our recent notable Employment Law and Civil Rights victories, resulting in millions of dollars recovered for our clients, are listed here.