A Providence, R.I., legal aid group is accusing Moody’s Investors Service of bias in its reporting about the repayment of moral obligation bonds in the controversy surrounding 38 Studios LLC, the defunct video-game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

“Given that Moody’s doesn’t seem to miss an opportunity to highlight the state’s so-called ‘moral obligation,’ despite municipal bond texts emphasizing the rating of these bonds as based on the creditworthiness of the underlying borrower, it is hard to see their contributions to date as neutral,” Matthew Fabisch, president and general counsel of the libertarian-leaning Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights, said late Thursday afternoon.

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