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Idaho judge tosses Twitter tussle over Sun Valley

An Idaho judge has dumped a complaint by an Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street analyst accusing the Sun Valley resort and Twitter Inc. of stealing his handle. Fifth District Judge Robert Elgee dismissed Leonard Barshack’s lawsuit with prejudice, according ...

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Prison company leaving Idaho

Private prison giant Corrections Corp. of America will leave Idaho after more than a decade marked by scandal and lawsuits surrounding its operation of the state’s largest prison. The Nashville, Tenn.-based company will not bid on the next contract to ...

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Idaho news organizations ask federal court to keep hospital lawsuit open

Idaho news organizations are seeking to open court proceedings to the public by intervening in a lawsuit between two big health care providers. On Oct. 2, The Idaho Statesman in Boise, The Times-News in Twin Falls, The Associated Press, the ...

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Idaho Falls and Sun Valley—but not Boise—get grants for new flights (access required)

Airports in Idaho Falls and Hailey both received grants from the federal government that could open up new eastbound commercial air service, but the Boise Airport, which sought direct service to the East Coast, didn’t get a grant. Craig Davis, ...

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Evans Keane LLP to open an office in Carlsbad, Calif.

Evans Keane LLP is opening an office in Carlsbad, Calif. Madeline Cahill and Larry Campitiello will staff the new office. Cahill is a partner who works in the firm’s Boise office. She will divide her time between Boise and the ...

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DOMA guidance could spur new litigation wave (access required)

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a statutory provision banning the recognition of same-sex marriages for federal purposes in June, business owners and their attorneys have been awaiting guidance from federal agencies as to how that ruling would ...

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EEOC puts new focus on severance agreements: Enforcement action serves as warning (access required)

For most employers, severance agreements are essential tools for ensuring that the end of an employment relationship does not lead to litigation. But a recent lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that an overly broad severance agreement ...

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New administration building to ease crowding in Canyon County (access required)

Canyon County is building a new, 49,500-square-foot administration building. The new building will go up next to the existing courthouse and administration building at 1115 Albany St. in Caldwell and  will accommodate several county offices and departments. Canyon County spokesman ...

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Ex-construction lobby chief convicted of fraud

A highway construction company owner who once led one of Idaho’s most-powerful building groups was convicted Sept. 19 of 22 criminal counts, including filing false tax returns and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. of millions of dollars. Elaine Martin, of ...

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