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Jury convicts former Tamarack suitor of wire fraud

An Idaho man once entrusted to oversee retirement accounts has been convicted of wire fraud for raiding those funds and using the money to enrich himself and help finance his scheme to acquire the failed Tamarack Resort. A federal jury ...

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BSU suing former Big East over disputed $5 million penalty (access required)

Boise State University has filed a suit in Idaho Fourth District Court claiming that it doesn’t owe a $5 million penalty or exit fee to the Big East Conference. Boise State announced in 2011 that its football team would join ...

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Republican money backs immigration push

As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Business leaders and donors who raised tens of ...

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Defense wraps case in Tamarack suitor’s trial

An Idaho retirement fund trustee accused of raiding those accounts three years ago to help his failed bid to acquire Tamarack Resort insists he acted responsibly and with the ultimate goal of delivering significant investment return to the funds. Defense ...

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Feds, states stepping up worker audits (access required)

Fresh hell for small business owners: A new crackdown on firms that misclassify workers as contract or part-time employees to avoid paying overtime or, beginning next year, health benefits mandated by Obamacare. The increased scrutiny comes as cash-strapped states and ...

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Gowen Field firefighter sues over contractor chemical exposure (access required)

A former firefighter at Gowen Field in Boise is suing contractors, the National Guard and his own fire chief after a reflooring project allegedly exposed him and his crew to chemical irritants. Jay Hamann filed the lawsuit Jan. 17 in ...

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Class action settlements face growing scrutiny by objectors, courts (access required)

Facing new objectors, class action settlements are attracting greater scrutiny from appellate courts, which are gutting those settlements and sending them back to be renegotiated. In particular, the amount and proportion of attorney fees and the payment of money into ...

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