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FDA targets more than 9,600 illegal online pharmacies

The Food and Drug Administration has taken action against more than 9,600 websites, claiming they illegally sold potentially dangerous prescription drugs that put unwitting consumers at risk. The agency issued regulatory warnings, shut down some websites and seized more than ...

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Court rejects bid to put Blixseth into bankruptcy

For the second time, a federal judge has turned back an attempt by Montana authorities to force former billionaire Tim Blixseth into bankruptcy to recover $57 million in alleged back taxes. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Markell in Las Vegas dismissed ...

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Idaho county adds 15 beds to lawsuit-plagued jail

Canyon County is adding 15 new beds to its jail and creating space for inmates to meet privately with attorneys, the latest effort to improve the facility following a lawsuit alleging prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions because of chronic ...

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Idaho’s transportation woes: An IBR business roundtable (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. June’s topic was Idaho transportation. It’s no secret that Idaho has a transportation dilemma. Our roads ...

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Employers must look out for genetic discrimination (access required)

Genetic discrimination in the workplace is a relatively new issue, but lawyers say it needs to be on the radar of employers who otherwise risk facing lawsuits and fines. Although it has been nearly five years since the Genetic Non-Discrimination ...

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Obama’s patent troll crackdown gets mixed reviews (access required)

Patent trolls beware: President Barack Obama has you in his sights and he wants to stop you. The Obama administration announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at tightening patent rules and stopping “patent assertion entities” from claims ...

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High court sets barriers to discrimination, retaliation suits

A sharply divided Supreme Court has decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discrimination, leading a justice to call for Congress to overturn the court’s actions. The court’s conservatives, in two 5-4 decisions, ruled ...

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Lawyers cheer Idaho’s step into electronic case management (access required)

Idaho courts administrators are evaluating bids for the creation of a new electronic case management system, a move lawyers say will mean more convenience and lower costs for firms. The current system is heavily dependent on paper, which means lawyers ...

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