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Can ‘perceived homosexual’ bring job-bias suit? Washington State Court of Appeals says no (access required)

Does state law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination protect a heterosexual employee who claimed he suffered from a hostile work environment because he was perceived to be a homosexual? One state court just answered that question in the negative. “We conclude ...

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Young lawyers face obstacles to making partner (access required)

The days of a law school graduate working as an associate at a firm for seven to 10 years and then sliding seamlessly into a partner position are over. Recent grads fortunate to find a position as an associate at ...

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ACLU-Idaho says prison may be violating settlement

The ACLU of Idaho says Corrections Corporation of America appears to be violating a settlement reached with inmates in a so-called “Gladiator School” lawsuit over violence at an Idaho prison run by the company. The organization sent CCA a letter ...

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Idaho nuclear plant developer agrees to $450,000 settlement with shareholders (access required)

An Idaho company trying to establish the first private nuclear power plant in the United States has agreed to a $450,000 settlement with its stockholders after being accused of securities fraud. Alternate Energy Holdings, an Eagle-based company that is trying ...

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Boise lawyer/lobbyists create new firm (access required)

Boise lawyer/lobbyists Tom Arkoosh and Roy Eiguren have merged their practices into Arkoosh Eiguren, which will open for business Dec. 3. The firm will be located on the ninth floor of the Hoff Building in downtown Boise. It will comprise ...

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Boise-based nonprofit sues over Dynamis landfill

A Boise-based nonprofit has made good on its promise to take Ada County to court over a deal commissioners approved with Dynamis Energy, a local company attempting to build a waste-to-energy plant in the county landfill. Idaho Citizens for a ...

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Idaho not alone in eyeing campaign disclosure law

The idea seemed simple: Create a nonprofit, collect cash and send more than $200,000 for TV ads promoting an education overhaul by schools chief Tom Luna. The advantage for camera-shy donors was anonymity because such a 501(c)4 nonprofit can shield ...

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Decision could affect consumers’ ability to sell their stuff (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. could have a direct effect not only on copyright law, but also on consumers’ ability to do things as commonplace as hold garage sales, see works at ...

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Boise tech company sues data center (access required)

The MobileDataForce software and services company has sued a data center run by Involta.  The lawsuit, filed Oct. 11 in 4th District Court, alleges Involta failed to provide adequate data and backup services. MobileDataForce develops and deploys mobile software for companies.  The ...

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