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Gun laws to be debated in Idaho Legislature

Fearful that President Barack Obama will move aggressively to limit firearms, a Republican lawmaker said Feb. 14 at least two bills meant to bolster gun rights will begin their journey through the Idaho Legislature starting early next week. Rep. Judy ...

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Renters say Boise apartment complex violated fair housing rules (access required)

A Boise apartment complex has been accused of violating Fair Housing Act provisions by instituting special rules for tenants who have children, among other alleged discriminatory practices. The Idaho Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit based in Boise, filed the lawsuit ...

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Judge sides with conservationists in megaload case

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service had the authority two years ago to intervene in Idaho’s decision to permit a series of massive shipments of oil refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12. U.S. District Judge B. ...

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Lawyers redeemed: ‘No Lawyers’ bar gets $130,000 jury verdict (access required)

The Boise bar and grill famous for its “No Lawyers” policy has gotten its fill of lawyers in the past three years as it navigated the legal system in two courtroom dramas involving the same former employee. The Crescent “No ...

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Revised job hiring tax credit ready for debate (access required)

An Idaho House committee on Jan. 31 approved introducing a plan to change an income tax credit that benefits businesses adding new employees. Officials say the existing version of the tax credit is too confusing and complicated for companies to ...

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A bad reference can mean a day in court (access required)

A former Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce employee is suing the organization for defamation after a chamber employee gave her a bad reference. Mary Carlson, who worked at the chamber from 1998 to 2006, is accusing the organization of defamation ...

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Computer-assisted review becomes more popular (access required)

Less than one year after a federal court judge issued a seminal electronic discovery decision blessing the use of computer-assisted review, the technology is already appearing in courts across the country. In late February of last year, U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

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Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2012 (access required)

The overall size of the nation’s top 10 jury verdicts rose in 2012. The average increased by almost $20 million, rising from just under $184 million to $203 million. By contrast, the average for 2011 increased by around $27 million over 2010. ...

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