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Keynetics founder sues his interior decorators (access required)

The owner of Keynetics in Boise is suing his interior design consultants, alleging Sprague Solutions lied about furniture costs and pocketed extra cash during transactions. Tim Barber, the founder of Boise tech companies ClickBank and Kount, both subsidiaries of Keynetics, ...

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Idaho man wins $888,000 in discrimination lawsuit

A federal jury has awarded nearly $888,000 in damages to a man who said his Idaho employer discriminated against him because he is Hispanic. Ricky Garcia began working for PSI Environmental Systems in Twin Falls in 2005, with a starting ...

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Idaho to hold hearing on vacant governor’s mansion

The public will get the chance to weigh in on the fate of Idaho’s long-empty governor’s mansion. A five-member panel that oversees finances for the water-guzzling property met July 3 to approve a $177,400 spending plan that will cover the ...

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Challenges ahead for court-whittled Arizona immigration law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down three of four challenged provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law – and essentially inviting future challenges to the remaining part of the statute – has lawyers prepared for a flurry of litigation ...

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Large claims against law firms increase, study says (access required)

The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey. “Claims severity has increased significantly in the last year,” said Eileen Garczynski, author of Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims Trends: 2012. Garczynski is ...

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Where business and politics intersect (access required)

The topic: Business and public policy For its June 4 roundtable discussion, Idaho Business Review assembled a panel of policy and business experts to talk about how the two realms intersect and how they can work more closely together. Decisions ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices: No overtime pay for pharma reps under FLSA (access required)

Pharmaceutical representatives who pitch products to doctors are “outside salespeople” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore not entitled to overtime pay, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The case involved two pharmaceutical company sales representatives who were tasked ...

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OfficeMax sues its former New York law firm in Idaho court (access required)

  OfficeMax, the national office supply company purchased by Boise Cascade in 2003, is playing out a bitter divorce with its former law firm in Idaho court, accusing the New York firm of dropping the company like a “hot potato” ...

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Scentsy sued over origin of stuffed animals (access required)

A Scentsy seller who claims to have developed the company’s line of scented stuffed animals is suing the Meridian company, saying Scentsy’s leaders encouraged her to develop the product but wouldn’t pay her for her ideas. Eva Marosvari of Boise ...

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Wal-Mart equal pay claims approach 2,000 (access required)

Nearly 2,000 women have filed individual employment discrimination claims against Wal-Mart in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June rejecting their equal pay and failure-to-promote class action, plaintiffs’ lawyers say. Former and current Wal-Mart employees have filed ...

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