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N. Idaho lawmaker responds to federal tax lawsuit

A state lawmaker whose log home has been threatened with foreclosure claims the IRS was wrong in asking him to pay eight years’ worth of business deductions, according to court documents. The Internal Revenue Service said that Republican Rep. Phil ...

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Borrowers’ rescission rights may have been extended, rules 9th Circuit (access required)

Home borrowers may have been entitled to a three-year period to rescind their loan based on the lender’s failure to properly “deliver” the notice of rescission rights required under federal law, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal. ...

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Moldy onions lead to million–dollar lawsuit (access required)

Zito Farms in Elmore County is suing a Georgia onion distribution company for more than $1 million for failing to pay for this year’s onion crop, though the distributors say they couldn’t sell the onions because they were spoiled. Zito ...

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Federal judge rejects Idaho’s anti-union laws

A federal judge threw out Idaho’s two newest anti-union laws, saying the measures violate federal rules and would restrict the free play of economic forces. The laws, intended to weaken the power of labor organizations in the state, were passed ...

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Crapo picked for committee tackling payroll tax cut, budget concerns (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo will serve on a bipartisan conference committee that will try to resolve an impasse over several issues in Congress. The committee will tackle extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, authorizing the long Keystone ...

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New laws offer greater asset protection for clients (access required)

 Two new laws that recently took effect in Nevada offer clients across the country new avenues for asset protection. One law addresses self-settled trusts, which allow personal use of the trust assets by the settlor. The measure includes a provision ...

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Is the death penalty dying a slow death? (access required)

 The number of death sentences imposed this year dropped to less than 100 for the first time since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976, according to a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center. The number of executions carried ...

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Industrial Commission sues Family Home Health over workers’ comp (access required)

The Idaho Industrial Commission has sued Western Medical Services of Treasure Valley Inc., which does business as Family Home Health and Hospice, for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance. The Dec. 6 complaint in Ada County Fourth District Court also ...

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