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More couples seeking postnuptial agreements, poll finds (access required)

Divorce attorneys are experiencing an increase in requests for postnuptial agreements, according to a new poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). “Postnuptial agreements are becoming a valuable tool to avoid trouble spots from escalating into serious conflicts ...

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Elk rancher Rammell loses in Idaho Supreme Court (access required)

The state Supreme Court has upheld a 2006 shoot-to-kill order that authorized state game wardens to pursue a herd of domestic elk that escaped from an eastern Idaho hunting farm. The unanimous decision Sept. 14 likely marks the end of ...

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Homeless group wins $1 million in lawsuit

A federal jury has ordered the city of Boise to pay $1 million to an organization that helps homeless people for discriminating against women and children and retaliating against the organization when board members complained. The verdict was handed down ...

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More discrimination cases are heading to court in Idaho (access required)

With layoffs come lawsuits, and some professionals are saying Idaho is in the middle of a surge of employment discrimination litigation. Attorneys representing both sides of the disputes disagree on whether there’s an uptick in cases that go forward in ...

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Court: Idaho woman can’t challenge fetal pain law

A federal appeals court has ended an Idaho woman’s challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn’t have legal standing to contest it because she wasn’t charged with that crime. The development came ...

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National Labor Relations Board scrutinizing at-will agreements (access required)

In most American workplaces, at-will employment clauses in employee handbooks and agreements are as common as break room water coolers. But recent cases brought by the National Labor Relations Board alleging that some at-will policy agreements violate federal law have ...

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U.S. Supreme Court set for another blockbuster term (access required)

With attorneys still analyzing the health care ruling and the other big decisions from last term, the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing for a new term with even more major issues on its docket, from affirmative action to the standards ...

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Unemployment fraud adds to employer costs

Idaho employers facing high unemployment insurance costs can, in part, blame those who get fraudulent benefits. Getting that money back can often prove fruitless. The Idaho Department of Labor has clawed back some $24.8 million since 2007, but more than ...

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Man claims his car sales colleagues got him committed, then fired (access required)

A Meridian man is suing a Dennis Dillon auto sales location, claiming employees there caused him to be locked up involuntarily in a mental health facility, an incident that he alleges cost him his job. James Lilly filed his lawsuit ...

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