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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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Lawyers for homeless shelter seek almost $2M

The city of Boise could see its tab for losing a lawsuit over housing for the homeless climb from $1 million to nearly $3 million once attorneys’ fees and costs are added. A federal jury ordered the city to pay ...

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ID SOS sues for disclosure from ed overhaul group

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa filed a lawsuit late Oct. 22 in state court to force disclosure of donors who contributed to a nonprofit supporting public schools chief Tom Luna’s education overhaul. Ysursa has threatened for days to take ...

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9th Circuit: Best Buy calls violated consumer protection law (access required)

Best Buy violated federal consumer protection law by placing automated, prerecorded calls notifying a customer of the status of his membership in a store “rewards” program, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment. The plaintiff alleged that, after buying ...

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NLRB says Costco social media rule violated federal labor law (access required)

Costco could not enforce a social media rule prohibiting employees from posting online statements that damaged the wholesaler’s reputation, the National Labor Relations Board has decided in rejecting an administrative judge’s findings. Costco included a rule in its employee handbook ...

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Employers push back on FMLA abuse (access required)

In an effort to root out employee abuse of Family and Medical Leave Act violations, employers are increasingly relying upon the “honest suspicion” defense – and winning. Led by several decisions from the 7th Circuit, courts are holding that employers ...

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