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Consolidation Of Service Providers In The Wireless Industry

Since October 2004, there have been three major mergers/acquisitions announced in the telecommunications industry. If all three go through, they will represent a major consolidation in the wireless industry. The first of these was Cingular’s purchase of AT&T Wireless. Second, ...

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Issuing National Identity Cards Could Compromise Security

The idea of a national identity card keeps popping up, allegedly as a tool to make us more secure. For example, several months ago the September 11 Commission recommended that Congress set federal standards for driver’s licenses, which some viewed ...

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Tax Changes For 2004 Individual Returns

Now that the holiday decorations have been put away, the tree has been turned into mulch and all of the thank-you notes have been written, it’s time to think about preparing your 2004 income tax returns. Congress was busy in ...

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Alternative Arguments For Affirmance

The doctrine of issue preservation mandates that issues and arguments be raised for the first time in the trial or motion court, not on appeal. Aside from some narrowly crafted exceptions, it is the rule that new contentions that could ...

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Physicians Are Limited In Challenging Wrongful Termination

With the recent New York State Court of Appeals decision in Mason v. Central Suffolk Hosp., 3 NY3d 343 (2004), it is now apparent that, with few exceptions, a physician seeking to challenge the wrongful termination of medical staff privileges ...

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Foreign Stocks Continue To Offer Opportunity

If you were among the millions of U.S. investors who reallocated some assets to foreign stocks or foreign stock mutual funds in 2004, you should be very pleased with your results. For the first 11 months of 2004, more than ...

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Employer May Terminate Employee For Refusing To Wear Makeup

“I was 23 when I started at Harrah’s. When I was first told about the makeup consultant, it was upsetting. When I went to apply for a job, I did not think about makeup. It should be just the fact ...

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Will IRS Call A Sideline Business A Hobby≠

It can be great fun to take a hobby you’re passionate about and use it to generate income. But if you plan to take tax deductions for your hobby expenses, be aware that the IRS has strict rules about business ...

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Blogs As A Resource – New Best Friend Or Waste Of Time≠

Now that we have all conquered the Internet, organized our list of favorites, and mastered the tricks of the search engines, a new concept in web research – web logs – has appeared on the horizon and challenged us to ...

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Refurbished Loislaw, More Content For Google

I’ve been interested in Loislaw, as the potential “number three” in the CALR (Computer Assisted Legal Research) business ever since the company brought out its U.S. Supreme Court “50 Years for Fifty Dollars” CD-ROM. Now, as a part of the ...

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Obtaining Weather Data Beyond The Airport

Television weathercasters have come to rely upon conditions at the local airport. This has led a comedian to inquire: “But who lives at the airport≠” Indeed, utilizing official observational data from the local airport can be a boon and a ...

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Collaborative Law: Using Coaches To Promote Communication

In Collaborative Law, the parties and their attorneys agree that they will settle their matrimonial dispute outside of the court system. In the event the parties go to court, both attorneys are disqualified from representing the parties. Every collaborative attorney ...

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