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The first set of courts to really go “online” with access to the public, were the federal courts utilizing PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), a system that provided U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals case information. Once ...

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Disclosing The Results Of An Independent Medical Examination

When defending personal injury actions it is accepted practice for the defense to retain a physician to conduct an independent medical examination (IME). Obviously, the defense is hoping the findings of its IME physician are at odds with those of ...

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Teen Workers Are Target For Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment claims brought by teenagers have sharply increased over the past three years, according to statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Fast food industries, hospitality businesses and hotels or car dealerships are often the types of ...

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Recent Tax Changes For Automobiles

New Tax Rules For SUVs Recent modifications in the tax law have made significant changes in the deductions for sport utility vehicles used by a business or donated to a charity. If your company is planning to purchase an SUV ...

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New Tax Likely To Facilitate Settlement Of Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

On Oct. 22, President Bush signed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA), and with the stroke of a pen, put an end to the “double taxation” of attorney’s fees in employment discrimination litigation. The AJCA amends the Internal ...

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'Decoupling' Estate Tax Planning In Light Of Legislation

In 2001, Congress passed and the president signed sweeping tax reduction legislation. Estate taxes were significantly reduced by immediately increasing the per person exemption from $675,000 to $1 million and by further increasing the exemption to $1.5 million in 2004 ...

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