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Bar, docs clash over tax deduction

Efforts by the American Association for Justice to reverse a 15-year-old tax policy prohibiting lawyers in contingency-fee cases from deducting litigation costs as business expenses in the year in which they are incurred is drawing fire from members of the medical profession, among others.

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Companies study new 401(k) fees

Wal-Mart and Caterpillar were targets of recent lawsuits claiming the fees associated with their employee’s retirement plans were unreasonable. Wal-Mart is still fighting its suit, but Caterpillar settled and shelled out $16.5 million ...

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Do you know what metadata is?

A bill that would expand New York’s electronic filing program for certain papers in civil litigation in supreme and other courts is expected to receive the governor’s signature by the end of the week. The legislation will enable Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau ...

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EEOC cases a reminder to judge age objectively

Think 76 is too old to work as a diesel mechanic? Think 60 is too old to teach English as a second language? Think again. Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settlements provide an important reminder to employers to judge employment candidates objectively.

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