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Commercial investors eye tax bill

The way investment fund managers' profits are taxed could change dramatically if a pending bill becomes law. A provision in the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 would more than double ...

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Supreme Court leans toward arbitration

Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court seem ready to fight over mandatory arbitration, but two local attorneys say the area involved — employers and manufacturers who try to ban class-action litigation through contracts — is rarely disputed locally.

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High Court rulings call Bruno case into question

ALBANY — U.S. Supreme Court rulings rejecting convictions for "honest services" fraud are expected to affect the case of former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno, who's facing two years in prison under the same federal statute.

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Legal deal for sick 9/11 workers back in court

NEW YORK CITY — Lawyers for thousands of Sept. 11 responders returned to a New York City court Wednesday for a hearing on a deal that would pay from a few thousand dollars to $1.8 million to people exposed ...

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New state law trashes electronic waste

A new state law mandating the safe disposal of electronics has given Trace Feinstein a whole new outlook. The president of Islandia, N.Y.-based e-Scrap Destruction is counting on the bill, which mandates ...

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