Daily Archives: November 1, 2011 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Keith Ecker  
ACLU Settles with TSA for HIV Discrimination

Air force veteran Michael Lamarre applied for a transportation security officer position with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2008. As part of the interview process for the position, Lamarre had to undergo a medical screening. It was during this screening that he disclosed his HIV status. Despite receiving a letter from his physician that stated Lamarre "is capable of meeting the [TSO] job requirements safely, efficiently and effectively with respect to [her] medical specialty and this candidate’s medical condition …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Larry Bodine  
Breaking News: Justice Department Goes After Third State for Tackling Immigration

By Penny Arevalo The Obama administration has filed its third lawsuit against a state – this time South Carolina – for trying to deal with illegal immigration on a state level. South Carolina’s law, like proposals in Arizona and Alabama, requires immigrants to carry documents with them and allows local law enforcement officials to detain those they believe are in the country illegally. In June, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law, which is to take effect Jan. 1. Governor named …

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Posted 2 years ago in On the Lighter Side by Arthur Buono  
John Grisham Gets Down and Dirty with “The Litigators”

Here at Lawyers.com we sometimes get the impression you people have, well, mixed feelings about lawyers. Oh sure, you love your lawyer like you love your member of Congress. It’s those other lawyers you dislike. Everybody’s favorite legal thriller author, John Grisham, wants you to know he feels your pain. In his latest bestseller, "The Litigators," Grisham takes us to the lint-filled bellybutton of the underbelly of the law, the ambulance-chasing bucket shop. Bucket Shop + Pharma Class Action = …

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Posted 2 years ago in Uncategorized by Jennifer King  
How to Pick the Right Structure for Your Small Business

If you’re starting a small business, one of your initial concerns may be, "Which business structure is right for me?" A recent Small Business Administration study finds that within the first four years of a small business’s life, about one in 10 reorganizes, usually moving to a more complex legal form of organization (LFO). Of course, you’ll save yourself some headaches if you choose the right LFO at the outset. But how do you know which business structure is right …

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Posted 2 years ago in Uncategorized by Jennifer King  
How to Unload Your Timeshare Without Getting Scammed

Florida has historically been one of the top states for timeshare ownership. But the state’s attorney general says her office is swamped with complaints about timeshare resale fraud. Since 2009, the AG’s office has fielded more than 19,000 consumer complaints on the topic. Now she’s trying to do something about it. "The area of timeshares are laden with scams," say Florida attorney Susan Budowski, who represents timeshare owners. "A consumer needs to be extraordinarily careful. They cannot do enough due …

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