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How employment practices liability insurance can protect you in a lawsuit
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

In most cases, yes, but the caveat is that any known prior incidents and pending litigation are specifically excluded. Prior acts could be something that happened years ago, but you weren't aware of the problem and no supervisor had been notified. ...more »

Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Hungarians cry foul as new Constitution comes into effect (VIDEO)
Christian Science MonitorJanuary 3, 2012

But that will be nearly impossible under this Constitution,” argues Kim Lane Scheppele, who heads a law and public affairs section at Princeton University and is a specialist in comparative constitutional law. The Constitution “has transformed the ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Winston-Salem City Council tables decision about City Hall lawn gatherings
Winston-Salem JournalJanuary 4, 2012

He said any vagueness written into the law only allowed for greater freedom of speech. Janet Owen, another member of Occupy Winston-Salem, said she appreciated Besse's concerns, but said she worried that his changes seemed designed to protect the ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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COLUMN: Frankly my deer, don't eat my plants
SCNowJanuary 8, 2012

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal ...more »

Native Americans
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That Great Big Jewish Land
Moment MagazineJanuary 11, 2012

“He [Gruening] was willing to provide civil rights, but he wasn't at all interested in people's land rights,” says native leader Willie Iggiagruk Hensley, an Inupiat whose father was a Lithuanian Jew. Coincidentally, it was a Chicago Jew, ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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LIZOTTE v. LeBLANC
Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

He argues first that the district court erred in dismissing his religious discrimination claim as time barred. The prison discriminated, he argued, by not allowing him out of his working cellblock to attend Friday prayer with fellow Muslims while ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Letter: Tell Proctor no on eminent domain
St. Augustine RecordJanuary 1, 2012

I, and some of the residents adjacent to Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, might disagree with his broad brush strokes concerning the “need” to give the FSDB eminent domain authority over these adjacent homeowners' lives and homes. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Ponzi Schemer Fingers Hedge Funds In $1.2 Billion Scam
FINalternativesJanuary 3, 2012

A disbarred lawyer and Ponzi schemer has implicated four hedge funds in his $1.2 billion fraud. Scott Rothstein, deposed as part of civil litigation in the case, testified that Platinum Partners, Centurion Credit and Level 3 Capital agreed to help prop ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Police Inquiry Prompts New Speculation on Who Leaked Climate-Change E-Mails
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Some have noted that in 2009, the online trickster used the initials RC and linked to a zip file named “FOI2009,” an apparent reference to Freedom of Information statutes in both Britain and the United States. (Much of the criticism of climate ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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CCPD Confiscates 8-Liners & Cash
KIII TV3January 6, 2012

The search warrants were obtained through information developed in an undercover investigation regarding illegal 8 liner gambling at both locations. At this time no arrests have been made, however the investigation is ongoing and there may be arrests ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Celebrate Jamaica by abolishing outdated colonial laws
Jamaica GleanerJanuary 6, 2012

Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer AS JAMAICANS prepare to mark 50 years of Independence this year, the International Press Institute (IPI), the world's oldest global press-freedom organisation, extends its warmest wishes to the island nation's new ...more »

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