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Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to Sharespost.com, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

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Age Discrimination
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Rage against ageism
Eureka StreetFebruary 2, 2012

And unable, because of simple, plain and ineradicable age discrimination. No matter what law may be passed, nearly all employers will not even look at appointing a woman — or a man — to any kind of job because of the assumed characteristics of their ...more »

Elder Care
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Australia's painful journey towards indigenous rights
The GuardianFebruary 6, 2012

Warren Mundine, a Sydney Aboriginal elder who is a former president of the Australian Labor party, even quarrelled with Australian federal police's refusal to go ahead with arrests. "The full force of the law should be whacked on them," he said.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Even unused tax breaks tough for legislators to plug
The Seattle TimesFebruary 5, 2012

The Legislature has enacted 640 tax exemptions over the years. Many of them are protected under state law, such as limits on the growth of property taxes, or are required by the state constitution. However, a state Department of Revenue analysis found ...more »


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