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Published by on December 8, 2007

Immigration Reform Still Alive In Arizona A federal judge in Phoenix, Arizona, has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a new Arizona law that prohibits people from hiring illegal immigrants and requires businesses to verify whether applicants are eligible for employment.  Click here for the article.  The case was dismissed on procedural grounds.  The coalition that filed the lawsuit is considering whether to re-file the case or appeal. "Protecting Corporate Officers From Fiduciary Exp...

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Recent Jury Verdicts

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CA -- Former Fresno State basketball coach wins $19.1 million in sex discrimination lawsuit claiming that she was fired for advocating women's rights. IL -- Former Rockton police officer wins verdict in termination case alleging he was fired because of military service in Iraq.  Remedies to be determined in separate post-trial hearing. CA -- South Gate police officers awarded $3.2 million in attorneys fees on top of $10.4 million judgment in racial discrimination case. ...

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Unemployment Steady In November

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The U.S. DOL released its November Employment Situation data.  The report shows unemployment holding steady at 4.7% for November 2007 and average hourly earnings rising 8 cents.  Last year, the jobless rate was 4.5%.  According to the DOL, employment rose in service industries in November, but fell in construction, manufacturing and financial services.  Leisure, hospitality and accommodations employment also edged up in November. ...

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