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Eye On Boise archive for July 26, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

Hart cast deciding votes on state tax rules 10 

Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, who has big tax disputes pending over back state and federal income taxes, sat on a three-member legislative subcommittee this year that reviewed new state tax rules for all Idaho taxpayers, and he cast the deciding vote on two of them.…

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Judge partially dismisses Syringa lawsuit 

A 4th District judge has issued his promised new ruling in the Syringa Networks lawsuit against the state of Idaho over the big contract for the Idaho Education Network, and it has a slightly different outcome from his last ruling: He's dismissing most of the…

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Protesters also headed to Boise...

Personal injury lawyers aren't the only ones flocking to Boise for this Thursday's Multidistrict Litigation Panel hearing on the BP oil spill. A group calling itself "antibp-mob.com" has secured permits for a protest outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Boise on Thursday, where its members…

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Why not to cut off a big truck...

Leadfoots beware: The Idaho State Police plans to crack down on aggressive driving, from tailgating to quick lane changes to speeding, in or around trucks on I-90 through North Idaho all week. Sgt. Jim Eavenson of the Idaho State Police said 70 percent of crashes…

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'Everyone who's anyone' headed to Boise? 

The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reports that "everyone who’s anyone in the world of personal injury and product liability lawyering is making their way to Boise," for this Thursday's Multidistrict Litigation Panel hearing on litigation over the BP oil spill. "Why Boise, you may…

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