Monthly Archives: February 2012

Driver Acquitted in Megabus Crash That Killed Temple Student | NBC10 | Teresa Masterson | 2/28/12

John Tomaszewski, 60, Yardville, N.J., the bus driver who allegedly used a personal GPS to guide his double-decker bus to a too-low bridge was acquitted, after a non-jury trial, of homicide charges in the deaths of four passengers, which included a … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax | TaxProf Blog | Paul Caron | 2/28/12

A wonderfully informative and visual timeline of the U.S. Income Taxes provided by TurboTax. It traces the milestones and the fluctuating tax rates. For timeline and full article see: A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax from TaxProf Blog … Continue reading

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Would-Be Law Prof Loses Age Bias Suit | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 2/27/12

An Iowa jury has ruled against a Michigan lawyer, Donald Dobkin who claimed the University of Iowa discriminated against him on the basis of age when he didn’t get an interview for a law school faculty job. Dobkin was 55 … Continue reading

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7CCA Grants Class Action Status to Merrill Lynch Race Discrimination Suit | Inside Counsel | Alanna Byrne | 2/27/12

George McReynolds, a Merrill employee for 28 years, and upwards of 700 current and former brokers can pursue a class action suit alleging that the brokerage firm relegated black employees to lower-level positions and created a hostile working environment. Last … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Group Says 100,000 Got Flawed Foreclosure Notices | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Jeremy Boren | 2/24/12

Pennsylvania homeowners who weren’t told they could meet face-to-face with their mortgage lender within 30 days, to avert a foreclosure deserve a second try at keeping their homes. At the time, Pennsylvania law required the notification to be in the … Continue reading

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