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On Opinions: Courts reject employee defamation claims

Two fired employees, who included defamation claims in lawsuits against their employers, were shot down last week in decisions handed down by both a state and federal appellate court.

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Commentary: Private trials can help with budgets, delays

The Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “[i]n Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.”

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Commentary: MF’s money mystery is how much it paid Moody’s

So many times when the big credit-rating companies have embarrassed themselves, the world has sighed and chalked it up to a business model that by design invites corruption and incompetence. Perhaps never before have the public’s expectations for the industry been lower.

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Court upholds $6.3M award to chiropractor

Six state board members are liable for a $6.3 million award to a chiropractor for their negligent investigation of his treatment of a Mennonite man with AIDS.

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Commentary: To shop smart, patients need to know prices

Over the past few years, the growth in health care costs has quietly been slowing down. Naturally, we’d like to make this trend last. That means we’ll need to avoid betting big on just one strategy.

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Commentary: Days of easy money over for fund managers

As a profit-making endeavor, managing other people’s money is hard to beat. The business requires very little invested capital. There are no worries about getting paid in full when the bill comes due, since fund managers control their customers’ money.

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