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December 2012 Archives

Court rules legal to fire employee for endangering a marriage

A case out of Iowa this month reminds many employers here in Florida just how thin of a line they walk when they fire employees of the opposite sex, even if their reasoning is backed by the law.

Circuit court rejects bloggers appeal for unpaid-wage claim

Defendants in the case of Tasini v. AOL Inc breathed a sigh of relief this month when a court of appeals judge rejected an appeal from a group of bloggers who claimed that they were owed payment for services rendered.

Investment bank settles money laundering case

HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, settled this month with U.S. investigators for a surprising $1.9 billion in a money laundering case against this global banking institution. The bank was accused of transferring funds through the United States from Mexican drug cartels and for nations such as Iran, a country currently under international sanctions.

Actress Lindsay Lohan could be sued for breach of contract

It seems we've been hearing a lot about Lindsay Lohan in the media lately. Whether it be a hit-and-run charge in New York or a felony grand theft charge in California, it would seem that there has been no shortage of legal woes for the star of "Mean Girls."

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