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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

News Briefs -- November 2, 2010

SYRACUSE (N.Y.):  "A private company will take over health care at Onondaga County’s three correctional facilities starting next month in a move that’s expected to save taxpayers $1.5 million over three years. The union representing registered nurses at the facilities said inmates’ medical care will suffer, and it plans to challenge it as a breach of contract."

A HOLLYWOOD:  "What sort of alimony do actors owe their managers upon divorce?  That age-old question is the subject of a heating-up lawsuit involving former Friends star Lisa Kudrow (left).  A California appeals court has reignited a claim by Kudrow's former manager that she owes money"

SHERMAN (Tex.)  "Dallas title attorneys have filed a proposed class action against Intuit's Quickbooks after experiencing several brief outages associated with Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks Payroll Subscription Service."

LAS VEGAS:  "The Las Vegas topless dancing club at the center of Clark County's biggest political corruption scandal in memory is back in the news -- this time over charges the current owner was misled and overpaid for the club."

FRISCO (Tex.)  "EmFinders, a technology company that offers a wearable cellular locator device for impaired adults and children, announced today the termination of its relationship with Project Lifesaver International (PLI). EmFinders also filed a lawsuit against Project Lifesaver International for Breach of Contract and Tortious Interference."

LOS ANGELES:  "The Sixth District Court of Appeal . . . revived a lawsuit alleging that the California State Automobile Association fired employees who served it for more than 20 years in an attempt to escape its promise to relax sales quotas as the employees neared retirement age."

PETERHEAD (U.K.):  "A leading seafood firm has failed in an attempt to sue the designers and builders of its north-east processing plant."



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