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Racist SAE Frat Chant Taught at National Leadership Event

He said that while attendees have little social time, there are occasions when participants can gather socially, the statement says. Ayers said that it is likely that during one of these social gatherings, some members shared the racist song that was recorded on video at the University of Oklahoma and spread on social media this month.

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Mourners Flock to Vigil for Detroit Siblings Entombed in Freezer

Autopsies conducted Friday on Stoni Blair, 13, and her brother Stephen Berry, 9, determined that they died from multiple blunt trauma, with Stephen additionally suffering burns, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which declared their deaths homicides, the news site writes. Charges had not been filed Friday against the children’s mother, Mitchelle Blair, 35, in the deaths.

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Watch: A St. Louis Train Rider’s Refusal to Answer Ferguson Question Sparks Attack

The attack occurred late Monday aboard a light-rail car in St. Louis after the assailant asked the victim his opinion about the Brown shooting, CNN writes. When the man declined to answer, the assault began, police say. Two more black men joined in the beating, according to a police report.

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DOJ: Patent Office Was Right to Revoke Redskins Trademark

As more football players are trademarking their names and catch phrases, one team has been losing its battle to keep the trademark on its controversial mascot.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) cancelled the Washington Redskins’ trademark last June, based on the mark being “disparaging to Native Americans.” On Monday, the Department of Justice threw its support behind the decision, saying the perspective of Native Americans to the team name outweighed the NFL franchise’s alleged intent to honor them.

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Supreme Court: Pregnant Driver Can Sue UPS

This page contains a single entry by Christopher Coble, Esq. published on March 26, 2015 2:45 PM.

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Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Award Taxable?

Yes and No

Whether or not a settlement award is taxable depends on what it compensates you for. For example, you were injured at work by a rolling office chair breaking your knee caps, and your settlement award was:

  • $10,000 Lost wages
  • $20,000 Medical Bills
  • $30,000 Pain and Suffering
  • $40,000 Punitive Damages
  • $5,000 Interest

What do you have to pay taxes on?

Lost Wages

Money you earn is taxable. So, a settlement award that compensates you for lost wages is also taxable.

Medical Bills

Damages for physical injuries are not taxable. If the medical bills you incurred were for physical injuries, then the award meant to compensate you for medical bills are not taxable. However, if you’ve already deducted your medical bills on previous tax returns, then the settlement is taxable.

Pain and Suffering

Again, remember that damages for physical injuries are excluded from

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Twitter case may have bigger impact than Kleiner sexism lawsuit

The media camped out at a San Francisco courtoom on Thursday in case there was a quick jury decision in Ellen Pao’s multimillion-dollar sexism lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

But a lawsuit filed in the past week against Twitter could have a bigger impact on Silicon Valley tech employers, lawyers say.

Pao could win as much as $140 million if the jury decides that she was discriminated against because of her gender and retaliated against for complaining.

A decision against Kleiner Perkins could also encourage others to file similar suits, like the complaints filed in the past week against Twitter and another against Facebook.

If Kleiner Perkins wins, on the other hand, it could discourage women from putting themselves under the kind of public scrutiny that Pao has.

But in the end, the Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins suit is specifically one person against one

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Jury makes Kleiner Perkins victory in sexism trial complete



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Ellen Pao, former junior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, right, exits state court with

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Kleiner Perkins wins in sexism, retaliation suit after bizarre twist

A jury ruled Friday that Menlo Park venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers didn’t discriminate or retaliate against a former junior partner, Ellen Pao.

But for a while it appeared Kleiner Perkins wasn’t going to get a complete victory. Judge Harold Kahn required the jury to return to its deliberations after discovering it was one vote shy of the minimum of nine votes needed on Pao’s claim that she was fired because she complained about gender bias at the firm.

The jury voted 10-2 in favor of Kleiner on all allegations that it discriminated against Pao. But two of the jurors who voted in that majority originally voted that there was discrimination. The verdict wasn’t declared complete until one of them changed their mind at the end of the day.

The decision came at the end of a five-week trial in San

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How Jennifer Lawrence’s "Ditzy" Character in ‘American Hustle’ May Be Key to Libel Lawsuit

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Next Wednesday, producers of David O. Russell‘s 2013 film American Hustle will attempt to nuke a lawsuit brought by Paul Brodeur, an expert in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields. The legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court has prompted what the plaintiff has termed the “Ditzy Defense.”

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Brodeur made his $1 million libel claim

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