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2008-12-03 12:58:37

 In an article in the December issue of the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Frank J. Landy questions research that is said to demonstrate that stereotypes about social groups bias personnel decisions. He argues that this research is based on faulty methods of studying the question. However, in one of 13 commentaries on Landy's article in the same issue, Madeline Heilman and Alice Eagly take issue with Landy's conclusions.Landy reviewed experimental research on...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

By Linda Thomson Deseret News In courtrooms throughout the state, it's not uncommon for someone to be declared "incompetent" to stand trial and, according to the law, they must be sent to the Utah State Hospital for treatment. What actually happens, however, is that some of those defendants often end up on a hospital waiting list for a period of time and usually are jailed until a bed opens up at the hospital. The good news is that since a 2007 state audit, the hospital has been...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

By Elizabeth Stull Certain coercive investigative policies adopted by the Department of Justice in 1999 have been withdrawn but some lawyers say federal legislation is necessary to protect their clients' constitutional rights in the future. The corporate charging guidelines issued late last month in the Filip Memo are the latest in a series of policies adopted by the DOJ. The DOJ's Holder Memorandum in 1999 directed prosecutors to give credit for cooperating with a federal investigation...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

Securities Selective waiver BOTTOM LINE: District court held that doctrine of selective waiver did not protect documents from discovery where they had previously been disclosed to other parties to the litigation, despite the entry of a confidentiality agreement with those parties. CASE: In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation; In re Excelsior, Federated, Scudder and AMCAP, USDMD Nos. 04-MD-15861, 04-cv-1288, 04- cv-1298 (filed July 7, 2008) (Judge Blake). FACTS: In MDL litigation...

2008-07-31 21:00:29

By Kevin Lilly, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. Jul. 31--The trial of an accused liquor store robber ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors could not agree on a verdict. After about two hours of deliberation, the jury foreman told the court the jurors had reached an impasse after hearing a day and half of testimony in the armed robbery case against 24-year-old Terrence Miller of Logansport. Cass Superior Court II Judge Rick Maughmer asked if additional deliberation time or...

2008-07-07 09:00:00

U.S. scientists say evidence found recently in Ohio and Indiana supports the theory of a giant object exploding 12,900 years ago over Canada. That theory -- advanced by geophysicist Allen West -- posits a comet or asteroid exploded just above the Earth's surface over what is now Canada, setting large parts of the northern hemisphere ablaze. The new evidence was discovered by University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Ken Tankersley, working with West and Indiana Geological Society...

2008-07-06 15:00:22

By Kathy Mellott, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 6--BEDFORD -- Last week's death-penalty hearing for Joseph W. Clark was the first, at least in modern history, for Bedford County, court watchers say. While defense Attorney Thomas Crawford of suburban Pittsburgh, practicing law since the mid 1960s, has "fought to save the life of a man" in the past, the recent two-day hearing was uncharted territory for Judge Daniel Howsare, on the bench since 1986. It was the first murder trial...

2008-07-02 12:00:40

ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As digital evidence continues to become more common in litigation, so has the need for computer forensic experts. In some situations the success or failure of the entire case might be driven by the findings provided to the litigating attorney by a computer forensic professional says Greg Fordham of K&F Consulting, Inc. "To the uninitiated selecting the right expert may seem as simple as a referral from a colleague, but there are many facets that...

2008-06-30 15:02:29

Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold wants to restrict search and seizures of laptops and other digital devices at U.S. borders. The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and property rights, called for laws to protect against this gross violation of privacy after a recent hearing on customs searches of digital technology such as laptop computers, hand-held devices and disk storage drives, the Washington Times reported Monday. Feingold is...

2008-06-25 09:02:31

By DEBORAH ORR David Blundell, the chief crown prosecutor for the West Midlands, spoke rather too soon: "The special measures used in this case set a precedent. The level of anonymity used and the lengths gone to maintain it were more stringent than anything used in this country. They have set a benchmark that will subsequently be applied to future trials where gang activity, terrorism and organised crime play a role." His comments were made in 2005, in the wake of the prosecution of four...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.