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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
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Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
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Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
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Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
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Earlier this year, prior to the oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court (the “Court”) in National Federation of Business, et al. v. Sebelius ( “National Federation” case), 132...more
On October 31, 2012, the Crown filed a Notice of Appeal with the Federal Court of Appeal against the judgment of the Tax Court of Canada in Julie Guindon v. The Queen (2012 TCC 287). In that decision, the Tax Court held that...more
Refund claims for employers should be filed on or before November 2, 2012.
On October 17, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (Department) published guidance regarding the procedures for taxpayers to...more
The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal has once again held that California taxpayers may avail themselves of the Multistate Tax Compact (the Compact) election, which allows for taxpayers to file...more
In what is certain to be the first step in a very important precedent, the Tax Court of Canada held on October 2, 2012 that the advisor penalties created under section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act constitute criminal offences...more
On October 2, 2012, the California Court of Appeal issued an opinion on rehearing in The Gillette Company et al. v. Franchise Tax Board, reversing in full the trial court’s decision in favor of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB)....more
Taxpayers should act now to protect refund claims based on the New York Supreme Court's recent determination that the MTA Payroll Tax is unconstitutional.
On August 22, the New York State Supreme Court held that the New...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that dual representation pursuant to a California statute that allows individual representatives from the county counsel’s office to represent the...more
The usefulness of the objective Charitable Exemption Standards set out in Act 55 of 1997, the Purely Public Charity Act, seems to have been further undermined by a recent Commonwealth Court decision. As discussed in our May...more
Friday, Reed Smith partner and former FTB Chief Counsel Brian Toman submitted a written request for consideration at the FTB's meeting yesterday for the FTB to interpret the 20 percent Large Corporate Understatement Penalty...more
What Happens to Floridians who do not Buy Health Insurance?
On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, that the mandate in the Patient Protection...more
Executive summary and action item
Today, a California Court of Appeal held that taxpayers have the option of electing to single-weight (as opposed to double-weight) their sales factor to compute their California...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional. In so ruling, the Supreme Court confirmed that Congress has the power to require healthcare coverage for 30...more
In November 2012, Florida will decide whether or not to amend the state constitution with proposed Amendment 4. As for what that might mean to individual Floridians as well as Florida business interests and those developing...more
On June 28, 2012—the last day of the 2011 term—the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice Roberts writing for the majority, that the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and...more
The Supreme Court today largely upheld the challenged provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, its legal rationale, particularly in relation to the individual mandate, diverged from the main focus of the briefs...more
By now, every American who pays any attention to the news is aware that the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld essentially all of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). We have posted a copy of the...more
In the United States Supreme Court’s historic decision announced today, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has emerged substantially intact as the blueprint for national health reform in the coming years....more
This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court determined that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The Supreme Court's decision upholds the constitutionality of two key provisions of health...more
Today, June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court (“Court”) upheld PPACA by a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice Roberts providing the swing vote with respect to the individual mandate to purchase health insurance (“Mandate”)....more
Today, by a 5-4 vote, on the strength of an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the United States Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) signed into...more
The Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and upheld the individual mandate, requiring most Americans to maintain "minimum essential" health insurance coverage. The decision was written...more
On June 22, only days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), the Treasury Department released proposed regulations under Internal...more
An Illinois circuit court in Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer ruled that the Illinois "click-through" nexus statute (otherwise known as the Illinois "Amazon" law) violates the Commerce Clause of the United...more
On April 25, 2012, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion, written by Justice Breyer, concluding that Treasury Regulation § 301.6501(e)-1(a)(iii) was invalid. The regulation required overstatements of basis to be treated as...more
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