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Pennsylvania Tax Changes and Tax Amnesty Program

As part of the budget package, the Pennsylvania General Assembly made many significant changes to various Pennsylvania tax laws and the unclaimed property law (including a tax amnesty program) that are estimated to generate...more

Ariana Grande’s online antics result in job loss at the White House

Newly leaked e-mails reveal that pop sensation Ariana Grande lost a gig performing at the White House based on a video circulated online last year. The surveillance footage taken at a California doughnut shop showed Grande...more

Emerging Trends Newsletter - Q2

We are thrilled to bring you the 2nd installment of Stinson Leonard Street's Emerging Trends newsletter. Recent Delaware Supreme Court Opinion Limits General Personal Jurisdiction for Foreign Corporation - Recent...more

Bulletin: AFTRA Retirement Fund Sending Information Request to JPC Members on Significant Drop in Pension Contributions

To address what it perceives as significant underfunding in its pension plan, the AFTRA Retirement Fund is actively sending information requests to Joint Policy Committee signatories whose contributions have declined over a...more

Tom Brady Better Off as a Famous Quarterback than a Registered Representative

And this is true for any number of reasons! There’s the money, the supermodel wife, the buddy trips to the Kentucky Derby . . . . All pretty obvious. But there’s another reason, too. As an NFL quarterback, Brady works...more

Pay to Play? How States Handle Signing Bonuses for Athletes

Non-CPA sports fans (and athletes themselves) increasingly appreciate the tax aspects of luring the best free agent athletes to their teams. One recent example is the whopper of a contract that agent Scott Boras cooked...more

Status Updates - March 2015 #2

Out with the inbox? The overwhelming popularity of workplace-specific platforms that facilitate coworker communication—commonly referred to as “enterprise social media”—is undeniable. But are these platforms poised to someday...more

Boston Ordinances Proposed to Address Student-Athlete Safety and Scholarships - Ordinances May Lead Other Cities and States to...

The Boston City Council has entered the ongoing national debates and reform efforts concerning collegiate student-athlete issues, including safety and scholarships. Colleges and universities across the United States, athletic...more

Status Updates - August 2014 #12

..What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity” under federal labor...more

Will Yankees Give In To Cano’s $300-Million Contract Request?

Will Yankees Give In To Cano’s $300-Million Contract Request? by Anthony Caruso on October 4, 2013 New York Yankee's second basemen Robinson Cano is reportedly requesting a record $300-million contract to be spread out...more

Does California’s Paparazzi Law Violate First Amendment?

Does California’s Paparazzi Law Violate First Amendment? by Anthony Caruso on September 27, 2013 Many celebrities, athletes, and public figures are accustomed to being followed and photographed by the paparazzi, but...more

Court Upholds Law Prohibiting Sports Betting in New Jersey

Court Upholds Law Prohibiting Sports Betting in New Jersey by Anthony Caruso on September 20, 2013 The legalization of sports betting in New Jersey is becoming more bleak, following a court's recent decision to uphold a...more

NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Poses More Legal Complications Than NFL Suit

NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Poses More Legal Complications Than NFL Suit by Anthony Caruso on September 9, 2013 One week after a historic $765 million settlement regarding concussion-related injuries, between the National...more

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel by Anthony Caruso on August 16, 2013 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may be facing more heat from the NCAA for potentially profiting from autograph...more

Sands’ Casinos Report of “Possible” FCPA Violations Will Draw Scrutiny to the Gaming Industry

On Friday, March 1, 2013, the parent company of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Sands), reported in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the company may have violated the “books and records and internal...more

State + Local Tax Insights - Winter 2012

In this issue: Should Filmmakers Be Content to Have Taxing Authorities Judge Their Content? Upcoming 2012 Speaking Engagements; Individual Liability for Company Taxes; Potential Unity and Business Income in California;...more

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