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Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - Supreme Court Decides Maryland v. Wynne and Rules that Maryland Tax Scheme Is...

In This Issue: - Maryland’s Tax Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional - “FTC Generator” Case Update - FSA Rules that Equitable Disgorgement May be Deductible Expense - District Court Upholds Attorney Client...more

Second Circuit Rules FDCPA Does Not Require Disclosure of Settlement’s Tax Consequences

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does not require a debt collector to disclose the possible tax consequences of a debtor’s acceptance of a...more

CFPB Files Amicus Brief Regarding TILA’s Definition of “Consumer Credit”

In its most recent amicus brief, filed with the Fifth Circuit on April 9, 2015 in Billings v. Propel Financial Services, LLC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) argues that entities who lend consumers money to...more

CFPB files amicus brief in Fifth Circuit TILA case

The CFPB has filed an amicus brief in Billings v. Propel Financial Services, LLC, a case on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The issue in the case is whether a private lender extends“consumer credit”...more

Illinois Retailers Beware: Class Action Complaint Filed Against Grocer for Collecting Illinois Sales Tax on Manufacturers’ Coupons...

A class action complaint was filed in federal court last week against New Albertson’s, Inc. the operator of the Jewel-Osco grocery chain, alleging failure to deduct manufacturers’ coupons from the tax base on which sales tax...more

Antitrust Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss in the New Jersey Tax Lien Bid-Rigging Class Action

The plaintiffs’ antitrust claims in the New Jersey municipal tax lien auction bid-rigging class action may proceed, the federal judge presiding over the litigation has ruled. New Jersey municipalities hold public...more

Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law

By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has triggered a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island’s mostly underdeveloped...more

Advertising Law

FTC Settles With ADT Over Deceptive Endorsements - Don’t believe everything you see on TV or read on the Internet – at least not from ADT Security Systems. According to an administrative complaint filed by the...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Scope of Act 6 Is Limited to Loans or Use of Money

For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has addressed the important issue of whether, and to what extent, Pennsylvania's Loan Interest and Protection Law (Act 6) may be used as the basis for claims that do not...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Class Certification in Consumer Financial Services Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed the principle that consumer claims requiring fact-intensive, individualized inquiries are not amenable to class certification. In Basile v. H&R Block, Inc., decided on...more

How long does the IRS have to collect taxes owed?

If you have an outstanding tax debt and are curious if it can still be collected or if you want to know more about how long the IRS has to collect a tax, then you may want to take a look at this post! Contact: George E....more

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked (online casino, poker m.v.) med ikrafttræden 2012....more

Illinois Supreme Court Allows Petitions for Leave to Appeal in Eight New Civil Cases

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in eight new civil cases. They are: Sheffler v. Commonwealth Edison Co., 399 Ill.App.3d 51 (1st Dist., 2010), which involves the question of...more

Appellate Victory Puts an End to Sales Tax Class Action Litigation in California

Over the past four years in California alone, consumers have brought more than eighty class actions alleging that retailers collected sales taxes on exempt items. Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal dealt what should be...more

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