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Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
On January 23, 2015, in Perez v. Commissioner, 144 T.C. No. 4, the U.S. Tax Court held that a woman was taxable on the $20,000 she received for serving as an “egg donor” to an infertile couple.
To serve as an “egg...more
On 2 July 2014, the 1st Civil Chamber of the French Cassation Court reaffirmed that a tortfeasor is liable for all consequences resulting from his or her tort. The victim of the tort has no duty to...more
The Franchise Tax Board’s Shande -
This is case that has been more than two decades in the making. It began in the 1990s when inventor Gilbert Hyatt filed a California tax return showing that he relocated from...more
In Sharp v. Commissioner, the United States Tax Court once again demonstrated the importance of carefully crafting settlement agreements and reaffirmed that emotional distress damages are taxable income to the recipient....more
Legal settlements in the U.S. easily exceed one trillion dollars on an annual basis. The tax consequences of settlements and damages should be reasonably well known and settled. . However, that is not the...more
In two cases decided in 2010, the U.S. Tax Court indicated that damages compensating for stress induced physical ailments may be tax-free where (1) the taxpayer can demonstrate that the damages were actually received on...more
Originally published in the July-August 2012 issue of the Financial Fraud Law Report.
Lawyer Michael Diaz, Jr., Says Financial Fraud Victims May Benefit from Swiss Bank’s Disclosures
Swiss banking giant UBS’...more
This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court published its Call of the Docket [pdf] for the March term, and the Court will hear oral argument in six civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each,...more
In Affco Investments 2001 LLC v. Proskauer Rose L.L.P., No. 09-20734, 2010 WL 4226685 (5th Cir. Oct. 27, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a law firm which allegedly assisted in...more
Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court filed opinions resolving four new civil cases:
Hubble v. Bi-State Development Agency of the Illinois-Missouri Metropolitan District, [pdf] No. 109137 -- In a personal injury action,...more
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