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Our final Alabama SALT Alert of 2013 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transactional, and property taxes so far this year. The 2013...more
On November 12, CFPB Director Richard Cordray testified before the Senate Banking Committee in connection with the CFPB’s recent Semi-Annual Report to Congress, which covered the period April 1, 2013 through September 30,...more
In This Issue:
- Fed Proposes Rule Requiring Banks to Stay Liquid During Crisis
- Simulation Tests Banks' Survival Against Cyber Attacks
- Largest Banks Close to Meeting Mortgage Settlement Obligations
The owner of an apartment complex challenged a school district’s imposition of school impact fees that were based on the entire square footage of the owner’s new, larger apartment complex built after the demolition of an...more
In This Issue:
- New Suits Filed as Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement Deadline Looms
- Sec. Lew Tells Senate Committee of Plans to Accelerate Dodd-Frank
- New Mortgage Rule to Block Access to Credit, Witnesses...more
In United States of America v. University of Nebraska at Kearney, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted partial summary judgment against the University of Nebraska at Kearny in a case...more
On March 28, the CFPB released tens of thousands of consumer complaints related to mortgages, student loans, bank accounts and services, other consumer loans, and credit cards. Credit reporting complaints, will be released in...more
The court of appeal recently upheld its previous ruling that a parcel tax approved by Alameda Unified School District (“District”) voters violates the Government Code’s restriction that special taxes apply “uniformly to all...more
SCA 3 seeks to amend the California Constitution relating to taxation by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA, adding Section 4.5 to Article XIIIA, amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and amending Section 3 of Article XIIID,...more
In this issue:
- What to Expect When You're Under a CFPB Investigation – Negotiating the Scope of the CID
- CFPB Initiative to Promote Student Loan Payment Plans
- Consumer Complaints Offer Insight into...more
We have now completed six weeks of the 2013 Session of Iowa’s 85th General Assembly. The end of week five marked the first milestone: the deadline for individual bill requests. After February 15th individual legislators...more
In April 2102, the CFPB issued a bulletin to confirm that it plans to apply a disparate impact test in exercising its supervisory and enforcement authority under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. The...more
In a case demonstrating the importance of a well-crafted statement of objectives, the appellate court held that a city erred in certifying a final environmental impact report (“EIR”) and approving a project because the EIR...more
The court of appeal in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 6, 2012; re-hearing granted January 7, 2013) held that the school district did not have the authority to...more
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A major settlement between Fannie Mae and several large banks has resulted in many lawyers suddenly finding themselves...more
Here is a brief outline of the legislation passed by the Senate and House extending certain tax rates, deductions, and credits for individuals....more
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal details how the soaring value of Texas oil fields has not resulted in much additional revenue for local school districts. In Karnes City, Texas, an eightfold increase in the value...more
In two recent decisions, the Illinois Appellate Court clarified the fees that a public body can charge for copying records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and the circumstances justifying the...more
With increased international investment, Miami-Dade County has seen a rebound in the real estate market, particularly with regard to residential projects in high-density areas in Miami's urban core and bayfront and beachfront...more
The Second District Appellate Court recently upheld the Department of Revenue’s denial of a property tax exemption for the Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, Illinois, which is a continuing care retirement community...more
Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's September term continue with Carr v. Koch. In Carr, the taxpayer plaintiffs are challenging Circuit Court and Appellate Court decisions that they lacked...more
A new and growing trend in the field of property tax assessment continued this summer, as school districts in the eastern part of the state filed what could be a record number of appeals of selected property owners’ tax...more
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts throughout Illinois are experiencing declines in revenues as a consequence of the changes in the real estate market. TIF Districts operate by diverting a portion of property tax revenue...more
Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued several opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law.
The cases involve (1) an inverse condemnation claim against VDOT for flooding, (2) another application of...more
It may seem as though paying property tax refunds is only a problem for school districts in Illinois, or perhaps only for school districts in certain parts of Illinois. But school districts across the country face the...more