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The Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) recently released an important decision relating to how provincial clean up orders against corporations may be treated when that corporation enters creditor...more
Putting an end to the abuse of Nicotine, thriving across Punjab and Haryana in the name of serving Hookah/ Sheesha/ Water-Pipe, the Punjab and Haryana High court has ordered closure of all such outlets besides creation of a...more
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulates discarded solid or hazardous waste. A recent lawsuit by environmental groups advanced a novel legal argument that diesel particulates found in diesel exhaust emitted...more
Officer, director, employee or independent contractor? The nature of a company's relationship with its consultant determines its obligation to produce that person at trial, an Illinois appellate court ruled in early February...more
Law firms have heard the call of clients for greater efficiency and cost predictability. Legal Project Management can help law firms deliver on those needs, but firms are stumbling as they try to find a technological...more
In the case of Litgo v. Martin, 2011 WL 65933 (D.N.J. Jan. 7, 2011) the federal District Court of New Jersey held that a shareholder of a single-purpose entity that owns a contaminated facility is liable as a current operator...more
On March 3, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury issued final Treasury regulations that amend Treasury Regulation § 1.1502-13 with respect to the treatment of certain intercompany items of gain from transactions...more
California's Proposition 65 is a law that can almost defy explanation, because when one tells the uninitiated how it operates and who is affected, the typical response runs along the lines of "You must be mistaken, nobody...more
By now, almost everyone realizes that the oil spill by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst in history. Already, the British oil company has spent $1.43 billion to stop the flow of oil and clean...more
Whether or not non-governmental organisations, sometime referred to as NGOs, or charities are liable to pay corporate tax in Nigeria has been a matter of debate outside the legal arena. We have provided this newsletter to...more
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