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Insurers Had Duty to Defend Regardless of Whether Allegations in Underlying Cases Are True or False, Says Illinois Court -
On April 12, 2013, an Illinois trial court ordered that Travelers Casualty & Surety Company,...more
On January 31, 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) unveiled revisions to guidance on financial assurance for engineered control variances under the Remediation Standard Regulations...more
Momentum is building to reform the U.S. tax system and address the nation’s fiscal challenges. However, options to raise revenue to reduce the deficit and offset a potential decrease in corporate and individual tax rates are...more
This article discusses the use of non-grantor trusts as an asset protection planning tool, while introducing the non-grantor trust as an income tax planning tool in order to reduce taxpayer’s exposure to state...more
When the collateral has environmental contamination, the lender is faced with a take-it-or-leave-it dilemma, either of which poses significant financial risk. Taking a property in foreclosure may result in the lender bearing...more
It’s no secret – and no surprise – that in today’s competitive and cost-constrained legal landscape price has taken center stage: clients are increasingly fixated on tightened budgets and efficient service delivery. It’s also...more
On January 23, 2012, the IRS and the Treasury Department published temporary and proposed regulations under Section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. The regulations implement the tax and withholding regime applicable...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
A sharply divided Washington Supreme Court has held that an engineering firm owes a "duty of reasonable care encompassing safety risks of physical damage" to a party not in privity with the engineering firm. The decision in...more
Do law blogs work?
This article interviews dozens of law firms to find out whether or not the law blogs have been worth the investment of time, energy and money.
From AmLaw 100 firms like Skadden to smaller firms just...more
Lenders often hold an “indicia of title” on property as a security interest for a loan. If the buyer has defaulted on the loan and contamination exists on the property, the decision to foreclose can be difficult. However,...more