The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 3 held that the 40 percent gross valuation misstatement penalty applies to partnerships that understate their capital-gains tax liability by inflating the cost of acquiring property that is later…more
WASHINGTON, March 14 (LID) – A bipartisan group of 55 members of Congress this week urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
The 45 House members and 10…more
State of Louisiana v. John Colvin
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 14 (LID) – The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a 60-year prison sentence for a former Alabama state legislator convicted of bilking New Orleanians after Hurricane Katrina.
The article is…more
WASHINGTON, March 10 (LID) – Federal regulators will decide this month whether to ban use of the synthetic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food packaging, officials said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is…more
WASHINGTON, March 9 (LID) – Most U.S. private-sector employers, beginning April 30, will be required by federal regulation to prominently display posters informing workers of their rights to form a union and engage in collective…more
Edwards Aquifer Authority and the...
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24 (LID) – Texas landowners could be entitled to compensation if regulatory barriers limit access to their land’s underground water supplies, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday.
The high court…more
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – U.S. business and manufacturing groups are calling on Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) long-before its charter expires in the spring.
The Ex-Im Bank was…more
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – Former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) will lead Google’s policy team for the Americas, the company announced.
She succeeds Alan Davidson, who had been at Google’s Washington office since its opening…more
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Thursday filed a lawsuit to compel the federal government to ban the chemical 2,4-D, an Agent Orange ingredient common in weed killers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22 (LID) – California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) announced Wednesday that her office has reached an agreement with technology companies aimed at strengthening privacy protections for Smartphone…more
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (LID) – The Center for Class Action Fairness has filed an objection to the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. over older models of its MagSafe power adapter.
The 60-watt and…more
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (LID) – A group of Senate Republicans say they are taking aim at the “broad overcriminalization” of a federal law that makes it a crime to import into the United States illegally obtained plants or…more
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 (LID) – A nonpartisan state budget think tank has called on the nation’s governors to freeze defined-benefit pensions for all public employees, citing unfunded pension liabilities of about $4…more
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 22 (LID) – American Trucking Associations has filed a legal challenge to the newly-revised federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial truck drivers.
ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said…more
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22 (LID) – California officials are drafting what are expected to be sweeping regulations that could force product manufacturers to use alternative, safer chemicals or risk their product being banned…more
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