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You Lost Your Case to the IRS: Are Accountant and Lawyer Fees Deductible?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Section 212(3) of the Internal Revenue Code [Code] provides in pertinent part: “In case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a deduction all the ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year...more

A Look Back at Some Recent Highlights

by McGuireWoods LLP on

One of our long-standing objectives for this blog is to provide in-depth analysis of recent court rulings and developing trends that impact class action practice. That remains a driving tenet. In an effort to expand our...more

Good News! New 409A Regulations (Yes, Really!) – Part 1: Firing Squad

by Bryan Cave on

On the TV show Futurama, the aged proprietor of the delivery company Planet Express, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, had a habit of entering a room where the other characters were gathered and sharing his trademark line,...more

United States District Court Pushes Back Against Government in North Carolina Asset Forfeiture Case

by Williams Mullen on

In May of last year we highlighted the decision by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina to dismiss a forfeiture case he’d brought against Lyndon McLellan, the owner of a small convenience...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - January 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor's Overview - Happy New Year! Because 401(k) plans play an increasingly prominent role as an employee's principal retirement investment vehicle, fiduciaries overseeing those plans face increased pressure to see...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - December 2015

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor's Overview - In this month's newsletter, we focus on the recent wave of guidance and case law related to the Affordable Care Act. We also discuss IRS Notice 2015-86, which provides guidance on the application of...more

California Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (2nd Quarter 2015)

by Reed Smith on

Case Updates - BREAKING NEWS: Gillette Oral Arguments Scheduled - The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the Gillette Multistate Tax Compact case. This comes three years after the California...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - June 2015

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor's Overview - In this month's newsletter, Anthony Cacace analyzes the heavily anticipated Supreme Court ruling in Tibble v. Edison Intl., 135 S. Ct. 1823 (2015), where the Court held that ERISA's fiduciary duty of...more

How to get the IRS to pay your legal fees

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

What can you do when the IRS is misbehaving and it directly affects you? You will have to fight them, but the law allows you to recover your litigation costs if you win. As many know, the IRS has had a very...more

IRS Confirms its Position that Settlement Payments Allocated to Attorneys’ Fees are Not Wages

Employers frequently ask whether the portion of an employment-related settlement allocated to attorneys’ fees must be treated as wages and subjected to income and employment tax withholding and Form W-2 reporting where a...more

New IRS Guidance On Tax Treatment Of Attorney’s Fees

The IRS recently released a memorandum advising taxpayers on the proper tax characterization of attorney’s fee payments in connection with a settlement of or judgment in an employment dispute. Courts have long held...more

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Denial of Attorneys' Fees Relating to Corporate Waste Claim Based on a Board's Decision to Forego...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On January 14, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's denial of attorneys' fees in connection with a corporate waste claim filed against corporate board members for the board's decision to pay certain...more

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