The New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, has announced that two of its judges, Justices Oing and Scarpulla, will participate in a new program strongly encouraging use of hyperlinks in submissions to the Court. The...more
On March 11, the IRS updated Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns, with new electronic signature guidance for Forms 8878 and 8879 (IRS e-file Signature...more
If you do not learn of a federal trial court’s dispositive order until more than 30 days after the order’s entry, can you still appeal? A recent decision in Texas instructs that the answer may be “No.” In Two-Way Media, LLC...more
After trial and the denial of post-trial motions, AT&T Operations, Inc. ("AT&T") filed motion to extend the time to file a notice of appeal pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a). AT&T argued that the e-mail...more
Much has been written about the IRS's dogged pursuit of taxpayers with unreported foreign accounts. These accounts are reported on the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) when a taxpayer has a financial...more
Effective January 1, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court enacted important amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. These amendments are not limited to the well–publicized mandate for electronic filing. Lesser–known...more
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court amended Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.515, 2.516, and 2.525. These amendments are effective immediately. ...more
While more and more transactions are eliminating paper and becoming completely electronic, I think we all assumed certain documents would still need to be signed on paper. For example, real estate documents, tax documents,...more
U.S. persons who maintain bank accounts overseas with high balances are required to file the Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Reports (FBARs) each year. Effective July 1, 2013, all FBARs must be filed electronically using...more
Beginning Spring 2014 Maryland will be testing an electronic filing system in Anne Arundel County. This will mean mandatory e-filing for all attorneys and judicial staff, and paper filing for the public, but the Clerk’s...more
Like most states, Illinois is in the early stages of transitioning to an e-filing system in its state courts. With new rules come new problems for litigators: does this case qualify for e-filing? Is e-filing of this document...more
On June 20, 2013, the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) concerning the obligations of members under FINRA Rule 5123...more
Question for our attorney readers: Are you having trouble with e-filing?
Ever since the switch, I have had numerous delays with the clerk processing basic matters. ...more
Immigration is working to improve its forms.
The main point is to prepare forms for electronic filing.
We applaud the waive to customer service and agree that e-filing is the future....more
Based upon questioning during last week's oral argument, the Illinois Supreme Court seemed unlikely to forgive plaintiff's counsel for filing a notice of appeal electronically in apparent violation of the Circuit Court's...more
The holidays are a time of old traditions and new beginnings, much like an appeal. Okay, I'm reasonably confident a number of readers are thinking this is at least a stretch, and maybe a ridiculous comparison, so let me...more
We continue our previews of the civil cases scheduled for oral argument during the Illinois Supreme Court's January term with VC&M, Ltd. v. Andrews....more
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