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An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

The Business Court is electronic. Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court. So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure?...more

San Francisco Superior Court Continues to Expand Voluntary E-Filing Program

Effective July 14, 2014, the San Francisco Superior Court expanded its voluntary e-filing program to include the following 25 new types of civil cases...more

June 30 Deadline Approaches for Mandatory E-File FBAR Reporting

2014 presents particular challenges with respect to FBAR, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, for certain U.S. persons with interests in or signature authority over assets exceeding $10,000 held outside the...more

CME Launches Website Links for Complaints and Self-Reports

CME Group’s website has added hyperlinks that allow persons to file complaints or self-report potential rule violations. ...more

Updated E-Filing Requirements for Tax Preparers

In the IRS's point of view, preventing fraud and abuse of the electronic filing system is the shared responsibility of both the IRS and authorized e-file providers. In an effort to stop the fraud, abuse, and resulting...more

Don’t Be Late! Business Court Closes Its Doors at 5:00 P.M. – or is it 4:00 P.M.?

Wednesday’s ruling in Carter v. Clements Walker PLLC is a cautionary tale for lawyers using the Business Court’s unique electronic filing system. Judge Gale dismissed an appeal for missing the 5:00 p.m. filing deadline by...more

Despite What You Think, the Business Court Isn't Always Open

Everybody knows that you have thirty days to file a Notice of Appeal in a civil case. Rule 3(c)(1) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure says that: "a party must file and serve a notice of appeal: within thirty...more

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #39

We are pleased to present the 39th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight developments related to securities fraud, class actions, and other news that will have...more

CFPB Announces New eClosing Mortgage Initiative

As we previously reported, the CFPB is moving to the next phase of its “Know Before You Owe” initiative and held a forum on the mortgage closing process in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014. Although the CFPB promoted the...more

TTB Permits Online Now Fully Electronic

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced that starting on April 28, 2014 industry members will no longer be required to submit original paper copies of bond and power of attorney forms with electronic...more

Commercial Division Justices Oing and Scarpulla Participate In New Pilot Program

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

IRS Revises Handbook For Authorized E-File Providers

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

Extension of Time to Appeal May Not Be Available When a Party Has Failed Adequately to Monitor Events in a Case

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

Notice of Appeal Untimely Where Attorneys Claimed That Notice Through Electronic Filing System Did Not Start Time for Appeal

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

FBAR E-Filing and Signature Authority: What You Need to Know

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

Important Amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure: Electronic Filing, Service by Email, New Response Deadlines, and...

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

E-filing: Amendments to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

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

Tax Law Blog: Electronic Signatures, What's Next?

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

FBAR Filing By Third Parties and Spouses

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

E-Filing Heading to Maryland

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

To E-File or Not? Misfiled Notice of Appeal Not Necessarily Fatal, Illinois Supreme Court Rules

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

Private Placement Update: FINRA Proposes Form of Electronic Filing for Private Placements Under Rule 5123

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

Florida E-filing Problems

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

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: USCIS Form Improvement?

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

Argument Report: The Perils of E-Filing a Notice of Appeal

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

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