Lack of clarity causes frustration. The topic of how to properly allocate the pretax and after-tax amounts attributable to distributions from qualified plan accounts that include Roth 401(a) accounts or after-tax accounts has...more
The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, in Chicago Bears Football Club v. Cook County Department of Revenue, 2014 IL App (1st) 122892 (Aug. 6, 2014), has affirmed an administrative determination finding the...more
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to revise the process for obtaining and administering rights-of-way (ROWs) on Indian lands. While the proposed regulations seek to make improvements and clarifications...more
Public perception of the patent system has swung widely over the years from highs, such as those in the late nineteenth century when Mark Twain could write “a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a...more
On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided scholarship football players at Northwestern University are employees because they “perform services for the benefit of the employer...more
The Cayman Islands government has recently concluded a consultation on a proposal to introduce a public register of the beneficial owners of Cayman-registered entities. The proposal has not been well received. The government...more
After the Justice Department issued a memo authorizing states to tax and regulate marijuana, Sacramento responded. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced AB 1894, a bill that may be viewed as an initial attempt...more
W Holding Co., Inc. v. Chartis Ins. Co. of Puerto Rico, 2013 WL 1352426 (D.P.R. Apr., 3, 2013).
In this discovery dispute, the plaintiffs sought cost taxation of ediscovery costs under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 or cost-shifting...more
Country Vintner of NC, LLC v. E. & J. Gallo Winery, Inc., No. 12-2074 (4th Cir. Apr. 29, 2013).
In this case brought under the North Carolina Wine Distribution Agreements Act, the defendant submitted a bill of over...more
Phillips v. WellPoint, Inc., 2013 WL 2147560 (S.D. Ill. May 16, 2013).
In this taxation dispute, the defendants submitted $83,642.83 in costs for recovery under U.S.C. § 1920(4), alleging that costs from two ediscovery...more
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