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Proposed IRS Regulations Go After the Family Limited Partnership

If your client operates a business through a Family Limited Partnership, professional responsibility requires that you apprise them of possible changes on the horizon that could substantially affect these entities' tax exposure. This is big news for high net-worth families who have successfully utilized the Minority Interest Discount to reduce......

New Black Hat Cybersecurity Buzzwords

In the pithy words of Monzy Merza at TechCrunch, the annual Black Hat briefings are an opportunity for the hoi-polloi "to drink from the firehose." While the lions' share of know-how and information will no doubt be devoured and processed by the brainiest of cybersecurity experts and hackers, the rest......

Puerto Rico’s New Control Board Has A Huge Mess To Clean Up

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

Puerto Rico is still basking in the glory of Monica Puig’s gold medal win in tennis at the Olympics in Brazil. She is the first Olympic gold medal winner in any sport for the island commonwealth. Unfortunately, Puig’s victory is where the good news ends for the island. Show More Summary

Defining OtterBox for Tariffs

by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being imported into the US. Show More Summary

Copyright Group, In Arguing Against FCC's Set Top Box Proposal, Appears To Argue That VCRs & DVRs Are Also Illegal

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this month, we wrote about how the Copyright Officer had filed a really bizarre and legally dubious comment with the FCC concerning the FCC's plan to open up competition in TV set top boxes, ending cable company's monopoly on those boxes (for which they bring in $21 billion in revenue per year). Show More Summary

I Want To Put A Baby In You: Worst Legislation Ever

This proposed legislation reflects an embarrassing lack of respect and support for our wounded soldiers.

‘I Know Fraud Occurred,’ Says Lawyer Suing NFL

First rule of cover-up club: don't leave hundreds of witnesses.

Tempting Fate: Pittsburgh Election Officials Insist Their E-Voting Machines Can't Be Hacked

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Let's face facts: if you have an electronic voting machine it can be hacked. Anyone who claims any piece of technology or computer equipment is "unhackable" is a fool and should not be in a position to determine the security of such equipment. Show More Summary

Attempt to Shield Air Travelers from Controversial Ads Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court struck down a ban on non-commercial advertising at Philadelphia International Airport.

Trump Law School

Lower-tier law schools and Trump University are a whole lot alike. Let’s count the ways...

The Struggle: When Law School Gives You An Eating Disorder

By the end of her first semester in law school, she was wearing clothing from the children's section.

Back In The Race: When A Potential Client Asks This One Question First, Be Careful

When the potential client asks this question first, before discussing anything else, you can assume a few things.

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 24, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 24, 2016 at 6:39am PDT Did you know that certain terms of an employment...Show More Summary

One More Time With Feeling: Net Neutrality Didn't Hurt Broadband Investment In The Slightest

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You'll recall that ISPs (and the lobbyists, think tanks, politicians, and consultants paid to love them) argued incessantly that if we passed net neutrality rules, investment in broadband infrastructure would grind to a halt, leaving us all weeping gently over our clogged tubes. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 08.24.16

Ivanka Trump has responded to a lawsuit filed by fashion house Aquazurra, which accused her of infringing upon the luxury brand's shoe designs. Trump repeatedly denied copying the shoe designs in question, and asked that the suit be tossed out like a pair of last season's pumps. Show More Summary

How Your Practice Can Win With Equity Crowdfunding

Four years ago, Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, which removed barriers that keep the public from providing capital to startup businesses; equity crowdfunding was about to be legalized. Then, just this May, the SEC's "Regulation Crowdfunding" rules went into effect. Suddenly, every regular......

Great moments in public employee unionism, cont’d

“Metro is fighting its largest union, which has sued to reinstate a tunnel fan inspector who was fired after last year’s L’Enfant Plaza smoke disaster for allegedly falsifying an inspection report and later lying about his actions.”Show More Summary

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