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Weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin

By Kevin Pinner

The Internal Revenue Service released its weekly bulletin Friday with guidelines for creating and processing 2021 substitute tax forms.

Princeton Lab Hit With Whistleblower Suit Over Project Safety

By Jeannie O'Sullivan

Two welding inspectors hit a Princeton University science laboratory and other entities with a whistleblower lawsuit in New Jersey state court Friday, alleging they were fired after raising safety concerns about the manufacturing process and COVID-19 protocol connected to a nuclear fusion project.

Live Events Face Tougher Cancellation Insurance Market

By Shawn Rice

The music and live theater industries have started touring again after facing forced closures at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these industries are entering a changed event cancellation insurance marketplace in which premiums have increased and communicable disease coverage is almost nonexistent.

Mich. Bill Would Extend Personal Property Tax Sourcing Shift

By Jaqueline McCool

Michigan would continue to assess local personal property taxes on items that were moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the property's original location rather than its new, temporary location under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

NY Real Estate Investors Lose Virus Coverage Suit

By Caleb Drickey

Westport Insurance Co. was not responsible for $11 million in lost rental revenue caused by COVID-19 business closures, a New York federal judge ruled on Thursday.

'Threatening' NYC Foreclosure Hearing Notice Prompts Outcry

By Emma Whitford

A notice directing certain homeowners facing foreclosure to appear before an administrative judge in Brooklyn with financial documents in hand has prompted outcry from legal service providers who say the "threatening" notice disregards state law.

Expert Analysis

9th Circ. COVID Coverage Ruling Misapplies Burden Of Proof

The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Mudpie v. Travelers Casualty Insurance, dismissing a COVID-19 insurance coverage claim, incorrectly applied the burden of proof to the policyholder instead of the insurer, disregarding the crucial differences between third-party liability and first-party all-risks insurance policies, says Lee Epstein at Flaster Greenberg.

State Actions Put Federal Contractors In COVID Vaccine Bind

As state-level efforts — such as an executive order in Texas and a new law in Arkansas — aim to counteract President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates, government contractors are caught in a whipsaw because complying with both sets of requirements is not possible, says Karla Grossenbacher at Seyfarth.

How To Overcome Risks Of Virtual Expert Testimony

As expert witnesses increasingly testify via videoconference at trial, attorneys should develop strategies to address the risks of a disinterested jury during both direct and cross-examination, focusing on factors like demonstrative evidence, eye contact and more, say Robert Goodson and Golriz Chrostowski at Wilson Elser.


October 22, 2021 04:13 PM

Feds Say DC Court Wrong To Narrow Power To Expel Migrants

October 22, 2021 11:43 AM

RI Offers More Tax Guidance On Forgiven PPP Loans

October 22, 2021 05:47 PM

Chicago Workers Sue Governor, City Over Vaccine Mandates

October 22, 2021 07:43 PM

Dentists' Virus Coverage Suits Struggle In Federal Courts

October 21, 2021 05:21 PM

Feds Oppose Service Members' Anonymity In Vaccine Suit

October 21, 2021 09:55 PM

Unvaxxed Players, Coaches Have Uphill Legal Fights Ahead

October 21, 2021 11:30 PM

9th Circ. Doubts Bids To Keep Virus Death Suits In Fed. Court

October 21, 2021 06:02 PM

Ex-Ventilator Exec Must Face Poaching Suit, 1st Circ. Told

October 21, 2021 11:18 PM

CDC Backs COVID-19 Booster Shots For All 3 Vaccines

October 21, 2021 04:39 PM

NY Bill Would Ban Some Fees On Small Rentals Amid Pandemic

October 21, 2021 09:05 PM

Chubb Says Apple TV Show Got Paid For COVID-19 Losses

October 21, 2021 07:12 PM

Pa. Grocer Blasts New Rehab Act Suit Over Mask Policy

October 21, 2021 06:29 PM

CAA Says Affiliated FM Should Cover Its Pandemic Losses

October 21, 2021 05:43 PM

Affiliated FM Urges 9th Circ. To Toss Hotel's COVID-19 Suit

October 20, 2021 04:27 PM

FERC Cases Lead Off DC Circ.'s In-Person Hearings

October 20, 2021 04:26 PM

Nursing Home Unlikely To Sway 9th Circ. In Virus Venue Fight

October 20, 2021 10:00 PM

Split 9th Circ. Upends ICE Detention Virus Safety Order

October 20, 2021 11:17 AM

3rd Circ. Keeps COVID Death Suits Out Of Federal Court

October 20, 2021 09:31 PM

Chubb Can't Sidestep Settlement For Canceled Trade Show

October 20, 2021 04:57 PM

Ex-NFLer Pleads Guilty To Filing Fake Unemployment Claims
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