The Fifth Circuit has reversed its earlier decision that a Texas man had only 30 days to appeal a contempt of court order in a civil tax suit, saying the deadline should be 60 days when the U.S. is a party in the underlying case.
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5th Circ. Reverses Itself On Deadlines For Contempt Appeals

The Fifth Circuit has reversed its earlier decision that a Texas man had only 30 days to appeal a contempt of court order in a civil tax suit, saying the deadline should be 60 days when the U.S. is a party in the underlying case. Read full article »

DOL Rule Encourages Workers To Buy Own Health Insurance

The Trump administration issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would make it easier for workers to buy their own health insurance and get reimbursed by their employer. Read full article »

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German Prosecutors Appeal Tax Case Against Ex-Soccer Execs

German prosecutors in the city of Frankfurt decided to appeal a court’s decision last week not to proceed with tax evasion charges against three top soccer executives, German media reported Tuesday. Read full article »

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The Problem With Prediction In Transfer Pricing

In a high-profile transfer pricing case decided last year, the Federal Court of Australia focused its analysis on predicted taxpayer behavior rather than the general arm’s length nature of the loan structure and pricing. Matthew Frank of KPMG LLC explains why this development merits attention and details measures to shield taxpayers from similar transfer pricing adjustments in the future. Read full article »

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Do BigLaw Mergers Really Make You Miserable?

It’s easy to assume that the ongoing trend of firm mergers and acquisitions in BigLaw leads to more dissatisfaction for the lawyers pulled into these larger firms, but a new study suggests that experiences with mergers are actually more varied. Read full article »

Trade, Taxes And Uncertainty Drove Q3 Lobbying Revenue

BigLaw federal lobbying revenues in the third quarter of 2018 were driven largely by an uptick in activity surrounding the new tax law and new tariffs, as well as by clients seeking guidance amid the uncertainty fomented by the looming midterm elections. Read full article »

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Heritage Foundation's Clerk Training Raises Specter Of Bias

A recently suspended federal law clerk training program operated by conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation “harms the reputation of the federal judiciary” by creating the appearance of partisan bias, according to professors who specialize in legal ethics. Read full article »

Justice O'Connor Says She Likely Has Alzheimer's

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is withdrawing from public life at age 88 following a dementia diagnosis that is “probably Alzheimer’s disease,” she said in a letter released Tuesday, having spent the last 12 years of her retirement dedicated to civics education and other causes. Read full article »

HBUS Hires First Female African-American GC In Cryptocurrency

HBUS Inc., the U.S. strategic partner of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, has hired an attorney with in-house experience at Intuit, Google and Yahoo! as its general counsel, making her the first African-American woman to serve in that role for a digital currency marketplace, the company announced Tuesday. Read full article »

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